Month: August 2016

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review – Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee

Review: In five words Powerful, educational, sometimes choppy story. The Longer Version Every Falling Star is an interesting read in many regards. It’s a memoir written by Sungju Lee, a North Korean defector, with help from Susan Elizabeth McClelland. The novel is about Sungju’s childhood in North Korea from when he was roughly eleven to sixteen years old and covers what he had to go through in order to survive and how he escaped the country. Every Falling Star tells a deep and powerful story, […]

Posted August 31, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

The Most Memorable Books I Was Forced To Read

The Most Memorable Books I Was Forced To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I’ve read a lot of books for school. I can’t remember them all, but there are some that stick. Here are the most memorable books I was forced to read, in the order that I read them. 1. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson is a book I was required to read in sixth grade. It was really interesting and to this day, I wish the author managed to […]

Posted August 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments

We don’t need more “diversity” (as we know it)

We don’t need more “diversity” (as we know it)

We don’t need any more “diversity”. There, I said it. And here’s why. I’m all about diverse reads and diverse characters. My problem is, currently, diversity is being treated as if it’s a fad. It’s something that is becoming more popular and a label that is selling books. If you’re thinking something along the lines of “Isn’t this a good thing? Doesn’t this mean more diverse characters?”, you are correct. For the most part. The problem is, because diversity is becoming more of the “in” […]

Posted August 29, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

Pokemon Go Book Tag

Pokemon Go Book Tag

Aentee over at Read at Midnight created this awesome book tag known as the Pokemon Go Book Tag. I love Pokemon, well at least the Nitendo games and the TV shows, so I figured why not participate. As a disclaimer, I must say that all graphics belong to their owners and not me. Junie B. Jones by Barabra Park is defintely one of the books that started my love for reading. They are the first chapter books I remember reading and getting addicted to. Ah, […]

Posted August 26, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 0 Comments

Books That Are Still on My TBR After Four Years

Books That Are Still on My TBR After Four Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I have a lot of books in my to be read pile. A lot. Many of them have been added after I started blogging in October of 2012. But many of them have been there since before then. And they are the ones, I sadly, may never get to. They can be separated into two basic categories. Books that have been recommended to me or ones with synopsis that caught my eye. […]

Posted August 23, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

I Can’t Keep Track of Time (in Books)

I Can’t Keep Track of Time (in Books)

Percy Jackson’s birthday was last week. And that lead to the unavoidable discussion of how old Percy is. Google may say that he was born in 1993, but Rick Riordan, Percy’s creator, has stated that Percy, and the rest of the characters in the series, age by book, and not by regular time. So technically, it should be easy to tell how old Percy is. Wrong. He may have aged a year in each of the books in Percy Jackson and the Olypians, but that […]

Posted August 22, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

Books That’ll Take You on an Adventure in the Big Apple

Books That’ll Take You on an Adventure in the Big Apple

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I just visited New York City recently so I figured this week I would go over some books set in the Big Apple. Starting for oldest to newest here are 10 books set in NYC. 1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in a classic set in New York City in the 1920s. 2. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is another classic that’s set in the Big Apple, […]

Posted August 16, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 9 Comments

8 Ways to Fight the Burn(out)

8 Ways to Fight the Burn(out)

We all know the feeling of waking up with the don’t-feel-like-doing-anything mood. You know the one where you just want to lay in bed and watch stare at the TV. Then there’s also the horrible feeling of not feeling like blogging. When tweeting is the most about of “blogging” you want to do. And sometimes you don’t even want to do that. Those moods and feelings suck. The burnout is very real and very annoying. So here are a few ways to fight it. Fight […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 0 Comments

Why I Won’t be Reading The Cursed Child

Why I Won’t be Reading The Cursed Child

On July 31, 2016, many things happened. J.K. Rowling turned 51 years old, Harry Potter turned 36, and The Curse Child was released into the wild. The publication of The Cursed Child was one of the only things many bookworms and Harry Potter fans could think about that Sunday. Everyone was talking about. Everyone was tweeting about it. Everyone was posting pictures of it. And then there’s me in my own little corner. Unlike some people, I have decided not to jump on the bandwagon […]

Posted August 3, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 3 Comments