Month: November 2017

Barnes & Nobles Book Haul! 📚 😄💕

Barnes & Nobles Book Haul! 📚 😄💕

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving to those in the U.S.! 🥧   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! 📚 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 with 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, […]

MAID TO ORDER IN HONG KONG by Nicole Constable 🌇 // An Educational Book on HK Maids

MAID TO ORDER IN HONG KONG by Nicole Constable 🌇 // An Educational Book on HK Maids

Hong Kong: It’s a place many associate with neon store lights, Victoria Harbor, firework displays, dim sum, and a blend of cultures. It also happens to be a place that I know increasingly better and better each year that I visit it during the summer. […]

The Drive Back Home to California 🛣 | Overall Reflections

The Drive Back Home to California 🛣 | Overall Reflections

🌄 June 12th, 2017 The sunset was like any other sunset, I guess. Beautiful, Lovely, Breathtaking… I think I’m running out of words to describe this trip. 🌄   The feelings that surface while driving back home after a life-changing camping trip is a difficult […]

LITTLE WHITE DUCK: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andrés Vera Martínez 🦆 // capturing the innocence and perplexity of growing up

LITTLE WHITE DUCK: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andrés Vera Martínez 🦆 // capturing the innocence and perplexity of growing up

I did not expect this graphic novel to make me feel so many things for the experiences that the main character, Da Qin, went through when I first picked this book up at the library.   I had glimpsed the spine of this novel, sandwiched […]

The Best Three Books FROM Hong Kong ABOUT Hong Kong ❤️🏙

The Best Three Books FROM Hong Kong ABOUT Hong Kong ❤️🏙

If I had to choose my favorite overseas place on the planet Earth, my first pick would be Hong Kong — it has always been Hong Kong, and I think it will continue being my first pick for a very long time, though other places […]

this was my halloween.

this was my halloween.

I knew, as a child, that eventually there would be a Halloween when I stopped getting the desire to go trick-or-treating. During past Halloweens, I’ve carried orange pumpkin buckets, pink princess-themed candy pails, and pillowcases, always filling them to the brim with candy that I […]