Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Over 500 Pages

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We're at the last Top 5 Wednesday for this month! And this week's topic is to choose Top 5 Books Over 500 Pages. I really wish I had read a lot more thick books that are over 500 pages, but it turns out I don't have that many to choose from. I actually really love thick books, because there can be lots of in depth development for the characters and the story as well. However, they do took much longer to readespecially books in English. But I really enjoyed reading these thick books that I'm going to list in this post, in no particular order ;))

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Movie Adaptation Review: Mockingjay Part 1

image source: here. edited by me.
MOVIE ADAPTATION of Mockingjay Part 1
"Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!"
Katniss Everdeen is back, and is more rebellious than ever! I'm not really sure how to react towards this movie, but after I finished watching I was like 'wow that was intensely emotional'. I actually watched the movie with my family, and my dad slept (even snored) in the theater ㅋㅋ. So don't go watch this movie expecting an action-packed movie, because there won't be as much action scenes compared to the previous two. And don't even think about watching this movie if you haven't seen the first two, or at least read the trilogy; because you might end up like my dad. Now here goes my (hopefully) non-spoiling review on the movie adaptation of Mockingjay Part 1. (oh but it may give spoilers if you haven't read the book/watch the previous two books)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

BOOK review
Started on: 18.October.2014 / 12.November.2014
Finished on: 20.November.2014

Title : Gone Girl
Author : Gillian Flynn
Publisher : Crown
Pages : 566 pages / 368 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication : 2014
Price : $ 9.91 (www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 5/5
*I tried my best not to spoil anything in this review.
"It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.
And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don't have genuine souls.
It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I'm not a real person and neither is anyone else.
I would have done anything to feel real again."
Nick Dunne has been married to Amy Elliot Dunne for five years now; but on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, his wife went missing. And as the police investigates for clues, they discovered Amy's present for Nick for their anniversary. Like she always did, this year Amy made another treasure hunt for Nick, taking him to places which held memories for them both. However, as the investigation goes on, Nick was accused as the suspect of Amy's disappearance. Declaring that he didn't murder his wife, Nick wanted to prove his innocence and went on his own investigation.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Review: Heart and Soul by Windhy Puspitadewi

BOOK review
Started on: 11.November.2014
Finished on: 11.November.2014

Judul Buku : Heart and Soul
Penulis : Windhy Puspitadewi
Penerbit : GagasMedia
Tebal : 334 Halaman
Tahun Terbit: 2014
Harga: Rp 45,900 (http://www.pengenbuku.net/)

Rating: 4/5
"Aku tidak suka jika ada orang yang bisa membaca pikiranku seperti itu. Bagaimana dia bisa tahu? Bagaimana dia bisa tahu semuanya, padahal kami baru saja bertemu? Bagaimana bisa aku merasa dia sudah mengenalku jauh sebelum kami bertemu? Bagaimana bisa dia sepertinya hampir tahu semua tentangku, tapi aku hanya sedikit tahu tentangnya? Dan, bagaimana bisa sekarang aku jadi merasa ingin tahu semua hal tentang dirinya?"
Kepergian Ayah dari keluarga Erika membuat gadis itu kehilangan segalanya dan menjadi sebatang kara. Semenjak Ibu meninggal, Erika yang hidup sendirian kemudian tinggal dengan tetangganya yang dengan senang hati menerimanya. Di rumah itu Erika tinggal dengan sahabatnya sejak kecil, Aro, bersama Tante Flora dan Om Herman. Akibat masa lalunya yang penuh luka, Erika sulit membuka diri terhadap orang lain; sehingga ia hanya punya Linda sebagai sahabatnya. Di mata orang lain, Erika akan terlihat tidak ramah dan sering berkata-kata tajam. Namun seorang murid baru bernama Leo perlahan-lahan berhasil meruntuhkan pertahanan Erika; karena Leo seolah mengenalnya lebih dari Erika mengenal dirinya sendiri.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Review: Cheeky Romance by Kim Eun Jeong

BOOK review
Started on: 6.November.2014
Finished on: 10.November.2014

Judul Buku : Cheeky Romance (발칙한 연애)
Penulis : Kim Eun Jeong (김은정)
Penerbit : Penerbit Haru
Tebal : 447 Halaman
Tahun Terbit: 2014
Harga: Rp 58,650 (http://www.pengenbuku.net/)

Rating: 5/5
"Ini bukan hanya kesialan yang bertubi-tubi, tetapi seperti mendapat kesialan seumur hidup dalam satu hari. Ia tidak pernah mengira akan mengalami masalah yang serius dengan faktor keberuntungannya seperti ini."
Yoo Chae adalah seorang reporter yang sedang berusaha keras untuk mendapatkan acara tetapnya sendiri. Ia sudah cukup sial saat kekasihnya, Hee Jae berselingkuh dengan wanita lain; tetapi ternyata nasib buruknya masih terus berlanjut. Saat ia sedang siarang langsung di sebuah restoran, seorang dokter kandungan bernama So Yoon Pyo salah sangka mengiranya hamil, dan marah-marah karena Yoo Chae mengkonsumsi makanan yang buruk bagi bayi dalam kandungan. Sejak hari itu, Yoo Chae dikenal sebagai 'Ibu Hamil Nasional' dan memperoleh perhatian dari banyak orang. Dan kejadian itu bukanlah kali terakhir Yoo Chae bertemu dengan penyebab kesialannya, dokter So Yoon Pyo.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Trip to 서울 Seoul, South Korea (Part 2) ♥ + Experience and Tips

image credit: Ivonna @ TheHottestKpop

So here we are in the 2nd and final part of my trip to South Korea. I still have Day 4-Day7 left to talk about, but I think in the last few days we didn't do much exploring. After finished recapping all the places I went to in South Korea, at the end of this post I will conclude my feelings about the trip, what I liked and disliked, and maybe some helpful tips that I experienced. Without further introduction, let's get started with Day 4.

*oh, and this second part will be much (much) longer than the first one.

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