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Friday, October 31, 2014

October Wrap-Up // November TBR | 2014

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October is finally over, and exciting things happened to me this month! I'm glad I was quite productive with my blog posts this month, even though in terms of reading it's more or less the same as last month. I guess I could say that going on a-week holiday trip is one of the reason why my reading progress slowed down a bit; because while I was in South Korea, I didn't read one bit (I even left my Kindle at home - which was unintentional). I read a total of 6 books this month, which was okay, even though there's no development from last month. So here are the books I've read and reviewed this month, non-review posts in October, and a list of books I'm planning to read in November.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 2014: Book Haul

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I didn't intend on buying any books this month, but look what I've got! ㅠㅠ Some books I actually acquired late September, but I will include them in this post anyway. Some I got free from publishers, but mostly I bought them myself. There are 5 Indonesian books and 3 English books in the pile; and I actually have finished 2 of them—which reduces the amount of books added to my ever-growing TBR pile. I personally think it's a good book haul this month, because there are lots of books I'm excited to read. So let me introduce you to my new books ;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You'd Recommend for Halloween

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The last topic for this month's Top 5 Wednesday is actually a bit challenging for me; because I have to choose Top 5 Books You'd Recommend for Halloween. Even though I never celebrated Halloween, I know that this celebration is related to something scary, eerie, and things like that. The first thing that came to mind are books within the horror/thriller genre; but to be honest, I rarely read books with that genre. So this week's topic is a bit tough for me; but I managed to find some books that I think are perfect for the Halloween season—even though I haven't read some of them yet. Here's the list in no particular order.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Book Review: Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

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BOOK review
Started on: 14.October.2014
Finished on: 17.October.2014

Title : Four: A Divergent Story Collection
Author : Veronica Roth
Publisher : HarperCollins
Pages : 177 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication : 2014
Price : $ 15.57 (www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 4/5
*for those who haven't read the trilogy, this review may contain spoiler.
Review for Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth
Review for Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
Review for Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth
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Four: A Divergent Collection contains 4 short stories written in the perspective of Four/Tobias Eaton. In my opinion, it is better to read the trilogy first before going into this book; because without understanding the world and what happened in the trilogy, I think it will be quite confusing. And I'm actually a bit ashamed for taking such a long time to finish this short book. I guess it's because I already knew most of the things told in this book from the trilogy; but this time, we get to see what Four's thoughts are and how he felt about certain things. I am going to briefly summarize each story and then write a short review about what I think about this book :))

Friday, October 24, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Home by Adeliany Azfar

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BOOK review
Started on: 12.October.2014
Finished on: 13.October.2014

Judul Buku : Sweet Home
Penulis : Adeliany Azfar
Penerbit : Penerbit Haru
Tebal : 360 Halaman
Tahun Terbit: 2014
Harga: Rp 45,900 (http://www.pengenbuku.net/)

Rating: 3/5
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"Mendadak, semuanya menjadi jelas untukku. Ini adalah tahun terburuk yang akan kujalani. Aku tak tahu apa bisa melaluinya atau tidak. Tanpa Matt. Tanpa Mary. Ditambah lagi, entah mengapa, aku memiliki firasat kalau cowok kekanakan bernama Tyler alias Ty alias Mr. Alien ini akan merecoki hidupku."
Kehidupan Emily Cox berubah suram semenjak sahabat sekaligus tetangganya, Mary, harus pindah ke kota lain; dan ia baru saja putus dari pacar sekaligus teman masa kecilnya, Matt. Mengingat kebiasaannya menulis surat dalam pesawat kertas dan menerbangkannya ke teras kamar Mary, Emily menulis semua keluh kesahnya dan menerbangkan sejumlah pesawat ke kamar yang sudah kosong itu. Tidak Emily ketahui sebelumnya bahwa keluarga Adams akan menjadi tetangganya yang baru. Saat Emily hendak memungut semua pesawat kertasnya, ia malah bertemu dengan lelaki iseng yang mengaku sebagai seorang alien. Mr. Alien itu kemudian ia kenal sebagai salah satu anak keluarga Adams, lelaki bernama Tyler yang akan mengusik kehidupan Emily.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Titles

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Although I might be away on my holiday trip, I already scheduled this post so I won't miss this week's Top 5 Wednesday. This week's topic is actually a bit difficult for me; which is choosing Top 5 Favorite Titles. I've read plenty of books and have certainly came across many amazing book titles. So I've narrowed them down and choose the ones that are most memorable, beautiful, and felt intriguing to me. Without further delay, here's the list!

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