Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

[Conclusion in English at the bottom of the post] Sang heroine dalam kisah ini adalah Catherine Morland, seorang gadis tujuh belas tahun yang naif dan tidak berpengalaman, serta hobi membaca terutama novel-novel gothic. Ia belum pernah mencicipi dunia di luar kampung halamannya di Fullerton. Sampai suatu ketika Mr. dan Mrs. Allen, teman dekat keluarga Morland; … Continue reading Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

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Character Thursday [8]: The Thorpes of Northanger Abbey

Isabella & John Thorpe, from Northanger Abbey Pernah punya kawan yang menyebalkan? Catherine Morland masih sangat muda, tujuh belas tahun, ketika mengenal Isabella Thorpe, dan kakak lelakinya, John Thorpe. Mula-mulanya Isabella bersikap sangat manis pada Catherine, sehingga Catherine yang polos tidak mempunyai pikiran buruk apapun terhadap Isabella, dan mereka pun menjadi sahabat yang tak terpisahkan. … Continue reading Character Thursday [8]: The Thorpes of Northanger Abbey

Wishful Wednesday [6]

Haiiii, I'm back at Wishful Wednesday!!! *heboh sendiri* Setelah vakum berminggu-minggu, ini dia buku yang lagi saya pengenin banget: Sinopsis dari Goodreads: Tintin The Complete Companion starts where Tintin and the World of Herge stooped. An overview of the world famous comic character and of his adventures through the 23 titles of the complete oeuvre, … Continue reading Wishful Wednesday [6]

Pangeran Bahagia – Oscar Wilde

[Conclusion in English at the bottom of the post] Dongeng untuk segala usia. Buku tipis yang berisi lima cerita pendek karya Oscar Wilde ini sungguh sayang untuk dilewatkan dan menyenangkan untuk dibaca berulang-ulang. Lewat untaian kata-kata yang indah, cenderung tragis, dan penuh sindiran, Wilde berusaha mengajak pembaca untuk berhenti dan merenungkan apa artinya menjadi manusia … Continue reading Pangeran Bahagia – Oscar Wilde

Visual Tour on Northanger Abbey

This is my entry for A Classics Challenge's June prompt. The theme this month is Visual Tour, which I did with my latest classics read, Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. What exactly is a Visual Tour? A series of images that closely represents how you see the scene or description. It doesn't have to absolutely follow … Continue reading Visual Tour on Northanger Abbey

Classic Author of June 2012: Rudyard Kipling

Pertama-tama, maafkan saya atas post yang sangat terlambat ini T__T *** Banyak dari kita yang familiar dengan kisah Mowgli si anak manusia yang dibesarkan oleh makhluk-makhluk rimba, melalui film kartun The Jungle Book versi Disney. Versi asli dongeng anak-anak yang ditulis oleh Rudyard Kipling ini tidak se”manis” versi Disney. Saya baru membaca separuh dari The … Continue reading Classic Author of June 2012: Rudyard Kipling

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Surabaya, Indonesia, June 18th, 2012 Dear friend, I’ve just read a wonderful book called “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” a few weeks ago, and I thought that I’d write a personal letter to you recommending it. What first comes to your mind when you hear “World War II”? War must mean blood, … Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

#13 Date a Girl who Reads

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“Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her…

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I’m joining A Victorian Celebration for June-July 2012!

I’m always excited for reading events and challenges, especially in the Classics genre. So when I found out about Allie’s A Victorian Celebration, I finally decided to join even though I was hesitant at first. I’ve always loved literature works from the nineteenth century, and literature works during the Victorian era (1837-1901) shouldn't be so … Continue reading I’m joining A Victorian Celebration for June-July 2012!

Fiksi Lotus, Vol. 1: Kumpulan Cerpen Klasik Dunia

[Conclusion in English at the bottom of this post] Jika buku diibaratkan makanan, maka buku ini tampilannya memikat dan menggugah selera. Diangkat dari situs cerita pendek klasik Fiksi Lotus yang diprakarsai Maggie Tiojakin, Fiksi Lotus Vol. 1 membukukan beberapa cerpen pilihan dari situs tersebut. Tidak kurang dari 14 cerpen dikumpulkan dalam buku setebal 184 halaman … Continue reading Fiksi Lotus, Vol. 1: Kumpulan Cerpen Klasik Dunia