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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2013
I'd like to greet everyone who also celebrates Chinese New Year ^^ Hopefully everyone will be blessed with prosperity, health, and happiness through this year as well. Today I'm celebrating with my big family, having feasts together and catch-up with each other's lives - not to forget, I received a lot of red envelopes! Hopefully I won't be too greedy and spend too much money too soon; I really want to start saving my money for better purposes. Talking about Chinese New Year, there's good things and bad things I'd like to share: Book Haul & New Semester. So, here it goes :)
This stack of books is actually my book haul from around last month until just recently. No doubt, I lost myself and bought so many books. My reading speed seems unable to catch up with my book-shopping speed; that's the main cause of my mountain-like TBR pile. Even so, these are books that I can't resist and I felt like I have to buy them - read them too, for sure. There are also some more books, but I haven't got a chance to take a picture. For complete list of my book haul, I've written them in the list below - together with the goodreads links. :)
1. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Kembalinya Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2. A Study in Scarlet (Penelusuran Benang Merah) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3. His Last Bow (Salam Terakhir Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 4. The Sign of Four (Empat Pemburu Harta) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 5. The Valley of Fear (Lembah Ketakutan) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 6. The Hounds of Baskerville (Anjing Setan) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 7. The Giver by Lois Lowry 8. Habibie & Ainun by Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie 9. Oppa & I: Love Missions by Orizuka & Lia Indra Andriana *(Review) 10. The Silence of the Lambs (Domba-Domba Telah Membisu) by Thomas Harris 11. Hannibal Rising (Awal Mula Hannibal) by Thomas Harris 12. Fatbulous by Fidriwida (bonus from pengenbuku! thankyou!^^) 13. Cheeky Romance by Kim Eun Jeong 14. 4 Ways to Get a Wife by Hyun Go Wun 15. Love, Hate & Hocus-Pocus by Karla M. Nashar *(Review) 16. Love, Curse & Hocus-Pocus by Karla M. Nashar *(Review) 17. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr 18. Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
I decided to buy all the re-released Sherlock Holmes by Gramedia - just because I cannot resist! I will read them soon, but not yet - because there's still many more waiting. And I also finally got Habibie & Ainun that I've been dying to read :D The book is borrowed by a friend right now, but I'll directly read it when she's finished. I also tried buying Thomas Harris' books about Hannibal (which I've heard from years ago in a movie); I was quite scared to buy these books at first, but my temptation wins... always.
I'm starting my 6th semester this year, and it started off pretty badly. The system in my university is still very bad and unstable - which always irritates me every year. And it turns out, my registered classes didn't get registered in the system - so my name doesn't show up in any of the absence book. I almost had the thought "maybe I should take a semester off?" :p Well, it's literally nightmare, because I have to take care of everything at the academic support and tells every lecturer about the problem, and so on... These kind of things stressed me out; but hopefully, good things would come out of bad things. Blessing in disguise : } Anyway, I hope this semester would be a good one - and I hope I can learn many things this year as well :))