50,000 views! Thank you! ♥

I just wanna say "THANK YOU" to my blog's awesome readers, followers and commenters. I just reached a blogging milestone, which is 50,000 views! \^0^/ Again, THANK YOU! *peluk Ben* #eh *peluk satu-satu* X)

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Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] “Kalau kamu ingin potret tentang masa depan itu, bayangkanlah sepatu bot yang menginjak wajah manusia—selama-lamanya.” Selamat datang di Oceania. Tempat dimana Bung Besar berkuasa. Tempat dimana PERANG IALAH DAMAI, KEBEBASAN ADALAH PERBUDAKAN, dan KEBODOHAN IALAH KEKUATAN. Tempat dimana segala gerak-gerikmu diawasi oleh teleskrin. Tempat dimana perbendaharaan kata dalam bahasa … Continue reading Nineteen-Eighty Four – George Orwell

Hobi Membaca Sehatkan Fisik dan Mental

Luckty Si Pustakawin

Kompas.com – Membaca memang kebiasaan yang baik karena akan memperluas pengetahuan. Tetapi hobi membaca, terutama buku bagus, punya manfaat lebih dari itu karena menyehatkan mental dan fisik.

Di era twitter dan pesan pendek seperti saat ini, tingkat konsentrasi seseorang untuk membaca dalam waktu lama sudah jauh berkurang. Karenanya membaca novel atau buku bisa menjadi penawar.

Ahli saraf Baroness Susan Greenfield mengatakan, membaca bisa memperpanjang rentang perhatian pada anak-anak dan meningkatkan kemampuan mereka untuk berpikir jernih.

“Sebuah cerita memiliki awal, pertengahan, dan akhir. Sebuah struktur yang akan merangsang otak kita untuk berpikir dalam sebuah urutan, menghubungan sebab, akibat, dan keterkaitan. Makin sering dilakukan makin baik,” kata Greenfield.

Membaca juga akan memperkaya hubungan karena meningkatkan pemahaman kita pada kebudayaan lain dan membantu kita belajar berempati.

Penelitian baru yang dilakukan tim dari University of Michigan menemukan bahwa dalam 10 tahun terakhir ini, di mana perkembangan teknologi informasi sangat pesat, terjadi penurunan empati di…

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My Favorite Classic Book: The Classics Club August meme

Yeah I know August is almost over! But when I still got time, I want to share my favorite classic for The Classic Club’s August meme. Like many other Classic Clubbers who had difficult time deciding which classic work is their most favorite, I had it too, but then managed to choose ONE that is, … Continue reading My Favorite Classic Book: The Classics Club August meme

Rahasia Meede: Misteri Harta Karun VOC – E.S. Ito

Serangkaian pembunuhan tokoh penting Indonesia. Harta karun peninggalan VOC yang terpendam di perut bumi Jakarta. Batu Noah Gultom, wartawan koran Indonesiaraya. Rafael, Erick, dan Robert, tiga orang peneliti asal Belanda. Cathleen Zwinkel, mahasiswa master yang sedang menyelesaikan tesis tentang sejarah ekonomi kolonial. Dan Attar Malaka alias Kalek, seorang anarkis yang diberitakan telah terbunuh tetapi sebenarnya … Continue reading Rahasia Meede: Misteri Harta Karun VOC – E.S. Ito

Focus On: Book Blogs

Great post for book bloggers and book blogger-to-be!

The Daily Post

Who says the internet has destroyed books? With the proliferation of book blogs, bookworms are more influential (and social) than ever before. I’m a complete nerd for book blogs, and have tried book blogging myself…without much success. My mistake was I just posted a bunch of lengthy reviews of books I’d read, which I now realize weren’t very interesting to my readers unless they happened to have read those books themselves. Popular book bloggers do a lot more with their content, and here are some things I’ve since learned from them:

  • Blog about books everyone is reading now, or will be reading soon. More readers will take part in a conversation about a book they’re excited about, too.
  • Blog about books everyone has already read. Posts about books that you loved in childhood (or despised in high school) will reach a wide audience. Certain books – The Very…

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A Bookish Quote from The Catcher in the Rye

This post is written to enter the August prompt of November's Autumn's A Classics Challenge. This month's prompt is to share a memorable Quote ... or a few of them from what you're currently reading. Try to select one that are not so well-known but, of course, if you can't help yourself share it too! … Continue reading A Bookish Quote from The Catcher in the Rye

Character Thursday (10): Big Brother of 1984

BIG BROTHER (diterjemahkan ke bahasa Indonesia sebagai Bung Besar) adalah sosok diktator tunggal dalam novel 1984 karya George Orwell. Konon wajah Bung Besar menghiasi poster-poster di seantero Oceania dan layar-layar teleskrin raksasa di Victory Square. "Apakah hal yang paling mengerikan, paling memuakkan daripada segalanya? Dia memikirkan Bung Besar. Wajah yang luar biasa besar itu (karena … Continue reading Character Thursday (10): Big Brother of 1984

Wishful Wednesday (8)

Hai hai! Tibalah saya di Wishful Wednesday yang ke-8. Dan minggu ini saya lagi pengen banget buku dibawah ini: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. Sinopsis dari Goodreads: From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, … Continue reading Wishful Wednesday (8)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

To Christopher John Francis Boone, a mathematically gifted boy of fifteen with Asperger's syndrome, his mind is sometimes like a machine, like a bread-slicing machine that isn’t working fast enough but the bread keeps coming and there is a blockage. Christopher knows all the countries in the world and their capitals and every prime number … Continue reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon