Monday, September 5, 2016

Review : Cantik Itu Luka by Eka Kurniawan

Title : Cantik Itu Luka
Author : Eka Kurniawan
Publication date : January 2015 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama

First of all, I wouldn't have heard about this book if it wasn't for a phone app I downloaded about a month ago. A bookish app, a virtual library to be precise where users can borrow ebooks and read them on their phone. An awesome app, if you ask me. It is called iJakarta, and if you are from Indonesia (or speak Bahasa Indonesia), it is a good source for reading materials. 

People rave this book and it got me curious so I borrowed it. Cantik Itu Luka has been translated into several language as well, English included, which called Beauty is a Wound. I read this in its original language, Bahasa Indonesia (because I speak it, duh!) and well, here's what I think of it.

Monday, August 29, 2016

So I Started to Workout and This Is How I Feel

I am one of the most nonathletic person in this planet. I am skinny, petite and sport is just too intimidating for me. I am not built for it. I don't have any reason as to why I should workout. Don't blame me, if you watch Youtube videos or look at Pinterest infographics, 99% of them are labelled with "weight loss". I don't want to lose weight, heck I need to gain more pounds, to be honest. I felt grumpier and grumpier.

And guess what, feeling grumpy is one of the signs that you need to workout. 

Ironic isn't it? So I started digging. I didn't like the way I feel, didn't like the way I looked. After giving birth of two children, this body really needs to be toned up a bit. I started with what they called the easiest and cheapest workout ever. Running. 


So, there's a jogging track just beside my workplace. A perk that I didn't take advantage of even after (almots) 7 years of working at this building. Everybody goes there, young and old. Not only for running, there are also kids practicing with their skateboard in the afternoon. It's a fun place, actually but I overlooked it.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review : Sophie Quire and The Last Storyguard by Jonathan Auxier

Title : Sophie Quite and The Last Storyguard (Peter Nimble #2)
Author : Jonathan Auxier
Publication date : April 5th 2016 by Harry N. Abrams

Hello everyone, happy to see you again? If you come to this blog often, you'd notice that Jonathan Auxier has a place in my heart. I blabbed about how much I love his stories many times. And it is not without reason, of course. Ever since I read The Night Gardener, I knew that this magical writer is my new favorite author.

This book we're talking about is the second installment of Peter Nimble series (read the review here : Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes). Sophie Quire and The Last Storyguard is an adventure story of Sophie Quire (duh!) and of course, Peter Nimble (another duh!). Sophie here is a kick-ass bookworm, also a daughter of a bookshop owner and her mission is to save all the books from a wicked Inquisitor Prigg.

Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Reasons Why I love Reading Your Blog

I love reading various blog posts. Not just the bookish type, actually. I also subscribe to beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle blogs. It is amazing that today there's a blog for every niche possible. I also prefer blogs to a magazine website, for example, because I get to see the writer behind is and somehow it makes it more interesting.

I have seen bloggers come and go, many of my favorites decided to stop blogging and it saddened me. Well, I guess that's just what life is, but I also learned that blogging, in general is here to stay. As long as there's the internet, blogs will stay alive. If any of you recognize me as one of your subscriber/follower, consider your blog has one (or more) of these traits:



You write with your own voice, this is the reason I landed on your blog home page in the first place. Your voice and personality captured me. You are unique and know how to make yourself stand out from the crowd. You make sure that your blog doesn't look (or sound) like governmental website. Where's the fun in that, really?

Monday, August 15, 2016

Freebies : Three Printable Quotes to Brighten Up Your Day

Hello everyone! Here I am again bringing you more freebies. I actually enjoy turning quotes into something decorative. Who doesn't love pretty words, anyway. I decided that this will be a continuous feature, though I can't say it's going to be regular thing because sometimes inspiration won't come as you want it to. Ugh! So, below are three printable quotes for you to download. They're absolutely free for all my readers. No need to sign up for anything, no string attached. I just want to share these lovely quotes to you and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!


Oscar Wilde (Live!)

"Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."




Rumi (Fly!)

"You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly."






... and say hello!





These prints are in standard 8 x 10 inches standard photo size (10R). You can print them with your home printer. For best result, I strongly recommend to have them professionally printed at photo lab or print shop. They have better paper, they know how to set the colors ... well, it's just easier. You can download them here : Printable quotes

I hope you like them, people. Thank you so much for reading (and downloading), see you again at the next post!

Don't forget to click the "Freebies" section at the top of the page for more free stuffs!








Thursday, August 11, 2016

Review : The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell

Title: The Paris Key
Author : Juliet Blackwell
Publication date : September 1st 2015 by NAL 

Family secrets is one of my new soft spots. A book about locksmith is unusual and since The Paris Key has a nice combo, I decided to read it, especially since it is set in Paris. Ever since I read more and more contemporary/chicklit books, I discovered that there are so many books set it France. I wonder why?

Genevieve Martin's marriage was crumbling apart and to make things worse, her locksmith uncle who loved in Paris passed away. Genevieve thought it was time to move on and take over her uncle's lock business despite of her minimal knowledge of lock and keys. As Genevieve unlocked more and more doors she found out that she also unlocked the family secrets that had been buried for decades that almost no one had discovered.