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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Cookie Dough Tips

All desserts vary in the way they are handled before popping in the oven. I won’t prep for baking a scone the same way I would for a pie. Most desserts require various methods and different forms of caregiving when mixing. So here are Cookie Dough Tips to help you bake the best batch of simple cookies. Butter & Eggs As we learned in my Baking Basics tutorial, butter and eggs are best to bake with at room temp. However, I know what it’s like to be on a time crunch to make a cozy batch…

The Awakening of Sunshine Girl

The Awakening of Sunshine Girl by : Paige McKenzie Returning Sunshiners are ready for another creepy journey into the life of a luiseach. This time around, we get to know more about Sunshine’s past. Her father, who abandoned Sunshine when she was young, (relatable to teens and their conversive family issues) has invited her to Mexico where she ends up learning more about how to become a true luiseach. Her intensive training leads Sunshine to learn about the history of being a luiseach and why she was chosen to become one. Some new friends come into the plot as well…

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by: Paige McKenzie If you’re unfamiliar with one of the most popular YouTube mini-series sensations, known as The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Network, then you don’t yet know Paige McKenzie. She is the intelligent young creator of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Series. Although her show continues to grow into one of the first mega – eerie sensation dramas of today, with over ten million followers, her first novel isn’t bad either. What it’s About Sunshine Griffin moves with her mother to a new city where she must adjust like…

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen Surprise, Surprise! Sarah Addison Allen (my favorite modern day author) baked another enjoyable and fragrant read that I fell in love with. The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel can take to the beach to read and appreciate the yummy descriptive language with its curiously romantic plots. This may not per-say be categorized as Young Adult, however, for higher level readers, who still like to enjoy youthful storylines, this is a great read. Also, I found great enjoyment in reading this book my summer before college. Eighteen-year…

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky This truly is a coming of age story told from one-ninth grader’s perspective. Charlie writes in diary format, which is entertaining because he tells his story exactly the way he thinks thoughts in his head. He is not your most popular character in the social scene, but he finds a place for himself. His diary opens our eyes to the random situations you find yourself dealing with when you enter high school. If you’re in high school, you can relate. If you’re about to go into high…

Beastly

Beastly by Alex Flinn Reading Beastly was like eating the most decadently addictive, gooey, fudge cookie I could get my hands on. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. I wanted more of author Alex Flinn and to explore her listopia of books like a giddy kid in a candy store. Why you will like it: Set in New York City, a modern Beauty and the Beast, Flinn intertwines multiple fairy tale based characters and modernizes the theme by engaging them in an online web chat to narrate all scenes of the novel. It’s witty, comedic, and…

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks Advanced Reading!  If you enjoy the feeling of being freaked out while reading at night before bed, losing sleep because you wake up sweating from nightmares, or getting in trouble at school because you can’t stop reading a book and focus on your work, then pick up this creepy Zombie Apocalypse novel. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War It’ll be like the cookie you know you shouldn’t be eating, but keep shoving in your mouth anyway. The comprehension level is…