Month: July 2015

#TheStruggleisReal – Blogger Burnout + An Update

#TheStruggleisReal – Blogger Burnout + An Update

As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been struggling with blogger burnout for a while. I had trouble writing posts and coming up with new ideas. Even when I could finally type something out, I was never really satisfied with it. But I still hit the publish button. And now I feel like I’ve not only let myself down by valuing quantity over quality, but I also let other people down. When I caught a cold a few weeks ago (yes, I […]

Posted July 27, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 8 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – What’s your rating system?

Thoughtful Thursday – What’s your rating system?

I’ve always struggled with rating books. And not just how to rate one, but how to do it through my rating system. My rating system has changed over the last year or two. Back when I was still on Blogger, I didn’t really do half star ratings as it would mean I would have to insert more graphics into my posts. And also, how the heck was I supposed to rate it on Goodreads who still doesn’t let you give a book half stars? Do […]

Posted July 9, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 3 Comments

Series Review – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Series Review – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Review: I liked reading Anna and the French Kiss. It was a light, fun read that made me smile and laugh. And I liked the character development even though some of them drove me mad. But I do have to say the second degree embarrassment is real. I thought Anna was a tad too boy crazy, but regardless she was still a great friend. And can I just say Étienne St. Clair sounds really dreamy and hot. Even though he’s super short. The romance was […]

Posted July 7, 2015 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Investigated – Do you ever change your mind about books?

Investigated – Do you ever change your mind about books?

I posted a pic of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green on my Instagram a while ago and someone asked me what I thought about it. I told her that “I thought it was pretty good (it has some really beautiful quotes), but it’s not a book I would reread.” Then yesterday I was going through my review archives when I noticed I actually gave it five stars. -__- The description I gave on Instagram was not one that belonged to a five […]

Posted July 6, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (116)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (116)

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 from BookOutlet: Parallel by Lauren MillerSo Close to You by Rachel Carter It’s never a good thing when BookOutlet has a promotion. That’s all I have to say. Last Week on Paging Serenity: Investigated – Reading on Vacation […]

Posted July 4, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 13 Comments

Review – The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Review – The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Review: The Pledge had a really interesting story and premise, which I loved. The world is set in a land of monarchies. In the realm where Charlie lives, people are separated by languages. It really brings the term language barrier to life. The thing is, Charlie understands all the languages, including the ones meant for different societal classes. I found the original ideas and rules really refreshing. Needless to say, I really liked the world building. Character wise, I liked Charlie… for the most part. […]

Posted July 3, 2015 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

How to Make a Sweet Edible Book

How to Make a Sweet Edible Book

Today I’ll be showing you guys how to make a sweet treat… in the shape of a book. It’s really simple! Materials You’ll only need two ingredients. That being said, you might need some other tools. What you need are… Fruit by the Foot (or something similar like a Fruit Roll-Up A white chocolate bar A small knife or a pair of scissors Some water (a few drops will do) Step One Break the chocolate into the blocks. This is why you need a chocolate […]

Posted July 2, 2015 by Emz Chang in Other / 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Waiting on Wednesday – The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I think this sounds like a really interesting read. I loved reading Heist Society by Ally Carter, as well as some of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ other books, so hopefully I’ll like this one too. On a side note, isn’t the cover so gorgeous? What are you waiting on?

Posted July 1, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 7 Comments