Hotter Potter meme: April

Hi there gorgeous Potterhead! Aduh aku udah mulai molor nih ikutan Hotter Potter event. Semoga ga dimarahin Host-nya. hehe. Udah bulan April tapi buku yang ketiga aja belum disentuh-sentuh. Bukan karena males, tapi justru karena lagi rajin-rajinnya belajar buat ujian tanggal 22 ini. Huaaa.. Gini deh nasib anak kuliah di luar kota. Ga lulus berarti ga pulang. Wkkk..

okay, tapi kebetulan lagi senggang boleh deh, jawab-jawab meme april:

Jika kamu berkesempatan mengunjungi toko buku Flourish and Blotts, buku apa yang akan kamu bawa pulang dari sana? Pilih 1 (satu) buku saja! Jangan lupa sertakan alasannya…

Sebenernya aku langsung mau jawab, Tom Riddle’s diary sih. Haha sayang sekali buku ini masih belum dijual bebas pasaran buku sihir. Fiuhh.. Kan enak tuh kaya sms-an. Hehe..

Tapi, akhirnya setelah menimbang-nimbang, aku kayanya bakal beli:

One Minute Feasts – It’s Magic!

sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Hehehe.. Boleh nih buat anak kos-an, just one minute, mouth-watering food, and just one spell away 😉 hehehe

beberapa buku lain yang menggoda juga ada:

The Invisible Book of Invisibility (ughh, seems like i’m gonna have a hard time finding it.)

Magical Me by Gilderoy Lockhart (Hey, hating Gilderoy is too mainstream, right? )

Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit (As soon as i find a way to buy my first dragon’s egg.)

House-Elves & Self-Hatred (Seriously, this one looks way too interesting..)

okay then…see you again as soon as possible! 😉

OOT: BBI 2nd Anniversary Giveaway Hop (CLOSED)

Lah, pas banget buka-buka blog anggota BBI yang lain dan ternyata BBI lagi ulang taun, yak? aduh maaf anggota baru, jadi masih labil. Heehehe. Anyway…

Tapi semangat banget deh ngadain giveaway gini. Karena udah pernah 2 kali menang giveaway, jadi tau rasa senengnya di-apel-in pak pos siang-siang #eh?

oalah, ga usah basa-basi deh ya..

Karena ini giveaway pertama, 1 buku aja dulu deh ya. Semoga taun depan dapet sponsor apaa gitu.

City of Bones- Cassandra Clare

Bebas ongkir,sista. Kalo beli grosir 5 dapet harga reseller. #plakkk. Maap ya udah malem soalnya. Hehehehe..

Syaratnya?

Bukan anggota BBI.

(Anggota BBI hanya boleh menjadi host dan dilarang menjadi peserta. Jadi anggota BBi tidak boleh mengikuti giveaway yang diadakan peserta lainnya. Jika tidak menjadi host pun, anggota BBi tidak boleh mengikuti giveaway yang di-host peserta lainnya.)

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Hehehe numpang promosi juga.. . =p

Jawab pertanyaan dibawah ini

What is your favorite book quote? Comment dibawah yaa 😉

Mine: “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’.”- To Kill a Mockingbird

Mohon semua persyaratan dipenuhi,yaa..Gampangkan bapak ibuk sekalian? hehe.. ditunggu yaakkk partisipasinya ❤

ditunggu jawabannya sampai 26 april jam 20.00 WIB. Pengumumannya tanggal 27 April jam yang sama yak..

ini buat yang mo hunting-hunting giveaway lainnya:


CLOSED ya agan-agan…terima kasih atas partisipasinya 😉 i’m really blown away by your participation!!!

pengumuman nya diundur lusa yaaaa…harus dicek-in satu-satunya soalnya. GUD luck,guys. <33333

Hotter Potter Meme: March

Hi, there? it’s been almost 3 weeks since i wrote any thing in this blog. it’s not i’m being lazy or what. It’s just i’m currently trying to limit my reading activity due to all the overwhelming college activities. Oh my!! how i miss reading!

Okay, back to the line.

This Month question is:

” Dari semua makhluk/hewan ajaib yang ada di buku Harry Potter, apa yang paling ingin kamu jumpai di dunia nyata? Jangan lupa alasannya! ”

As i mentioned in the previous memes, i found one undeniable similarity between Hagrid and me, which is our magnetic interest to Magical Creatures is potentially dangerous.

I just can’t choose one among all them. Even i found the plants are amusing. Mandrake? Such a cute one..

But okay, i’ll try to give just my top three.

1. Dragon
I always love dragons. I picture this creature is so mystical, so strong and so ancient. As if they already know all the secret in the past. I think they’re interesting because their nature are like bad boys, you know. They’re dangerous and untamed, but at the same time, so exotic.. Sorry, i think it’s a very unrellevant analogy..Wkkk

2. Hippogriff

Imagine yourself as a warrior like Katniss (THG) or Katsa (Gracelling). What could be more perfect than having a hippogriff? You are excellent at archery and you have such a strong riding which can fly. You’re undefeatable! Just imagine it! Uber cool, right?

3. Thestral

i have to say this is maybe one of the most exotic creature from Harry Potter. I already forget about the story actually, so i can’t provide you any detail and fact about them. But, it’s ironically beautiful. Thestral is like a symbol of pain and mourn.

Okay, i write long enough.
See you soon, i hope ;))

Book:The Perks of Being Wallflower (4.3/5)

Dear charlie,

Thank you for all the letter you’ve sent to me, even in the fact i wasn’t even born that time..

It’s been a pleasure to be a ‘friend’ for you and be the one you shared your life with.

I keep thinking how we actually look like a lot each other. Similar to you, i always think that i think too much..(see?! i even thinking about how i think!)

I see alot of people, moments, and things that are going around me and my mind just can’t stop working. But, i also rarely getting involve or ‘participated’-as Bill said- with them.

You’ve gone through a really difficult moment, Charlie. But you’re one of the most adorable boys i’ve ever known (left alone that i always imagine Logan Lerman’s cute face everytime i thought about you..hehe).  So i know you’ll be alright.

I adore your honesty. I really do.
You speak the truth that i wouldn’t even dare saying. And i do adore the way you love people ,above all. Being loved by you is really too much.

Thanks for the playlist’s recommendation, i love asleep so much. i listened to it when i read your letters. and i really love the poems. it’s really beautiful.

Things will be okay for you. I promise. Even if it isn’t now, it will somehow.

Love always and write again to me soon!

PS: but, seriously, i thought you were 12 or 13 because of the way you write your letter. But, okay, nevermind..

Love this. Coolness.. collness everywhere..

Book: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secret(5/5)

many author said that the second book, is always the most difficult to write.

Maybe Harry Potter was the only boy who cannot wait for his holiday to end (right in the first day of his holiday) He felt the longing of his magical school and all his friends, right after he made his first step at the Dursley’s resident.

Undergo a muggle life after finding out the magical world is a hard thing to do. Harry try to be as close as possible to any kind of magic and magic news as if he’s afraid he’d loose his life in Hogwarts if he didn’t do it.

Harry also sent hundred pages of letters to his bestfriends, Ron and Hermione, but for his surprise, they didn’t reply any of it. Have they forget about Harry?

and to make it worse, at his 12th birthday every last chance he had to make his comeback to Hogwarts was gone.

An House elf, named Dobby, was the one who ruined everything.

“..Harry Potter must not go back to Hogwarts.”  he said.

Dobby was the one who hide all Ron’s and Hermione’s letters and made the Dursley locked him in his room.

“..Dobby must do it, for Harry Potter’s own good.”

But maybe Dobbly was right. Maybe Harry should have not comeback that year. Because all he got were packs of trouble from a five-time winner of most-charming smile, a diary, a soon-to-be-wife fangirl and a deadly-eye serpent.

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What can i say? This is brilliant! Rowling did a great job in this second book. Love, love it!! How could she write this series so well?

 i found the humor is much more refreshing than the first book.

“Jiggery pokery!” said Harry in a fierce voice. “Hocus pocus squiggly wiggly-“
“MUUUUUUM!” howled Dudley, tripping over his feet as he dashed back toward the house. “MUUUUM! He’s doing you-know-what!”

wkkkkk.. this is really made my day 🙂

and i don’t know why but this one really made me laugh so hard:

“ATTACK!ATTACK!ANOTHER ATTACK! NO MORTAL OR GHOST IS SAFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! ATTAAAACK!”

“Oh, Potter, you rotter, oh, what have you done,
You’re killing off students, you think it’s good fun.”

hahahaha..oh, Peeves, you really know how to create a chaos.

and of course not to forget some lines from my favorite twins ever:

“Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of
their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, “Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through…

“Oh, get out of the way, Percy,” said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.”
“Yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,” said George, chortling.”

But, oh my, Dobby!!!! why are you so annoying in this book?! but don’t worry my poor little Dobby, i still love you as much as when i know what you’ve done for Harry in the end.. Huaaa

But Ron got the point, “You know what, Harry? if he doesn’t stop trying to save your life, he’s going to kill you.”

i love the ending!! “Dobby is free.”


LOTR fans will get it..hahaha

i love the gnome also. hahaha

“Gerroff me! Gerroff me!” 

and hey, mandrake sound really cute:

“Madam Pompfrey was pleased to report that the Mandrake was becoming moody and secretive, meaning that they were fast leaving childhood.”

ah, i miss the feeling when i first read the book. When i still have no idea that Tom riddle was Voldemort, when i have no idea that Hagrid and Moaning Myrtle had met Voldemort when he was Tom Riddle. When i didn’t know that it was Ginny all the time..

ahhh that feeling when i was surprised about who-did-what, that feeling when i tried so hard not to jump right to the end of the page cause i was too curious..

By the way, i think the idea of a talking diary was truly brilliant. The legend of heir of Slytherin and the chamber of secret are also really interesting.

Take my opinion, really , Voldemort should have made Waldo a Horcrux. He’d be immortal. wkkkkk

Full point for second book!!

No war can be ended before every people in this world read this book!

Read for:

P.S: For age more than 10

See yer’all next month! *parseltongue

Hotter Potter Meme: February

Well hello Potterheads! Back again with me and Hotter Potter meme!

According to the month, we will talk about this 4-letter-sweet-but-poisonous word.

LOVE

Q: “Siapa pasangan favoritmu dari keseluruhan cerita Harry Potter?”

Ughh, it’s a hard question, especially when i’m allowed to match some characters who weren’t actually a couple..

Finally, after making a list of all couples i can think of in Harry Potter series, i’m stuck on these options:

  1. Draco-Hermione (ihh, seru kan kalo mereka jadian..berasa kaya meteor garden/BBF gitu. Dari yang tadinya ngebully, trus jadi suka banget..#hasilkeracunanserialkorea hahaha)
  2. Bill-Fleur. Did somebody just said, love is about accepting your partner no matter what he will become in the full moon?  i couldn’t agree more.. :*
  3. Cedric-Cho Chang (honestly, i’m not a fan of Cho, tapi mereka ini jenis made-for-each-other couple di SMA mu yang seneng banget kamu liatin. Dan pas mereka putus kamu bakal ngegossip sama temen2mu, ikut menyesalkan kenapa mereka putus. Sayang sekali Cedric harus reinkarnasi jadi vampire. ckck)
  4. George with myself  #ngareppp

but, my choice finally goes to *drumroll*

Voldemort and Bellatrix.

hahaha..nah, JK..

*drumroll again please*

It’s Snape and Lily !

Ahh, should i explain why i choose them? Cause no word is needed here.

For me, Snape’s love is just achingly beautiful.

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.” 

Do you know that Snape is the only death eater who can produce Patronus? AWWW, i nearly cried this time..

memang sih ga ada penjelasan lebih jauh dr rowling mengenai ini. Tapi jelas saya langsung berspekulasi kalo Snape menggunakan memorinya dengan lily untuk bisa menciptakan perasaan bahagia yang dibutuhkan saat patronus. Apalagi patronusnya sama kaya lily. It’s enough to explain how much he loved her, isn’t it? (okay, you all have my permission to cry..)

uhh, let’s stop these whining things.

Hey, why don’t we play “pick-your-dreamcasts” for Snape-Lily-James’ role?

This is my version for Snape:

Ben Barnes dari Dorian Gray. Yah, Snape muda memang ga digambarkan secakep ini..Tapi dapetlah ya, dark imagenya.

and for Lily:

Rachel Hurd-Wood dari Perfume. Ihh, cantik yaaa..

and for our douche-bag James Potter:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt with glasses. Okay, if this is the case, I would have dated James also..haha

Ahh, meme nya seru bulan ini! Penasaran liat jawaban para potterhead yang lain!! See you next month! 😉

Book: Cinta yang Terpendam (3.2/5)

Setelah hampir seumur hidupnya berteman dengan Darcy, Rachel sadar bahwa pertemanan mereka tidak lebih dari sekedar pertarungan siapa-yang-lebih-cepat-menusuk-dari-belakang.

Dan dalam sebagian besar pertarungan itu, Darcy lah yang menang. Yah, kapan juga sih Darcy tidak menang? Lihat dia, semua seakan jatuh kepangkuannya tanpa usaha. Kecantikan, tubuh ramping tapi kencang, pekerjaan dengan gaji 6 digit, pesta-pesta hebat, bahkan kulitnya lebih cepat coklat dari Rachel. Kalo listnya mau diteruskan, Darcy juga mendapatkan perhatian ibu Rachel dan segelintir pria yang diidamkan Rachel.

Sampai suatu hari, tibalah kesempatan Raachel untuk memenangkan pertarungan itu. Dan kali ini, hadiah yang diperebutkan adalah mahluk eksotis dengan intelegensia dan selera humor yang memikat, ditambah dengan tubuh yang…let’s say, yummmyy..bernama Dexter.

Masalahnya tidak serumit persoalan berebut cowo imut antara dua remaja SMA yang labil. (they are 30 Gosh!!!)

Dexter itu..hmm, let’s say tunangan Darcy? Pacar 7 tahunnya?

dan Rachel itu…hmm pendamping pengantinnya?

namun hanya beberapa bulan sebelum lonceng itu dibunyikan, mereka terlibat skandal yang sifatnya guilty pleasure alias salah sih, tapi gimana donk..

Jadi dimulailah permainan kucing-kucingan antara Darcy vs Dexter-Rachel.

Dan diakhir, hanya ada satu pertanyaan, siapa yang tertawa paling akhir?

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1st half of book: (i’m sorry i just have to be honest with this one)

1. Rachel

Setiap kali liat Rachel, saya kaya liat anak lima tahun yang lagi merajuk. Dia ngerebut es krim Darcy trus bilang,

“Tapi kan Darcy udah dapet coklat!!!” So what if she got the chocolate? Trus kamu berhak ngerebut es krimnya?

“tapi kan..tapi kan…hidupnya lebih bahagia!!!” So what? trus salah dia hidupnya lebih bahagia?

oh, come on Rachel, grow up!!

2. Dexter

Gimana kalo kamu ambil batu, iket kakimu di batu itu, trus tenggelemin dirimu ke laut, Dex? Sorry, saya bahkan ga inget kalo dia ganteng..

3. Darcy:  

Oh Darcy, Darcy.. what is in your eyes that make you so blind ,so shallow? Tidakkah kamu belajar di sekolah kalo semua planet ini mengelilingi matahari, bukan kamu ,girl ?

2nd half of book:

Apakah pilihanku selama ini benar?

yak, benar sekali, dari maki-maki mereka bertiga, saya malah jadi galau akhirnya..

Setelah berhenti untuk menghakimi Rachel, saya mulai bisa menikmati cerita ini dan malah terbawa semakin jauh dalam kehidupan dua gadis New York ini.

Terlepas dari skandal perselingkuhannya dengan Dexter,  Rachel banyak membuat saya berpikir tentang masa depan. Tentang pilihan-pilihan yang sudah saya buat selama ini. Tentang orang-orang yang ada disekeliling saya. Buku ini membuat kita jadi bertanya-tanya sendiri, apakah pilihan kita selama ini benar? Aku yakin hampir sebagian besar dari kita pernah berhenti sejenak tiba-tiba dan bertanya, apa yang sebenarnya aku lakukan?

