Month: July 2016

July 2016 – A Month of Crazy

July 2016 – A Month of Crazy

I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones, which I’m now calling ‘State of the Blog’. I’m linking this one up to two memes: Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 🙂 Looking Back on July Life July was crazy. It’s funny because I normally don’t do that many things with my friends over summer break. Maybe we’ll have like a beach day or something but that’s about it. […]

Posted July 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 12 Comments

Freaking Out About ARC August 2016

Freaking Out About ARC August 2016

It’s almost August and August means ARC August, a wonderful challenge hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat. I really need this challenge this year because I might have gone a little overboard. The Story You see, I turned 18 a few months ago which meant I finally could legally join NetGalley. Of course, I went crazy and requested way too many titles. To be fair, I thought I would be denied and not approved so… And then I went to BlogBoundCon and picked up a few more ARCs. […]

Posted July 29, 2016 by Emz Chang in challenges / 3 Comments

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

TITLE: NerveDISTRIBUTOR: LionsgateSTARING: Emma Roberts & Dave FrancoRATING: PG-13RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2016Official Website | IMDb SYNOPSIS: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly […]

Posted July 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 1 Comment

I Was Unnerved by Nerve (the book)

I Was Unnerved by Nerve (the book)

Review: The Short Story If Facebook, truth or dare, and The Hunger Games had a baby, Nerve would be it. The Long(er) Story I liked Nerve! It was pretty entertaining to read. For the most part. It starts off a bit slow for me – it took a while for me to be actually pulled into the story. But after a few chapters, I could not get through it fast enough. The story was that exciting! I also have mixed feelings about some of the […]

Posted July 26, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 2 Comments

Another Rant About Adaptations of Books

Another Rant About Adaptations of Books

Welcome to my yearly rant about book to movie whatever adaptations. I’ve done a lot of posts about them in the past like this one and this one and this one. I have mixed feelings about adaptations in general. I just feel like they were the product of laziness. And I say that in the nicest way possible, as I’m pretty lazy myself. Sometimes adaptations feel like the child of someone too lazy to come up with a new story. Someone too lazy to look […]

Posted July 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

How do you find out about events?

How do you find out about events?

I love going to author events. I love getting to meet authors and getting books signed. I love meeting new book lovers and making new friends. I love showing my support for both the author and the bookseller hosting the event. But I had a big problem. For someone who loves going to author events, I was pretty clueless to when these events were supposed to take place (or even the fact that they existed). I’ve always had a hard time finding author events to […]

Posted July 20, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I thought it would be easy to come up with a list for this week- after all, there are thousands of books in the world. They can’t all be set in the US right? It sure felt that way, especially since it took me an hour to come up with more than one book. I guess that’s what I get for being an American book nerd. But without further ado, here are […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme, Other / 4 Comments

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review: In five words: Cute novel about self discovery I thought Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour was a really cute read that filled me with wanderlust. Legit, I wanted to take a plane out to Cali and rent a car to drive back home. I really liked the little scrapbook aspect of it. All the little extras, the report cards, the receipts, pictures, postcards, playlists, etc, really added another dimension to the book. It made the story more real in a way that the words […]

Posted July 15, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

Every community has rules that need to be followed and actions that are considered taboo. No one is perfect. We are all humans (I think) and we all make a lot of mistakes. Heck, I’m pretty sure I’ve done at least half of the list below. But the important thing is that we learn from our own mistakes, as well as those that others make. Before I get any further, I have to make something clear about this post. The goal of this post is […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 5 Comments

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

My recap of @blogboundcon is kind of really long and maybe rambly so here is a table of contents to help you. Just click on the link to go to that section (or you can just scroll down). There are also many [back to top] links in the post that will take you back up here. 🙂 Recap of my Overall Trip in NYC Recap of Blogbound Recap of Blogging Diversely (v.1) Recap of Building in the YA Community Recap of Publicists & Bloggers Recap […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 4 Comments