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message 1: by miaaa (last edited Jan 15, 2009 02:08AM) (new)

miaaa I have two or three mates from Indonesia who have joined this group, and they inspire me to join it as well. Last year I've read more than 50 books. I hope at least I can maintain that numbers or, even better, read more.

1. Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison [five stars:]

I love graphic novel, and this one is really dark. An ecstatic one!

2. One Thousand and One Arabian Nights by Geraldine McCaughreen [two stars:]

I read the Indonesian translation version. Generally I just gave two stars because it sexist (hehe) and to be honest the tales lost their charms if they're written and told in one book.

message 2: by Greyweather (last edited Jan 13, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Greyweather | 43 comments If you like graphic novels, especially dark ones, see if you can find any of Alan Moore's work

message 3: by miaaa (new)

miaaa thanks grey, yeah I've heard about him but haven't got a chance to look for his works. maybe before this year ends, I can read some of his pieces :D

message 4: by miaaa (last edited Feb 12, 2009 10:27PM) (new)

miaaa 3. Blindness by Jose Saramago [five stars:]

Disturbing story, interesting and amazing, but really disturbing one! I've read two of his works and he simply amazes me.

message 5: by miaaa (last edited Dec 08, 2009 01:52AM) (new)

miaaa A-Z challenge:

A - Angelou, Maya: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
B -
C - Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany's
C - Christie, Agatha: Miss Marple's Omnibus Volume III
C - Connolly, John: The Book of Lost Things
D - De Balzac, Honore: Colonel Chabert
D - DuPrau, Jeanne: The People of Sparks
E - Endo, Shusaku: Volcano
E - Endo, Shusaku: Scandal
E - Eugenides, Jeffrey: My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead
F - Fuentes, Carlos: Inez
G - Golshiri, Hushang: The Prince
H -
I -
J -
K -
L - Llosa, Mario Vargas: The Cubs & Other Stories
M - McCaughreen, Geraldine: One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
M - Mendoza, Eduardo: No Word from Gurb
M - Miller, Frank: Sin City 5-7
M - Montgomery, Lucy M.: Anne of the Green Gables
M - Morrison, Grant: Batman - Arkham Asylum
M - Mortenson, Greg: Three Cups of Tea
M - Munro, Alice: Lives of Girls and Women
N -
O - O'brien, Tim: The Things They Carried
P -
Q -
R - Roth, Philip: Shop Talk
R - Rowling, J.K: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
R - Rushdie, Salman: Midnight Children
S - Saramago, Jose: Blindness
S - Satrapi, Marjane: Embroiders and Chicken With Plums
S - Shikibu, Murasaki: Tale of Genji
T - Toer, Pramoedya Ananta: Buru Series
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

message 6: by miaaa (last edited Feb 12, 2009 10:27PM) (new)

miaaa 4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly [three and a half but I might just put three stars:]

Rephrasing tales in different point of view, interesting and it works. The Annoying Snow White with Seven Socialist Dwarfs is absolutely hilarious!

message 7: by miaaa (last edited Jan 20, 2009 09:36PM) (new)

miaaa 5. [Book: Sin City: Family Values (Volume 5)] by Frank Miller [five stars:]
6. [Book: Sin City: Booze, Broads & Bullets] by Frank Miller [five stars:]
7. [Book: Sin City: Hell and Back] by Frank Miller [five stars:]
all finished on 18 January 2009

message 8: by miaaa (last edited Jan 20, 2009 09:31PM) (new)

miaaa 8. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi [four stars:]
finished: 19 Jan

I love every Marji's pieces. She's simply brilliant!

