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Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades, #1-3)
it was ok
Poorly written, corny and repetitive. Yet, I found myself hooked and finished all three books in less than three days. Guess, Cinderella story never g ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Laskar Pelangi (Tetralogi Laskar Pelangi, #1)
really liked it
It's been sooo long since I read a good Indonesian book. But this isn't just good, it's great! I would've given it a five-star, but let's just save it ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2007
American Wife
really liked it
I love Sittenfeld's Prep. It's dealing with petty, teenage stuff, but it's well-written, convincing and relatable. I called the main character Holden ...more
Nov 09, 2008
Oct 26, 2008
Bukan Perawan Maria
really liked it
Senang bacanya! Baik tulisan maupun gayanya mengingatkan pada Danarto, yang karyanya sering bertema sufistik. Semuanya satir tentang umat Islam, cerpe ...more
May 2017
Jun 13, 2017
it was amazing
Biar nyampe kuota book challenge :D
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 26, 2015
liked it
It's a page turner; the prose is fluid and seamless. There are a lot of stating the obvious and the writing style is too coquettish Tempo style at tim ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Hai Miiko! 25
really liked it
I LOVE this series. It's wonderful, heartwarming and funny. An honest portrayal of a child's life, and life in Japan, and teaches good moral without b ...more
Mar 16, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi
liked it
Amid the streets of Bara Tooti Chowk, one of New Delhi’s oldest and largest labor markets, and in between marijuana joints, shots of cheap liquor and ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
Between the Assassinations
liked it
It isn't an easy book to read. I finished two other books before finally done with it (which is not an achievement that I can be proud of -- only 3 bo ...more
Oct 23, 2010
May 05, 2010
Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed
really liked it
Sadly, unlike my husband, I no longer obsess over music with the same intensity as I did in school, or in the first few years of JP days, when I volun ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 15, 2007
liked it
It's simple and unambitious, both this book's strength and weakness. When it works, it showcases Sittenfeld's prowess in picking up nuances, subtlety ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard, #3)
liked it
I like reading erotic novel and I was looking for a light (read: trashy) entertainment amid tons and tons of work, and I found this. I ended up readin ...more
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
really liked it
It's brilliant how the writer can incorporate feminism, politics and the ordeal of war into a series of books for teenagers. It's such a page turner a ...more
May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014
The Kalahari Typing School for Men
liked it
Saw the series on HBO and instantly fell in love with it! It was brilliant. The cinematography was excellent, the actors great, the art direction fant ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 23, 2010
What to Expect When You're Expecting
really liked it
Some parts in the beginning are unnecessarily elaborate, like a long passage about drinking and smoking weed during passage. Too many warnings on othe ...more
Nov 03, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
Laut Bercerita
liked it
Monolog awalnya dahsyat. Prosanya bersinar dan language mastery-nya memukau. Tapi setelah itu, sayangnya, diluted. Tapi ini tetep buku yang penting di ...more
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 11, 2018
Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1)
did not like it
Erotic novel is my guilty pleasure. I read it for escapism so I'm not exactly looking for high literature standard. But this one is really crappy, and ...more
May 2017
May 31, 2017
Tarian Bumi
liked it
You know those books that you thought they would've been really good had they been shorter?

This book is the opposite. If the writer took more time to
not set
Sep 15, 2007
Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
liked it
It's a non-story, as Dyer put it himself. Just about him roaming and rambling around the globe, telling his story, what he sees and finds. The tone is ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
liked it
A hit and miss. At its best, it's not funny but instead heartwarming and a voice of reason (I'm particularly fond of the chapter on married people). S ...more
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)
really liked it
Still a delight to read but a little bit repetitive and lacks the rawness and ruthlessness in the previous books. The writer seems to sympathize with ...more
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend
really liked it
Masukin aja biar nambah kuota haha. But this is heartwarming and funny and confirmed my suspicion that babies/toddlers and puppies/dogs are two peas i ...more
May 2017
Apr 30, 2017
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
really liked it
A page turner, ambitious and engaging. Too bad the story waters down in the last quarter of the book, right after the mystery's solved, and it wraps u ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Seandainya Saya Wartawan TEMPO
really liked it
Ringkas, padat, praktis -- sangat berfaedah untuk yang belajar menulis dan belajar mengajar menulis. Bintang lima seandainya gak ada beberapa typo :P
Oct 2017
Oct 01, 2017
it was amazing
I wish this book never ends. Think all angry, batik-scarf ladden feminists, rabid bundas and breastfeeding nazis should read it.
Jun 2011
Jun 16, 2011
2007 Writer's Market
really liked it
An acquaintance who works at the New York Times recommended this book -- after turning down my proposal to write for the paper :) ("They prefer famili ...more
not set
Oct 15, 2007
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
really liked it
Now I'm curious about the movie. If it was going to be remade, maybe Guy Ritchie should be at the helm.
Dec 03, 2017
Dec 01, 2017
The Little Prince
liked it
Should've read it in my teenage years or early 20s, then perhaps it'd be more captivating for me.
not set
Apr 03, 2011
Today Will Be Different
liked it
Still funny and bittersweet but not as solid as Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
really liked it
Engaging, whimsical story dealing with questions about mortality, choices and family.
May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
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