Month: February 2014

Truth or Dare? – Pick up a Random Book from the Library

Truth or Dare? – Pick up a Random Book from the Library

In a reading slump? Don’t know what to read next? Truth or dare? I really hope you picked dare. (If you picked truth, get out. Just kidding. Stay and pick dare?.. please?) For those of you in the mood for a dare (don’t you dare back out or I will hunt you down and steal ALL your books) here’s one. Go find a random book in your library and check it out. This challenge might require a bit of walking back and forth and you […]

Posted February 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in challenges / 4 Comments

Truth or Dare? – The Breakdown

Truth or Dare? is hopefully going to be lasting feature on the blog. I find that sometimes it’s hard to do things by ourselves and without any other motivation (from other people). Things like tackling our TBR piles (yes, I know how enormous and humongous and abnormally large they are). Things like posting your reviews on Goodreads and other sites (not just your blog). That’s why I’m planning on dishing out a few challenges maybe once or twice a month to get things moving. The […]

Posted February 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Breakdown / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Panic

Waiting on Wednesday – Panic

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: PanicAUTHOR: Lauren OliverPUBLICATION DATE: March 4, 2014SYNOPSIS: Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of […]

Posted February 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 8 Comments

Mission: Recommend – If you liked If I Stay…

Mission: Recommend – If you liked If I Stay…

I haven’t done one of these in a while and I love giving book recommendations (as long as you don’t hate me if you don’t like the book I recommend) so I figured I’ll try to bring this feature back. ANYWAYS…If you liked…If I Stayby Gayle Forman…then readThe Fault in Our Starsby John GreenSimilarities / Reasonsboth tell the story of an unlikely loveboth have hospital scenes and deal with some form of a tragedy (have tissues ready!)there’s more, but I can’t think of anything right […]

Posted February 25, 2014 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend / 2 Comments

Investigated – To Buy or Borrow?

Investigated – To Buy or Borrow?

To buy or borrow? That is the ultimate question that I am faced with every single time a good book comes along. That question involves two things that are very important to me. Money and books… but mainly money… and books. The real question is whether or not it is worth it spending $10 – $20 on one book while I could have used it to buy lots of food (another thing that’s really important to me). And yes, I know I can buy e-books […]

Posted February 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 7 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (57)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (57)

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:From the library:The House of Hadesby Rick RiordanI’ve been waiting for this for sooooo lonnngggg…Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:*100 Followers GIVEAWAY!!!*Investigated – Series and SequelsWaiting on Wednesday – Fire & FloodThoughtful Thursday – It’s Not All About ReviewsThis Week on Icy […]

Posted February 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 17 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – It’s Not All About Reviews

Thoughtful Thursday – It’s Not All About Reviews

One of the misconceptions about book blogging is that you have to write reviews and that you have to post a lot of them. I highly (and respectfully) disagree with this opinion. Maybe it’s because I find writing reviews a bit difficult and don’t post them a lot. Maybe it’s because I like writing discussion posts (like this one) better. Whatever my reasoning is, my thoughts still remain the same. To me, book blogging does not require a lot of reviews.Sure, we should have a […]

Posted February 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Fire & Flood

Waiting on Wednesday – Fire & Flood

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: Fire & FloodAUTHOR: Victoria ScottSERIES: Fire & Flood #1PUBLICATION DATE: February 25, 2014SYNOPSIS: A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own. Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost […]

Posted February 19, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

Investigated – Series and Sequels

Investigated – Series and Sequels

Cliffhangers. So many mixed feelings about that word. When it comes to series, I hate them, but appreciate them at the same time. Okay, maybe saying appreciate is a bit far fetched… but still, while cliffhangers may be annoying, sometimes they can be worth the wait. My big problem with cliffhangers is not the fact that sometimes they don’t turn out the way you want to them to be, but instead the time that passes from one book to another. I get it, it takes […]

Posted February 17, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (56)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (56)

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:From the library:Mindersby Michele JaffeDoesn’t the cover look so cool?Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:100 Followers GIVEAWAY!!!Investigated – SoulmatesWaiting on Wednesday – NilGo on a Blind Date… With a Book!This Week on Icy Cold Reads:InvestigatedWaiting on WednesdayThoughtfulNovel News?I am totally done with […]

Posted February 15, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 18 Comments