9. The Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K Rowling [four stars:]
finished: 20 Jan

Unique book, especially Prof. Albus Dumbledore's notes of each tales.

message 9: by miaaa (new)

miaaa 10. [Book: Chicken With Plums] by Marjane Satrapi
Finished: 23 Jan 09

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miaaa 11. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Finished: 26 Jan 09 but reviewed only recently

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miaaa 12. Oz by Stefani Hid [two stars, well it should be two and a half:]
Finished: 02 Feb 2009

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miaaa 13. Inez by Carlos Fuentes [four stars:]
Finished: 07 Feb 2009 [my local time:]

message 13: by miaaa (last edited Feb 10, 2009 02:27AM) (new)

miaaa 14. No Word from Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza [three stars:]
finished: 09 Feb 2009

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miaaa 15. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy M. Montgomery [three and a half stars:]
finished: 12 Feb 2009

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miaaa 16. The Fall of the Imam by Nawal El Saadawi [two stars:]
Finished: 15 February 2009
The story is awesome but I hardly catching up with her narration!

17. Ahmadinejad! David ditengah Angkara Goliath Dunia by Muhsin Labib [four stars:]
Finished: 18 February 2009

message 16: by miaaa (last edited Mar 02, 2009 08:09PM) (new)

miaaa 18. Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa [four stars:]
Finished: 26th February 2009

19. Galigi [short stories:] by Gunawan Maryanto [four stars:]
Finished: 28th February 2009

message 17: by miaaa (last edited Mar 06, 2009 02:04AM) (new)

miaaa 20. Honeymoon with my Brother by Franz Weisner [four stars:]
finished: 05 march 2009

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miaaa 21. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote [five stars:]
Finished: 07 march 2009

message 19: by miaaa (last edited Aug 10, 2009 11:07PM) (new)

miaaa 22. Batman: Face the Face by James Robinson, Leonard Kirk and Don Kramer [four stars:]
Finished: 13 march 2009

23. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien [five stars:]
Finished: 15 march 2009

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miaaa 24. The Worry Tree by Marianne Musgrove [three stars:]
Finished: 17 March 2009

message 21: by miaaa (last edited Aug 10, 2009 11:09PM) (new)

miaaa 25. Drunken Monster by Pidi Baiq [three stars:]
Finished: 20 March 2009

26. Travelling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary by Alberto Granado [three stars:]
Finished: 22 March 2009

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miaaa 27. Scandal by Shusaku Endo [four stars:]
Finished: 26 March 2009

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miaaa 28. The Bad News Bible by Anna Blundy [two stars:]
Finished: April Mop 2009

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miaaa 29. Feminisme: Sebuah Kata Hati by Gadis Arivia [four stars:]
Finished: 08 April 2009

30. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times by James Finn Garner [three stars:]
Finished: 09 April 2009

31. Batman: A death in the Family by Jim Starlin & Jim Aparo [three stars:]
Finished: 09 April 2009

32. Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying by Marv Wolfman & George Perez [three stars:]
Finished: 09 April 2009

33. Spring-heeled Jack by Philip Pullman [three stars:]
Finished: 10 April 2009

34. The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman [two stars:]
Finished: 10 April 2009

35. Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale [four stars:]
Finished: 11 April 2009

36. Batman: Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale [four stars:]
Finished: 12 April 2009

message 25: by miaaa (last edited Dec 15, 2009 03:50AM) (new)

miaaa 37a. The Red of His Shadow: A Novel by Mayra Montero [three stars:]
Finished: 14 April 2009

37. Smarties Hilariously Funny Verses by Sandy Ransford [three stars:]
Finished: 22 April 2009

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miaaa 38. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield [four stars:]
Finished: 23 April 2009

39. Tea for Two by Clara Ng [one star:]
Finished: 24 April 2009

40. Soekarno sebagi Manoesia by Im Yang Tjoe [four stars:]
Finished: 28 April 2009

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miaaa 41. Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese by Benedict Anderson [three stars:]
Finished: 03 May 2009

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miaaa 42. Ai by Winna Effendi [three stars:]
Finished: 08 May 2009

43. Maximum Ride (book 1) by James Patterson [three stars:]
Finished: 09 May 2009

44. Maximum Ride (book 2) by James Patterson [three stars:]
Finished: 11 May 2009

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miaaa 45. Maximum Ride (book 3) by James Patterson [two stars:]
Finished: 19 May 2009

46. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [four stars:]
Finished: 01 June 2009

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miaaa 47. Miss Marple Omnibus by Agatha Christie [four stars:]
Finished: 05 June 2009

