Category: Investigated

Investigated – Character Deaths

Investigated – Character Deaths

Today’s topic is character deaths. If you are into popular books and series, you probably know why I picked this topic. But someone spoiled it for me and I felt I needed to talk about it. There are two clear types of character deaths – the good and the bad.The GoodThe good type of character deaths are when you are happy a character dies. It’s when you are cackling evilly and giggling with glee that a certain character has died. Usually that character just happens […]

Posted November 11, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Investigated – Formulas and the Lack of Originality in YA

Investigated – Formulas and the Lack of Originality in YA

I don’t know if it’s just me, but lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been reading the same few books only in alternate universes when I’m actually reading different books by different authors. It’s as if authors and perhaps publishers are using a formula to write books because it is known that books that contain the formula become hits. What I mean is that I feel that almost every YA book contains the same certain aspects that make the story seem very familiar. Nowadays, it feels […]

Posted November 4, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Investigated – Posting

I’m sorry if the formatting of this post is a bit weird. My laptop caught a virus last week and kind of crashed so I’m writing this post on my iPod? 🙁 Why do I still insist on writing this post? Well, because of today’s topic – posting.I’ve learned a bit early on that posting played a part in the amount if traffic your blog gets. The more posts per week usually led to more traffic. I’ve also learned you can have a steady number […]

Posted October 27, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

Investigated – Horror in YA

Investigated – Horror in YA

Halloween in coming up soon, and to try to get in the mood, I’ve been trying to find books that tell stories that are kind of creepy or scary. I haven’t had much luck. I don’t know if it’s me or if it is just YA in general.Let’s say it’s meIf for some reason you have ever read my review policy, you know I don’t really enjoy reading horror books. Why? Because to me, books are like movies – they are movies that only play […]

Posted October 21, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

Investigated – Why Do You Read?

Investigated – Why Do You Read?

To celebrate Teen Read Week, I thought I should do a post on why I read, and more specifically, why I read YA.WHY DO YOU READ?I’ve thought about this question a lot but I still can’t really give an answer that completely makes sense. More the most part, I read as an attempt to escape every day life and the problems that come with it. The pressures of parents to do well in school, the pressure of peers and friends to act a certain way, […]

Posted October 14, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

Investigated – Memes

Investigated – Memes

Memes. I love memes. I mean who doesn’t? But here’s the thing…There are a lot of pros and cons to memes. It’s fun linking up to them and all, but they can be very frustrating.LINKING UPOne thing that frustrates me is that whoever links up first usually gets the most traffic to their post. Now, this wouldn’t bother me as much if everyone lived in the same time zone as me (which they don’t) or if every single meme had a set time that they […]

Posted October 7, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated, Meme / 6 Comments

Investigated – ARCs

Investigated – ARCs

ARCSARCs, also known as Advanced Reader Copies, are a part of a book blogger’s life, whether they like it or not. Many bloggers dream of getting more ARCs. Others shy away from them. There are many positive and negative things about ARCs. Positive Negative Get to read books you before other peopleDon’t have to wait as long to read a sequelPeople will be jealous of youPressure to read books before publication datePressure to review books before publication dateNot a lot of people to talk about […]

Posted September 30, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Investigated – Banned Books

Investigated – Banned Books

WARNING: This will turn into a rant at some point.Banned books. There is so much wrong with that phrase. “Banned” is not a word that I like to see being used. On the other hand, I love the word “books” and everything it represents (well, almost everything). Those two just don’t go together. And when they are grouped together to form that dreadful phrase “banned books”, I am often filled with horror and anger that I simply cannot describe with words.Why someone would want to […]

Posted September 23, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

Investigated – Commenting on Comments

Investigated – Commenting on Comments

Comments. What can I say about comments? Comments are a great way to meet new bloggers and to get people to visit your blog. But there are a few problems that come with commenting such as time. ReplyingLately I’ve been having a bit of a problem replying to comments I get. I just started school again, so that might factor into the problem. It’s just that I haven’t been as fast as before when it comes to replying. However, I do attempt to reply to all […]

Posted September 16, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 12 Comments

Investigated – The End of a Series

Investigated – The End of a Series

So, the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter will come to an end next week. The thought that I might never read another story about Cammie, Zach, and the gang has sadden me so much I found the need to discuss the end of series in general.The series finale has always been something I have mixed feelings about. On one hand, I’m sad that the story of the characters will come to a close. On the other, I need that sense of closure. When it […]

Posted September 9, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments