Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Book Review: Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials by Dave Furman

BOOK review
Started on: 1 March 2018
Finished on: 7 March 2018

Title : Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials
Author : Dave Furman
Publisher : Crossway
Pages : 160 pages / 190 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication : 2018
Price : Rp 188,982 (https://www.bookdepository.com/)

Rating: 5/5
*This e-book is received as a review copy from Crossway
"Don't read this book to merely gain knowledge or a quick fix, but to truly understand and live out the psalmist's cry, 'It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.'"
We usually use the term 'wave' to identify the struggles we go through in life. That's why I was instantly intrigued when I read the title of this book, Kiss the Wave. Right from the start, it's stated that if you're looking for a quick solution for your current suffering, this book is not for you. Instead of giving tips and tricks on how to diminish the afflictions we're facing, this book will give us guidance on how to embrace God—in and through our trials.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Book Review: Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

BOOK review
Started on: 20 February 2018
Finished on: 28 February 2018

Title : Surprise Me
Author : Sophie Kinsella
Publisher : The Dial Press
Pages :  432 pages / 448 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication : 2018
Price : Rp 235,000 (http://www.periplus.com/)

Rating: 3.5/5

"I thought I knew everything about my husband and he knew everything about me...
We've always been that couple. Blended. Intertwined. We read each other's thoughts. We finished each other's sentences. I thought we couldn't surprise each other any more.
Well, that shows how much I knew."
On their 10th wedding anniversary, Sylvie and Dan went on a medical check up together. The result was extremely good, and the doctor stated that the two of them will be able to live for a very long time. The doctor even predicted that they will be married for another 68 years! Over the past decade, they've had a happy marriage. Both seems to know one another too well, they can finish each other sentences, and are able to predict what the other person is thinking. But it just dawned on them, that they will have to spend more than half a century long together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Movie Adaptation Review: Molly's Game

image source: here. edited by me.
Adapted from Molly's Game by Molly Bloom
"I was raised to be a champion. My goal was to win. At what and against whom, those were just details."
The other day my boyfriend took me to watch this movie at the theater. We were quite intrigued by this movie because the ratings are pretty decent—82% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.6 on IMDB. After doing some research, I found out that this movie is based on an autobiography written by Molly Bloom herself about her life that changed drastically from a pro skier to someone who hosts one of the most exclusive underground poker in the world. I didn't expect to enjoy this movie as much as I did (because I rarely watch any biography movies), but I think this movie is really good! So here's my non-spoiling review for the movie adaptation of Molly's Game.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

February 2018 Book Haul


The second month of the year is over already 😱; so now it's time to recap the books that I've got during February. Starting this month, I will also include the new ebooks that I got—because lately I've really embraced the idea of ebooks and trying to be content with not having a physical copy. I want to include it here so I can keep count of the books that I added to my TBR 😁. In February, I bought 4 books and also acquired 4 ebooks (6 non-fiction and 2 fiction). There's only 1 Indonesian book from the pile, and there's also 1 sponsored/review book. Here they are!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

BOOK review
Started on: 10 February 2018
Finished on: 19 February 2018

Title : Little Fires Everywhere
Author : Celeste Ng
Publisher : Penguin Press
Pages :  352 pages / 348 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication : 2017
Price : Rp 341,000 (https://www.periplus.com/)

Rating: 5/5

"Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way."
In Shaker Heights, everything seems to be planned and in order. Elena Richardson is a good representation of Shaker Heights, because her principle is to live according to the rules and plans that she has made. But then, her other house was rented by a woman named Mia Warren, an enigmatic photographer and a single mother, who's been constantly moving places every time she finishes a project. When they settled down in Shaker Heights, Mia's daughter, Pearl, found herself enjoying her time at the Richardsons' house together with the children. Unfortunately, the good relationship between these two families didn't seem to last long.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Anticipated Book to Movie Adaptations in 2018

image source: here. edited by me.
In the past few years, there are so many movies that are adapted from books. I used to write a bunch of movie adaptation reviews on this blog, but I didn't do it for the past 2 years or so—even though I watched quite a lot of book-to-movie adaptations. This year, I'm trying to get back on track and write reviews for the movie adaptations that I watched. To make things easier, I'm going to list the movie adaptations that I'm excited to watch in 2018 here. If you have any movie adaptation suggestions that I missed in this post, please share it in the comments below 😁😁 *There will be several of images and videos, so please be patient with the loading.

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