WWW Wednesday (31 July 2013)

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?



What are you currently reading ?
I'm reading Come Back To Me by Coleen Patrick which is a review book from Netgalley.









[Review] The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

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Title of the Book : The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Author : Mark Haddon
Publisher : Vintage

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Musing Mondays #5 (29 July 2013)

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Musing Mondays is a meme which hosted by Should Be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
My musing :

I want to tell you about my obsession over a book from S.A.S.S. series that I've been searching for. Its title is French Kissmas by Catherine Hapka.

Sundays in Bed with ... A Really Awesome Mess

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This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Sundays In Bed With ... is about sharing what book you are reading/wish to read in bed Sunday morning. 

Midnight Book Girl

Today is my last Sunday living in Bandung! I'll be back home soon. Yes! I try my best enjoying the weekend by snuggling in bed, reading a book, and drink hot chocolate. This Sunday I'm reading A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook & Brendan Halpin. I got a free copy of it from Netgalley.com. I'm almost done reading this book and so far, I like this book. I'm bonding with the characters sometimes it feels like I'm a part of their unique group. Nice weekend.

[Review] The Book of Secret - Elizabeth Joy Arnold

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Title of Book : The Book of Secret
Author : Elizabeth Joy Arnold
Author website : Elizabeth Joy Arnold
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell
Published date : 2nd July 2013

After more than twenty years of marriage, Chloe Sinclair comes home one night to find that her husband, Nate, is gone. All he has left behind is a cryptic note explaining that he's returned to their childhood town, a place Chloe never wants to see again.  While trying to reach Nate, Chloe stumbles upon a notebook tucked inside his antique copy of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Written in code, the pages contain long-buried secrets from their past, and clues to why he went home after all these years. As Chloe struggles to decipher the notebook's hidden messages, she revisits the seminal moments of their youth: the day she met the enigmatic Sinclair children and the increasingly dangerous games they played to escape their troubled childhoods; the first time Nate kissed her, camped out on the beach like Robinson Crusoe; and the elaborate plan she and Nate devised, inspired by "Romeo and Juliet, " to break away from his oppressive father. As the reason for Nate's absence comes to light, the truth will forever shatter everything Chloe knows--about her husband, his family, and herself.

[Review] Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl

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Title of Book : Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama


"Kau lihat tombol hijau ini?
Aku harus menekannya pada detik yang tepat."
Lanjutan kisah Charlie dan Pabrik Cokelat Ajaib
Mr. Wonka memang jenius kalau menyangkut soal cokelat, tapi Charlie dan keluarganya sedikit pun tidak mempercayai kemampuannya dalam soal terbang. Terutama kalau yang diterbangkannya elevator kaca yang yang melesat tak terkendali ke luar angkasa. Tapi hidup tak pernah membosankan dengan Mr. Wonka, dan kalau gara-gara dirinya mereka jadi terlibat masalah, ia akan bisa membereskannya. Betul, kan?

[Review] How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

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Title of Book : How to Train Your Dragon
Author : Cressida Cowell
Publisher : Mizan Fantasi


Apa sih bayangan kamu tentang orang Viking? Nih, ada beberapa jawaban: mereka adalah pelaut ulung, kuat, pemberani, tapi juga berangasan. Nyaris nggak ada orang Viking yang kurus, lemah, dan canggung. Nyaris...
Kamu belum ketemu Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, sih... Hiccup adalah anak Viking yang paling enggak-Viking-banget, kurus kering, lemah, dan nggak terampil berkelahi. Pokoknya bertolak belakang dengan 99,9 persen orang Viking lainnya, deh!
Padahal Hiccup adalah anak Kepala Suku Hooligan Berbulu, yang wajib ikut Program Inisiasi Naga dan harus mencari naga pendamping. Tapi, yang dia dapat hanyalah Toothless alias naga ompong. Bisakah Hiccup lulus inisiasi dan jadi penerus ayahnya? Terus, bagaimana nanti kalau Naga Monster Lautus Maximus mencoba menelan seluruh sukunya?
Waktunya bagi Hiccup belajar jadi Pahlawan, meski harus jatuh bangun dan mengalami kekonyolan demi kekonyolan.

[Review] 4:50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie

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Title of Book : 4.50 from Paddington
Author : Agatha Christie
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama


Tak ada yang percaya ketika Mrs. McGillicuddy melapor baru saja melihat seorang wanita dicekik di dalam gerbong kelas satu, di kereta api yang berjalan sejajar dengan kereta api yang ditumpanginya.
Tak ada, kecuali sahabatnya, Jane Marple.
Tak adanya mayat yang ditemukan tidak menghalangi Miss Marple memanfaatkan bakat khususnya untuk menyelidiki kejahatan yang luar biasa ini.
Tapi bahkan dia pun tak sanggup mencegah pembunuhan berikutnya.

Summer Reading Redux, Booking Through Thrusday

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Do your reading habits change in the summer? Do you take your books outside more? Do you curl up in the air conditioning? Do you read fluff instead of serious books? Are you too busy playing in the sun or gardening or whatever to read much at all?
The answer is YES! especially this summer. Usually, I'll get more time to read and I get to finish many books. But this summer, I have to do internship for university credits and it takes a lot of my time. So I don't spend much time to read :(.

Do you have to do internship and don't get much time to read too?


WWW Wednesday (17 July 2013)

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?



What are you currently reading ?
I'm reading The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time by Mark Haddon for July keyword reading challenge, and I'm also still reading The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice (I don't think I could finish this one, God help me!).









[Review] The Pelican Brief - John Grisham

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Title of Book : The Pelican Brief
Author  : John Grisham
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dua orang hakim agung Amerika dibunuh dengan darah dingin. Pembunuhnya lolos tanpa jejak. Tak ada petunjuk, siapa dalang di balik peristiwa itu. Sementara itu, di New Orleans, seorang mahasiswi hukum membuat analisis kasus tersebut. Semuanya hanya berdasarkan dugaan brilian dan perkiraan, namun bagi pihak di Washington, analisis Darby Shaw yang kemudian dikenal sebagai Pelican Brief merupakan kejutan besar yang membahayakan. Dan tiba-tiba Darby mendapati dirinya diburu oleh seseorang - seseorang yang telah melakukan kejahatan besar dan tak ingin rahasianya terbongkar.

Musing Mondays #4 (15 July 2013)

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Musing Mondays is a meme which hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today’s Musing Mondays asks…
What do you think of books that give you recommended reading lists? Do you read them? Do you use their suggestions? Why/why not?{eg. “THE BOOK OF BOOKS: The Continuously Updated Book Guide to Recommended Reading...” or “BOOK LUST” by Nancy Pearl}

My answer :

Honestly, this is the first time I know that there are books which give reading list recommendation. So, no, I don't read them because I've never found one of those books. But if I ever found that kind of book, I think I would read it. Just out of curiosity. That doesn't mean that I will surely use their suggestion. It still depends on what kind of books that they suggest. I open to any kind of books but sometimes I could get a bit picky. Like Goodreads' recommendation list, I'll still look for the information of the books they suggest and decide whether those books fit my taste or not.


How about you ? feel free to share your answer in the comment below or leave a link to your Musing Mondays :)


[Review] Two-way Street - Lauren Barnholdt

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Title of Book : Two-way Street
Author : Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher : Simon Pulse

There are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

WWW Wednesday (10 July 2013)

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?



What are you currently reading ?
I'm reading The Dr Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby. I got a free copy of it from the author last month and I forgot about it so, I guess I have to finish it as soon as possible. Still reading The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold though. Haven't finished it yet and I'm also still reading The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.








Favorite Series ... [July 9, 2013]

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Some of the books I've read are series. There's a time when I really enjoy the series and sometimes I have to  bear reading a not-good book just so I could finish the series. I have the habit to finish the series even though one of the book or even the entire series suck. So, I want to share the series that I enjoy (so far).

4 Seasons (?) by Ilana Tan
I'm not sure about how to call this series. Consists of Spring in London, Summer in Seoul, Autumn in Paris, and Winter in Tokyo. Each books has their own main character and they are connected indirectly to the characters from the other book. Ilana Tan is an Indonesian author. I read them when I was in high school. I think this is a good teen series written by an Indonesian author.

Hannibal Lecter Series by Thomas Harris
I love Hannibal Lecter (is it weird that I fancy him?). He's a legendary serial killer. My favorite book from the series is The Silence of The Lambs. Even though Hannibal Rising disappoints me, I can stand reading it because I want to know the horrible dark past of Hannibal and (of course) I love Hannibal Lecter.

Musing Mondays #3 (8 July 2013)

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Musing Mondays is a meme which hosted by Should Be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
My musing :

I missed last week Sundays in Bed meme :(. That happened because last weekend I took my time exploring the city. So, by the time I got home I was tired. But, I had such a great time. I went to Sunday market (I ate a lot there. haha),  geological museum, and the city's mall.

[Review] To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

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Title of book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Qanita

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice—but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many dis-tinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication with this special hardcover edition.

Friday Finds #2 (5 July 2013)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!
Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.

My finds this week:

A Really Awesome Mess by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin

Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt


Patriotism, Booking Through Thursday

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So, Fourth of July here in the USA … Do you ever read books that could be considered patriotic? Rousing stories of heroes? History? Brave countrymen & women doing bold things?
What would you recommend if somebody asked you for something patriotic–no matter what your country?
Be as specific or as general as you like?

Patriotism ? I don't think I ever read books that could be considered patriotic. Heroes ? nope. History? I don't think so. So far, my have-read and TBR list is full of fantasy, dystopian, paranormal, YA, chick lit, mystery, detective. Hmm ... Could The Lord of The Rings trilogy be count as patriotic books? Anyway, I'm open to any patriotic books. How about you ? Have you read those kind of books? or maybe you could recommend me a good patriotic book? :)


WWW Wednesday (3 July 2013)

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?



What are you currently reading ?
I'm reading The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Joy Arnold. So far, I like it. very much! and I'm also reading The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. I haven't finished it yet :P









[Review] Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks

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Title of book: Safe Haven
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.