Month: February 2015

Mission: Recommend – Blind Date a Book

Mission: Recommend – Blind Date a Book

I got this idea from school and one of my old blog posts. Valentine’s Day is coming up so one of the clubs is doing “Data Matching” where you basically fill out a form and they’ll try to match you with someone else. And last year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I (tried) to send people on blind dates with some books. Pair the two together and I now, for some reason, feel the urge to play matchmaker… The concept is simple. If you want to […]

Posted February 10, 2015 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend, Other / 3 Comments

Investigated – The Problems with Shipping Characters

Investigated – The Problems with Shipping Characters

Shipping characters. Contrary to what it sounds like, it does not mean mailing characters. When people say they want to put two characters on a ship, they do not literally want to put two characters on a boat together. They are instead putting two characters in a relationSHIP (in their minds at least). I think everyone has certain ships, certain pairings of characters, you want to end up together. Forever. Whoever coined the term “shipping” deserves a pat on the hat for creating such a […]

Posted February 9, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (100)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (100)

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: Heist Societyby Ally Carter In celebration of Ally’s new book, All Fall Down which was published last week (I think), I thought it would only be fitting if I revisit some of her books that have […]

Posted February 7, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 20 Comments

Review – The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

Review – The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

*Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book through a giveaway from Cynthia Hand. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Review: I can’t. I’m sorry but I just can’t. Just the feels in this book. The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a beautifully woven book about Lex, or Alexis, depending on the person talking, and her life after her younger brother committed suicide. This book is a roller coaster emotion wise. I’m going to […]

Posted February 6, 2015 by Emz Chang in review / 5 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – Sarcasm Online

Thoughtful Thursday – Sarcasm Online

Why can’t someone invent a typography emphasis for sarcasm? I feel like sarcasm is so hard to write in text, especially on the web where everything you say can be interrupted differently. It’s just so hard to say something in a sarcastic manner and not have it be taken the wrong way. For example, if I were to say something outrageous like “Yeah, because Harry Potter is the worst book ever written” online, some people would think I actually mean that HP is poorly written, […]

Posted February 5, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 10 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Inherit Midnight

Waiting on Wednesday – Inherit Midnight

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Kind of reminds me of The Amazing Race which I loved watching except with more twists and more at stake. Not to mention more mystery… don’t know if it can top the romance on the show though. What are you waiting on?

Posted February 4, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 10 Comments

Investigated – Are you a mood reader?

Investigated – Are you a mood reader?

Today’s discussion is about mood reading and mood readers. To me, mood readers are people whose mood dictates what books to read and whether a book is good or not. Honestly, I consider myself a mood reader. I can only really read (and enjoy reading) a book when I’m in the zone. If I’m not in the zone, then DNF, DNF, DNF. Seriously, that’s how sad it is. I really wish I wasn’t such a mood (and moody) reader, but for some reason I have […]

Posted February 2, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 9 Comments