Month: May 2014

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (70)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (70)

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:Borrowed from library:Fire with Fireby Jenny Han & Siobhan VivianI’ve been meaning to get to this one for a while…Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Armchair BEA: Day 1 – IntroductionArmchair BEA: Day 2 – Author Interaction & More Than Just WordsArmchair BEA: […]

Posted May 31, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 23 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 5 – My Favorite Young Adult Books

Armchair BEA: Day 5 – My Favorite Young Adult Books

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsOne of today’s topics is middle school / young adult novels, but I’m just going to focus on YA. And since this is a YA book blog, I’m pretty sure I discussed the benefits of YA before. SO, today I’m just going to share some of my favorites. Now, I organized them by genre, but beware, I’m very bad at distinguishing different genres from each other. Also some books could belong to more than one genre. Also, I tried to include […]

Posted May 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 18 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 3 – Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas / Short Stories

Armchair BEA: Day 3 – Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas / Short Stories

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsExpanding Blogging HorizonsWhat do I think of when I consider going beyond blogging? A few things. I might redesign my blog, depending on whether or not I decide to stay on Blogger or move to WordPress. I’m thinking of opening a design shop where I can help people modify / personalize their own Blogger blogs because that is one of the things I enjoy doing – playing with HTML. I might also be open for designing graphics for events and such. […]

Posted May 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 6 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 2 – Author Interaction & More Than Just Words

Armchair BEA: Day 2 – Author Interaction & More Than Just Words

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsAuthor InteractionMy favorite author event that I have attended was definitely the one with Ally Carter last fall. Okay, so maybe it was the only event I have attended with a YA author (all of the other ones were from when I was younger), but it is the one I will remember the most for a few reasons. First of all, Ally is awesome and also really funny. Another thing is that even though the event was crowded, everyone who wanted […]

Posted May 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 20 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 1 – Introduction

Armchair BEA: Day 1 – Introduction

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsToday’s first topic is introductions. It was recommended that we pick FIVE of the TEN questions to answer, but I decided to be a rebel and answer six instead. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t so much me wanting to be a rebel, more like me being indecisive of which question to cut… but can we just pretend?1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the […]

Posted May 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 38 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (69)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (69)

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:Borrowed from library:Cruel Beautyby Rosamund HodgeIsn’t the cover pretty?Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Is YA mostly geared towards females?Waiting on Wednesday – My Last KissThoughtful Thursday – Should you write formally or informally?Review – Uninvited by Sophie JordanThis Week on […]

Posted May 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 5 Comments

Review – Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Review – Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

TITLE: Uninvited AUTHOR: Sophie Jordan SERIES: Uninvited #1 TYPE & SOURCE: Borrowed hardcover SYNOPSIS: The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she’s destined to become a murderer.When Davy Hamilton’s tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn’t feel any different, but genes […]

Posted May 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Thoughtful Thursday – Should you write formally or informally?

Thoughtful Thursday – Should you write formally or informally?

When I first started blogging, this was one of the biggest questions I had. Should I blog formally, like writing an essay for school, or informally, like how I would talk to a friend? There are pros and cons of both, but as you can probably tell, I chose to blog informally. Why? Well, here are some pro and cons of writing informally. Pro – Avoid School OverloadI already have to write a lot of papers for school with correct grammar, spelling, no contractions or pronouns […]

Posted May 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – My Last Kiss

Waiting on Wednesday – My Last Kiss

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: My Last KissAUTHOR: Bethany NealPUBLICATION DATE: June 10, 2014SYNOPSIS: What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss–the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died–is a blur. Cassidy […]

Posted May 21, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 6 Comments

Investigated – Is YA mostly geared toward females?

Investigated – Is YA mostly geared toward females?

A lady at the library the other day asked me to recommend a book for her 14 year old son and I drew a blank. Technically, the question shouldn’t have been that hard to answer – not only is my brother around that same age, so am I and we both read. A lot. That being said the reason why I drew a blank was because she also added that her son hated romance and loved action. Oh, and did I mention that he usually […]

Posted May 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments