Book Chats

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

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

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

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. — 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! 📚 😄💕

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. […]

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 […]

My Sudden Love for Nonfiction Books 🌜

My Sudden Love for Nonfiction Books 🌜

    During sixth grade (which feels like ages ago), I had this strange aversion to contemporary books. I would never read them. I stuck with fantasy books, rereading all the Harry Potter books and discovering Shannon Messenger’s Keeper of the Lost Cities series. In my mind, […]

I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene Goo // K-dramas + Stanford + Staged Car Crashes = An Amazing Story 🤣❤️

I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene Goo // K-dramas + Stanford + Staged Car Crashes = An Amazing Story 🤣❤️

I never thought I would find a book like this. A book that combines K-pop + a girl who wants to get into Stanford + staged car crashes??? Of course I finished it in three days during a school week with four tests on the Friday! OF […]

THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Amy Zhang 🌎 🌍 🌏 | A Guide to What a Friendship Should NOT Be 😕

THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS by Amy Zhang 🌎 🌍 🌏 | A Guide to What a Friendship Should NOT Be 😕

Hellooooo everyone! Here is the book chat for Amy Zhang’s This is Where the World Ends, as promised in the newsletter 😊 I bought this book at a Kinokuniya Bookstore in Thailand along with two others because of several, vital reasons: 1) I was in a shopping […]