Month: May 2015

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

The actual BEA might be over, but Armchair BEA still is not (although today is the last day). Today’s topic is Book to Movie Adaptations. I’m going to just try to focus on the diversity aspect of them and keep this section short and sweet because well… let’s just say when I get started on book movies, I have a hard time stopping and it usually ends up in a rant. A very long rant. One I do not have the energy for right now. […]

Posted May 30, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 3 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (114)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (114)

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: Saint Anything by Sarah DessenThe Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia HandDaughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan I got all of these beautiful hardcovers from Barnes & Noble. I brought The Last Time We Say Goodbye […]

Posted May 30, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 11 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 – Character Chatter & Blogging Q&A

Armchair BEA 2015 – Character Chatter & Blogging Q&A

Today’s topics are Character Chatter and Blogging Q&A. I used to make seperate posts for seperate topics even if they for the same day, but my Blogging Q&A section is going to be really short so I’m just gonna squeeze it in here. If you want to straight to Blogging Q&A, just click on the link. 🙂 Character Chatter I love characters. I love it when they are the ones that are driving the story and not something else like romance. I like it when […]

Armchair BEA 2015 – Social Media

Armchair BEA 2015 – Social Media

I have a love hate relationship with social media. I love it because it’s really fun and interesting. It never gets boring. I hate it because I’m easily distracted and social media is very distracting. I think I use Twitter the most to promote my blog. Pretty much because it’s the really the one that helps me get more pageviews. Even though my Facebook page has more followers (or likes), it doesn’t really get as many hits. And I still need to figure out a […]

Posted May 28, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA, Blogging / 3 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 Day 1 – Introductions

Armchair BEA 2015 Day 1 – Introductions

This is my third year doing Armchair BEA and I still am unprepared. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a way for everyone that is stuck at home while BEA is going on in New York to meet other bloggers. Armchair BEA crept up on me this year (like usual) and I’m half asleep while writing this, so I’m sorry in advance if things don’t make sense or if there are typos. I’m not normally like this. I swear. […]

Posted May 27, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 8 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Waiting on Wednesday – Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Technically not a proper WOW since it came out yesterday, but whatever. I love mystery and thriller books, as well as ones that deal with the concept of identity so this should be an interesting read for me. What are you waiting on?

Posted May 27, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

Investigated – Uniform Book Sizes

Investigated – Uniform Book Sizes

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of having everything be the same size – I like diversity. But when it comes to books, I feel like there should be some kind of standard that’s enforced. With all regular fiction books, at least. I wish all books had the same height and width. When I say width, I don’t mean how long the book is – requiring a standard about how many pages a book can have is absurd, but instead, how the wide the cover […]

Posted May 26, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (113)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (113)

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: Magnolia by Kristi CookNot a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnisThe Pledge by Kimberly DertingBeing Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill My Book Outlet haul from their Mother’s Day sale came! 🙂 Last Week on Paging Serenity: Investigated – […]

Posted May 23, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 13 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

Waiting on Wednesday – Emancipated by M.G. Reyes

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I loved watching the TV show Graceland, which is basically a show about a couple of undercover agents, from different agencies and with different personalities, living in one house together. The book description kind of reminds of the show, so I can’t wait to read it. What are you waiting on?

Posted May 20, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

Review – Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Review – Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Review: Along for the Ride was not what I expected. It was my first Sarah Dessen book, (yes, I know, I’m a few years late). To me, she’s always had the reputation for writing romance books. Because of this, I expected a lot of romance. There wasn’t as much of it as I thought there would be. It was not as cliche filled either. It wasn’t even centered or driven by the romance, instead by the characters. Instead, I think it focuses on other things […]

Posted May 19, 2015 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments