Perjumpaan dengan Pengkhianat: Sepilihan Cerpen Amerika Latin

I’ve been wanting to join the Spanish Lit Month since a long time ago but this is my very first time ever truly making it true. And for this first edition I chose Perjumpaan dengan Pengkhianat, which has been on my TBR pile for almost an eternity, to read and review. You might be familiar… Continue reading Perjumpaan dengan Pengkhianat: Sepilihan Cerpen Amerika Latin

Circe

What is power? This might not be the right question to ask for it’s more than likely that everyone knows the answer already. And it might not be wrong to conclude that everybody agrees it’s about controlling others, domination, making decisions on what others should or should not do. Madeline Miller pretty much (if not… Continue reading Circe

Kumpulan Budak Setan

Kumpulan Budak Setan is some kind of a tribute to Indonesian horror fiction writer Abdullah Harahap. The three renowned contributing authors—Eka Kurniawan, Intan Paramaditha and Ugoran Prasad—have recreated and re-represented Harahap’s famous narrative in their own styles and with their own ideas. First published in 2010, the anthology delivers a total of twelve short stories… Continue...

The Namesake

Being different is always difficult. And there’s no better proof than The Namesake, a 2003 immigrant-themed novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. At a time when many people abandon their countries—either to escape war and persecution or to seek a better life—this book is something very much relevant. Putting aside the political aspect, it is always worthwhile… Continue reading The Namesake

The Geography of Bliss: Di mana Kebahagiaan Itu?

Judul: The Geography of Bliss Penulis: Eric Weiner Penerbit: Qanita Jumlah Halaman: 572 hlm. ISBN: 978-602-1637-95-1 Saya jarang bisa baca buku lebih dari 100 halaman per hari. Paling banyak itu pas banget 100 halaman. Dengan basic yang kayak gitu, ditambah setelah punya anak, jadi wajar saja kalau baca bukunya makin lama 😅 Tapi saya syukuri […]

The Seven Good Years: Memoar Seorang Yahudi

Judul: The Seven Good Years Penulis: Etgar Keret Penerbit: Bentang Jumlah Halaman: x+198 hlm. ISBN: 978-602-291-200-2 Saya bersyukur banget waktu itu menang review website Mizanstore. Dan nggak tanggung-tanggung saya beneran dapat hadiah buku senilai 750 ribu rupiah, yakni berisi 14 buku! Dan dari beberapa buku yang dikasih, menarik banget buat saya. Salah satunya buku yang […]

Top Ten: 2018 Reading Kaleidoscope

Happy New Year 2019 folks! Today I’m ready to share my not-so-cool achievement in reading activity last year. I just barely managed to accomplish my 2018 reading challenge in the last minute, reading only 16 books for the whole year (although in my defense, I’ve read hundreds of scientific articles for my master thesis and paper). As I only read 16 books, this Top Ten is more of a list...

Rewind 2018: both bookish & personal matters

image source: tumblr (yaiyalah, aku mana punya kucing~)I'm a bit surprised myself for being able to log into this blog again after so many sorrows happened in the history of my blog's archives. Instead of just putting a banner "HIATUS" or "This blog has been disbanded" and never come here anymore, I decide to make a proper post. And after so many thoughts, this one turns...

Kumpulan Dongeng Terlezat Sedunia Review

*** Blurb: Ingin membaca dongeng seru sambil menikmati aneka makanan? Yuk, bukalah buku ini dan rasakan kelezatannya. Saksikan bola-bola daging mengguyur sebuah desa di Italia. Cicipi istana onde-onde buatan Penyihir Tinuk. Sedapkah? Rasakan kelezatan donat bunuelos dari Spanyol bersama bajak laut kembar. Bisakah kau membuat gelato seratus rasa di bawah Payung Melayang? Nyam…nyam…nyam ada...

Ke Tanah Suci, Yuk! Review

*** Blurb: Mengunjungi tanah suci, siapa yang tak mau? Semua umat Islam pasti mengidamkan bisa menginjakkan kaki di tanah suci. Apalagi, sudah merupakan kewajiban bagi semua umat Islam untuk berhaji bila mampu. Di mana sih tanah suci itu? Apa saja yang harus kita persiapkan sebelum berhaji? Apa saja tahapan berhaji? Apa itu umrah? Semuanya bisa […]
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