Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Bookish Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In

a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

For me, reading a book feel almost the same as taking a journey to another place, but no charge. Most of the time, I lost in book I always feel disorientated after taking a long journey being in someone else's shoes. And most of the time, I rather choose to live inside the book for its magical and beautiful things I never experienced in real life. But.. once a while, there are also times when I feel so thankful living in this nothing-amazing life of mine because the world inside the book is literally SU*K!

So here's my list of bookish worlds I hate from the books I love~

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Although I hate the last book of this series, I still love the first and the second installment. But uh, well, who wants to live inside terror-maze then soon would be turned into zombies (Crank) food?! I rather not!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Even if I love this book with whole my heart, I never want to live in a world where some strange species invade not only our world but also our mind..

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Again, who wants to be zombies (Hungries) food?!!!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I really LOVE both its books and movies but NO.. I never want to volunteer my live for being Katniss nor her allies.. xD

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This isn't dystopia world. It was real world but in a war zone. Seriously, I can't help but feel so thankful I wasn't in Lina's time.. :'( but then I also feel ashamed for being thankful.. >.<

I haven't read dystopia or war or zombies book lately so that's all for my list. But well.. I wanna add one title. It's a manga I haven't read but already watched the anime version of it, and I think it could be in the list too: Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama—seriously, even if I love Levi and the titan's form of Eren and being one of them is super COOL, I don't wanna live in a world where I could be eaten by those filthy titans. >.<

So that's my Tuesday pick, what's yours? Feel free to share! ;)

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Ten Best Character Names

a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Best character name for me means name that really suit the book and its feel. Sometimes it's unique. Sometimes it just there and whenever we mention the name we would surely know from what book they are. ^^

Anamique & Mihai from Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
I never heard such unique names (both names are not related in that book, tho).

Shadow & Wednesday from American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Not everyday we met people named Shadow and Wednesday.. ^^

Pepper & Blue from A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
A couple of lovely weird names.

Sissix from The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Just don't make me say her full name! xD

Little Bee from Little Bee by Chris Cleave
A bittersweet name for a bittersweet book! >.<

Katniss & Primrose Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
These names seems sweet but strong at the same time.

What's your best book-character names? ^^

Monday, 30 April 2018

[REVIEW] A Closed and Common Orbit

"Life is terrifying. None of us have a rule book. None of us know what we're doing here. So, the easiest way to stare reality in the face and not utterly lose your shit is to believe that you have control over it." —Pepper

Judul: A Closed and Common Orbit
Serial: Wayfarers #2
Penulis: Becky Chambers
Penerbit: Hodder & Stoughton
Tahun Terbit: 2016
Halaman: 512 (e-book)
ISBN: 978-147-3621-45-9

Untuk yang belum baca buku pertama (The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet), lebih baik nggak baca review ini, soalnya di awal buku kedua ada sedikit spoiler dari ending buku pertama. x)

Beberapa menit yang lalu, Lovelace adalah sebuah AI dalam pesawat luar angkasa Wayfarer. Sekarang ia terjebak dalam tubuh buatan spesies Manusia. Ia bisa mendengar, mencium bau, bahkan mencecap rasa, dengan cara yang berbeda tentunya—saat ia minum atau makan sesuatu, sebuah gambaran acak terpampang di pikirannya, gambar yang kurang lebih mendeskripsikan perasaan spesies Manusia saat mencecap minuman atau makanan tsb.

Keadaan yang baru itu membuat Lovelace sulit beradaptasi, terlebih dengan indera penglihatan barunya. Saat ia menjadi AI, ia punya mata di segala arah, baik di dalam maupun di luar Wayfarer. Namun sekarang ia harus terbiasa memusatkan pandangan pada satu arah saja, seperti spesies Manusia yang lain. Ia memang terus dibantu oleh Pepper dan Blue, tapi ia masih merasa kehilangan sesuatu.

Pepper dan Blue adalah sepasang spesies Manusia yang sengaja menempatkan Lovelace di dalam tubuh buatan—meski tergolong perbuatan ilegal—demi membantu Jenks. Pepper sendiri meskipun tergolong spesies Manusia, ia berbeda. Ia sengaja dibuat hanya untuk menjadi sumber daya manusia di pabrik, dulu sekali, saat ia belum bertemu Blue, saat ia masih dinamakan Jane ke-23 dan belum mengerti adanya tempat lain selain pabrik tempatnya hidup dan bekerja dengan Jane yang lain.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Tag Post: Book Reader Problems

In order to make this blog less boring, I would post at least one post non-review each month, like Top Ten Tuesday. But because I didn't participate in any TTT this month, I decided to participate in one of book tag I found at The Book Nut instead.

image source: tumblr. typography: me.

"You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?"
Goddamnit 200 books in my TBR and it already makes me going mad for choosing one. How am I supposed to choose from a hundred times more than that? ... Okay, ummm, just stick to my normal pattern, I guess: it depends on my mood. For example when I was watching tv series about vampire or werewolf or witchcraft or something like that, then I usually have the urge to read book about the same theme.

"You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?"
I'll read it 'till the end, but the struggle is REAL! I could read it for almost two months or more (ex: Time Traveler's Wife). But it was just once in a while tho—having halfway reading a book seems like a long way, and the words 'put the book down' usually just happens when I read 1/4 part of the book.

"The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?"
*EVIL LAUGH* xD Sorry I can't help but laughing hard. This is literally my habit almost each year hahahahah. There are three ways to catch up to our reading challenge, for my case its Goodreads reading challenge: 1) Read-a-thon, this is the normal and perfect way for a really great reader; 2) Reading thin books (comic, graphic novel, etc); and last but the BEST and definitely MY way 3) Decrease the number of goals! Always works! ^_^

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