Month: June 2014

Investigated – Word Choice in Books

Investigated – Word Choice in Books

Today’s topic is diction. What do I mean by diction? Well, I mean the choices the author makes regarding… well, words. Whether it is language like curing, or creating a whole new set of vocabulary, to me, that all qualifies under diction. Cursing Personally, I don’t really have a huge problem with curing in YA. Honestly, to me, sometimes in a book seems a bit… weird, if there’s no cursing. Especially with realistic fiction because in reality, a lot of teens curse. I cannot remember […]

Posted June 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (71)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (71)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Stacking 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:   Shiverby Maggie Stiefvater I just found out that there’s another book in the series that is coming out soon (check out my Waiting on Wednesday post from this week) so I figured it […]

Posted June 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 20 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – Promo Posts

Thoughtful Thursday – Promo Posts

For the last few weeks, I’ve posted an abnormally large amount of promo posts. Whether they were book blitzes or author spotlights, I mainly posted them because they were easy to create – most of the time, I was given everything that needed to be included in the posts and I wanted post something. I didn’t want to leave the blog totally empty for who knew how long. But while promo posts are easy to create when you need posts, they can also be a […]

Posted June 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 12 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Sinner

Waiting on Wednesday – Sinner

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   TITLE: Sinner AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater SERIES: The Wolves of Mercy Falls#3.5 PUBLICATION DATE: July 1, 2014 SYNOPSIS: A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to […]

Posted June 25, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 12 Comments

Moving to WordPress

Why I Moved I moved for a lot of different reasons. First off, I was kind of getting tired of the limited options Blogger had. Sure I could edit my blog design to my heart’s content, but I wanted more. I wanted to be able to use plugins to make my life easier. I wanted to be able to stop worrying whether Google was just decide one day that they didn’t like my blog and yank it out of the blogosphere (yes, Google actually can […]

Posted June 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

Cover Reveal – GIRLS ON FIRE Boxed Set

Cover Reveal – GIRLS ON FIRE Boxed Set

TITLE: GIRLS ON FIREAUTHORS: Laura Howard, Amber Argyle, Angela Corbett, Christy Dorrity, Cindy M. Hogan, Tamara Hart Heiner, Elana Johnson, Rachel Morgan, Lee Strauss, and Lani WoodlandPUBLICATION DATE: June 16, 2014SYNOPSIS: 10 award-winning, critically acclaimed YA authors have brought together 10 amazing heroines in the GIRLS ON FIRE boxed set.WITCH FALL – Amber ArgyleHigh FantasySupreme in their dominion over seasons, storms, and sea, the witches have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. And among the weapons men seek are the magical songs of the witches. Born of witches but […]

Posted June 9, 2014 by Emz Chang in / 0 Comments

JUNE HIATUS!

Hi guys! I’m really sorry to announce that I’ll be going on a hiatus as soon as this post is posted. I’m just drowning in school work and I have finals next week. Plus I just missed two days of school thanks to a terrible cold (I swear I’m the only person who can get sick in June) and and now playing the very fun game of catch up. -__- (Sarcasm!) After my chaotic week last week, I feel like I could just use a break […]

Posted June 3, 2014 by Emz Chang in / 0 Comments

Author Spotlight – Amy Evans

Author Spotlight – Amy Evans

Today’s spotlight is on AMY EVANS!ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Evans is a wife, mother, ocean lover and storyteller. She’s created multi-platform mobile apps, social media games, and interactive story worlds for HIPnTASTY, a company she co-founded in 2001. She serves an Advisor to Immersedition and a host of the NAlitchat on Twitter. She loves dolphins, aliens and pugs, and sometimes writes for so long they all look like the same thing. Clicks is her debut novel.LINKS: Website | Twitter | FacebookBOOKS:ClicksJellybean KissesEchoes (COMING SOON)

Posted June 2, 2014 by Emz Chang in / 1 Comment