Tag: book recommendations

Mission: Recommend – Blind Date a Book

Mission: Recommend – Blind Date a Book

I got this idea from school and one of my old blog posts. Valentine’s Day is coming up so one of the clubs is doing “Data Matching” where you basically fill out a form and they’ll try to match you with someone else. And last year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I (tried) to send people on blind dates with some books. Pair the two together and I now, for some reason, feel the urge to play matchmaker… The concept is simple. If you want to […]

Posted February 10, 2015 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend, Other / 3 Comments

Investigated – Where do you get your book recommendations?

Investigated – Where do you get your book recommendations?

I always get a lot of recommendations. I’m pretty sure I give a lot out too. But sometimes the ones you just aren’t in the mood for the ones you get, so you’re forced to go book hunting. Where do you get you’re recommendations from? Goodreads I’ve used Goodreads for recommendations for a long time now. It has helped me discover books I probably would never had picked up without it. I found a lot of my favorite books through Goodreads, for example, If I […]

Posted January 19, 2015 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 6 Comments

Investigated – Book Recommendations

Investigated – Book Recommendations

Call me weird, but I have mixed feelings about book recommendations. On one had they are a great way to learn about new books. On the other, they are a great way to annoy me… The Good A lot of the books I’ve read because of someone’s recommendation, I would never have read without it. Usually either because I have never heard of that particular book before or because I needed a push to read it and the recommendation was it. I have discovered a […]

Posted November 17, 2014 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

Go on a Blind Date… With a Book!

Go on a Blind Date… With a Book!

Valentine’s Day is almost here. As a holiday meant to be celebrated with significant others, it can leave some of us feeling a bit… lonely. I have that feeling. Especially on Singles Awareness Day. So I have taken the liberty to arrange some last minute blind dates.Who needs boys when you can have books? Okay, so I lied, it’s not a totally blind date. I gave you some tidbits about contender. To read the little “About” blurb for each book, simply scroll over the question […]

Posted February 13, 2014 by Emz Chang in Other / 5 Comments

Mission: Recommend – Heist Society + Graceling = ?

Mission: Recommend – Heist Society + Graceling = ?

So a few weeks I posted the first Mission: Recommend post.Today is Part 2, the other type.Heist Society       +     Graceling     =     White Catby Ally Carterby Kristin Cashoreby Holly BlackExplanation:Heist Society is all about teenage thieves, and Graceling is set in a world where certain people have special abilities and are usually discriminated against because of them. Add all those elements together and you get White Cat, a book about people that live in a world where some people have special abilities, but because […]

Posted September 6, 2013 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend / 4 Comments

Mission: Recommend – If you liked Graceling…

Mission: Recommend – If you liked Graceling…

So, this is the first post for this feature.I won’t bother explaining it – it’s kind of self explanatory.If you really want to know more, just read Mission: Recommend – The Breakdown.Anyways…If you liked…Gracelingby Kristin Cashore…then readGrave Mercyby Robin LaFeversSimilarities/Why?The main character of both of them are female assassins with supernaturalish talentsBoth ladies want to make a new life for themselvesFeatures self discoveryA strong male companion to the assassinNo love triangleDoes not rely on romance for dramaOf course, you can flip it so the statement […]

Posted August 15, 2013 by Emz Chang in Mission: Recommend / 2 Comments

Mission: Recommend – The Breakdown

Sooo, I wanted to have introduce a new feature thingy, if you want to call it that…If you haven’t realized it already, it’s going to be called ‘Mission: Recommend’.What it isIt’s basically going to be posts dedicated to recommending books to others. Whether it’s based on plot, genre, or other qualities.How it startedWell, I recommend book to my friends all the time. Some of them got tired of them, so I decided to write my recommendations down. Especially if I’m in the middle of reading […]

Posted August 13, 2013 by Emz Chang in Breakdown, Mission: Recommend / 0 Comments

Investigated – Book Reccomenations

Investigated – Book Reccomenations

Book recommendations. There are some good things about this, and… not so good things.The GoodI found a lot of good books through book recommendations from friends and the librarians at my public library. Most of them know what kind of books I like to read and that helps. A lot. When I don’t know what book to read next. Boom, they are there to help. But there is just one tiny problem. Okay, maybe it’s not just one problem. Which brings us to…The BadWhile I found […]

Posted August 12, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment