The Hello Kitty Baking Book: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes, and More

hkbb_final_72dpiTitle: The Hello Kitty Backing Book: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes, and More
Author: Michelle Chen Chock
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Food & Drink, Cookbook
Publisher: Quirk Books
Date published: June 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 96
Source: Publisher


A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryNo one does sweet like Hello Kitty! Filled with simple recipes, beautiful yet playful photography, and Hello Kitty’s signature charm, The Hello Kitty Baking Book is a cookbook that’s yummy through and through. From Hello Kitty Cake Pops to Chococat Cake and Pretty Bow Pumpkin Pie, there’s something for everyone to make and enjoy. Featuring over two dozen easy-to-follow recipes, The Hello Kitty Baking Book is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves Hello Kitty, desserts, or both!

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Currently Reading, Watching, Trying (#3)

ezgif-1-f3fef490bdIt’s been far too long since I’ve had time to make one of these posts, and I’m very sorry to all of you for that! But here it finally is, #3 of my Currently Reading, Watching, Trying series! I’m sad to have missed the opportunity to discuss some of the books I’ve read, and some of the shows I’ve watched since my last update post like this, but luckily I was able to review them all, so you can check my thoughts about each of those things that way! I’ve also been thinking of adding a “Listening to” section, where I share what’s on my most current playlist. What do you guys think?

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Top Ten Tuesday (#25): Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read / Finish A Book

It’s Tuesday again! Hurray! And this week we will be listing the top ten things that will make us instantly not want to read a book. I was actually thinking last week that it’d be interesting to see the opposite from everyone, and I didn’t think to check then what this week’s theme would be, so imagine my surprise when I finally did check! So hurray! This will be fun.

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Unfathomable Chance by K.T. Munson (Review)

51a21xoukdl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Title: Unfathomable Chance
Author: K.T. Munson
Type: Fiction
Genre: New Adult, Sci-Fi
Date published: September 30, 2016
Format: Digital
Page Count: 194
Source: Author


A digital copy of this book was kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryWhen Diana woke up on her 23rd birthday she thought it was going to be a normal day. She thought of donuts, coffee, and laughter. She did not think she was going to become the center in a galactic race to win her heart. None too pleased with the prospect of alien races descending on Earth to try and woo her, Diana does the only reasonable thing she can; she runs. Now she has to try and find a way to get rid of the blasted bracelet that is the cause of all the recent craziness in her life. The problem is this isn’t an ordinary bracelet; it contains the Heart of the Cosmos. Furthermore the Cosmos chose her for a reason and it isn’t keen on letting her go until she finishes what it started over ten years ago. Something tried to destroy it and now Diana isn’t just worried about her heart, she is worried about her life.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon / 힘쎈여자 도봉순 (2017) (Kdrama Review)

strong-woman-do-bong-soonTitle: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Revised romanization: Himssenyeoja Do Bong Sun
Hangul: 힘쎈여자 도봉순
Director: Lee Hyeong-Min
Writer: Baek Mi-Kyeong
Network: JTBC
Genre: Fantasy, action, romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcasting Dates: February 24 – April 15, 2017
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on

Synopsis: Do Bong Soon is a young woman born with superhuman strength, who breaks everything she touches if she’s not careful. However, she desperately wants to become a willowy and elegant woman, which is the ideal type of her crush In Guk Doo . Thanks to her strength, she gets the job of a bodyguard, to a spoiled rich heir An Min Hyuk, the boss of a gaming company. Opposite of Guk Doo, Min-hyuk is a crazy and odd man who is imperious and has no regard for rules.

One day, Bong-soon, Guk-doo and Min Hyuk gets caught up in a serial murder case that breaks in their neighborhood, and end up reluctantly living together for security purposes. A series of misunderstanding occur when Guk-doo mistakens Min Hyuk’s affection.

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Missing Nine / 미씽나인 (2017) (Kdrama Review)

Missing_Nine-p1Title: Missing Nine
Revised romanization: Missingnain
Hangul: 미씽나인
Director: Ashbun
Writer: Han Jung-Hoon
Network: MBC
Genre: Mystery, thriller, melodrama
Episodes: 16 + 1 special
Broadcasting Dates: January 18 – March 9, 2017
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on

Synopsis: Nine artists and staff members of Legend Entertainment board a private plane to a concert. The plane crashes and all of them are stranded on an island without a link to civilization. Four months later, Ra Bong Hee emerges as the only survivor. What happened on that island? And why do some people never want that information to be made public? This is Ra Bong Hee’s survival story, and she may not live to tell it. —DramaFever

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Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer (ARC Review)

30163661Title: Spindle Fire
Author: Lexa Hillyer
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date published: April 11, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 351
Source: Publisher


A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryA kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.


It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

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The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick (Blog Tour & ARC Review)

30653962Title: The Forbidden Garden
Author: Ellen Herrick
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Contemporary
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date published: April 4, 2017
Format: Paperback
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Source: Blog Tour Host

A physical copy of the book was kindly provided by the blog tour host, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy. Far from the familiar safety of the small Pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. Surrounded bycruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can . . . and live to see her beloved friend Jo once more.

When the conflict at last comes to an end, Jo and Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their place—and the hope of love—in a world that’s forever changed. With rich, superbly researched detail, Teresa Messineo’s thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a horrifying time.

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