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Goodreads Tag and Book Review Competition

So that when I currently had my blog-walking, I found this interesting tag on a beautiful blog here. I never tagged anything by anyone before here on the blog (tragic) so I think it’s gonna be fun! Just check it out guys!

What was the last book you marked as read?

Wicked 3: Legacy, which is the last part of Wicked trilogy written by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Well, it’s actually more than ‘trilogy’Β  but in Indonesia, it just three of them 😦 ). I fall in love with this sequel because Wicked 1: Witch it’s so….. how I gonna describe it? Dark, cold, cruel, but in the same time, echanted. So my typical of fantasy story (dreamy-fluffy-sugary fantasy is ABSOLUTELY not me). BUT (beware the capslocked ‘but’ here) I thought Wicked 2: Curse not leave me the same impression and so do Wicked 3. It’s feel so not well-builted. Not a massive dissapoint actually, but it’s not fulfill my so-so expectation.

What are you currently reading?

Actually, I’m still working on my practical exams so I don’t have much spare time. But there’s one book I have not finished yet, it’s the first book of Minamoto no Yoritomo by Eiji Yoshikawa. I’m about three-fourth to reach the end but I thought Wicked would be more ‘light’ on my chaotic mind that time so I just leave it just like that. Maybe I would finish it if I have such a time… yes?

What was the last book you marked as to read?

In the Goodreads? Well it written Flowers in the Attic by V.C Andrews, which I actually have no idea what and who. Maybe it automatically added when I join a free giveaway?? o___o

What do you plan to read next?

There are some of my haul from Jakarta Book Fair that still plastic sealed, and after sucha’Β eenie-meenie-miney-moe-ing so hard (I can’t choose one! I love all of them and I want to read all of them on the same time! Crazy enough!) I think I would like to read WolfSangel by M. D. Lachlan.

BUT. Again.

When I visited my auntie home to search a peaceful spot to study last week, I found Musashi and Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa which is shocked me. I was like “EEEEHHHHH??????!! WHAT IS IT??? WHY DON’T YOU TELL MEEEEE????!!!!”

So, well, I think I still cannot decide one among three of that. Poor me.

Like Frank Zappa said “Too many books, so little time.”

Do you use the star rating system?

Honestly I love to use number system more in the scale of 0 to 10. But, it’s kinda bothersome to convert it into stars when I rate on Goodreads, so I start to make myself used on star system. (Which is I still don’t like it yet)

Are you doing a 2014 reading challenge?

Of course! What funny is, I use my age as my goal number! Haha! So it’s 20 books this year! Actually my reading speed is, well, sonic-speed, if I may said. But since I’m entered the college that seems doesn’t want to provide enough spare time for me, I can merely finish 300-pages book in two weeks or more! See how lame! That’s why I can’t fulfill last year’s challenge.

But I’m not a person who stick on the target like that thus don’t really intend to push myself so hard to reach that 20-books goal so I will just read anything and anytime I want with freedom! Heheheh… (Cih, lazyass… -___-)

Do you have a wishlist?

Before starting, I warn you that it will be a loooooong answer. To be honest, almost the best part of my wishlist had I got in later Jakarta Book Fair. But, well, my wishlist is countless, with SO-SO price and I’m just unemployed student with so-so wallet. So this is would be the most-wished-among-those-wished-books. Honestly I want to make it Top Five, but I can’t helped so it would be Top Six books…

Actually I’m not really into The Hunger Games trilogy since the first time I read the first book. It has too peculiar concept and so illogical and somehow it unacceptable by me. BUT, when I watch Catching Fire, I OBSESSED by Peeta-Katniss love story. So I think it maybe worth to buy the last of trilogy just for it.

Like what I always said: Katniss-Gale is SUCK. Katniss-Peeta RULE THE WORLD!

There’s something funny aboutΒ  it. One day when I’m in public transportation, there’s a guy next to me currently read this book, on the first chapter. So sneakily I join him to read (of course he didn’t know!) and how I amazed by just read a little part of it. Afterwards, I might just reach half of chapter when suddenly he close the book and move to the other chair. It soooo broke my heart! So I promise myself to buy that books someday! Which still not came true until today. Heheh (PITY)

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker

This could be my forever-wishlist item. I want it sooooooo bad since I’m still on Junior High, and I can’t say how glad I am when it’s finally pressed on the new cover by Gramedia (which the cover is sooooo beautiful) and when I had enough money to buy it, it was SOLD OUT.

