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Dead Authors Were Once Good-Looking Too…

Some fangirling every now and then won't hurt... Enjoy! 😉 (If you have ideas on who to add on the list, feel free to tell me in the comments!)

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4 star review, Book Reviews, Children's Literature, Fantasy, J.K. Rowling, Posts in Indonesian

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."   Harry Potter yang kini berusia tiga belas tahun sedang dalam masalah besar. Ia tak sengaja menggelembungkan bibinya yang menyebalkan, Bibi Marge. Peristiwa itu mendorongnya kabur dari Privet Drive dengan membawa koper besarnya dan sangkar Hedwig. Harry kemudian terjatuh dan hampir tergilas oleh Bus Ksatria… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

1001 Books, 4 star review, Adventure, Alexandre Dumas, Book Reviews, Classic, Drama, Historical Fiction, Posts in English, Young-Adult

The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [Re-read]

If you seek for action and adventure in classic literature, then The Three Musketeers might be an excellent choice. Despite the title, The Three Musketeers centers on the journey of the young Gascon, d’Artagnan, to be one of the King’s Musketeers. An incident with a gentleman in Meung made him lost his recommendation letter to… Continue reading The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas [Re-read]

Artikel Buku, Classic, Jane Austen, Meme, Posts in English

Jane Austen, Love Her or Hate Her? – The Classics Club’s March meme

The question for The Classics Club's March meme is: Do you love Jane Austen or want to “dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone”? (Phrase borrowed from Mark Twain). 1. Why? (for either answer)? 2. Favorite and/or least favorite Austen novel?   Honestly, I can’t decide just yet. I… Continue reading Jane Austen, Love Her or Hate Her? – The Classics Club’s March meme

1001 Books, 4 star review, Book Reviews, Charles Dickens, Classic, Drama, Gothic Fiction, Posts in English, Victorian literature

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Mind you—this will be a long review. Young Pip was a poor orphan, to begin with. He lived in the marsh country with his old sister and her husband, Joe Gargery the blacksmith. One Christmas day, by the tombstone of his father and mother and brothers on the churchyard, he met an escaped convict from… Continue reading Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, Kutipan Buku, Posts in English

Quotes: Pip to Estella, the Agony of Romantic Love

I have never read a declaration of romantic love so strong, so desperate, and so agonizing as Pip’s love for Estella in Great Expectations. So here are some quotes from the book to put it in the picture. A love against everything “The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of… Continue reading Quotes: Pip to Estella, the Agony of Romantic Love

Posts in Indonesian, Surgabukuku Giveaways

Winners! Hotter Potter February meme & Guess the Books Giveaway

Yak, ini pengumuman pemenang untuk 2 giveaway yang dirapel jadi satu. Yang pertama adalah Hotter Potter February giveaway yang diikuti oleh nggak kurang dari 27 peserta. Beberapa posting favorit saya adalah post Ika yang meliput gosip antara Hagrid-Madame Maxime a la Rita Skeeter, Ambu Dian yang memilih pasangan harmonis Mr & Mrs Weasley, Tika yang… Continue reading Winners! Hotter Potter February meme & Guess the Books Giveaway

Events, Posts in Indonesian

Hotter Potter March meme & Giveaway!

Hello, hello! Setelah bulan lalu kita asyik nggosipin pasangan favorit kita dari seri Harry Potter, atau sepasang sahabat favorit, atau malah jadi mak comblang karakter-karakter Harry Potter, sekarang saatnya untuk menjawab pertanyaan meme bulan Maret! Sebelumnya terima kasih buat 27 peserta Hotter Potter yang sudah berpartisipasi dalam meme bulan Februari dan 36 peserta yang sudah… Continue reading Hotter Potter March meme & Giveaway!

Artikel Buku, Posts in Indonesian

Perjalanan Waktu Sang Buku

Tulisan ini saya buat beberapa waktu yang lalu untuk mengikuti kuis di blog mbak Truly Rudiono. Walaupun nggak menang, saya tetap ingin share tulisan ini di blog, karena... this is what I feel about how will books and libraries be in the future. Aku bermimpi kembali ke abad ke-15 di mana Johannes Gutenberg hidup, dan… Continue reading Perjalanan Waktu Sang Buku