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!

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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

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

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

[Review in Bahasa Indonesia and English] Adalah empat orang gadis sederhana keluarga March yang tinggal di Concord, Massachusetts: Meg, Jo, Beth, dan Amy. Mereka tinggal bersama ibu terkasih yang mereka panggil dengan panggilan sayang Marmee, sementara ayah mereka sedang pergi berjuang dalam perang. Buku ini pada umumnya bercerita tentang kehidupan sehari-hari para gadis March, tentang … Continue reading Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Once upon a time, there lived a reader. Her name was Matilda. No, Matilda wasn’t just a common reader. She began reading at the age of three, and at the age of four she devoured all newspapers and magazines she could find laying around her house, along with one cooking book that happened to be … Continue reading Matilda – Roald Dahl

My Favorite Opening Line – The Classics Club’s June meme

To be honest, I had to think over and over again to decide which opening sentence from a classic novel that I should call my favorite. And just so you know, if only the question was “What is your favourite closing sentence from a classic novel (and why)?” I would answer it easily, without thinking … Continue reading My Favorite Opening Line – The Classics Club’s June meme

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby portrays the life of thriving generation of 1920s America in high splendor and endless glittering parties. Nick Carraway, the narrator, was a bond man who recently moved to New York and resides in the West Egg district of Long Island, and was neighbor to one young rich man named Jay Gatsby. The … Continue reading The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Bunburying—a term that indicates a double life as an excuse for absence. (Source: Wikipedia) Have you ever felt the need to escape some certain situations and create a fictitious character as your excuse? John (or “Jack”) Worthing, a landowner in Hertfordshire of twenty nine years of age, presents himself as Ernest Worthing in front of … Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

Classic Books I’m Reading This Month – The Classics Club’s May meme

Hi, there! You know, I just love this month’s The Classics Club’s meme question, because it’s really easy! All you have to do is share what classic books you will be reading this month. I have been busy these days and I didn’t read any classics at all on April (huhu!), but this month I … Continue reading Classic Books I’m Reading This Month – The Classics Club’s May meme