Month: July 2014

Blogging Resources – Where to find Free Pre-Made Blogger Templates

We all care about how our blogs look. After all, appearance alone can determine whether people will visit your blog often. So I figured I’ll try to help those of you who want a pre-made theme or template but don’t know where to look. Just to clear some things up before we start, “Blogger” (with the capital B) refers to the blogging platform owned by Google, not to someone who blogs. There are a LOT of pre-made templates for Blogger. No seriously, there are ton, […]

Posted July 31, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging Tips and Tricks / 6 Comments

55 Questions About Reading and Books – Part 1

So, I found out about this really cool and interesting questionnaire / survey from The Notebook Sisters. You can read the first part of their answers here (they are hilarious, btw). According to their post, the idea seems to have been started at The Literary Lollipop. After I answering the first 27 questions, I decided to split the questions in half… I needed a break. 1. Favorite childhood book? I loved Junie B. Jones, The Boxcar Children, and Encyclopedia Brown. Magic Treehouse was cool too. […]

Posted July 29, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 0 Comments

Investigated – What do you use Goodreads for?

Investigated – What do you use Goodreads for?

How do you use Goodreads? That is today’s million dollar question (if I had a million dollars….) But really, I am curious. I know a lot of people use Goodreads in a lot of different ways. Ways that keep changing. And this might sound kind of bad, but I don’t use Goodreads that often – I just don’t find it as useful as I did before. And it really has nothing to do with all the other websites that share a similar purpose, but more […]

Posted July 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 20 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (75)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (75)

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:   The Naturalsby Jennifer Lynn Barnes I’ve been meaning to get to this one for a while…   Last Week on Icy Cold Reads: Investigated – Where do you get your books? DNF Review […]

Posted July 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 11 Comments

DNF Review – Exile by Kevin Emerson

DNF Review – Exile by Kevin Emerson

REVIEW: Okay, so I DNFed this one. Maybe it was because I just wasn’t in the mood. Maybe it was because I just was not feeling it. Whatever the reason, I DNFed this book, which was really surprising to me, given how much I wanted to like and love it. Exile is about a girl named Catherine… who also goes by the name Summer, depending on what she is doing. Summer is a band manager who puts together a new band to manage which includes […]

Posted July 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Investigated – Where do you get your books?

Investigated – Where do you get your books?

Today’s topic is where do you get your books… Buy or Borrow? I borrow most of the books I read for a few reasons. The first one is that I simply do not have enough money to buy all the books I read. Plus, I hate it when I buy a book, and then end up hating really disliking it later. It’s almost as if I wasted money. For that reason, I usually borrow the book first. And if I end up loving it I’ll […]

Posted July 21, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 6 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (74)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (74)

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:   The Art of Laineyby Paula Stokes I’ve heard great things about this one so I can’t wait to start reading it.   Last Week on Icy Cold Reads: Investigated – Redesigned Book Covers […]

Posted July 19, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 23 Comments

If I Stay – Movie Info + Trailer Reaction & Review

If I Stay – Movie Info + Trailer Reaction & Review

  TITLE: If I Stay RELEASE DATE: August 22, 2014 (USA)RATING: PG-13 TYPE: Movie adaptation of the book by Gayle FormanSOURCES: Official Movie Site of If I Stay Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own […]

Posted July 17, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments