Month: February 2016

State of the Blog – February 2016

State of the Blog – February 2016

I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones. I don’t know how it’ll go and I’ll miss participating in some of the memes weekly recaps have but I wanted to try it out. In case you haven’t noticed things around here have been… lacking. And this time, I don’t even have blogging burnout to blame. Nope, this time, my poor time management skills are the culprit. As March approaches things are only going to get crazier and I […]

Posted February 29, 2016 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 3 Comments

Why You Should Go to Author Events

Why You Should Go to Author Events

I’m a bit crazy about going to author events and signings. Okay, fine, I admit I’m more than a bit crazy. I’m obsessed. I love going to author events. Even when I have no idea who the author featured is, or what he/she wrote, as long as it’s in my genre and I’m free (and I have parent permission because unfortunately months away from my 18th birthday, I still need them to give me rides), you can bet I’ll be there… Assuming it’s not taking […]

Posted February 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

Review – Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Review – Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Review: What did I just read? I mean that in a good way. Never Fade blew me away. It is definitely one of the best sequels I’ve ever read. Needless to say, the Darkest Minds trilogy did not experience the horrors of Second Book Syndrome. Like The Darkest Minds, one thing that stood out in Never Fade is the character development and the relationships that develop between characters. I especially enjoyed reading about the friendship of Ruby and Chubs. I love how their relationship is […]

Posted February 23, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Blind Date a Book – Pick by Song Lyrics

Blind Date a Book – Pick by Song Lyrics

As Valentine’s Day is getting closer and closer, I’ve picked out a few books you can date if you don’t already have a human one. If you do, no worries, I’m sure neither partner will mind. 😉 Today matchmaking is hinging on song lyrics! Please don’t judge my taste in music. I don’t know why, but I was weirdly in a pop mood when I first came up with this post. To find out your match, once you find a song and description you like, […]

Posted February 11, 2016 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend, Other / 3 Comments

Blind Date a Book 2016 Edition

Blind Date a Book 2016 Edition

Yo, it’s Cupid here. Valentine’s Day is next week which means it’s time for me to dig up my arrows and shoot some people with them. To make them, you know, fall in love and all that. Last year, I tried to get Emz to play matchmaker. It went pretty well but she lacks the magic touch I have. Cuz, you know, my mom is the goddess of love… And I’m pretty awes- Ignore Cupid guys. Not only is he sometimes a narcissistic fool, but […]

Posted February 9, 2016 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend, Other / 2 Comments

7 Characters That Would Celebrate Lunar New Year

7 Characters That Would Celebrate Lunar New Year

Today is the first official day of Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Chinese New Year (although many other East Asian countries like Korea and historically Japan celebrate it too). As a Chinese/Taiwanese American, this is a very special holiday to me. I would even say that it means more to me than Christmas (especially since I’m an atheist). To celebrate, I want to take a look at a few characters that would probably celebrate this holiday too. So in no particular order… Wait! […]

Posted February 8, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday – Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Waiting on Wednesday – Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I loved reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore, which I loved reading. I also loved reading another one of Sophie Jordan’s books, Uninvited, so I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one. What are you waiting on?

Posted February 3, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

Do you make reading a priority?

Do you make reading a priority?

One of the worst things about loving to read is not the judgemental looks or stereotypes it brings, but rather the fact that is a time-consuming hobby. You cannot read a book in five minutes. (Or at least, I can’t). With everything else you have to do in life, it always feels like there’s never enough time in a day. So my question for you today is do you make reading a priority? Do you find time to read no matter what else is on […]

Posted February 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments