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THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET by Jenna Zark // Book Review

THE BEAT ON RUBY’S STREET by Jenna Zark // Book Review

โ€ โ€ It’s funny how something can look pretty good until you see it with someone else’s eyes. (Zark 48) โ€ Helloooo, everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to write a book chat, so I’m very excited to talk aboutย The Beat on […]

Which Side of Me Do I Feel Closer To? ๐Ÿค” & Other Eurasian-Related Questions

Which Side of Me Do I Feel Closer To? ๐Ÿค” & Other Eurasian-Related Questions

โ€ ~~~   Being half-Caucasian and half-Cantonese has allowed me to be a part of both the American culture and the Cantonese-Chinese culture… but in the end, being a part of both worlds means that I, in my entirety, essentially belong to neither.   ~~~ […]

Why NOT Working on My Novel = Best Decision I Made ๐Ÿ“š

Why NOT Working on My Novel = Best Decision I Made ๐Ÿ“š

โ€ To this day, if someone asks me what my greatest accomplishment is, I will tell them that writing a 98,000-word manuscript is one of the proudest accomplishments that I hold dear to my heart.   Ever since the pull to write a novel popped […]

Dealing With Stranger Danger While Traveling | Castle Crags State Park, California

Dealing With Stranger Danger While Traveling | Castle Crags State Park, California

  Welcome to the beginning of the second road trip series on Whisked Away By Words:     โ„๏ธย The Winter NorCal Road Trip!ย โ„๏ธ   Right when Winter Break started on the last week of December, I embarked on another long camping road trip with my […]

Bangkok, Thailand’s Asiatique Night Market: An Adventure in Encounters

Bangkok, Thailand’s Asiatique Night Market: An Adventure in Encounters

Once upon a time, I was in Thailand. After days of nonstop travel and being on the move, I expressed my gratitude and appreciation towards my family for giving me the opportunity to travel. However, I reverently said, I would also appreciate it, please, if […]

the view from a home that is not my own // Black & White Photo Challenge

the view from a home that is not my own // Black & White Photo Challenge

I was challenged by Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner to participate in the Seven Day Black and White Photo Challenge, and I’m super excited because this marks the first time I’ve been tagged by a blogger to do something! Yay! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Thank you so much Sophie!ย ๐Ÿ˜„ […]

A Tour of the Hong Kong Museum of History! ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒƒ

A Tour of the Hong Kong Museum of History! ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒƒ

Traveling to a country allows you to experience for yourself what a country is like nowย — the pop culture, new fashion trends, and local sayings that you wish you had at home in your native language.ย Yet, to fully understand a place, you must know the […]

What fog makes us lose sight of our dreams? // THE FOG by Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak

What fog makes us lose sight of our dreams? // THE FOG by Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak

That day, a warm fog rolled in from the sea. All morning long, it wisped and swirled, climbing hills and spilling into valleys. —ย The Fog   The Fog isn’t a YA novel, and nor is it a middle-grade chapter book. This gorgeous picture book is […]

Barnes & Nobles Book Haul! ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•

Barnes & Nobles Book Haul! ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.!ย ๐Ÿฅง   Today’s post is going to be a new type of post that I haven’t done yet on Whisked Away By Words: a book haul! ๐Ÿ“šย Recently I went to Barnes & Nobles and just roamed around […]

My Love Letter to the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES Series by Shannon Messenger

My Love Letter to the KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES Series by Shannon Messenger

There aren’t many book characters that I’ve grown up withย along with the publishing of the series.   For a lot of people, the series that would fulfill that would be the Harry Potter series. Even though Harry Potter is the biggest series of my childhood, […]