Month: April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday – Exile

Waiting on Wednesday – Exile

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: ExileAUTHOR: Kevin EmersonSERIES: Exile #1PUBLICATION DATE: April 29, 2014 SYNOPSIS: Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High, where rock legends Allegiance to North got their start. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy—he’s […]

Posted April 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 5 Comments

Investigated – Book Extras

Investigated – Book Extras

Today, I want to talk about book extras. What do I mean when I say book extras? When I say that, I mean anything that is well, extra to a book. Something like those little bonus items / pamphlets you get when you buy a certain edition of a book at a certain place. Something that is not part of the book, but deals with the book at the same time.Personally, I love, love, love book extras. What I do not love, however is that sometimes […]

Posted April 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (65)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (65)

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:Pointeby Brandy ColbertLast Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – How should books be judged?Waiting on Wednesday – The TreatmentThis Week on Icy Cold Reads:InvestigatedWaiting on WednesdayThoughtfulReviewNovel News?So, I caught the flu (at least that’s what I think I got) over […]

Posted April 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 9 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Treatment

Waiting on Wednesday – The Treatment

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: The TreatmentAUTHOR: Suzanne YoungSERIES: The Program #2PUBLICATION DATE: April 29, 2014SYNOPSIS: Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”How do you stop an epidemic?Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not […]

Posted April 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 6 Comments

Investigated – How should books be judged?

Investigated – How should books be judged?

How should books be judged? Should they be judged on their own merit alone, or does judgement on the author play a role too? Should books be judged on how they stand or does the story of how they came to be affect what you think of them too? Why I am I asking these questions? Well, my friend was going on and on about how she will never read a James Patterson book again because she doesn’t like the way he treats his co-authors […]

Posted April 21, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (64)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (64)

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:Seizure(Virals #2)by Kathy ReichsI need to finish rereading Virals first, but when I do, I have this ready to go…Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Ghost Writers and Co-authorsWaiting on Wednesday – Don’t Look BackThoughtful Thursday – How has blogging […]

Posted April 12, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 9 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – How has blogging changed your reading experience?

Thoughtful Thursday – How has blogging changed your reading experience?

For you bloggers out there, has blogging ever changed your reading experience? I know it has for me. It more ways than one, both positively and negatively.PositivelyBlogging has introduced me to sooooo many books that I would never have known of and read if I didn’t know about the blogosphere. I would never have heard of some of my recent favorite books if I haven’t started blogging. It has allowed me to explore other genres that I would never have touched before. It also introduced […]

Posted April 10, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Don’t Look Back

Waiting on Wednesday – Don’t Look Back

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: Don’t Look BackAUTHOR: Jennifer L. ArmentroutPUBLICATION DATE: April 15, 2014 SYNOPSIS: Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from […]

Posted April 9, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

Investigated – Ghost Writers and Co-authors

Investigated – Ghost Writers and Co-authors

The two of these have something in common. They are both writers who don’t get all the credit they deserve.Ghost WritersGhost writers are writers who write under the name of a different author. They are not to be confused as authors who use pen names and pseudonyms. Authors who use pen names are still writing as themselves and they will receive the credit for their own works. Ghost writers on the other hand, are writing under the name of a different person and that person […]

Posted April 7, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 6 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (63)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (63)

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:Viralsby Kathy Reichs and Brendan ReichsApparently there’s a fourth book so I thought it was time for a reread…Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – What do you do while you read?Waiting on Wednesday – PointeThoughtful Thursday – Should you […]

Posted April 5, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 14 Comments