Month: December 2015

Looking Ahead to 2016

Looking Ahead to 2016

I can’t believe that today is the last day of 2015. It feels like its about time the new year came, yet it also feels like the year went by so fast. Does that make any sense? 2015 was an… interesting year for me. It’s kind of like a transitional year for me… kinda. In January, I (finally) changed the name of this blog from Icy Cold Reads (super original right?) to Paging Serenity (that’s better, I hope). With a name change comes a design […]

Posted December 31, 2015 by Emz Chang in challenges, wrap up / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Waiting on Wednesday – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I loved reading Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds series and her writing in it. Hopefully I will love Passenger just as much, if not more! Also, isn’t the cover just gorgeous? What are you waiting on?

Posted December 30, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

2015 End of Year Survey

2015 End of Year Survey

I was trying to think of a way to recap my year in reading when I stumbled upon the End of Year Survey – 2015 Edition created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner. It looked really fun to do so here we go. 2015 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 29? There’s still time left! Number of Re-Reads: 3 Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy Best in Books 1. Best Book You Read In 2015? I’m copping out of this one. Wow, what […]

Posted December 29, 2015 by Emz Chang in Other, wrap up / 0 Comments

Investigated – Bookish Trends of 2015

Investigated – Bookish Trends of 2015

2015 was an eventful year and it’s coming to a close. I wanted to try to take a look at some of the bookish trends that have happened over the year. Now granted, I was on hiatus for roughly half the year and am a little out of the loop on some things so we’ll see how this goes. Without further ado, here’s… What was popular in 2015 High Fantasy For some reason high fantasy was really popular this year. For a while, it seemed […]

Posted December 28, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – HEAR by Robin Epstein

Waiting on Wednesday – HEAR by Robin Epstein

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I’m really interested in how the ESP aspect of the book will play out. I loved reading a lot of book with ESP elements like The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and Clarity by Kim Harrington. What are you waiting on?

Posted December 9, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments

Blogger Confessions – I’m a moody blogger

Blogger Confessions – I’m a moody blogger

Confession: I can’t blog when I’m not happy or stressed out. This took me a while to figure out. I used to be so focused on being a consistent poster. Unfortunately, poor time management means I don’t usually have many posts scheduled in advance. I don’t know how some bloggers schedule posts for their blogs three months in advance. They’re like super bloggers. I can barely schedule posts three days ahead of time! Anways, I find it hard to find the motivation to write posts […]

Posted December 8, 2015 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

Waiting on Wednesday – The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I loved reading another one of Lauren Morrill’s books, Being Sloane Jacobs. I’ve also heard she’s really good at crafting contemporary stories, so I can’t wait to see what she does with this one! What are you waiting on?

Posted December 2, 2015 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments

Review – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: Before I say anything else, I have to say I loved This Shattered World more than These Broken Stars. It was more action packed than These Broken Stars and there was more conflict. As a result, it was more interesting. I definitely turned the pages faster and was more intrigued. After reading This Shattered World, it really felt like These Broken Stars was almost like a prequel. It basically just set the premise of the series and introduced some characters, but all the fun […]

Posted December 1, 2015 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments