4 star review, Book Reviews, Mark Manson, Non Fiction, Posts in English

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

First of all, I love books that challenge my way of thinking. Books that make me stop and think: “What if I’ve been wrong all this time?” I don’t normally read self-help books but something (the title?) tells me that this book is different, so, mainly out of curiosity, I decided to read it. After… Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

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Essays, Posts in English

Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours

This article was first posted on Magdalene, 8 November 2017. http://magdalene.co/news-1483-read-books-educate-that-mind-of-yours.html Recently I was astonished to find that I, who only has a bachelor’s degree, might be more well-read than a colleague of the same age who already finished her doctorate studies. When I asked why she doesn’t like to read, she simply replied, “I only… Continue reading Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours

Artikel Buku, Colouring books, Posts in English

5 Adult Colouring Books for Book Lovers

If you are, like me, a book lover who also likes adult colouring, then you might want to have these 5 colouring books. This is a list arranged by my order of preference. Since I won't provide much description for each colouring book, please watch the flipthrough videos provided to find out which one you'll… Continue reading 5 Adult Colouring Books for Book Lovers

Ini dan Itu, Posts in English

New Hobby, Blogger’s Block and (Almost) Reaching my Classics Club Goal

Hello guys. As it so often happened before, I find myself having blogger’s block. It’s not just about boredom this time, but also because now I have a new hobby that takes up a lot of my time and energy: colouring! I started colouring almost a year ago but right now, you can say that… Continue reading New Hobby, Blogger’s Block and (Almost) Reaching my Classics Club Goal

Posts in English, Reading Challenge

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… Continue reading The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

3 star review, Book Reviews, Children's Literature, Classic, Fantasy, Lewis Carroll, Posts in English

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

It's strange that even though I have been familiar with the character Alice since childhood (thanks to Disney), I have never actually read the book. While both of the Disney adaptations—the old-school animation and the latest one—are weird, I think the book was even weirder! Curiouser and curiouser! Alice would say. Alice, a curious child… Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Essays, Posting Bareng, Posts in English

Reading is What Brings Us Together, Not What Tears Us Apart

Very recently I’ve just had an upsetting experience which led to a decision to quit a book community. This was because one person within the community insists upon greeting fellow members in a certain religion’s way (this person did this not once or twice but daily, and it’s not a simple greeting), and even sometimes… Continue reading Reading is What Brings Us Together, Not What Tears Us Apart

4 star review, Adventure, Book Reviews, Classic, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Humor & Comedy, Posts in English, William Goldman, Young-Adult

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

It comes to this: I was in need of a light read after spending one and a half month preparing for IELTS. I don’t know exactly why I chose this book—maybe because I suddenly remember my history with The Princess Bride. I first bought The Princess Bride on impulse. The truth is I don’t like… Continue reading The Princess Bride – William Goldman

5 star review, Adult Fiction, Anthony Doerr, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Posts in English

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

What to expect when you read a historical novel set in wartime? A display of brutality, a spectacle of bravery or cowardice or both, an atmosphere terrorized by bombs and soldiers, and, inevitably, tragic deaths, traumatized survivors. It would be stupid to expect a happy ending from a historical novel set in wartime. But All the Light We Cannot See is unlike any war-themed historical novels I have read. Some books focus on the relationships (which usually make the tragedy even more depressing), some others on the desperate efforts the characters were making an attempt to get out of a situation, and some books reveal the reality of man when faced with fire; the worst and the best. This book combines all that, and more.

5 star review, Book Reviews, Inspirational, J.K. Rowling, Non Fiction, Posts in English

Very Good Lives – J.K. Rowling

The first thing that crossed my mind when I found out about Very Good Lives was: “What? She has written another book? But Career of Evil will be released soon! I haven’t even read The Casual Vacancy! She positively wants to keep her readers surprised!” And so on… But then I found out that this… Continue reading Very Good Lives – J.K. Rowling