12 December 2010

It's Monday! What Are you Reading? (13-12-'10)

undefinedIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. This event is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.

I am currently reading The Return of The King. My original plan is to read 1 book of The Lord of The Rings per year. I have read The Fellowship of The Rings Last year and just finished The Two Towers, but it turns out that separating The Two Towers from The Return of The King is impossible. I grabbed the book straight away once I finished The Two Towers.

This is my 4thtime reading The Lord of The Rings series. For me, TLoTR is the best series ever created. I love everything about it.

I will reread The Hobbits when the movie is about to be released.

I have just Finished reading The Two Towers (as I already said before). This book is my favorite of all 3 because it has both action and noble words.

I took some time to write a comparison of the book and the movie. There are a lot differences, some are good some are bad.

For future read. I'm not sure which one to read first. I'm planning to finish books I have left untouched for months. Those books are StainedGlass Elegies by Shusaku Endo and Dark House by Gary Crew. Both books are collection of short stories.

So... What are you reading now?

29 November 2010

It's Monday! What Are you Reading? (29-10-'10)

undefinedIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. This event is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.
My last read reads are 2 books by my favorite Indonesian authors.

The first is Padang Bulan, in English: Field of Moon

The Field of Moon tells the journey of life of 2 people, a woman named Maryamah who used to be called as Enong and Ikal (a nickname that represent Andrea himself). Enong had to face a tragic life since childhood. Her dream was to be able to speak English fluently, but the faith brought her into differ ent path. She came from a poor family, her father saved up some money to buy her an English dictionary. She was thrilled when she received it and treasured it more than people treasured their gold. Not long after that day, her father passed away, leaving her with her mother and her 3 sisters. Continue reading

Compare to Field of Moon, I like this one much better. Love Inside Glass talks more about Maryamah’s struggle to beat his ex-husband in a chess match and how Ikal learned human psychology through glasses of coffee. I enjoy reading every page of this book, the struggle and the humor are mixed in a very good way.

Ikal who had graduated from Sorbonne University decided to work in a coffee shop owned by his uncle. Belitong’s coffee shop is more like traditional cafĂ©, people came to the shop, drank glasses of coffee, talked with everyone in the shop and when their hearts were content, they went home. Here in Indonesia, most people drink coffee in a glass not a cup. Ikal found love inside those glasses, the kind of love that was not the same as lover’s love, it’s a more general kind of love. Continue Reading.

Right now,I'm rereading The Lord of The Rings - The Two Towers for the 4th time. The reason is quite simple,because I haven't written my review of the book yet and I miss Pippin. I'm planning to reread The Lord of The Rings, 1 book a year.I love this book so much and my blog without review of The Lord of The Rings feels so empty :)

What are you book lovers reading today?

25 November 2010

BTT - Thankful

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It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S. of A. so …
What authors and books are you most thankful for?

Despite the fact that lots of people avoiding him, or telling me that his new books are not as good as his old ones, I am truly thankful for every books written by the master of horror who can also writes beautiful non-horror books.

The author I'm most thankful for is none other than Mr. Stephen King.

Thank you Mr.King for writing all those wonderful books, I enjoy reading your book even the worst of them.Thank you for writing more great books than bad books.

The other author I most thankful for is Eiichiro Oda,the mastermind of the greatest manga EVER, One Piece.

What books am I thankful for this year?

Other than King's books: The Shining, The Stand, On Writing, and Under The Dome ; I'm thankful for the greatest book I've read this year, The Square Persimmon by Takeshi Atoda.and of course, all 55 volumes of One Piece.

What authors and books are you thankful for?

18 November 2010

BTT - Borrowing

Who would you rather borrow from? Your library? Or a Friend?

(Or don’t your friends trust you to return their books?)

And, DO you return books you borrow?

Interesting question!!

I like borrowing from both from Library and my friends.

the library is where i borrow my Japanese Literature because my Library is from Japan Foundation.
Some of my friends have the same taste of book as I am, so I often borrowed from them. It's a two way act, i borrow from them, they borrow from me.

Always return the books I've borrowed and take care of them like their are mine because i expect them to do the same. I treasure my book and I want them to take care of my book too.

How bout you? Happy BTT :)
My latest book review:
White Serpent Castle by Lensey Namioka

17 November 2010

WWW Wednesday

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are my WWW:

What am I currently reading?

I'm reading Love Inside a Glass by Andrea Hirata. It is an Indonesia Book, its original title is Cinta Di Dalam Gelas.

This book is the second book in Field of Moon Series.

Andrea Hirata is my favorite Indonesian Writer, and I'm loving this book so far. Will share my teaser from this book next week.

What Did I Recently Finish Reading?


I have finished The Field Of Moon by Andrea Hirata. I have written my review in both English and Indonesia but i will not published it today, it will be on November 19.

Here are some teasers from the book > Teaser Tuesday

What Will I Read Next?

I will try to re-read The Lord of The Ring series. This is my pledge to read 1 Lord of The Rings book a year so that i can properly review it.

I have read it 3 times before I started writing book review. I want to review it but I don't want to do it based on what i remember, to review a book has to be started with reading it.

What is your WWW?

15 November 2010

It's Monday! What Are you Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. This event is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.

This is my 1st time joining in this meme.

I read 3 books this week, 2 manga and 2 novels.

the 1st one I read is a manga by Kyoko Hikawa. This manga has been translated into Indonesian Language but I wrote my reiew in English.

It's a romance manga which I don't usually read. this one is an exception.

My review is here

I change the title into English: The Wind of Fall.

I first read this manga long time ago, I have re-read it so many times.

Then I read a book from a new to me author b the name of Lensey Namioka. the story is really interesting but the book is too thin to elaborate the story.

My review is here

I also finished reading a new book by my favorite Indonesian writer, Andrea Hirata. The title is Padang Bulan (The Field of Moon). I have't written the review yet because I want to finish the 2nd book that relate to this book.

What I am reading now is Cinta di Dalam Gelas (Love Inside a Glass) by Andrea Hirata.

10 November 2010

WWW Wednesday

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm currently reading a book by Lensey Namioka, the title is White Serpent Castle. It's about 2 ronin trying to reveal a mysterious curse in that castle.

I have just finish a super thick book...well at least for me it's a super thick book. I have finished Under The Dome by Stephen King. I love it so much. It's a word breaking record in reading speed for me.

I think I might read something by my favorite Indonesian writer, Andrea Hirata. But I'm still not 100% sure yet :) .. will see it later.

How bout your WWW?

01 November 2010

Meet Me On Monday

I found this interesting Meme from SenoraG of Reading, Reading & Life. This meme is hosted by Java @ Never Growing Old

There are 5 questions to be answered and all of them are enjoyable questions :)

1. Have you ever been on a cruise?
Nope never...too expensive for me.

2. What is your favorite way to eat egg?
Scrambled with extra chilli

3. What is your favorite reading material
I like reading both Novel and Manga. Novel makes my brain works harder to imagine every scenes in that boook. Manga doesn't force me to imagine anything but the story is always great to read.

4. Name all the pets that you have ever had?
My whole life, I only have 3 pets. A cat for about 3 months named Lupus. And 2 turtles who are still living with me, I love them so much, they are Kame and Kroten.
Kame is turtle in Japanese and Kroten is a short version of Schildkroten which also mean turtle in German.
They have their own blog called Kame & Kroten's Blog

5. Have you ever been a girl scout?
All Indonesia elementary students have to be a girl/boy scout...so I have my share at that time.

I will fix this post later so that it'll look nicer...but for now, I'll be fine with this.

This is a blog hop and hoping I will meet another great bloggers :)

28 October 2010

BTT - Skeletons

In honor of Halloween this weekend:

What reading skeletons do you have in your closet? Books you’d be ashamed to let people know you love? Addiction to the worst kind of romance? Your old collection of Bobbsey Twin Mysteries lovingly stored behind your “grown-up” books? You get the picture … come on, confess!

This is a bit difficult...I never feel ashamed of what I read. But if I really have to choose which one is it, then I choose a series of romance by Kyoko Hikawa.

I don't like Shoujo Manga (Manga for girls) because it always fill with cheesy teenagers romance, however there is this 1 series I love so much. The story is about Chizumi, a very careless girl, and her boyfriend, Fujiomi who is very handsome but cold. No girl dares to get close to him, but when he starts dating Chizumi...all the girls started thinking that Fujiomi is not as cold as he seems.

BUT....in truth, I'm not ashamed of this Manga at all, I even recommend it to my friends, let's just say this one is the most different of all books I usually read.

There are 3 books that tell the story of Chizumi and Fujiomi and I love all 3 of them.

I still couldn't read any Romance novel...but I can allow some romance Manga to enter my shelf :)

How bout you?

And The journey Begins

21 October 2010

BTT - Foreign

Name a book (or books) from a country other than your own that you love. Or aren't there any?

Wow...where do I begin? There are so many.

I come from Indonesia but I only have 1 favorite Indonesian writer. Other than him, I love authors from other countries.

I'll try to write only my most favorite ones.

1. Green Mile; The Shining; Cell; Shawshanks Redemption and Rita Hayworth; etc by my number one author, Stephen King. SK is from US.

3. One Piece by the greatest mangaka Eiichiro Oda, from Japan

2. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, also from Japan.

3. The Square Persimmon by Takashi Atoda. The best short story collection I've ever read. It's from Japan.

4. The Lord of The Rings; The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, from England.

I don't want to write too many books, these 4 is enough for now.

You can read my review of those books in my "Books I have Read"

How bout you? is there any great books from other country?

20 October 2010

WWW Wednesday #1

A weekly Meme held by Should Be Reading

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

I have just finished The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul.
Not a great book, I haven't written my review yet.

I am now reading Under The Dome by Stephen King. It probably will take a month for me to finish it because it is a 1074 pages book.

I'm planning to read Andrea Hirata's newest book, Padang Bulan. Andrea Hirata is my favorite Indonesian Author.

How bout you? what book you've finished reading, what book you are currently read and what will you read next?