Cookbook Review: Tanya Bakes

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

Book vs. Movie: Me Before You



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

Book vs. Movie: Me Before YouTitle: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Books
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer
Director: Thea Sharrock
Screenplay: Jojo Moyes
Genres: Romance
Publication Date: December 31, 2012
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


Me Before You: Book vs. Movie

Comparing the book vs. the movie for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is difficult. This is definitely a movie that will rip your heart out and the book will do the same. There aren’t many differences between the novel and the film in this adaptation, which is really exciting for book lovers. While the book has so much more to offer the reader, the film is a very well executed version of the novel. Most of the events and details from the book are included and are seamlessly translated to the screen. Readers will not be disappointed and those who have yet to read the book are never left in the dark, making this one of the best book to movie adaptations that I have seen in quite some time. Continue reading

Review: Nightfall by Jake Halpern

Review: Nightfall by Jake Halpern

Nightfall by Jake Halpern is a dystopian novel set on an eerie island where the sun only rises every twenty-eight years. This book definitely has potential to be terrifying and seems like an impressive survival novel. However, the horror aspect in this book is pretty much non-existent and the plot is not as fast-paced as one would expect in a dystopian book, definitely affecting my overall reading experience. Continue reading