Author: Zoie

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, […]

MAID TO ORDER IN HONG KONG by Nicole Constable ๐ŸŒ‡ // An Educational Book on HK Maids

MAID TO ORDER IN HONG KONG by Nicole Constable ๐ŸŒ‡ // 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 ๐Ÿ›ฃ | Overall Reflections

The Drive Back Home to California ๐Ÿ›ฃ | Overall Reflections

๐ŸŒ„ 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. ๐ŸŒ„   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 Andrรฉs Vera Martรญnez ๐Ÿฆ† // capturing the innocence and perplexity of growing up

LITTLE WHITE DUCK: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andrรฉs Vera Martรญnez ๐Ÿฆ† // 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 โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

The Best Three Books FROM Hong Kong ABOUT Hong Kong โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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 […]

Driving Through Valley of the Gods in Utah (feat. insane winds ๐Ÿ’จ + sandstorms ๐ŸŒช + jaywalking cow ๐Ÿ„)

Driving Through Valley of the Gods in Utah (feat. insane winds ๐Ÿ’จ + sandstorms ๐ŸŒช + jaywalking cow ๐Ÿ„)

โ˜€๏ธ It is still June 12th, 2017 Sunday. After hiking to all three bridges in Natural Bridges National Monument, I was excited to relax and spend the rest of the day driving through the grand Valley of the Gods. But the best part wasn’t getting […]

Natural Bridges National Monument: Day Two | Lake Powell, Utah ๐ŸŒต

Natural Bridges National Monument: Day Two | Lake Powell, Utah ๐ŸŒต

โ˜€๏ธ June 12th, 2017 Sunday. I’m so tired I don’t even know if I’m going to hike today. Then again, seeing that this is an adventure of a lifetime… Is tiredness even a factor I consider for making decisions now? Will I hike the other […]