The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino On March 24, 2012 I started joining the most ambitious reading project ever—The Classics Club Project. At the beginning, I challenged myself to read 100 classics in 5 years, which meant I needed to read 20 books every year. Well, on the first two years I only … Continue reading The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

Reading Challenges 2015 – Part II

Masih dalam rangka ikutan reading challenges di tahun 2015, ternyata saya menemukan beberapa RC lagi yang cocok dengan daftar TBR saya tahun ini. Semoga dengan ikutan beberapa RC ini saya bisa kecipratan hadiahnya makin semangat membabat timbunan! 😀 Yang pertama adalah Non Fiction Reading Challenge 2015 yang dihost oleh Lensa Buku. Asyiknya RC ini: tidak ada jumlah minimal buku yang harus dibaca, dan tema bebas … Continue reading Reading Challenges 2015 – Part II

Reading Challenges 2015

Setelah gagal total menyelesaikan hampir semua reading challenge yang diikuti di tahun 2014 (no wrap-up post, bikin malu soalnya 😛 ), tahun ini saya ingin mencoba lagi ikut beberapa reading challenge. Sebelumnya saya sudah menyusun daftar buku yang ingin dibaca tahun ini, lalu browsing reading challenges yang dihost teman-teman BBI, baru kemudian memutuskan mau ikut yang mana saja. Semoga dengan ikut reading challenges di tahun … Continue reading Reading Challenges 2015

My Personal Rereading Project

I’ve read most of the books below for the first time in Indonesian translation, and I want to reread them (in English) because of these reasons: some of them are my all-time favorite books; I want to “taste” some others in their original language; and I simply want to give the book a second chance, since I didn’t get what the book was talking about … Continue reading My Personal Rereading Project

Wrap-Up Post for Read Big! Challenge

Dari semua challenge yang saya ikuti tahun 2013 lalu, boleh dibilang challenge ini paling menantang. Karena cuma buku-buku yang punya halaman di atas 500 yang bisa diikutkan dalam challenge ini, dan bukunya harus buku fisik, nggak boleh ebook. Lumayan kan sambil menyelam minum air, sambil baca juga melatih kekuatan otot-otot lengan dan tangan. #heh. Dan juga, sang host udah mengatur “kelas-kelas yang dipertandingkan”. Coba kita … Continue reading Wrap-Up Post for Read Big! Challenge

Wrap-Up Post for Back to the Classics Challenge 2013

Required Categories: A 19th Century Classic: Therese Raquin by Emile Zola (reviewed) A 20th Century Classic: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (reviewed) A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (reviewed) A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience: – A Classic Adventure: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (reviewed) A Classic that prominently features an Animal: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (read, but … Continue reading Wrap-Up Post for Back to the Classics Challenge 2013

Wrap-Up of Reading Challenges 2013

Happy 2014! If you are an active follower of reader of this blog, or you befriend me on Goodreads, Twitter or Facebook, then there’s a chance that you would know that 2013 was not too friendly for me in case of reading books. And at the beginning of the year I got overwhelmed too by joining too many reading challenges. No need to say that … Continue reading Wrap-Up of Reading Challenges 2013

Let’s Read Plays: Wrap-Up Post

Dear me, 2013 have been a pretty bad year for me in the case of reading challenges and reading events.  Like for the Let’s Read Plays event, I have only been able to read and review 5 plays out of the supposedly 12. Well, at least through this event I finally became acquainted with Shakespeare, along with some other playwrights. Reading plays is fun and … Continue reading Let’s Read Plays: Wrap-Up Post

History Reading Challenge 2014

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, 20th-century philosopher   History. Some people just can’t get enough of digging it. On the contrary, students get bored by it. History used to bore me too, until I discovered one wonderful thing called historical fiction. Surely, it is not enough. Historical fiction is meant to give emotion into a particular … Continue reading History Reading Challenge 2014