Wednesday, December 23, 2015
7:00 PM Top 5 Wednesday
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Title: FIVE ON A TREASURE ISLAND
(THE FAMOUS FIVE #1)
Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: June 2001
I remember my mom offered me the famous five series years ago when I was a kid. At that time, I have traveled to a lot of Conan Doyle's world and Agatha Christie's. Maybe that was why I didn't like famous five. It looked like a piece of cake. Too sweet. So, my mom gave away her famous five's collections.
Few days ago, my lecture gave me an assignment to read a detective or crime work by a woman author. Of course I chose Agatha Christie, automatically. I have a bunch of her collections in my room and I don't need to re-read them again, maybe just skimming. But, my friend suggested the famous five by Enid Blyton. Well, I think I'd like to read it. Famous five series only consists of 21 books, so why not? Since it's children's book, I didn't find any difficulty in understanding the words. Even though some words, or the writing style, is a little bit weird for me. I don't know if it's because it's a British work or because it's an old work. Overall I really enjoyed this book.
On this book, I get to know the characters. There are Julian the oldest, Dick, and Anne. They are siblings who are thirst of adventure. One holiday, their parents suggest them to visit their cousin, Georgina who lives at Kirrin Bay. Unfortunately, Georgina, who prefers to be called as George, is a difficult person. She likes to spend times by herself. She almost look like her father who hates to be disturbed. Unlike them, the mother, Aunt Fanny, is very lovely and understanding. She hopes Julian, Dick, and Anne can change her daughter's behavior.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Penulis: Aly Almario
Penerjemah: Airien Kusumawardani
Tanggal terbit: November 2015
Harga: Rp 45.600 di BukaBuku
Satu-satunya peraturan yang harus aku patuhi adalah: JANGAN JATUH CINTA. Ha! Seolah itu akan terjadi.
Naomi Mikael Perez sedang sibuk menyelesaikan misinya, yaitu menghancurkan hati sang Casanova, Stephen Cruz. Cowok yang telah menjadi temannya sejak SMA itu memang terkenal dengan sikap playboynya. Namun, kali ini Naomi rela bertindak karena Stephen telah menyaiti hati sahabatnya, Kryzel. Well, you'll do anything for your bestie, right? Dalam melakukan misinya, Naomi dibantu oleh KPSC (Koalisi Pembenci Stephen Cruz) yang didominasi oleh Yannie dan France. Dia pun harus menandatangi sebuah perjanjian.
Misi: Menghancurkan Hati Sang Casanova
10 tugas yang harus diselesaikan:
1. Buat dia menyadari kehadiranmu
2. Buat dirimu menonjol dari cewek-cewek lain
3. Dapatkan ajakan untuk berkencan
4. Jadikan kencan tersebut sangat berkesan
5. Buat dia menganggapmu serius
6. Pastikan dia hanya berkencan denganmu
7. Buat dia mengajakmu menemui orangtuanya
8. Buat dia menciummu, ciuman yang tulus
9. Jadilah pacar terbaik yang pernah dia miliki
10. Langkah terakhir: HANCURKAN HATINYA
Ya, itulah yang dirasakan Naomi, dari awal sampai akhir. Begitu banyak alasan dia untuk tidak menghancurkan hati sang Casanova. Tapi, ada alasan penting lain yang membuatnya harus melakukannya. Naomi pun berkali-kali ingin membatalkan kontrak. Selain karena alasan manusiawi, dia akhirnya bisa dekat dengan cowok yang selama ini dia suka, Drew. Anehnya, saat dia berdua dan bermesraan dengan Drew, dia merasa seperti mengkhianati Stephen. Lalu, apa tindakan Naomi selanjutnya?
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Author: Aya Ling
Published: June 10th, 2015
Length: 452 pages [ebook version]
Rating: 3/5 stars
This book was given free by the author in exchange for honest review.
When Kat accidentally rips apart an old picture book, she's magically transported into the world of Cinderella--as Katriona, one of the ugly stepsisters! Life turns upside down now that she’s a highborn lady and must learn how to survive the social season, including how to get through the door in a huge metal hoop skirt. To get back, she'll have to complete the story, right to the end of happily ever after. But the odds are huge: the other stepsister is drop-dead gorgeous, the fairy godmother is nowhere to be found, and the prince, despite being insanely hot, openly dislikes balls. Can she ever return to the modern world?
