Month: October 2014

10 Books to Read on Halloween

10 Books to Read on Halloween

So, it’s a little late, but here are 10 books to read on Halloween. Five of them are all horror-ish books you can read to get in spirit if you aren’t going to dress up. The other 5 are to help you keep your sanity from all the horror that is going on around you. Without further adieu and in no particular order, here are 10 books you should read on Halloween, aka TODAY. The Horror… sort of Asylumby Madeline RouxBecause ghosts in an abandoned […]

Posted October 31, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 0 Comments

Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review: I had conflicting opinions about Celaena, the main character, in the first part of the novel. At first I was sympathetic given her situation (you know, labor camp…), but then she opened up her mouth and sounded really arrogant. I guess, in a way, she does have a right to boast, but her obnoxiousness kind of annoyed me. However, she proved to be a different person once you got to know her better and learned her true values and beliefs. She wasn’t the only […]

Posted October 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Bookish Costume – Graceling

Bookish Costume – Graceling

Okay, so the reason why this post isn’t called “Bookish Costume – The Seven Kingdoms” is because really the only character I have costumes for is Katsa. I couldn’t get into Fire and right now, can barely remember reading Bitterblue. So really, it’s only Graceling that I have enough knowledge of to compile a somewhat accurate costume. Some Info About Katsa Katsa is a Graceling so she has two different colored eyes. One green, one blue. She has dark hair that is often knotted and […]

Posted October 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Investigated – How do you respond to author scandals?

Investigated – How do you respond to author scandals?

In light of the recent controversy with Kathleen Hale I think I need to revisit the question of how should books be judged? By their own merit or by their authors’ actions? Who is Kathleen Hale? Kathleen Hale is a HarperTeen author who published her debut novel earlier this year. She made waves in the book blogging community when she admitted she paid for a background check and stalked a book blogger for giving her book a bad review. Now it’s kind of blurry what […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 15 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (88)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (88)

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:   Won:   From Cynthia Hand: An ARC of The Last Time We Say Goodbye. From Simon Teen: To lazy to list them all… but if you really want to know, here’s a list of all the books […]

Posted October 25, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 15 Comments

YA in Real Life – Diversity… Take 1

YA in Real Life – Diversity… Take 1

Note: I do not mean to offend anyone with this post. So if you find anything offensive, I’m really sorry. Diversity is something that YA severely lacks. And how it is often implied in books doesn’t help. At. All. Take for example, the controversy over Rue’s race when The Hunger Games movie announced its casting decisions. Why was the fact Rue was African-American so shocking to so many people. Maybe one reason is because she wasn’t explicitly stated as being of African descent. Sure it […]

Posted October 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in YA in Real Life / 12 Comments

Bookish Costume – The Morganville Vampires

Bookish Costume – The Morganville Vampires

In honor of the trailer of the Morganville Vampires web series being released (and it’s October 27th premiere date), I decided to showcase some Eve and Claire costumes… Eve Eve is often described as a goth who sometimes takes it really far and dresses elaborately, like the right side of the picture. But she can dress causal too, as pictured on the left side. She has heavy boots and really into wearing gothic makeup, such as dark lipstick, eye liner, and powder. If you want […]

Posted October 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in Uncategorized / 8 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Watched by C.J. Lyons

Waiting on Wednesday – Watched by C.J. Lyons

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Not quite sure why I want to read this – it sounds really creepy, but I guess the mystery part does sound pretty interesting… Although it does make me a bit worried about my computer. What are you waiting on?

Posted October 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 12 Comments

Review – Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

Review – Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

Review: I don’t usually read books like Whatever Life Throws at You – it’s a mix of YA and NA, but I’m really glad I did anyway. I REALLY enjoyed reading. I spent the whole day reading it when I should have been cramming for the PSAT (an official standardized test in the US) that I had the next day. But, no matter how much I liked it, there were some things I didn’t like so much. I felt like the book sometimes skimmed through […]

Posted October 21, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments