Category: Armchair BEA

What Makes or Breaks a Book?

What Makes or Breaks a Book?

It’s day 2 of Armchair BEA and today I’ll be tackling the question: what do readers want? As readers, we want many different things. Here are some of the many things I think can make or break a novel. Characters Diversity As an Asian American, diversity and good representation is very important to me. Although I wish more books will have diverse characters as leads, I will settle for positive representation through a contributing supporting character. The token diversity characters don’t cut it anymore. They […]

Posted June 1, 2017 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA, Investigated / 15 Comments

Armchair BEA 2017 – Introduction

Armchair BEA 2017 – Introduction

I think this is my fourth? year doing Armchair BEA but I skipped last year so I’m a bit rusty. 😅 If you don’t know, Armchair BEA is a way for those of us who can’t make it to BEA to participate online. It’s really fun, I swear! And you get to meet so many awesome bloggers and discover some cool new blogs. 😀 As you’re reading this, I’m probably (if it’s Wednesday the 31st) in New York City for the day to go to […]

Posted May 31, 2017 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 32 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

Armchair BEA 2015 – Book to Movie Adaptations & GIVEAWAY

The actual BEA might be over, but Armchair BEA still is not (although today is the last day). Today’s topic is Book to Movie Adaptations. I’m going to just try to focus on the diversity aspect of them and keep this section short and sweet because well… let’s just say when I get started on book movies, I have a hard time stopping and it usually ends up in a rant. A very long rant. One I do not have the energy for right now. […]

Posted May 30, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 3 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 – Character Chatter & Blogging Q&A

Armchair BEA 2015 – Character Chatter & Blogging Q&A

Today’s topics are Character Chatter and Blogging Q&A. I used to make seperate posts for seperate topics even if they for the same day, but my Blogging Q&A section is going to be really short so I’m just gonna squeeze it in here. If you want to straight to Blogging Q&A, just click on the link. 🙂 Character Chatter I love characters. I love it when they are the ones that are driving the story and not something else like romance. I like it when […]

Armchair BEA 2015 – Social Media

Armchair BEA 2015 – Social Media

I have a love hate relationship with social media. I love it because it’s really fun and interesting. It never gets boring. I hate it because I’m easily distracted and social media is very distracting. I think I use Twitter the most to promote my blog. Pretty much because it’s the really the one that helps me get more pageviews. Even though my Facebook page has more followers (or likes), it doesn’t really get as many hits. And I still need to figure out a […]

Posted May 28, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA, Blogging / 3 Comments

Armchair BEA 2015 Day 1 – Introductions

Armchair BEA 2015 Day 1 – Introductions

This is my third year doing Armchair BEA and I still am unprepared. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a way for everyone that is stuck at home while BEA is going on in New York to meet other bloggers. Armchair BEA crept up on me this year (like usual) and I’m half asleep while writing this, so I’m sorry in advance if things don’t make sense or if there are typos. I’m not normally like this. I swear. […]

Posted May 27, 2015 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 8 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 5 – My Favorite Young Adult Books

Armchair BEA: Day 5 – My Favorite Young Adult Books

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsOne of today’s topics is middle school / young adult novels, but I’m just going to focus on YA. And since this is a YA book blog, I’m pretty sure I discussed the benefits of YA before. SO, today I’m just going to share some of my favorites. Now, I organized them by genre, but beware, I’m very bad at distinguishing different genres from each other. Also some books could belong to more than one genre. Also, I tried to include […]

Posted May 30, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 18 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 3 – Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas / Short Stories

Armchair BEA: Day 3 – Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas / Short Stories

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsExpanding Blogging HorizonsWhat do I think of when I consider going beyond blogging? A few things. I might redesign my blog, depending on whether or not I decide to stay on Blogger or move to WordPress. I’m thinking of opening a design shop where I can help people modify / personalize their own Blogger blogs because that is one of the things I enjoy doing – playing with HTML. I might also be open for designing graphics for events and such. […]

Posted May 28, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 6 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 2 – Author Interaction & More Than Just Words

Armchair BEA: Day 2 – Author Interaction & More Than Just Words

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsAuthor InteractionMy favorite author event that I have attended was definitely the one with Ally Carter last fall. Okay, so maybe it was the only event I have attended with a YA author (all of the other ones were from when I was younger), but it is the one I will remember the most for a few reasons. First of all, Ally is awesome and also really funny. Another thing is that even though the event was crowded, everyone who wanted […]

Posted May 27, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 20 Comments

Armchair BEA: Day 1 – Introduction

Armchair BEA: Day 1 – Introduction

Design credit: Nina of Nina ReadsToday’s first topic is introductions. It was recommended that we pick FIVE of the TEN questions to answer, but I decided to be a rebel and answer six instead. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t so much me wanting to be a rebel, more like me being indecisive of which question to cut… but can we just pretend?1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the […]

Posted May 26, 2014 by Emz Chang in Armchair BEA / 38 Comments