Month: December 2013

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (47)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (47)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves.BOOK HAUL:After a busy week, it’s nice to have a book to relax with.From BookSneeze:Running Leanby Diana L. SharplesThank you BookSneeze! 🙂Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Opinions / Rating of BooksWaiting on Wednesday – The Killing WoodsRead My Mind – The […]

Posted December 14, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 10 Comments

Read My Mind – Finding Time

Read My Mind is a segment I will be doing from time to time that involves more reader interaction. Right now, it’s basically I have some questions or topics that need to be answered. And no, I will not ask for homework help this way. A week after the question post (or when I get enough results), I will post of “summary” of the discoveries. Please keep in mind that the name, as well as the whole segment as a whole is still a work […]

Posted December 13, 2013 by Emz Chang in / 1 Comment

Read My Mind – The Breakdown

A while ago I thought of expanding “Thoughtful” to include a more reader interactive segment. And finally I have some sort of idea. The segment might be called “Read My Mind” because well, reading duh, and the segment is going to be basically sharing opinions and discussing things. But unlike “Investigated” where I simply state my views on things, “Read My Mind” will be more about the readers and their views. The name is still a work  in progress… I came up with it at […]

Posted December 12, 2013 by Emz Chang in Blogging, Breakdown / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Killing Woods

Waiting on Wednesday – The Killing Woods

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: The Killing WoodsAUTHOR: Lucy ChristopherPUBLICATION DATE: January 7, 2014 SYNOPSIS: Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could […]

Posted December 11, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 6 Comments

Investigated – Opinions / Rating of Books

Investigated – Opinions / Rating of Books

A while ago, I posted Investigated – Rating Books to talk about how different people rate books differently. It was basically a post to talk about how you rate books. On the romance? Plot? Characters? This post is kind of like a “part 2” to that post. Today, the question is what else could factor into that rating.Sometimes when we rate books, the rating doesn’t really reflect how good or bad a book actually is because there could be outside factors that could influence the ratings. Things […]

Posted December 9, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (46)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (46)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves.BOOK HAUL:Thankfully, my book haul just keeps getting better and better.From the Library:Gracelingby Kristin CashoreWhat’s better than rereading one of your favorite books?Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Pet Peeves in YAWaiting on Wednesday – These Broken StarsThoughtful Thursday – Design Pet […]

Posted December 7, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 13 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – Design Pet Peeves

Thoughtful Thursday – Design Pet Peeves

On Monday, I discussed some of my pet peeves that can be found in YA. Today, I’m going to discuss some of my pet peeves regarding blog design. While the design of your blog is not as important as the content, it is still important. So here are some of my pet peeves, in no particular order (aka what you should NOT do with your design). Note: I am not a design expert, I am simply stating my views as a reader.MusicMusic may be one […]

Posted December 5, 2013 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – These Broken Stars

Waiting on Wednesday – These Broken Stars

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: These Broken StarsAUTHORS: Annie Kaufman and Megan SpoonerSERIES: Starbound #1PUBLICATION DATE: December 10, 2013SYNOPSIS: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a […]

Posted December 4, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

Investigated – Pet Peeves in YA

Investigated – Pet Peeves in YA

Pet peeves or certain continual annoyances are pretty common. A lot of people have them. I happen to have a few when it comes to YA or fiction in general. So, in no particular order here are some of my pet peeves that occur in YA…Love TrianglesLove triangles are probably my biggest pet peeve. They are just so urgh, so frustrating to read about. At least to me they are. When done right, love triangles can be a nice addition to the story, but sometimes […]

Posted December 2, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments