Month: June 2017

Summer 2017 Comment Challenge

Summer 2017 Comment Challenge

I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this lovely challege. The Summer 2017 Comment Challenge is hosted by Alicia at A Kernel of Nonsense and Lonna at FLYLēF. The challenge works by pairing bloggers up with the goal that they will exchange comments on their blogs throughout the month. I’ll be participating in July and my goal is to comment 5+ times. Depending how this month goes, I might sign up for August too. I thought this challenge would be fun to do because […]

Posted June 28, 2017 by Emz Chang in blog challenges / 3 Comments

The Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

The Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s topic is “Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far” but I’m going to change it up. Instead of the best books I read in 2017, I’m going to go over all the books I’ve read this year. Yes, ALL of them – I only read 9 (more like 8.5, one is a novella) books so this list isn’t going to be too long. Without further ado, here are the nine […]

Posted June 27, 2017 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 25 Comments

Reading & Research

Reading & Research

When I was a kid, my English teachers were always fond of promoting post-its. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sold more Post-It notes than Post-It note commercials. The point of post-its was to mark down anything I “didn’t understand” be it definitions, phrases, motivations, etc. and write down my findings after doing some research. For example, if I were to stumble upon the word “disruptive” and had no idea what it could possibly mean, I had to pause my reading, look it up, write […]

Posted June 26, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

10 Series I Still Need to Start

10 Series I Still Need to Start

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t”. Let me tell you right now, I have never been able to choose all my picks so fast. There are so so many series I always intend to start. Soon. Or so I tell myself. For most of these, it’s been over 3 years since the first book made its way onto my TBR pile. I am such […]

Posted June 20, 2017 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 16 Comments

Review – Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Review – Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Setting the Scene: Summary in 10 Words (or less) Fast paced child of Graceling and The Breakfast Club. Mood Before Reading I want a nice cute romance book. Maybe that’ll help get me out of my reading slump? Thoughts After Reading WHERE IS THE SEQUEL? I NEED THE SEQUEL! THERE BETTER BE A SEQUEL – I WANT MORE!!! Review: Ahhh I have so much to say about this book. Mainly good things. But still there’s so so much to talk about and I have no […]

Posted June 15, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

7 of My Best Decisions of My Freshman Year

7 of My Best Decisions of My Freshman Year

Last week I went over 6 of my regrets from my freshman year so I figured this week, I’d do the opposite. Today, I’m talking about some of the best decisions I made my first year of college. You know, the one’s I’ll do again if I had to. Living on Campus I go to a college in state (yay in-state tuition!) so I don’t live that far from my college. But I still chose to live on campus and I’m very glad I did. […]

Posted June 14, 2017 by Emz Chang in college / 2 Comments

7 of the Best Dads in YA

7 of the Best Dads in YA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week we were assigned a Father’s Day Related Freebie and because I’m unoriginal and out of ideas, I decided to go with the “best” dads in “YA”. Which is fine and all, but I ran into a slight problem. I’ve been thinking about this post for the last few weeks and I could not, for the life of me, come up with ten great dads. 😞 But I did come up […]

Posted June 13, 2017 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 25 Comments

6 Regrets From My First Year of College

6 Regrets From My First Year of College

Last September, I neatly packed up half my room and moved to my dorm room 45 minutes away. Four weeks ago, after my last final of the semester, I randomly shoved everything I owned in containers and plastic bags and moved back home. This September, I’ll be repeating that process to start my Sophomore year, but today, I want to talk about my first year in college. Mainly the things I regret and the ones I’d do again if given the chance. Some Background Info […]

Posted June 7, 2017 by Emz Chang in college / 1 Comment

10 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books New to My TBR

10 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books New to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s prompt is “10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List”. While most of these are titles are newer ones, there are some old ones from a while ago that I kind of… forgot about. 😅 I technically picked two genres (fantasy and science fiction), but it can be hard to tell them apart without reading the book so I just lumped them together. Fantasy happens […]

Posted June 6, 2017 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 16 Comments

A Day in NYC + @blogboundcon

A Day in NYC + @blogboundcon

This is going to be a very poopy recap because a) I didn’t take a whole lot of notes, b) my memory’s not the best, c) I didn’t have enough caffeine, d) I was tired, and e) I was tired. The Morning I woke up super early (probably the earliest I’ve been up since starting college) to catch a train to get to the city before 9:40am. So of course, I needed not one, but two cups of coffee in order to function like a […]

Posted June 5, 2017 by Emz Chang in Bookish / 2 Comments