Month: March 2014

Investigated – What do you do while you read?

Investigated – What do you do while you read?

A lot of people have different reading habits and do different things while they read. Some people listen to music. Some eat. Others just read. So today, I want to know, what do you do while you read.MusicHonestly, this one depends for me. I won’t purposely turn on music while I read, but I won’t go and turn it off if it’s already playing. Music doesn’t really bother me – I’ve grown very used to tuning things out while I read, just ask my mom. […]

Posted March 31, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 16 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (62)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (62)

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 Great Gatsbyby F. Scott FitzgeraldOkay, so many this is for school, but it’s still a pretty good book.Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – DNFing a BookWaiting on Wednesday – What We HideThoughtful Thursday – Where should you host […]

Posted March 29, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 16 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – Where should you host your blog?

Thoughtful Thursday – Where should you host your blog?

I think it’s important for everyone to understand all the options they have before they choose one. There are a lot of free hosts that are perfect for blogging like Blogger and WordPress.com, and there are quite a few hosting companies that will host your blog for you on WordPress.org.What’s the difference?On free hosts like Blogger and WordPress.com, you are not really in total control of your blog. If they feel like it, they have the ability to yank your blog out of the blogosphere. […]

Posted March 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – What We Hide

Waiting on Wednesday – What We Hide

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: What We HideAUTHOR: Marthe JocelynPUBLICATION DATE: April 8, 2014SYNOPSIS: Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny’s chance to finally stand out, so accidentally, on purpose, she tells a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has something to […]

Posted March 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 0 Comments

Investigated – DNFing a Book

Investigated – DNFing a Book

I always feel really bad about DNFing a book. Authors have put so much work and effort in trying to put out a good book, and I couldn’t even have the will to finish it just seems… impolite. But the ugly truth is that I don’t have all the time in the world to read. If I did, I probably would DNF a lot less books.Why DNF?There are a lot of factors that going into DNFing a book. Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood. […]

Posted March 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (61)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (61)

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:Confessions: The Private School Murders(Confessions #2)by James Patterson & Maxine PaetroLast Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – The Frustrations of Nonreader Movie CriticsWaiting on Wednesday – SekretThe Maze Runner Trailer – Reaction and ReviewThis Week on Icy Cold Reads:InvestigatedWaiting on WednesdayThoughtfulReviewNovel […]

Posted March 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 15 Comments

The Maze Runner Trailer – Reaction and Review

The trailer for the Maze Runner came out on Monday, but I didn’t get a chance to see it until today. I now shame on me, but I just had heaps and heaps of schoolwork to do. Anyways, I finally got around to watching and it and can I just say WOW!? It was a LOT better than what I expected. And honestly, it looks a lot better than the Divergent trailer. Sorry, Divergent. The acting looks really good, as well as the graphics. The […]

Posted March 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Sekret

Waiting on Wednesday – Sekret

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: SekretAUTHOR: Lindsay SmithSERIES: Sekret #1 PUBLICATION DATE: April 1, 2014SYNOPSIS: An empty mind is a safe mind.Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, […]

Posted March 19, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

Investigated – The Frustrations with Nonreader Movie Critics

Investigated – The Frustrations with Nonreader Movie Critics

The Divergent movie adaption is coming out on Friday and the internet has been buzzing with reviews and speculations. While all this might be helpful to an average person deciding what movie to see on the weekend, I find all this incredibly frustrating. My big problem is that most of these articles, most of these reviewers, haven’t read Divergent. Okay, so maybe it’s a guess, but it’s an educated inference. They mess up the plot. They miss the details. Why does this matter?  Well, in […]

Posted March 17, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (60)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (60)

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:Confessions of a Murder Suspectby James Patterson & Maxine PaetroI actually brought a lot of books from the library book sale, but there’s too many to list them all.Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Diversity in YAWaiting on Wednesday […]

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