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Weekend Reads #22: Blog Web Address to Change

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

The question/topic for this weekend:

I’ve decided to change my blog’s web address.

I know I haven’t done a good Weekend Reads topic in a while but the lack of a personal computer has upended my life. I didn’t realize how much I relied on my laptop until now. Next weekend, I’ll try to do a Weekend Reads topic that’s on books.

This weekend’s topic is another blog update. If you recall, a few weekends ago I shared that I was considering to change my blog’s web address so that it fits what my blog is about. Currently, the web address is zezee112.wordpress.com. This address says nothing of what my blog is about and doesn’t match the name of my blog ­— Zezee with Books.

I’ve thought on this for some time and have decided to go ahead and change the web address now rather than later. My only worry is that it might be hard for people to find my blog since all links to zezee112.wordpress.com will be lost. I’m not paying for the site redirect service. The web address will be zezeewithbooks.wordpress.com, or something of the sort. I will do the change on October 25. I’ll post a few reminders throughout the week and another update before the change.

Fingers crossed that this switch goes smoothly.

What I’m reading this weekend:

A Clash of Kings

I’m finishing up A Clash of Kings. The end is so close and I’m impatient to get there. I’m in dire need of a break from rereading books. I want to read something or someone new.

What are you reading this weekend? Please share below.
And remember, my web address will change on October 25.

Happy reading! :)

Creative Blogger Award

Creative Blogger Award

I’m slowly but surely catching up on posts I was tagged or nominated for. Back in September, I was nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by Alicia, the Cyborg Knight (I love the name of her blog!). Thanks Alicia! :D I am grateful for the nomination.

The Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.
5 Facts About Me:

I don’t know what to say. Hmm…

  1. I hate wearing skirts and dresses. I find it hard to sit comfortably in them and the entire time I have one on all I worry about is that I hope it doesn’t fly up and show my undies. I think they’re restrictive.
  2. I hate wearing heels on a daily basis. I don’t see how women who do that manage to. It’s such a strain. Who came up with the idea that wearing heels is fashionable and better than wearing flats? I don’t mind wearing them on special occasions but even then I worry that if there’s a stampede, I won’t be able to run quickly and will trip and fall because I’m clumsy and get trampled to death all because I’m wearing stupid heels.
  3. I hate small talk. I just never know what to say after I mention the weather.
  4. I hate vegetables. They are so fresh and tasteless and they make my nose wrinkle when I eat them, which feels weird.
  5. Winter is coming and I’m not happy about it. If I lived in Westeros, I’d have to stay at Highgarden because there’s no way I could stand the harsh cold of the north. I prefer fruits and sunshine and flower blossoms in my hair.

I just realized that these facts are on things I don’t like. I really didn’t know what to write so I went with what came to my head. Obviously, my mind is on a little event I’ll soon have to attend.

I nominate these creative bloggers for the award.

Alyssa at AlyssaIsReading

Heather at The Sassy Book Geek

Nicolette at A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly

Ayunda at Tea and Paperbacks

Books by Proxy

Tiffani at the Book Venom

Trey at Trey Schnarr Books

**No pressure to do a post if you don’t want to.**

Exploring My Bookshelves: I Sneak to Read These

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

Guilty pleasure books

My guilty pleasure books are erotica and bodice-ripping romance and urban novels. I don’t own many since I unhauled most of them so here’s my small selection.

guilty pleasure reads

If you recall my Top Ten Tuesday post where I discussed my most-read authors, you’ll remember that among those middle-grade/young-adult fantasy authors were romance authors — Rochelle Alers and Mary B. Morrison — and an honorable mention to an erotica author, Zane. Back in the day, I read a lot of romance and some erotica and urban fiction. But I haven’t read much of them lately. I read a short erotica story last year and hated it and before that, I attempted Fifty Shades of Grey, which I think I DNF’ed. I haven’t read much romance either except the young-adult fantasy books that are dripping with it and I haven’t touched a Black urban fiction novel in years. But, a time will come when I’ll be in the mood to read them again.

Here are a few I’d like to reread to see if I’ll still enjoy them:


Lessons of a Lowcountry Summer by Rochelle Alers


The Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Souljah

Street Dreams by K’wan

True to the Game by Teri Woods


Skyscraper by Zane

So, what are your guilty pleasure books?

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2015 Reading Wrap-Up: Third Quarter

It seems that the summer months are the best time for me to read. So far, I’ve read the most books during that time. Since I’ve started to pay close attention to what I read, I’ve noticed that I haven’t read as many magazines this year as I did last year, though I’ve tried. I guess this year is simply the year of books. Plus, since engaging more in the online book community, I’ve learned of so many great books that it’s hard to not want to acquire and read them immediately.

As for my Goodreads reading goal, I’ve since surpassed it. My goal was to read 30 books and I’ve read 48 thus far, well, 47.5 books since I did not finish one. As for the other reading challenges, I’m not doing so great because I keep forgetting about them.

Anyways, here are the books. They are linked to the reviews I’ve written. The articles are linked to their respective websites.

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Exploring My Bookshelves: A Poem in Graphic Novel Form

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

I’m combining two topics in this post since I didn’t post anything last weekend. First, I’ll do this week’s topic, which is:

A manga or graphic novel

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Weekend Reads #21: An Update

Weekend Reads is a weekly discussion on a variety of topics. At the end of the post, I’ll include what I plan to read on the weekend.

The question/topic for this weekend:

Yo Zezee, what’s up? Where you been?

This will be a short one. You may have been wondering where I’ve been these past few days and why I haven’t posted much. If so, read on and I’ll fill you in.

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Your Future Book Tag

Here’s an interesting book tag. I was tagged by Trey at Trey Schnarr Books back in August to do this one. I’m just getting to it now but better late than never, eh? The tag was originally created by BookGeekMovieFreak, a booktuber. Like Trey said, it’s tricky to explain so read along and you’ll get it.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Open book 1 to a random page. Look at the first word on the page. If it’s less than 5 letters, you will go to college. If it’s more than 5 letters, you won’t go to college.

Since I’ve already graduated from college, I’m going to change this to grad school, which I’d like to go to. The book I got was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I opened to page 448, which is in the “Rita Skeeter’s Scoop” chapter, and the first word is “He” so I will go to grad school. Hurray! :D

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