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Fame or Shame? Names From These Broken Stars

Fame or Shame? Names From These Broken Stars

‘Fame or Shame?’ is a new feature I’m writing. How well do the characters live up to the names bestowed upon them? That’s the big question for the Seer of Names. Did it fail or nail influencing authors to give characters a particular moniker? Is its naming power its claim to fame or source of shame? First up, we’re dissecting the names of the two main characters of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Spoilers ahead if you have not already read […]

Posted January 11, 2017 by Emz Chang in Fame or Shame, Other / 0 Comments

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

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

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

Why I’m Nervous About Nerve (2016 Movie)

TITLE: NerveDISTRIBUTOR: LionsgateSTARING: Emma Roberts & Dave FrancoRATING: PG-13RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2016Official Website | IMDb SYNOPSIS: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico [Emma Roberts], has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger [Dave Franco], the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly […]

Posted July 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 1 Comment

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I thought it would be easy to come up with a list for this week- after all, there are thousands of books in the world. They can’t all be set in the US right? It sure felt that way, especially since it took me an hour to come up with more than one book. I guess that’s what I get for being an American book nerd. But without further ado, here are […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme, Other / 4 Comments

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

My recap of @blogboundcon is kind of really long and maybe rambly so here is a table of contents to help you. Just click on the link to go to that section (or you can just scroll down). There are also many [back to top] links in the post that will take you back up here. 🙂 Recap of my Overall Trip in NYC Recap of Blogbound Recap of Blogging Diversely (v.1) Recap of Building in the YA Community Recap of Publicists & Bloggers Recap […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 4 Comments

It’s a Shame These Books Have Less Than 20,000 Ratings on Goodreads

It’s a Shame These Books Have Less Than 20,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I have finally decided to give this meme a try. The concept sounds fun but I am really bad at picking things so we’ll see how this goes. Okay, so in no particular order. Just kidding, I lied. Sorted from books with the least ratings to the ones with the most, here are my top ten books (plus a bonus) I enjoyed that have under 20,000 ratings on Goodreads. 1. Through the […]

Posted July 5, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme, Other / 11 Comments

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 / 6 Comments

A Bookworm’s Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

A Bookworm’s Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up on this Friday. You know, April 22nd. So I thought I would create a guide to help my fellow bookworms celebrate it. But before we can get to how to celebrate Earth Day, a history lesson is in order. Because what’s the point in celebrating when you don’t know what you’re celebrating? (No, it is not a day to celebrate Gaea’s defeat, you Percy Jackson fans). Earth Day 101 Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from […]

Posted April 20, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 0 Comments

Reorganizing My Bookshelves

Reorganizing My Bookshelves

Spring is here! And I’m on spring break so that naturally means spring cleaning. Along with spring cleaning comes decluttering and reorganizing. I ended up moving my bookshelves and reorganizing them… sort of. Choose a Method I worked as a shelver at my library for a little over a year. Basically, I was paid to put books back on their shelves by alphabetical order by last name after they were returned to the library. As a result, I organize my books by author’s last name. […]

Posted April 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in Other / 4 Comments