Month: November 2014

Hiatus + It’s Survey Time!

Hiatus + It’s Survey Time!

And here I am asking for help (again). Lately I’ve been in a blogging slump. I’ve been feeling like blogging and writing posts are obligatory. And as a result, I think my content suffered. Before the first thing I would do after turning on my computer, was do blog stuff like check blog emails and comments and maybe write draft a few a post or two. But now, I don’t want to do any of that. At all. Blogging has started to become more of […]

Posted November 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Help / 2 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (93)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (93)

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: Trust Me, I’m Lyingby Mary Elizabeth Summer A little reading for Thanksgiving… 🙂 Last Week on Icy Cold Reads: HELP ME with My Blog Name Dilemma Investigated – Foreign Editions Review – In Time by Alexandra […]

Posted November 29, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 21 Comments

Review – In Time by Alexandra Bracken

Review – In Time by Alexandra Bracken

Note: I wrote originally wrote this review before I read Never Fade and In the Afterlight, but as it is going up after I have read them both, I have updated the review a bit. Review: I loved reading The Darkest Minds so naturally I needed to read In Time while I waited impatiently to get my greedy hands on Never Fade. I really liked how Gabe developed throughout the story. It was nice to see him gradually change as the story progressed. Gabe is […]

Posted November 25, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Investigated – Foreign Editions

Investigated – Foreign Editions

I’ve always been interested in international and foreign editions of books. I think it just has something to everything that changes. Covers I think the cover is one of the most noticeable changes. You can pretty much tell if a book is a foreign edition by it’s cover. It’s always interesting to see how the cover changes from country to country. Why not use the same cover? I’m just going on a whim that when books are sold to foreign publishers (I’m assuming this happens […]

Posted November 24, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

Help Me With My Blog Name Dilemma!

Help Me With My Blog Name Dilemma!

I need a lot of help. And before you ask, no not thant kind of help! I am perfectly mostly fine mentally… I need help regarding this blog’s name. My Blog Name Dilemma Honestly my blog name has kind of bothered me for a while. I don’t hate it, but I’m not completely happy with it either. I just want something more… special I guess. Icy Cold Reads sounds so generic and I feel like it’s really restricting. Like because of it, I can’t blog […]

Posted November 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in Help / 6 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (92)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (92)

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: In the Afterlightby Alexandra Bracken I think the cover is… interesting. From what I can tell from Goodreads and Alexandra Bracken’s website, “Afterlight” is supposed to be one word. But the cover makes it look like […]

Posted November 22, 2014 by Emz Chang in Meme / 18 Comments

YA in Real Life – Monsters

YA in Real Life – Monsters

I’m seriously thinking of renaming this feature Rant of the Week… anyways let’s start off by defining “monster”… monster [mon-ster] noun 1. a legendary animal combining features of animal and human form or having the forms of various animals in combination, as a centaur, griffin, or sphinx. 2. any creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people. 3. any animal or human grotesquely deviating from the normal shape, behavior, or character. 4. a person who excites horror by wickedness, cruelty, etc. 5. any animal […]

Posted November 21, 2014 by Emz Chang in YA in Real Life / 2 Comments

Review – The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Review – The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Review: I really really enjoyed reading The Darkest Minds. It felt like a breath of fresh air. It was a bit different from everything else I’ve ever read. This book surprised me in so many different good ways. One of the best things about The Darkest Minds is the characters. I loved the characters Ruby meets in this story and how they all are different and bring different perspectives to the story. I also loved the friendships and relationships that developed. Zu, the little kid […]

Posted November 20, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 3 Comments