Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Book Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan

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BOOK review
Started on: 24 December 2018
Finished on: January 2019

Title: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 497 pages / 491 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: Rp 189,000 (http://www.periplus.com/)

Rating: 4.5/5
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"Myths are simply stories about truths we've forgotten."
Since his mother's mysterious death involving wolves, Magnus Chase lived alone on the streets of Boston trying to survive day by day. Until one day, his uncle named Randolph managed to track him down. Randolph tells him about the fact that Magnus is a son of a Norse god, and all the Viking myths are true. To prevent Ragnarok (the doomsday of all Nine Realms), Magnus must search for a weapon that's been lost for thousands of years—the Sword of Summer. But he never thought that it means Magnus had to die before he is able to fulfill his quest.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday: Largest Books on My TBR

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This topic is actually from November's list of Top 5 Wednesday, but I guess it's okay to do it now. It's very rare for me to read a large book because it usually take me a really long time to finish it. But in this post, I'm going to list some of the longest books that I currently have on my TBR (to-be-read) list. Even though I don't know when I'll read these books, I guess this will be a good reminder that I still have to read them someday. Here are the books, listed from smallest to the largest.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Annual End of Year Book Survey | 2018

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Happy New Year everyoneee!🎉

It's been quite a while since I last wrote a non-review post on this blog. The year 2018 sure goes by really fast! And now we are officially welcoming 2019!🎉 I decided to do this End of Year Book Survey, which I did back in 2014 (you can read the 2014 edition here) because I think it will be a fun way to sum up my reading in 2018. This survey consists of numerous questions about books that will be fun to answer. If you want to join in, you can copy-paste the questions from my blog and post your own! If you're doing this survey, please share the links in the comments below so I can check out some of your favorite books from 2018 😊. Okay, now let's start answering the questions! (*You can also click on the book titles I mentioned to see my review on it 😉)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Book Review: The Ten Commandments by Kevin DeYoung

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BOOK review
Started on: 12 December 2018
Finished on: 19 December 2018

Title: The Ten Commandments
Author: Kevin DeYoung
Publisher: Crossway
Pages: 208 pages / 208 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2018
Price: Rp 267,067 (https://www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 5/5
*This e-book is received as a review copy from Crossway
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"Studying the Ten Commandments reveals the very heart of human rebellion: we don't like God telling us what we can and cannot do."
Kevin DeYoung is the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan. In this book, he delivers critical truth about the Ten Commandments as he makes clear what they are, why we should know them, and how to apply them in our daily lives. The way Kevin DeYoung writes it will help you understand and have the right heart and mindset to obey God's law.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Book Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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BOOK review
Started on: 6 December 2018
Finished on: 11 December 2018

Title: Finding Audrey
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 286 pages / 288 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: Rp 124,000 (http://periplus.com/)

Rating: 4/5
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"It won't be for ever. You'll be in the dark for as long as it takes and then you'll come out."
Due to an incident that happened at school, Audrey now suffered from a Social Anxiety Disorder that made her unable to leave the house. She can't even take off her dark glasses inside the house because eye contact gave her anxiety. Until one day, her brother's friend, Linus, stumbles into her life. Her encounter with Linus slowly draws Audrey out of her shell. And this is her journey of rediscovering herself and slowly figuring out how to interact with other people again.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Book Review: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

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BOOK review
Started on: 24 November 2018
Finished on: 5 December 2018

Title: The Bullet Journal Method
Author: Ryder Carroll
Publisher: Portfolio
Pages: 310 pages / 336 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2018
Price: Rp 317,000 (http://periplus.com/)

Rating: 4/5
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"Each Bullet Journal becomes another volume in the story of your life. Does it represent the life you want to live? If not, then leverage the lessons you've learned to change the narrative in the next volume."
Ryder Carroll has tried numerous organizing systems over the years, both offline and online, but none truly fits the way his mind works. Then he developed a method called the Bullet Journal, that finally helped him become consistently focused and effective with his organization. Ryder Carroll slowly shared his system with friends who needed it, and then it went viral. Just a few years later, Bullet Journaling has become a global movement and this book will guide you through the thinking process behind the Bullet Journal method.

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