[Review] All The Light We Cannot See

Title : All The Light We Cannot See
Author : Anthony Doerr
Publisher : Scribner
Published : 2014
Page : 530 pages
My Rating : 4.5/5

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times)

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[Blog Tour & Giveaway] To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

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Halo semua!
Kali ini saya dan Libri di Ra mendapat kehormatan untuk menjadi salah satu host dari rangkaian Blog Tour To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before yang diadakan oleh Penerbit Spring. Blog Tour ini melibatkan 20 blogger dan berlangsung dari tanggal 3 April sampai dengan 11 Mei 2015. Dalam blog tour ini, saya akan mereview buku cantik yang ditulis oleh penulis young adult kenamaan, Jenny Han, sekaligus mengadakan giveaway. Selamat menyimak yaa ^^!


Title : To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (#1)
Author : Jenny Han
Penerjemah : Airien Kusumawardani
Publisher : Penerbit Spring
Published : April 2015 (First Published 2014)
Page : 380 pages
My Rating : 3.5/5

Lara Jean menyimpan surat-surat cintanya di sebuah kotak topi pemberian ibunya.

Surat-surat itu bukan surat cinta yang ditujukan untuknya, tapi surat yang ia tulis. Ada satu surat untuk setiap cowok yang pernah ia cintai—totalnya ada lima pucuk surat. Setiap kali menulis, ia mencurahkan semua perasaannya. Ia menulis seolah-olah mereka tidak akan pernah membacanya karena surat itu memang hanya untuk dirinya sendiri.
Sampai suatu hari, semua surat-surat rahasianya itu tanpa sengaja terkirimkan—entah oleh siapa.

Saat itu juga, kehidupan cinta Lara Jean yang awalnya biasa-biasa saja menjadi tak terkendali. Kekacauan itu melibatkan melibatkan semua cowok yang pernah ia tulis di surat cintanya—termasuk cinta pertamanya, pacar kakaknya, dan cowok terkeren di sekolah.

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Confession no.1 : I’m A Picky Reader





Looking back, my post in this blog mostly are book reviews. Yea it is a book blog but I’ve been thinking that this blog seems rather dull with the lack of other variety of posts. So I decided to make this kind of post. Mostly will be a random rambling and chattering but I hope you guys won’t mind it (plus, my English is suck. So please, please bear with me), haha. Anyway, It’s time for some confession.

I am a picky reader.

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My Reading Habits Tag & My Reading Nook

I love to visit beautiful blogs. It’s not limited only for book-blog but also other blog which have pretty site and also photographs. One blog which I enjoy to visit is The Bookie Looker. It’s a book blog, and because I’m rather a newbie in the book-blogging world, I love to visit another book blogs (yeahh).
Anyway, I got this tag from The Bookie Looker. I’m not being tagged but I think this will be a fun post because I don’t have posts other than book review here ;A;.
So here we go.

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Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)

Title : Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)
Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Quirk
Published : June 2011
Page : 352 pages
My Rating : 3/5

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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Bandung Outing and New Books


I know. Okay, I know I’m not really active in this blog. Actually I’m not active anywhere (except for twitter). So I’m sorry, I’ll work harder in the future to post in this blog.

Anyway, yesterday I went to Bandung for some bookish time with a friend there. It was unexpectedly quiet. The roads were pretty empty from vehicles. I guess that was because people prefer to spend their times with family and having meal together after Shalat Ied. Well, that didn’t apply to me because I’m too far away from my family :(.

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Review – Garis Batas : Perjalanan di Negeri-Negeri Asia Tengah

This is a book I read in Bahasa Indonesia, so the review also goes in Bahasa Indonesia  🙂

Title : Garis Batas : Perjalanan di Negeri-Negeri Asia Tengah
Author : Agustinus Wibowo
Publisher :  PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : Cetakan keempat : Januari 2012
Page : 510 pages
My Rating : 5/5

Penduduk desa Afghan setiap hari memandang ke “luar negeri” yang hanya selebar sungai jauhnya. Memandangi mobil-mobil melintas, tanpa pernah menikmati rasanya duduk dalam mobil. Mereka memandangi rumah-rumah cantik bak vila, sementara tinggal di dalam ruangan kumuh remang-remang yang terbuat dari batu dan lempung. Mereka memandangi gadis-gadis bercelana jins tertawa riang, sementara kaum perempuan mereka sendiri buta huruf dan tak bebas bepergian.

Negeri seberang begitu indah, namun hanya fantasi. Fantasi yang sama membawa Agustinus Wibowo bertualang ke negeri-negeri Asia Tengah yang misterius. Tajikistan. Kirgizstan. Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan. Negeri-negeri yang namanya semua berakhiran “Stan”. Perjalanan ini bukan hanya mengajak Anda mendaki gunung salju, menapaki padang rumput, menyerapi kemegahan khazanah tradisi dan kemilau peradaban Jalan Sutra, ataupun bernostalgia dengan simbol-simbol komunisme Uni Soviet, tetapi juga menguak misteri tentang takdir manusia yang terpisah dalam kotak-kotak garis batas.

Petualangan Agustinus Wibowo di buku ini seakan mengajak kita untuk masuk dan melihat sendiri tempat-tempat yang selama ini tersembunyi di peta dunia. – Andy F. Noya

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