Rapid Fire Question

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yay! Dapet tag dari sodara sepupu saya Zenia untuk ikutan Rapid Fire Question! Thank you so much~~~ it looks so fun! =D
So rupanya ini adalah semacam meme pertanyaan berantai yang diadakan sama salah satu anggota BBI, dan ternyata saya bisa ikutan juga walopun masih belum jadi anggotanya.
Anyway, sebenernya saya udah bikin draft pertanyaan dalam bahasa inggris, tapi asli agak susah and a bit awkward gitu, jadi saya putuskan pake bahasa asli kita saja Bahasa Indonesia.

So, let's check this out, yo!

1. nambah atau ngurangin timbunan?
berhubung saya setahun ini lagi doyan banget ma YA novels, saya cenderung nimbun untuk buku2 impor, tapi sayangnya diimbangi dengan mengurangi timbunan buku terjemahan saya untuk bantu maintain hobi yang baru. Jadi... both lah =)

2. pinjam atau beli buku?
mungkin cenderung beli, saya org yang lebih suka 'punya sendiri' daripada pinjem org lain. Mangkanya ngga kaya2, wkkk.
Lagian pengalaman beberapa kali pinjem buku temen cuma yang tertentu aja yg kebaca, sisanya dibiarkan berdebu di meja dan berakhir dibalikin tanpa dibaca.

3. baca buku atau nonton film?
I like both, tapi kayaknya lebih banyak menghabiskan waktu baca buku. But yeah, I like both =)

4. beli buku online atau offline (ke toko buku yang temboknya bisa disentuh)?
offline kalo beli komik dan beberapa novel tertentu, online kalo buku impor, secara di tempat saya ngga ada toko buku impor juga.

5. (penting) buku bajakan atau ori?
kalo untuk koleksi saya lebih milih ori. bajakan yang sebangsa e-book cm buat screening kalo saya ngga yakin sama buku tertentu atau saya pengen tau soal buku tersebut tapi *ehem* males beli. Tapi tetep aja kayaknya lebih milih ori, kebanyakan e-book saya malah ketimbun aja ngga kebaca-baca dan saya ngrasa agak ngga nyaman baca ebook =p

6. gratisan atau diskonan?
sayang bgt saya ngga pernah beruntung untuk dapetin buku gratis dari semua giveaway yang saya ikutin, tapi mau bgt kalo dikasi =)
saya juga suka banget kalo ada event diskonan, apalagi di toko buku impor, hehe.

7. beli pre-order atau menanti dengan sabar?
sekarang kayaknya saya lebih milih pre-order di bookdepo terutama daripada menanti dengan sabar, walopun akhirnya toh sama aja datengnya malah lebih lambat daripada bukunya sendiri masuk ke toko buku impor di sini. Kalo pre-order biasanya lebih murah daripada beli biasa.

8. buku asing (terjemahan) atau lokal?
kalo ngomongin soal novel, percaya ato ngga, sejauh ingatan saya, saya ngga pernah sekalipun baca buku yang dikarang pengarang lokal. Entah kenapa, mungkin karena uda skeptis duluan *maaf para penulis, no offense ya =)*. Jadi untuk ini saya lebih milih buku asing.

9. pembatas buku penting atau biasa aja?
penting dong. Rasanya sayang kalo ngliat kertas yang terlipat buat batas buku gt

10. bookmark atau bungkus chicki?
gyaaaaa BIG NO WAY klo pake bungkus chiki! pake bookmark lah atau pakai potongan kertas gt.

Terus pertanyaan dari Kak Nia :

1. pernah nyoba audiobook? kalau belum, apakah tertarik? kalau sudah pernah, apakah masih tertarik?
ngga pernah nyoba dan sayang sekali masih belum tertarik. Kayaknya saya bisa langsung ketiduran kalo dengerin story telling, hehehe~

2. selain alasan review dan/atau ringkasan cerita di cover belakang dan/atau nama pengarang, apa yang mendorong buku itu dibaca atau dibeli?
udah pasti dong, COVER.
Saya org yg judging book by its cover akut, suka bgt ma cover yang bagus dan cantik =p

3. kapan saja baca buku? setiap ada waktu luang? sebelum tidur? atau ada waktu khusus?
setiap ada waktu luang, sebelum tidur, dan kalo ada waktu (luang) khusus =D. Di kantor aja saya bawa buku kok buat ngisi kalo ada waktu kosong pas istirahat ato pas nunggu.

4. buku apa yang dibaca langsung dari awal sampai akhir tanpa istirahat (kecuali untuk makan dan mandi dan urusan kamar mandi atau hal-hal emergency)?
Harry Potter! =)

5. buku apa yang meskipun ada versi filmnya tapi memilih untuk tidak menonton versi filmnya? Dan buku apa yang tidak dibaca tapi lebih langsung menonton filmnya?
kayaknya kalo adaptasi dari buku yang udah saya baca, saya selalu tertarik untuk nonton filmnya. Kalo buku yang tidak/belum baca bukunya tapi lebih milih langsung nonton filmnya.... agak jarang sih tapi mungkin yang deket ini Great Gatsby kali ya.

So that's my answers =)
Saya ngga ngasi 5 pertanyaan balik karena kayaknya udah terlambat saya ngeposnya but still it's fun =)
Happy reading guys! ;)



TTT #11 : Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It's the best and fun way to share lists of certain topics with other fellow bloggers. If you want to participate, come visit their blog for further information! =D

Maybe it's a bit shallow or just because I love arts, but for me, cover probably is one of the most important aspect that can make me decided if I would read or purchase certain book or not. I do a lot judging book by its cover though I know it's wrong. Bad cover will make me quite bad mood and though the story might be nice, I could loss any interest on the book. Yeah that's me =).
With no particular order, here's covers of books I've read that I love :

Top Ten Favorite Book Covers Of Books I've Read


Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
I always love color combination of black, white and red like Article 5 cover, plus a boy and a girl who are facing the devastated city, so fascinating!

