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message 2: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:50AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana Belated update of my own


№ 21
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy
by Sarah Bradford ★★★☆☆

Lucrezia Borgia Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford (2014/02/06)


21/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

6/9
DAPHNE'S CHALLENGE: EXPLORATIONS IN LOVE (Monthly - February)


message 3: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:50AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 22


Anthill
by Edward O. Wilson ★★★☆☆

Anthill by Edward O. Wilson (2014/02/08)

22/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

7/9
DAPHNE'S CHALLENGE: EXPLORATIONS IN LOVE (Monthly - February)


message 4: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:51AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 23


Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers
by Deborah Cadbury ★★★☆☆

Chocolate Wars The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury (2014/02/08)

23/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

7/7
FIRST QUARTER CHALLENGE: LILAC'S RAINBOW CHALLENGE (Quarterly - Completed )


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Jodi (readinbooks) | 1922 comments I read a book a few years ago that was interesting. I think it was called Bitter Chocolate. It was all about the chocolate industry, the cocoa beans, the workers and the major chocolate companies.


message 6: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Jodi wrote: "I read a book a few years ago that was interesting. I think it was called Bitter Chocolate. It was all about the chocolate industry, the cocoa beans, the workers and the major chocolate companies."


Oh, thanks Jodi, I'll look for it. I have a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate (dark bitter chocolate that is), though everything about chocolate interests me. Will look for it.


message 7: by Maiko (last edited May 19, 2014 12:09PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 24


Redwall
by Brian Jacques ★★★★☆
(Redwall, #1)

Redwall (Redwall, #1) by Brian Jacques (2014/02/09)

24/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

8/9
DAPHNE'S CHALLENGE: EXPLORATIONS IN LOVE (Monthly - February)


message 8: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:51AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 25



John Saturnall's Feast
by Lawrence Norfolk ★★★★☆

John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk (2014/02/10)

25/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 9: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments I miss reading Redwall ):
I used to love it as a kid. Glad you enjoyed it Maiko (:


message 10: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Adriana wrote: "I miss reading Redwall ):
I used to love it as a kid. Glad you enjoyed it Maiko (:"


I have to admit that it exceeded my expectation.. I guess I was just trying to pamper a kid in me :)


message 11: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:51AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 26


The Difference Engine
by William Gibson ★☆☆☆☆

The Difference Engine  by William Gibson (2014/02/12)

26/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

9/9
DAPHNE'S CHALLENGE: EXPLORATIONS IN LOVE (Monthly - February) Completed


message 12: by Maiko (last edited Mar 30, 2014 10:12AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 27


The Golem and the Jinni
by Helene Wecker ★★★★★

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (2014/02/13)

27/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

2/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 13: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:54AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana January 2014
13 books


London The Biography by Peter Ackroyd And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe One Rough Man (Pike Logan, #1) by Brad Taylor The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway Faith by Lesley Pearse And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer Canada by Richard Ford The Trail to Buddha's Mirror (Neal Carey #2) by Don Winslow Jewels by Danielle Steel The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

1. London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd ★★★★☆
2. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini ★★★★☆
3. Commuters by Emily Gray Tedrowe ★★☆☆☆
4. One Rough Man by Brad Taylor ★★★☆☆
5. The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan ★★★★☆
6. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway ★★☆☆☆
7. Faith by Lesley Pearse ★★☆☆☆
8. And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer ★★☆☆☆
9. Canada by Richard Ford ★★★☆☆
10. The Trail to Buddha's Mirror by Don Winslow ★★★☆☆
11. Jewels by Danielle Steel ★★☆☆☆
12. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch ★★★★☆
13. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch ★★★☆☆


message 14: by Maiko (last edited May 19, 2014 12:07PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 28


The Beekeeper's Apprentice
by Laurie R. King ★★★★☆
(Mary Russell, #1)

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King (2014/02/16)

28/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

3/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 15: by Maiko (last edited May 19, 2014 12:10PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 29


Crocodile on the Sandbank
by Elizabeth Peters ★★★★☆
(Amelia Peabody #1)

Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters (2014/02/17)

29/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

4/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 16: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:54AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 30


Cinnamon and Gunpowder
by Eli Brown ★★★★☆

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown (2014/02/19)

30/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

5/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 17: by Maiko (last edited Mar 30, 2014 10:16AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 31


A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini ★★★★★

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (2014/02/20)

31/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

6/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 18: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:54AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 32


The Love Goddess' Cooking School
by Melissa Senate ★★★★☆

The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate (2014/02/21)

32/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 19: by Maiko (last edited May 19, 2014 12:11PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 33


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith ★★★★☆
(No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith (2014/02/22)

33/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖

7/12
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 20: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:55AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 34


Déjà Dead
by Kathy Reichs ★★★★☆
(Temperance Brennan series #1)

Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs (2014/02/23)

34/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 21: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Bernadette wrote: "Wow ur doing so well! My goal for those year is 100 too but I'm nowhere close to you at the moment"

Thanks... I've been shut up inside the house for several snowstorms and have had nothing else to do :)


message 22: by Maiko (last edited Mar 30, 2014 10:19AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 35


Chocolat
by Joanne Harris ★★★★★
(Chocolat #1)

Chocolat by Joanne Harris (2014/02/25)

35/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 23: by Tricia (last edited Feb 25, 2014 10:15AM) (new)

Tricia | 132 comments I see you liked Chocolat :) I read it years ago and think it's definitely time to re-read. I also really like this book. Are you planning to read also second part? It's The Girl with No Shadow.

Edit: Oh, sorry, I didn't noticed you currently reading it :) How you find it so far?


message 24: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Tricia wrote: "I see you liked Chocolat :) I read it years ago and think it's definitely time to re-read. I also really like this book. Are you planning to read also second part?...

I love them... I'm planning to read the third installment of the series Peaches for Father Francis
Have you read it? If so what do you think?


message 25: by Maiko (last edited Mar 30, 2014 10:19AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 36


The Girl with No Shadow
by Joanne Harris ★★★★★
(Chocolat #2)

The Girl with No Shadow (Chocolat, #2) by Joanne Harris (2014/02/27)

36/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 26: by Tricia (new)

Tricia | 132 comments Maiko wrote: "I love them... I'm planning to read the third installment of the series Peaches for Father Francis
Have you read it? If so what do you think?"


No, not yet but I'm also planning it. You really encouraged me to read those three books, thanks! I can't wait, I'm goint to the library on Monday :)


message 27: by Maiko (last edited Mar 30, 2014 10:19AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 37


Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
by Joanne Harris ★★★★★
(Chocolat #3)

Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris (2014/03/01)

37/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 28: by Trinity (new)

Trinity Good luck Maiko!


message 29: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Trinity wrote: "Good luck Maiko!"

Thank you, Trinity!


message 30: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:57AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana February 2014
24 books

The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) by Scott Lynch Pegasus (Pegasus, #1) by Robin McKinley The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks I Was Vermeer The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger by Frank Wynne The Mind Readers (Mind Readers, #1) by Lori Brighton A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) by Ellis Peters Orlando by Virginia Woolf Lucrezia Borgia Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford Anthill by Edward O. Wilson Chocolate Wars The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury Redwall (Redwall, #1) by Brian Jacques John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk The Difference Engine  by William Gibson The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan, #1) by Kathy Reichs Chocolat by Joanne Harris The Girl with No Shadow (Chocolat, #2) by Joanne Harris Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris

14. The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch by ★★★★☆
15. Pegasus by Robin McKinley ★★★☆☆
16. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks ★★★☆☆
17. I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger by Frank Wynne ★★★★☆
18. The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton ★☆☆☆☆
19. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters ★★★☆☆
20. Orlando by Virginia Woolf ★★☆☆☆
21. Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford ★★★☆☆
22. Anthill by Edward O. Wilson ★★★☆☆
23. Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers by Deborah Cadbury ★★★☆☆
24. Redwall by Brian Jacques ★★★★☆
25. John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk ★★★★☆
26. The Difference Engine by William Gibson ★☆☆☆☆
27. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker ★★★★★
28. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King ★★★☆☆
29. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters ★★★★☆
30. Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown ★★★★☆
31. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini ★★★★☆
32. The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate ★★★★☆
33. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith ★★★★☆
34. Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs ★★★★☆
35. Chocolat by Joanne Harris ★★★★★
36. The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris ★★★★★
37. Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris ★★★★★


message 31: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:58AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 38


Postmortem
by Patricia Cornwell ★★★★☆
(Kay Scarpetta #1)

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) by Patricia Cornwell (2014/03/01)

1/4
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MINI CHALLENGE (Monthly/Mini)

38/100
❖ Goodread's Reading Challenge 2014 ❖


message 32: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments My goodness woman! I need to catch up to you. You are doing so well (:
What did you think of Cinnamon and Gunpowder?


message 33: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Adriana wrote: "My goodness woman! I need to catch up to you. You are doing so well (:
What did you think of Cinnamon and Gunpowder?"


Well, in short, a woman as a captain of a pirate ship was an awesome character, the dishes made me literally drooling reading it, and of course, loved the story and the actions. I gave it a 4!!!


message 34: by Maiko (last edited Mar 21, 2014 11:41PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 39


The Garden of Evening Mists
by Tan Twan Eng ★★★★★

The Garden of Evening Mists  by Tan Twan Eng (2014/03/02)

39/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

11/55
READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD (Yearly)

❖ 8/14
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS (Yearly)

❖ 2/4
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MINI CHALLENGE (Monthly)


message 35: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Maiko wrote: "Adriana wrote: "My goodness woman! I need to catch up to you. You are doing so well (:
What did you think of Cinnamon and Gunpowder?"

Well, in short, a woman as a captain of a pirate ship was an a..."


Sweet! I love when stories add recipes and I'm excited about a woman being the captain of a pirate ship. Thanks!


message 36: by Maiko (new)

Maiko Kirana Adriana wrote: "Maiko wrote: "Adriana wrote: "My goodness woman! I need to catch up to you. You are doing so well (:
What did you think of Cinnamon and Gunpowder?"

Well, in short, a woman as a captain of a pirate..."


If you like books with kitchen and recipes in them, I just finished this The Hundred-Foot Journey and it's really, really good.


message 37: by Maiko (last edited Mar 21, 2014 11:41PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 40


The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Richard C. Morais ★★★★★

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais (2014/03/03)

❖ 40/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 38: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:58AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 41


The Crossing Places
by Elly Griffiths ★ ★★☆☆
(Ruth Galloway #1)

The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths (2014/03/04)

41/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 39: by Maiko (last edited Mar 21, 2014 11:42PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 42


The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini ★★★★★

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2014/03/06)

42/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

12/55
READ THE MONTH AROUND THE WORLD (Yearly)

9/14
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS (Yearly)


message 40: by Maiko (last edited Mar 21, 2014 11:42PM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 43


The Book of Unholy Mischief
by Elle Newmark ★★★★★

The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark (2014/03/08)

✻ 43/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

✻ 3/4
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MINI CHALLENGE (Monthly)


message 41: by Maiko (last edited Mar 23, 2014 06:44AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 44


A Discovery of Witches
by Deborah Harkness ★★★★★
(All Souls Trilogy #1)

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness (2014/03/10)

✼ 44/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

✼ 10/14
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS


message 42: by Adriana (new)

Adriana | 3888 comments Maiko wrote: "№ 44


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ★★★★★

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness (2014/03/10)


✼ 44/100

☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭..."


What did you think about the romance?


message 43: by Maiko (last edited Mar 10, 2014 12:29AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana Adriana wrote: "Maiko wrote: "№ 44


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ★★★★★


The romance was okay, I think, more like an adult version of romance, not like Twilight. The discovery of being a real witch took a major part on the plot instead.


message 44: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:58AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 45


Shadow of Night
by Deborah Harkness ★★★★☆
(All Souls Trilogy #2)

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness (2014/03/12)

45/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 45: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:58AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 46


The Book Of Fathers
by Miklós Vámos ★★☆☆☆

The Book Of Fathers by Miklós Vámos (2014/03/15)

46/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

4/4 (Completed)
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME MINI CHALLENGE (Monthly)


message 46: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:58AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 47


The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown ★★★★☆
(Robert Langdon #3)

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown (2014/03/15)

47/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 47: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:59AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 48


The Alchemyst
by Michael Scott ★★★☆☆
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)

The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott (2014/03/16)

48/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭

11/14
RECOMMENDED BY READING CHALLENGERS (Yearly)


message 48: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:59AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 49


The Magician
by Michael Scott ★★★☆☆
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2)

The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2) by Michael Scott (2014/03/18)

49/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 49: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:59AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 50


The Sorceress
by Michael Scott ★★★★☆
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3)

The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #3) by Michael Scott (2014/03/19)

50/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


message 50: by Maiko (last edited Apr 06, 2014 06:59AM) (new)

Maiko Kirana № 51


The Necromancer
by Michael Scott ★★★★☆
(The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #4)

The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #4) by Michael Scott (2014/03/21)

51/100
☭ 2014 Reading Challenge (100 books) ☭


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