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Blog ini bangkit dari kubur. Hore. Di sini gue cuma pengen kasih garis yang jelas tentang mau di bawa ke mana platform ini sekarang. Tadinya gue mau nulis pake sub-bab lagi di bawah judul, kayak “Latar Belakang”, “Tujuan”, dan lain-lain supaya eye-pleasing namun gue tersadar hidup gue sebenernya gak se-organized itu dan takut ngingetin yang lagi buat skripsi. Bahas apa dulu, ya? Asal muasal kali, ya.
Jadi begini, teman-teman. Ide bikin blog ini muncul saat liburan setelah UN SMP menuju SMA. Liburnya lama banget dan bingung mau ngapain. Kebetulan saat itu adalah masa di mana gue lagi suka banget baca buku lagi, semenjak sempet vakum karena ujian. Selama liburan, gue nge-stalk Tumblr dan blog yang rata-rata ngebahas buku atau nggak puisi. Dari situ gue terpikir untuk mulai produktif dan memanfaatkan liburan gue untuk bikin dan ngurusin blog buku.
The world’s biggest book sale is finally here! I got myself to ICE in BSD, Tangerang, after waiting for a few days to get the books. It was super awesome. I still don’t get why they said The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale ‘Jakarta’ instead of ‘South Tangerang’, though. Hmm.
Big Bad Wolf Books was founded by a husband and wife who also run BookXcess bookstore in Malaysia. They offer imported books with 50%-95% discount from various genres (mystery, fantasy, romance, and many more). Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is extremely popular and has been held seven times in Malaysia. The effort for obtaining books directly from distributors all around the world to get the lowest price is to encourage people, especially juveniles and children, to read.
If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman
Publication date: April 6th 2010
Pages: 261 pages
Genres: Romance | Contemporary
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year.
Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz!
In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia’s story will stay with you for a long, long time.
Hi again! I just finished my midterm test a few days ago and got back here on my blog, it feels like I’ve been extremely lucky. First, it’s because I’ve reached 1000+ visits, yay! Second, I’ve been nominated by Julia @ The Tree of Books and Ishi @ Heart in Pages for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much, lovelies! You both made my day.
So, there are a few rules concerning this award.
- Link bank to the blog who nominated you.
- Nominate at least 3 bloggers and up to 11 other bloggers you think are worthy of this award but must have less than 200 followers.
- Answer the questions the blogger you were nominated by gave you.
- List 11 random facts about yourself.
- Leave 11 questions for your nominees.
- Notify your nominees so that they know and can join in.
After knowing all the rules, let’s jump in!
The Kill Order (The Maze Runner #0.5) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: August 14th 2012
Pages: 327 pages
The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.
Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
Publication date: November 5th 2013
Pages: 369 pages
He is a Legend.
She is a Prodigy.
Who will be Champion?
June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.
But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.
With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication date: 2003 (first published in 1838)
Pages: 554 pages
Genres: Classic | Literature
‘Let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief, and he’s ours, – ours for his life!’
The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens’s tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters — the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, in Oliver Twist Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.
This is the first critical edition to use the serial text of 1837-9, presenting Oliver Twist as it appeared to its earliest readers. It includes Dickens’s 1841 introduction and 1850 preface, the original illustrations and a glossary of contemporary slang.
A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories #3) by Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: July 8th 2014
Pages: 448 pages
Genres: Fantasy | Children’s Literature
The Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.
Connor Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him – until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother… but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Connor and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle… or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they bring two worlds together!
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Publication date: October 2nd 2012
Genres: Dystopia | Romance
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.