I didn't expect to love this book. I mean, I knew I was going to like it based on the synopsis 'cause it's my kind of light reading. And there are already a lot of re-telling version of Cinderella. "Why would I love this best?" That's what I thought. I don't really like the cover either. It's less a fairy tale. I won't pick up this book on bookstore if I judge it by the cover. But still, I think the title is quite strong. The Ugly Stepsister. Who would've thought that the stepsister can build an interesting story? Yup, don't expect too much of Cinderella when you read this.
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Published: October 10th, 2013
Length: 337 pages [Kindle Edition]
Rating: 2/5 stars
Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.
Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....
When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .
The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.
Friday, May 1, 2015
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8:05 AM giveaway
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
First media tie-in mass market edition, March 2010
Price: Rp 106.000 (Periplus Online)
Rating: 5/5 stars
SEVENTEEN-year-old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.I think this is the first Sparks' book that I have ever read. How is it? GREAT! I can't think about anything wrong except I had to imagine Ronnie in my head as Miley Cyrus. Yes, I have watched the movie. But I hadn't finished yet. I'm sure I'm not the only one who falls in love with this book. But I dare to give this 5 out of 5 stars. I'll let you know why.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Happy World Book Day, everyone! In the middle of preparing for my very last exam, I decided to accept the challenge hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Well, the challenge is called Top Ten Tuesday. But since I am not sure I have that long list of favorite authors, I'm gonna mention less than 10. Let's see who I come up with.
I thank God you finally become one! :) I can't imagine my life without Harry Potter. I still remember the days where I laid on my bed all days after school just to finish all Harry Potter books. Reading her works feels magical somehow. When she published The Casual Vacancy, I fall in love too. But in different kind of love. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to read The Cuckoo's Calling. One thing I'm sure, I'm looking forward for Harry Potter spin off tv series.
7:49 AM Bookish Top Ten
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Penerbit: Rak Buku
Tanggal terbit: 16 Februari 2015
Harga: Rp 52.000 (BukaBuku)
''Sudah sampaidimana,Ron? Kami sudah di sekolah. Sekarang Vindha sedang memulai 'upacara'-nya. Perasaanku tidak enak, cepatlah datang!''Sesampainya di sekolah, tempat itu sangat sepi. Baron mencari teman-temannya. Tapi, saat dia bertemu Edward, cowok itu malah menyerang Baron! Edward seolah-olah nggak mengenal Baron sama sekali. Tiba-tiba, Adam datang menyelamatkannya. Saat Adam berusaha melompati pagar sekolah untuk mencari bantuan, jiwanya terenggut. Setelah melihat kejadian menyeramkan itu, Baron nggak sadarkan diri. Saat dia terbangun, dia sudah menjadi bagian dari permainan yang diusulkan Vindha, yaitu Hitori Kakurenbo.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Authors: Gayle Forman
Publisher: SPEAK (An imprint of Penguin Group Inc.)
First published in the USA by Dutton Books, 2013
Publication date: August 2013
Price: Rp 292.000 (Periplus Online)
ALLYSON Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase-packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she's not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: twenty-four-hours that will transform Allyson's life. A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the "accidents" of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost... and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Penulis: Veronica Roth
Penerjemah: Esti Buduhabsari
Proofreader: Emi Kusmiati
Penerbit: Mizan Fantasi
Cetakan I, Desember 2014
Tebal: 288 halaman
Harga: Rp 59.000
Dua tahun sebelum Beatrice Prior menentukan takdirnya, putra pemimpin Abnegation melakukan hal yang sama. Tobias Eaton berkhianat dari Abnegation, berpindah ke Dauntless, dan berubah menjadi Four. Mencari kebebasan dan kehidupan yang bebas dari masa lalu. Ternyata di Dauntless pun Four masih meragukan pilihannya. Apalagi secaratak sengaja dia mengetahui persekongkolan antara pemimpin Dauntless dan Erudite. Sementara, sang ibu yang ternyata masih hidup menginginkannya bergabung dengan factionless. Haruskah Four kembali berkhianat? Pantaskah faksi 'tanpa pamrih' yang ternyata menyembunyikan monster sekejam Marcus Eaton diselamatkan? Four dihadapkan pada pilihan sulit. Mungkinkah pengkhianatan memunculkan kebebasan? Four: A Divergent Collection, mengisahkan perjalanan Divergent Trilogy dari sudut pandang Tobias Eaton. Dengan bonus tiga kisah eksklusif bersama Tris. Kisah pelengkap Divergent Trilogy yang romantis dan penuh aksi.
I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that's way more interesting than yours will ever be."
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