Wishlist Wednesday #140: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read.

This week’s book:

Book cover for I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
Title: 
I Have Lost My Way
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: April 1, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads): A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and dis­covering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is best­selling author Gayle Forman at her finest.  Continue reading

8 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Books to Movies 2018

There are quite a few books becoming movies in 2018. It seems every time I turn around there is a new movie or TV show being announced that is going to be adapted from a book for the screen. Some of them have been optioned and are not even in production, but it is very exciting for book lovers who enjoy seeing their favourite stories brought to life. While there are a multitude of book to movie adaptations to look forward to this year, I have tried to narrow it down to the ones I feel the most eager to see.  Continue reading

Friday Reads #40: Every Day by David Levithan

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Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Every Day by David Levithan.
Title: 
Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: August 28, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads): Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. Continue reading

Cookbook Review: Tanya Bakes

Cookbook Review: Tanya BakesTitle: Tanya Bakes
Author: Tanya Burr
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: June 30, 2016

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Youtuber and actress Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook, sharing her passion for baking and all her favourite recipes.

As well as cakes and bakes, readers will love Tanya's delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries.

From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions, Tanya's got the perfect recipe, every time, including:

- Tanya's Ultimate Celebration Cake
- Banoffee Pie
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake
- Rhubarb and Custard Muffins
- Earl Grey Tea Loaf
- Tanya's Nanny's Apple Pie
- Smarties Flapjacks

So make yourself at home in the kitchen with Tanya and treat yourself, your friends and family to something delicious!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Cookbook Review: Tanya Bakes

Tanya Bakes is a cookbook to check out if you are a fan of Tanya’s YouTube channel. When I was asked by Penguin Random House Canada if I wanted to review this cookbook, I obviously jumped at the chance. This book has the most beautiful images, and it is one that contains some fantastic recipes that even the most inexperienced of chefs can attempt. There are also lots of personal stories attached to the recipes, which make for quite a fun and enlightening read. My only criticism of this book would be that for the average North American reader, this book contains British cooking measurements. This will require the user to convert measurements if the required tools aren’t at hand. Continue reading

Wishlist Wednesday #139: 9 Days and 9 Nights (99 Days #2) by Katie Cotugno

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read.

This week’s book:

Book cover for 9 Days & 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
Title:
9 Days and 9 Nights (99 Days #2)
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads): The irresistible sequel to the bestselling 99 Days.

Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago . . . after all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said “I love you” to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a Tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. Sadie, who’s dying to go there, jumps at the prospect. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend nine days and nine nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new, improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back? Continue reading