Category: Investigated

6 Reasons Why I Love Antiheroes (and You Should Too)

6 Reasons Why I Love Antiheroes (and You Should Too)

I’m so excited to be a part of Nefarious Tales, an event created by Mishma at Chasing Faerytales. To read the posts from the other blogs participating in this awesome event, check out Mishma’s kick off post. 🙂 As much as I love a good villain, I love a good well-written antihero more. There’s just something about them that… I’ll tell you later. For now, here are 6 reasons why I love antiheroes (and why you should love appreciate them too). They’re Complex Antiheroes are […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated, Other / 7 Comments

Should You Age With a Series?

Should You Age With a Series?

As I enter the last quarter of my entire high school career, I’ve done a bit of reflecting. I only have nine weeks to go until I’m free of the horror known as high school and instead of feeling excited like I thought I would, I’m filled with nostalgia. I’m nostalgic for the good old days. I’m nostalgic for my childhood. I’m nostalgic for the past. This path of thinking led me to think about my favorite books growing up and even some of my […]

Posted April 18, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

Book Signing Courtesy for Multiple Authors

Book Signing Courtesy for Multiple Authors

Last year, I investigated book signing ediquitte and received a couple of helpful comments. Last year’s post applies to an event where there’s only one author. Today, I want to talk about book signing etiquette when there is more than one author present and I’m hoping you guys will be just as knowledgeable as last time (because I have no idea). Buying Books I know that you are generally supposed to buy the newest book (or the one the author is on tour promoting) at […]

Posted April 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

The Importance of Character Psychology

The Importance of Character Psychology

I’ve always been interested in psychology. What motivates her? What makes her tick? Why does she act that way? Those are all questions that flood my brain when I people watch. They are also the questions lurking in the back of my head when I read. Character psychology can play a huge role in how enjoyable a book is for me. You can have the shittiest, meanest, character that no one besides Hitler can connect to. But if I can understand where that character is […]

Posted April 4, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Ditching Blogging for Instagram?

Ditching Blogging for Instagram?

You know you’ve been watching too many YouTube videos when your post titles are like basic clickbait links. This post should really be titled: I’m Not Ditching Blogging for Instagram but Book Blogging isn’t as Cool as Bookstagram, but that’s too long so… Whatever, that’s off topic. I’m really not ditching blogging for Instagram…-ish. Eh, you know, Instagram is a pretty fun place (for me at least). I like styling pictures, taking them, editing them, posting them, and interacting with other book lovers on Instagram. […]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 12 Comments

Why You Should Go to Author Events

Why You Should Go to Author Events

I’m a bit crazy about going to author events and signings. Okay, fine, I admit I’m more than a bit crazy. I’m obsessed. I love going to author events. Even when I have no idea who the author featured is, or what he/she wrote, as long as it’s in my genre and I’m free (and I have parent permission because unfortunately months away from my 18th birthday, I still need them to give me rides), you can bet I’ll be there… Assuming it’s not taking […]

Posted February 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

Do you make reading a priority?

Do you make reading a priority?

One of the worst things about loving to read is not the judgemental looks or stereotypes it brings, but rather the fact that is a time-consuming hobby. You cannot read a book in five minutes. (Or at least, I can’t). With everything else you have to do in life, it always feels like there’s never enough time in a day. So my question for you today is do you make reading a priority? Do you find time to read no matter what else is on […]

Posted February 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

Confessions of a Reader – Sometimes I Hate Reading

Confessions of a Reader – Sometimes I Hate Reading

I have something to confess. Sometimes I hate reading. Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a little. Just a little. Lately, I’ve been having a hard time getting in the mood to read. And since I’m a mood reader, I have to be in the mood or else I’m not going to make it past the first five pages. It’s not that I’m in a reading slump when no books seem appealing. I just don’t want to read. I don’t know what happened. But nowadays I […]

Posted January 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

Why Diversity is Important

Why Diversity is Important

Diversity is important for many different reasons. One of which is in order to gain acceptance of certain groups of people, whether it be race, ethnicity, culture, religion, disability, sexual orientation, etc, you have to spread an understanding of that group. Understanding allows people to see beyond their differences and see that the things that make the group different doesn’t make that group weird and taboo, but unique. How can you expect others to understand and accept “weird” customs/actions/behaviors/beliefs if you do not explain why […]

Posted January 4, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments

Investigated – Bookish Trends of 2015

Investigated – Bookish Trends of 2015

2015 was an eventful year and it’s coming to a close. I wanted to try to take a look at some of the bookish trends that have happened over the year. Now granted, I was on hiatus for roughly half the year and am a little out of the loop on some things so we’ll see how this goes. Without further ado, here’s… What was popular in 2015 High Fantasy For some reason high fantasy was really popular this year. For a while, it seemed […]

Posted December 28, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 6 Comments