Archive for December 2012

Merry Christmas

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First of all, I'd like to wish you all a wonderful christmas!
I can't believe it's only 5 days before entering 2013. Time moves so freaking fast.

Anyway, How's your christmas? Mine sucks. Spending my days with friends... actually, there were some dick heads with me, so that's probably why my christmas kinda suck.
The good news is I got a christmas present from my sister!



YES YES YES! THE HOBBIT!
I've been wanting this book since I watched the movie. The movie is.... AMAZING! Seriously, you should watch it!
I'm dying to know the end of the story and thank goodness my sister bought it for me. I'm in love with her.
Not only this... I got another book last week. Well, it's not actually a christmas gift, but I count it as one



The Indonesian of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone is out of print and I think it's not going to be printed anymore. I'm dying for this one and my oh my, my friend gave this to me... for free! Thank you Adrian!

For a bookworm, these two books mean something. Cheer and Joy. Merry christmas!

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

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If there's one thing you should never done is doubt J.K Rowling's writing!
I still remember it vividly, how excited I was when the book arrived at my house. I wanted the english version but it was so expensive, so I pre-ordered the Indonesian version instead.

The Casual Vacancy is the first adult fiction written by J.K Rowling. The novel is set in a suburban West Country town called Pagford and begins with the death of Parish Councillor Barry Fairbrother. Subsequently, a seat on the council is vacant and a war breaks out before the election for his successor takes place. Factions develop, particularly concerning whether to dissociate with a local council estate, "the Fields" — which Barry supported an alliance with. However, those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the Parish Council online forum, ruining their campaign and leaving the election in turmoil. (source: Wikipedia)




I've never read any adult fiction in my entire life. But this, this book is an exception. J.K Rowling is amazing! The story goes so fast. Can you believe that there's actually more than 30 characters in the books? And all of them are related. The book is so unpredictable, just like Harry Potter.
I love how J.K Rowling put lots of politic issues in this book. Also the psychology illness, such as OCD.
There's also lots of social issues; Free Sex, Bullying, and many others. It's like I'm reading a newspaper, it's like everything in this book is for real. I don't want it to end. I want to know everything about the characters. When I reached the last page, I felt like my whole life is falling apart. "Is this the end? For real?"

I love how J.K Rowling makes every characters in this book important. Even when they're not the main character, you just love them or hate them.
I adore The Casual Vacancy, it's like the best book I've ever read in my entire life, even better than Harry Potter.
J.K Rowling, once again, shows me what magic is. I hope she lives forever so there will be still tons of book written by her.

I learn many things from The Casual Vacancy. Politic, Life, Teenagers.... I'm out of words... This book is freaking amazing!
YOU.HAVE.TO.READ.THE.CASUAL.VACANCY!
 

Movie Review: Perahu Kertas

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Is it too late for this?
This movie was released when it's impossible for me to watch it, but since there's a nice guy uploaded the full movie on Youtube, I could finally watch it.
The soon after I watched it, I knew I have to write this.
There are only two things in this world that can make me happy, Good Movies & Good Music.
Perahu Kertas is beautiful. Hanung Bramanto is brilliant. Dee is an amazing writer. I'd read the book before I watched the movie, and it was fantastic. The writing is beautiful, the story moves so fast just like the movie, made me couldn't stop reading it.

The movie is amazing, just amazing. All the paintings, the scenario, the beautiful views of Bali, Bandung and Jakarta. The casts are great, I love Maudy Ayunda. She's the perfect Kugy.
The movie moves so fast, cutting all the boring parts from the book. I just love it. I don't really into Drama movie, especially the ones with predictable story and lame scenario, but this is an exception, Perahu Kertas is perfect.
This movie is about love, dreams and friendship. A movie that seriously make me thinking that not all the Indonesian Movies are trash. There are some that's really good, including Perahu Kertas.
I haven't watched the part 2 yet, but I'm looking forward to see it.
Oh, I don't forget to mention the beautiful soundtrack. "Perahu Kertas" & "Tahu Diri" by Maudy Ayunda are beautiful. Fits perfectly with the movie.

Go watch it!
 

Bookshelf

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This week is the best and worst at the same time.
Best, because my room is finally done! Nicely decorated, white wall, new tiles. Everything's just perfect! I cleaned my bookshelf, putting my new books into it... and I think I need a new bookshelf.




Oh yeah, I got that plastic flower from my school's event. I just can't find a reason to throw it away.... so there it is.. (Yeah, I know this is actually not a bookshelf)



How about a little share? I'd listed my 2012 books.. Here they are:
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
6. The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
7. Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
8. The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
9. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
11. The Tales of Beedles The Bard by J.K Rowling

The list is still going and I'm hoping to get Lord of The Rings Boxset before the end of the year.

Okay, enough with the best part. This week is the worst because.... yeah you know, the exam week. I don't think I need to explain why I'm having a rough week.

Have a lovely December everyone!

Exam Week

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Okay, it's on now! The exam week is finally started. I think I still can't handle the pressure. After a very long time being all lazy and not studying, I've finally back on track, reading all the text books whatsoever.


I don't really have anything in mind today, but I just want to share about how happy I was. My copy of City of Bones is finally here. It just arrived this afternoon.



I also got this nice bookmark. That's the advantage from buying book on BukaBuku.com
So, I'm still working on my to-buy books list. There's only LOTR Boxset left. I hope I could get it as soon as the exam week is finish