TRAGEDY.

Am I the only one who catched by the comical side and freshness of this book? I don’t need to explain a long reason. I just want it. I.WANT.IT.SO.BAD. Aposhthrope!

I think I need such this motivational book. I’ve read it a little in the bookstore when I’m about to buy another book so I end up bought that ‘another’ but I leave with a strong will that I would buy this book ASAP.

Still, it’s about fashion design. I search through the internet whether I could find a good reference book of fashion design and so much people in fashion design study recommended it. But since it still not available in Indonesia, I have to buy it through Amazon with the high shipping price! Geez!!

What book do you want to buy next?

I don’t know! I still on the dilemma! Maybe one of those above to tickling at least one of my wishlist. (Or should I wait for the next Jakarta Book Fair? Heheh πŸ˜€ )

Do you have any favourite quotes?

I do. A lot. But I usually forget it when I finish the books so guess I can’t serve you anything. Sorry…

Who are your favourite authors?

For a local author, I love Poppy D. Chusfany. Because first time I know her is when I’m still in Junior High School and that time, bookstore dominated by teenlit and chicklit so fantasy still not popular like these days. But she is the one who ensure me that fantasy can works here in Indonesia. And it does! You can see by the huge number of fantasy books here on the bookstore. Even, I’ve had talked to her about fantasy and she gaves me a nice link to a best-ever Indonesian fantasy groups!

And the rest, I don’t really pay attention on the author. Just the book. But my best author ever is Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, and Lewis Caroll. And of course, the one and only my master, Edgar Allan Poe. Well, classic author is timeless and unbeatable.

Have you joined any groups?

I DO! Like I’ve said before, it is Le Chateau de Phantasm. A local fantasy writer groups that through there, I learn A LOT, I grown A LOT, I ‘upgraded’ A LOT, I could be a more more and more better writer that I’ve ever had. Still, I’m an amateur writer who have a lot to learn, but LCDP such one of best parts of my life. I swear!

 

So that’s my Goodreads tag! Hope you enjoyed it and PLEASE, not to fall on sleep (:P )

I tagged all of YOU to do it and please link down below on the comment!

Ah, one more! I currently join Book Review Competition on Bookoopedia

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So here are my reviews.

  1. The Inventions of Hugo Cabret

  2. Wolf Totem

  3. Sang Pemimpi

  4. The Da Vinci Code

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Thank yooouuu! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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5 thoughts on “Goodreads Tag and Book Review Competition

  1. Hello there πŸ™‚

    What an awesome tag! I feel like I’ve been away too long from book world after reading yours. So many great invention πŸ™‚

    Anyway, you should totally read The Geography of Bliss! I’ve read it and it really changed the way I think about life hahahah Not that heavy actually, it’s really fun and it’s like Weiner can take us through his journey around the world πŸ˜‰

    Benabook is quite a funny one. I’ve read it as well, it’s fun and since you have a sonic-speed reading, I guess you can finish it within hours πŸ˜‰

    About buying imported books, you can check Periplus website, search the book on the web and they will do the things for you. You just have to pay the price mentioned on the web. Or if you’re worried about the price, you can always tweet them beforehand–to ask the price, I mean ^^

    Have a nice day! ^^

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    1. Thank you! the pleasure is all mine πŸ˜€

      I got so many recommendation from Periplus. I want to buy through bookoopedia, but there are also people recomended to buy in bookdepository. Actually it confusing me since I’m just had buy import books once (it’s from amazon which is through bookoopedia but the shipping is soooo expensive although service is good). So i’m still in dilemma to choose online bookstore that had lowest shipping price.

      WAIT. Why I blabbered about bookstore here OMG pardon me pls -____-

      anyway, thank you soooo much for visiting and being so kind to read mine! Let’s be friend! πŸ˜€

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  2. Dracula and Mockingjay are both on my list to buy! I read Mockingjay once, but I have the Hunger Games and Catching Fire and I just want to complete the trilogy by owning them all. As for Dracula, my copy is so battered and worn that I would love to buy a really nice, hardcover edition. Nice tag by the way!

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