Sebagian besar kita membuat pilihan didasarkan oleh rasa aman. Semakin tua, cara berpikir kita mulai menandai wilayahnya sendiri.

“Pilih ini, lebih aman.”

“Jangan pilih itu, terlalu beresiko.” dsb dsb..

Pilihan aman biasanya akan membuat kita terlihat baik, paling tidak secara permukaan. Namun sayang sekali bersamaan dengan hal itu, kadang kita harus mengubur dalam-dalam hasrat terbesar kita.
dan suatu saat dimasa depan, saat rambut sudah memutih, kita akan terkenang masa itu, dan bertanya, ” what if..”

apa yang lebih menyakitkan dari itu?

My dad always says,  “Life is a choice, no matter what choice you make, there are always consequences . Try to choose the one that you can bear.”

Saya cukup bisa mengerti Rachel pada akhirnya, walau masih tidak bisa membenarkan tindakannya.  Saya mengerti kalau Rachel terombang-ambing antara menjadi sahabat yang baik atau berjuang untuk mendapatkan apa yang membuatnya bahagia.

Saya mengerti Rachel tidak bisa meninggalkan Darcy karena ada satu bagian dalam dirinya yang menginginkan Darcy berubah. Dia masih ingin percaya bahwa Darcy adalah sahabat sejatinya.

Tapi,seharusnya 30 tahun waktu yang cuku lama untuk menyadari bahwa Darcy tidak membutuhkan sahabat baik.

Dia membutuhkan pengikut.

Seseorang yang selalu ada setaraf dibawahnya, Sehingga dia bisa menjadi ratu di kelompok yang dibentuknya sendiri.

Saya juga mengerti kalau Rachel begitu tidak percaya dirinya hingga dia merasa butuh sesuatu yang membuktikannya memiliki kelebihan dibanding Darcy.

Untuk kasus Dex, sayangnya saya tidak terlalu berhasil berempati.

Saya mengerti dia mungkin merasa tertekan dengan semua tuntutan Darcy. Tapi, Hello mister, cheating with her best friend will not make it easier, okay?
tolong jangan bilang saya tidak sudah mencoba mengerti Dex..

And Darcy. Oh Darcy, Darcy..

I know that you don’t deserve any of this, no matter how much annoying, selfish and hateable you are. Tapi, perbuatanmu berikutnya hanya menunjukkan kalo kamu memang pantas mendapatkan semuanya.. Karma always slap on face . and yes, it hurts..

Oh Darcy, Darcy..maybe tears from this problem can clean your eyes, so you will understand that you’re not the queen of the world? That you’re not always in the highest place of food chain?

Sebenernya akhirnya sendiri tidak terlalu mengejutkan. Dari awal saya sudah merasa kalau sang pengarang agak terlalu sayang dengan Rachel. Dia berusaha membuat apapun yang dibuat Rachel, walau jelas-jelas salah apapun alasannya, kelihatan baik. Dia seakan berusaha meyakinkan pembaca kalo “Rachel berhak melakukan semuanya itu dan see? Darcy itu memang bitch and she deserved it.”

Okay, Emily, you’re the writer, you win.

Tapi hati saya agak sakit saat mereka berdua bermalam bersama di apartemen Rachel.  Saya tahu mereka berdua sangat tulus saat itu. Sedih sekali melihat dua orang sahabat tumbuh tapi ternyata ke arah yang berbeda. Bagaimana kedua gadis kecil yang ada dalam memori Rachel dan Darcy sudah kehilangan sesuatu dalam persahabatan mereka.

Selama ini saya selalu baca buku anak-anak dan fantasy, dimana semua persahabatan selalu berjalan beriringan dengan ketulusan dan kesetiaan. Yah, sayangnya realita ga begitu,kan?

Ahhh, akhirnya buku ini malah sukses bikin saya galau menghadapi umur 30 haha..yah masih ada beberapa tahun lagi untuk bersenang-senang sebelum saatnya panik seperti Rachel..hoho

Spoilerrr!! (because yes, i love spoiler!):

Hey, i hear the second book is about Darcy and Ethan (ahh, saya suka banget sama Ethan!!)  what a twist! sepertinya yang kedua bakal asik nih. mungkin kalo sempet saya akan baca deh Something Blue. (rasanya udah diterbitin Esensi juga deh..)

in the end, i’ll give it 3.2/5 :

It’s nice. I detected coolness here.

Yak selesai juga reviewnya!! utangku lunas donk, Oky? hehehe..

Thank you so much Oky and penerbit Esensi (website * goodreads) atas bukunya..Sering-sering yaa ngasih buku gratis..hehehe =))

Book:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone(5.3/5)

“You are a wizard, Harry.”

As far as i remember, this is the fourth times i read the first book of Harry Potter. And how should i describe my feeling that can not be elaborated in words? How should i describe a dear friend that has been together with me for a really long time? :’)

when i reread the book for Hotter Potter event,

and for Fun Year Event,

i cannot say that i got that first feeling when you find a new great book. But, it’s more like meeting an old friend. You know him, you miss him, and you realize how much you have changed and they’re all still the same.

i have a sweet memory with Harry. (ahh, that good old time..) i barely remember if it was the first time i read a novel or not, but, for sure, that was the first time i fell in love with novels.
This is where my reading history began. At the under-the-stair’s cupboard of the Privet Drive number 4..

There was a young boy, called Harry Potter, who lived in despair with his wicked uncle and aunt,The Dursley, and not to mention his fat, good-for-nothing cousin, Dudley. He had been living with them for about 11 years and yet still had no idea why they hated him so much.

His school life was also not going so smooth. Everybody seems to hate him because they are afraid of his cousin.

So, in a nutshell ,we can say that Harry was just another pitiful helpless preteen with packs of troubles.

But it seemed like 11 was Harry’s lucky number, cause in his 11th birthday, everything was about to change. That day, he got the best present every boy and girl can have.

a Hogwarts letter.

He would believe that it was just a really mean joke from his uncle, if he didn’t remember that his uncle never ever joked around.

wait, he is WHAT?
wizard? w-i-z-a-r-d?

Everybody called him WHAT?

the chosen one?
the boy who lived?
the famous baby who defeated the greatest darkest wizard whose name can’t be spelled?

how could he was famous without ever noticing it?

and who the hell is You-Know-Who?

well ,as you all already know ,Harry is about to meet him very soon..

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I could say that i grew up with Harry. I first read the book when i was a junior high school’s student and reread all the books a couple times. And i also waited with high degree of anxiety everytime the movies came out. I love how the first book is so much like a children’s book and with every book, it gets more mature and mature.

2012 was the first year without Harry Potter, but thanks to surgabukuku dan bacaanbzee for these brilliant event, so i can explore those magical world again..

ah, it’s so hard to make a review of book that you’re so obsessed with. There are so many things in your head, therefore you’re just lost in your own tangled mind and have no idea where to start.

But,let’s start with things i love:

1. All those non-muggle stuffs

No matter how many times i read this, i’m still dazzled by Rowling’s imagination. Moving paintings? Photos that can move like gif. ? Stairs that change its direction every friday? a Singing sorting hat? A new sport called Quidditch? and what i like best is the human-size chess. It’s just soooo ultracool!!

2. Gred and Forge

i know that i already fell for the twins since the first book.

“Oh, are you a prefect, Percy?” said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. “You should have said something, we had no idea.”
“Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,” said the other twin. “Once-“
“Or twice-“
“A minute-“
“All summer-“

“Don’t worry, the Weasleys are more than a match for the Bludgers — I mean, they’re like a pair of human Bludgers themselves.”

hmm, it’s enough to describe how appealing they are ,isn’t it? 😉

3. The story itself

Well, maybe it’s not yet observable in the first book. But, later, i love how she can connect all the story from the first book ’till the last book.  And i really appreciate how deep she knows her story, how deep she knows every character she made. This is not a story which can be made in one night or two. This needs years of brainstorming, powerful imagination, and a full-heart dedication. I think this is why we can called Rowling as one of the most brilliant writer of all time.

The not okay part:

NONE!! well, if you’re obsessed with something, you just go blind ,right? Exactly. hehehe 😉

BTW, because this is the fourth times i read the book, i paid more attention to detail.

I realize that since the first book, Rowling has already given us some clue that there’s ‘something’ about Dumbledore.

Remember when Harry asked what Dumbledore saw in the Erised mirror, And He knew that Dumbledore is lying? Socks? okay Professor, seems legit..
and do you know that Neville is already good in Herbiology since the first year? (spoiler: He’s gonna be a Herbiology Professor in the future! )

I like how she describe Voldemort:

“..only one who has nothing to lose, everything to gain would commit such a crime..”

but there are some question that still going around in my mind..
How did The stone get to Harry’s pocket? doesn’t Erised Mirror only show our desire and not to fulfill it? Or it means Harry already had the stone before ,then the mirror show him where it was?
Waittt, i don’t get it..

and Dumbledore said that James saved Snape’s life once, i wonder why it never mentions in the other books? hm…

*ralat: setelah diingetin mbak Dewi, ternyata James nyelamatin Snape dari si Dedalu perkasa..Aduh udah lupa,tuh..

But, hey nevermind.. the coolness covers everything..

Let me just give you a really cool fact about the first book:

can you imagine what would Snape see if he saw the Erised mirror? Oooww this is heart breaking..

As a forever-muggle who drooling over my Hogwarts letter, this would be pretty much like me, if i got one : hahahaha..

i must go , Hogwarts needs me..

ohhh, You haven’t read it? really? and You haven’t watch it? Oh my, Where were you this ten years? Mars? but late is better than never. Maybe this is not your cup of tea, but ,still, it’s worth to try..

i’ll give it 5.3/5 ,problem people? hohoho

No war can be ended before every people in this world read this book!

so peeps, stay fancy and never tickle a sleeping dragon!! 😉 XOXO

PS: For age more than 10 y.o

Book: Wonder (5/5)


“Everyone born of God overcometh the world.”

If you are the only one of something. You are different.
Like,  if you are the only one in your class who can play violin, then you are different. But it’s a good kind of different.

in my case, i’m the only one in my school (and in my neighborhood too) who has a genetic disorder called, Mandibulofacial Dystosis.  Sounds cool,huh? Yah, i hope it’s a disorder who can make me look cool too.  But, anyway, i am different. and this time, it’s not a good kind of different.

The thing about being different is,  it’ll determine people’s action toward you.
If you are the good kind of different, you will attract people to you. Like a lamp attracts moths.
But if you are the bad one, it will keep people away from you. Like  you’re a skunk.

But, the worst thing of all, which sometimes i can’t stand is, people always stare at you.  Sometimes they do that when they think i don’t see them and look away when i see them, but sometimes they do it right on my face. They make those horror faces while holding their breath. (Well, sometimes it does look funny though..)

That’s why i always hate to go to the crowded place. The more people there, the more eyes are starring at me.
So, i really have no idea what got into me, when i said yes, i want to go to the normal school. It’s like i am a lamb who voluntarily ask to go to the slaughter.

You know sometimes, middle school can be as cruel as the jungle (i’m in the fifth grade,by the way)
Everyone try so hard to be in the highest place of the food chain. You’ll eat or be eaten.
In my case, i can’t choose.  Just say, i’m a permanent resident of the lowest part of the food chain. And in my whole  life, i have to run in order not to get eaten.

But there are also a “hipsters” group, who choose to be in the low place of food chain although they can be in the higher place. Like my friend Jack and Summer, they’re like a vegetarian lion.

The middle school was not EASY. Really, believe me it was damn hard. It’s already hard even when you don’t have any facial deformities and a genetic disorder. But when you do.. yah, just try to be one.

But, different from the jungle. In the human world, everyone deserves a second chance, even the cruelest one. Because sometimes we all loose our way now and then..i understand.

The good thing about being me (believe me, there’s a good thing) is you can see clearly that miracles do happened.
i have several miracles around, like Jack and Summer. I also have my mom, my dad, via, miranda, and via’s boyfriend, Justin. And of course i had Daisy.

Like Justin said,

“the universe takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can’t see.
the universe takes care of all its birds.”

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I can hardly remember if i ever cried that much..well, okay i cried a lot when i read Five People You meet in heaven, and when i watched Facing the Giants, and don’t forget the fault in our star and Marley and me..   and gosh, how could i forget how much i cried when i watch i am sam?


geez,i AM that sensitive.

but really, i never knew that i could cry that much..

this book tore me apart, crushed my heart and hurt me right in my lacrimal gland.

usually, i cried at the middle  of the book when i already emotionally bound with the character or the end of the book which become the “most favorite times” for the writer to kill all lovable characters. (grr)

but, this time, i already wept a little at page 9. and cried hard at page 40 something..arghhh 😥  so, brace yourself..

I could say that i’ve been in almost all of the characters’ position.

I’ve been the “anomaly
I’ve been the one who hates the “anomaly
and of course, like most of us, I’ve been in the neutral side who try not to take a side. Because that’s the easiest.

so, when i read this book, i recall some names and emotions. and i realize that no one.. NO ONE deserves to be treated like that.  Even if you and some people do deserves it, but you’ll always be sorry one day and wish you had never done that.

actually, we all different from the other,  that’s how God created us. And i’m pretty sure the reason is not to bully each other.. #graahsusahnyagacurcolpasnulisreview

now, WARNINGGG!!! spoiler time!!

what i loved so much about this story is, there are several point of views so we can understand all of them very well but it’s not as confusing as other multiple POV books.

and i don’t know why but, in the middle of the book, i really look forward to hear from Miranda’s point of view. And see? it’s never been easy for her too.

i like that she didn’t write from the mother’s point of view. I don’t know why, but i think i already can imagine how sentimental it will become. But, i do want to hear from Auggie’s father side.

And i do love Justin’s point of view. i don’t know what’s the purpose, but she wrote Justin’s pov without any capital and direct conversation. But, i do like him with his Tic disorder.

ah, but all the characters are so lovable. I love Via, Jack, Summer, Miranda and  mr. Tushman.  Yes, i hate Julian, but yah, everybook should have a jerk like him..And yes, i hate his parents much more than him.

Among all those tearful moments, i found a moment which i cried much harder than the others. It’s when Darth Daisy died. oh goshhh, i really couldn’t stop crying. i’m a forever dog-lover, so it’s a tear-tsunami moment for me.

but, there’s also a really good moment here. I love when Auggie laughed at people’s reaction when they see him, and his jokes with Jack. I also love the ending.

it’s a really really great book, people.. you really should read it. It gives you the idea of how cruel life is but how nice a man should be.

i’ll give it 5/5

No war can be ended before every people in this world read this book!

and people ,let’s standing here to congratulate ourself, because..

“Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.”

PS: hey, here’s the indonesian cover if you wondering. Nice ,huh?

PS 2: For age more than 12

This review is included in Fun Year Event

OOT: Happy Birthday to me!!

i made the first post of this blog at 9th January last year..

wow it’s been A YEAR  already!! never thought i’m gonna make this blog last this long.. thanks for everyone who visited my page or even gave your likes and comments. i do appreciate it!
i send you lots of kisses and happiness in life..

a big hug for my sister who has inspired me to make a blog. now at least i become productive in the internet. not only open 9gag! haha  (one does not simply browsing internet without open 9gag!)

i already nailed one of my resolution this year, which is:

Become one of BBI member!! wohooo..after failed twice, finally i can proudly announced myself as one of “Blogger Buku Indonesia”. What an achievement!

although it’s mean i have to move all my movie content to another blog. No regret..

please visit my new movie blog at janetheater.wordpress.com if you don’t mind..

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my next resolution is:  to make a list of my book review.. (Arrrggghhh..)

Okay, folks enjoy your days, weeks and years.

and….
brace yourself for more books, more movies, and more years (hopefully!), are coming!! ;))