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Unlike most of others, I prefer this cover version than the hardcover one. This is very cool and have more sci-fi feeling.

Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
Look how puh-ree-tee this cover is! Love how it has meadieval feeling in it. =D I was so eager to read this book just because the cover (and thankfully the story is as beautiful as the cover! =D)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
This series has very pretty cover, and I really love this one. Love the color and Perry in there! =D

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer L. Smith
Another black-white-red combination, this book was really catching my eyes at first sight. and I really LOVE the fun and interesting typography =)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Actually I'm cheating, I read the translation version with very different cover which is quite okay, but I really love the original version especially this UK one, for the entire books of this series. It's really creative, looks cute and intriguing at the same time

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I love how they arranged the picture and the titles and makes St.Clair 'mysterious'. Quite simple and lovely.

Matched by Ally Condie
This is one example how something simple could be so attractive. I really love this cover! (though I didn't really love the story =p) And it goes perfectly with the storyline. So fascinating!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
One of simple but really fascinating cover. Actually it has very less touch but the picture, the mysterious and dark feeling inside and the fonts are perfectly combined it makes this book very intriguing and makes people very curious about this book. LOVE!

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
I really love this series's cover, especially Clockwork Princess. I feel the designer pulled out their best effort and did their best to design the covers. So breathtakingly beautiful!


... and suddenly I realize I picked some certain color tones and I swear I don't do it on purpose. Do you notice it? ;D
Is there any cover you also love from what I pick above? What do you think about them?




Wishlist Wednesday #27

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PhotobucketWishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some tile, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
This blog meme is hosted by Pen to Paper, if you want to join please visit here to find more about this meme.



Allegiant
by Veronica Roth

Summary from Goodreads :
What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

OF COURSE I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ALLEGIANT! =DDDD
I already could not wait to read Allegiant after I finished with Insurgent. I'm really happy with the gorgeous cover (btw, I'm really curious with the wave instead of any symbol, does it mean anything?), the gorgeous title and expecting the great conclusion as well!

What's you WW this week? Are you already excited to read Allegiant like me? =)

REVIEW : The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


The Indigo Spell

Author      : Richelle Mead
Publisher   : Razorbill
Source      : Bought
Pages        : 401 (Hardback)

Summary from Goodreads :
In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Book trailer :
This book has a LOT of trailers which have a LOT of Sydrian moments! YAY! Just check THIS out, will ya! ;)

Review :
May contain spoiler from Bloodlines and The Golden Lily though I try to minimize it, so if you haven't read The Golden Lily of even haven't start this series, you might want to skip this review. If you want to risk, just go ahead ;).

As quite a big fan of VA and Bloodlines series, of course I was as really excited as the others to read The Indigo Spell (I even watched the trailers, SIX awesome trailers over and over again!), so when this book came I immediately push aside the other books I've planned to read at that time and read this with ridiculous excitement. I couldn't wait to meet the beloved characters here, a.k.a Sydney and ADRIAN, the ADRIAN IVASHKOV, gosh now positively I love him more than Dimitri! =D
Anyway, of course I loved this book! At first I was afraid the relationship between Sydney and Adrian would be back forward or be awkward because of unfortunate event at the end of The Golden Lily, but thankfully it's all still very normal, as normal as Sydney and Adrian have been before with all funny, witty, swoon-worthy moments, mostly from Mr. Ivashkov =D.

Like always, I really enjoyed how Mead carefully and steadily developed everything in each volume. Sydney, for some reason, has been taking a special place in my heart since I read about her for the first time in Blood Promise and I admire her more in this book! Sydney grows more rebellious and involves deeper in magic world as she starts to question the Alchemist' reliability. She grows more endearing and 'stronger', and also she finally follows her heart regarding to irresistible Adrian Ivashkov. I think I can't thank Ms. Mead enough for created a creature as 'perfect and imperfect in the same time' as Adrian! I love seeing him grows a lot maturer and steadier, far away from a rich-spoiled-drunkard boy in VA. His love to Sydney is very strong and unwavering, he never stops supporting Sydney and always be there for her and I loved to see how Sydney, though in a kind of denial, mutually responds to it. Their adorable interaction is my most favorite part, reading them made me smile widely and swoon heavily! I was soooooo glad finally Sydney takes a very important decision developing her relationship with Adrian to the very next step! =DDD

One thing that actually quite a disappointment of this book for me is Marcus Finch. I was expecting his appearance would twist some aspects, well a little part in me hoped he would be Adrian's rival (I know I was being very rude to beloved Adrian to have a thought like that *while hiding from raging fangirls*) or anything that would make the story be more exciting since he seemed having a special promotion pre-publication. In reality, maybe Adrian has landed a good punch on him but otherwise he almost has no meaningful role even at some times I annoyed at how he thinks and behaves. But I know how genius Richelle Mead is at shocking us so I still have this faith Mead would develop Marcus' role in the future books.

Now I'm very thrilled to read The Fiery Heart, since we'll see the story from Adrian's point of view as well! WOW! =D. I can't wait to read what would happen to Sydney and Adrian after unexpected thing happened at the ending. Mead also has promised us an important scene as powerful as in Shadow Kissed, which quite worry me. I also can't wait to dive into the magic world with Sydney as I found it's very interesting. Can not wait until November! =D



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