Month: September 2014

Two Months of WordPress Recap

Two Months of WordPress Recap

Ahh, it’s been two months since I’ve moved to WordPress (the self hosted one) and I thought I should share of some of my findings with you. On you know, how different (and sort of beneficial) making the switch was for me. The SWITCH The switch was actually a lot easier and smoother than I thought it would be. The hardest thing I had to do was activate the plugin that would import all my old Blogger posts to WordPress. So far, I haven’t seen […]

Posted September 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 5 Comments

Investigated – How do you define genres?

Investigated – How do you define genres?

How do you define genres? This is a question I’ve been asking for a long time. To me, it’s complicated (and also why I tend not to state the genre of the book in its review…). To some other people, it’s as simple as the ABC’s. It’s just that are so many of them. There are the big genres and then the sub genres and then the sub genres of the sub genres. And surprisingly enough, even though there are “official definitions” for the genres, […]

Posted September 29, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 7 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (84)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (84)

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:  

Posted September 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 18 Comments

The Book Blogger Confessions Tag

The Book Blogger Confessions Tag

I was tagged by Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure! 🙂 But the tag was started by Laura’s Book Reviews. The Rules Answer these questions truthfully. Once you’ve completed this tag, tag 5 other book bloggers to answer these questions next. 1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish? Hmmm, that would have to be The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. I just lost interest. I think it was 1) over-hyped and 2) just not my thing. Aliens and I have a bit of […]

Posted September 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 2 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – Do you repeat past post ideas?

Thoughtful Thursday – Do you repeat past post ideas?

I really want to know what you guys think about repeating past post ideas in new posts. This week is Banned Books Week, and I was going to write up a new “Investigated” books on why the banning of books is so stupid and rant about why it is wrong when I realized I already wrote a post like that… last year, so I didn’t but it made me realize that I probably have duplicate posts out there (if I didn’t check my archive, I […]

Posted September 25, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 12 Comments

1 Reason Why Books are Banned & 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Them Anyways

1 Reason Why Books are Banned & 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Them Anyways

It’s Banned Books Week! Well… at least it is here in America, not quite sure if about everywhere else. Anyways the point of Banned Books Week is to celebrate and share books that have been banned and raise awareness about censorship. Yes, it does happen, even in the US. SO anyways, without farther ado, here’s the reason why books are banned. Personal Beliefs Yeah, I know right. You’re probably thinking how can there only be one reason why all these books are banned in different […]

Posted September 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 4 Comments

Investigated – Do you read in public?

Investigated – Do you read in public?

Today’s topic is kind of self explanatory… basically it’s going to revolve around the question of whether you read in public or not. Why should you read in public? Well, for starters reading in public can be more convenient than reading in private. By only reading in private, you are kind of limiting your reading time to when you are alone… and exactly how long are you alone? For me, I have school and then after school stuff that all involve other people and can […]

Posted September 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 11 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (83)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (83)

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:   Brought:   StormElemental #1by Brigid Kemmerer It was free and right fits in the category of the type of books I like so…   Last Week on Icy Cold Reads: Investigated – How far can books get […]

Posted September 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 11 Comments

ARC Review – Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott

ARC Review – Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott

REVIEW: Okay, so I’ll be honest, it kind of took me a while to get into this one, but once I did it was worth. (Why I had a hard time getting into it is probably more me, than the book… school just started…) Anyways, Complete Nothing picks up right were Only Everything left off, explaining that stupid cliffhanger. Complete Nothing continues with Only Everything‘s theme of people in troubling situations finding love. This time the story focuses on two high school seniors. A lot […]

Posted September 18, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 3 Comments