Review: Insurgent (Veronica Roth)

When I finished Divergent (which I haven’t reviewed since I didn’t have the blog up at that time, considering to write one, perhaps after Bout of Books is done), I immediately got Insurgent and Allegiant because… Divergent! I mean, that book was such a good read, I couldn’t put it down, and while some parts of the story doesn’t make much sense (since when do dystopian stories make sense, anyway?), I loved it. Then, I read some well-written reviews about the fall of the two follow up books, and was a bit disconcerted. Luckily, I decided to go ahead and read Insurgent anyway.Continue reading → read more

Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

Yay! My first Classics Club read! And what was a wonderful experience it was!

The book I read was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz. Technically these are two books, namely the first and the last in the series of tales from Oz that L. Frank Baum wrote. The particular edition I had though, the one from Wordsworth Children’s Classic (that I bought because the cover was irresistible!) combined the two titles.Continue reading →

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz Book Cover Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz Author: L. Frank Baum Publisher: Wordsworth Classics Format: Paperback Pages: 301 pages

In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish. On the way, she meets the brainless Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. The four friends set off to seek their heart's desires, and in a series of actionpacked adventures they encounter a deadly poppy field, fierce animals, flying monkeys, a wicked witch, a good witch, and the Mighty Oz himself. 
In Glinda of Oz, the last of the original 'Oz' books, Dorothy and Princess Ozma seek the help of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, when they find themselves in peril on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers. read more

[ID] Book Review: Kreatif Sampai Mati — Wahyu Aditya

Yup, saya lagi-lagi membaca buku inspirasi kreatif (lihat review sebelumnya). Mungkin karena tengah berminat lebih mendalami dunia kreatif tersebut, atau karena merasa mengalami stagnasi, kurang mengerjakan hal-hal yang kreatif?? (numpang curhat…)

Yang jelas, bukunya Wahyu Aditya alias Waditya ini seru banget untuk dibaca, dan yang jelas sangat menginspirasi. Kalau dipikir-pikir sih sebetulnya buku ini bisa dibilang ngga sistematis dan berantakan, baik dari segi isi maupun cara penyampaian. Tapi, justru itulah yang membuat buku ini jadi menarik. read more

Movie Review: Ernest et Célestine

ImageIt shouldn’t take a genius to figure out that I would love this movie. Just one look at the poster — and a little bit of knowledge of who I am and what things I like. I love teddy bears, Ernest is a bear. I was born in the year of the rat and have always had special affection for cute rodents, Célestine is a mouse. Add to that mix dreamy watercolor-y drawings, a great soundtrack, and a story based on a well-loved (apparently) children’s book series, and you have the perfect chill-out, relaxing Friday afternoon (as I don’t work on Friday’s) movie. read more