48. My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro Edited by Jeffrey Eugenides [four stars:]
Finished: 08 June 2009 [I started reading it around May:]

49. The Club of Angels by Luis Fernando Verissimo [five stars:]
Finished: 11 June 2009

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miaaa 50. Two Moon by Stephenie Meyer [two stars:]
Finished: 15 June 2009

51. 30 Hari Jadi Murid Anakku by Mel [three stars:]
Finished: 18 June 2009

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miaaa 52. Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez [two stars:]
Finished: 24 June 2009

53. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch [four stars:]
Finished: 27 June 2009

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miaaa 54. Anak Betawi Diburu Intel Yahudi by Ridwan Saidi [two stars:]
Finished: 02 July 2009
Note: At first it was quite good, describing Betawi's customs but at the end it's quite a disaster!

55. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke [three stars:]
Finished: 06 July 2009

56. Coraline (Graphic Novel) by Neil Gaiman [four stars:]
Finished: 08 July 2009

57. Little Red Ink Drinker by Eric Sanvoisin [two stars:]
Finished: 12 July 2009

58. Third Girl by Agatha Christie [two stars:]
Finished: 13 July 2009

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miaaa 59. Tanah yang Dijanjikan: Minyak Sawit dan Pembebasan Tanah di Indonesia, Implikasi Terhadap Masyarakat Lokal dan Masyarakat Adat by Marcus Colchester [three stars:]
Finished: 20 July 2009

60. Volcano by Shusaku Endo [three stars:]
Finished: 22 July 2009

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miaaa 61. Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie [three stars:]
Finished: at the end of July 2009

62. Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work by Philip Roth (three stars)
Finished: 7 August 2009

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miaaa 63. Midnight Children by Salman Rushdie [five stars:]
Finished: 12 August 2009 (I start reading it on July 2009)

64. Once Upon A More Enlightened Time by James Finn Garner [three stars:]
Finished: 13 August 2009

65. Garcia Marquez for Beginners by Mariana Solanet [three stars:]
Finished: 13 August 2009

message 37: by miaaa (last edited Aug 21, 2009 01:31AM) (new)

miaaa 66. The Magicians by Lev Grossmann [three stars:]
Finished: 19 August 2009

67. Kingdom Come by Mark Waid, Alex Ross, and Todd Klein [four stars:]
Finished: 20 August 2009

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miaaa 68. Kinderjaren by Jona Oberski [three stars:]
Finished: 23 August 2009

69. Burung-Burung Manyar (The Weaverbirds) by Y.B Mangunwijaya [four stars:]
Finished: 24 August 2009

70. i can (not) hear by Feby Indirani and San C. Wirakusuma [three stars:]
Finished: 29 August 2009

71. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [five stars:]
Finished: 31 August 2009

message 39: by miaaa (new)

miaaa 72. Beyond Ugly by Constance Briscoe [three stars:]
Finished: 03 September 2009

73. Seribu Kunang-Kunang di Manhattan by Umar Kayam [four stars:]
Finished: 10 September 2009

74. People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau [three stars:]
Finished: 12 September 2009

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miaaa 75. Anne of Avonlea by Lucy M. Montgomery [three and a half stars:]
Finished: 17 September 2009

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miaaa 76. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo [two stars:]
Finished: 19 September 2009

77. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney [three stars:]
Finished: 20 September 2009

78. Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson [three stars:]
Finished: 21 September 2009

79. Minum Teh Bersama Kartini by Suryatini N. Ganie [two stars:]
Finished: 24 September 2009

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miaaa 80. Tanah Tabu by Anindita S. Thayf [four stars:]
Finished: 25 September 2009

81. The Changeling by Gail Merritt [three stars:]
Finished: 30 September 2009

message 43: by miaaa (new)

miaaa 82. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou [five stars:]
Finished: 14 October 2009

83. The Cubs And Other Stories by Mario Vargas Llosa [four stars:]
Finished: 22 October 2009

message 44: by miaaa (new)

miaaa 84. The Victims by Isidore Okpewho [one star:]

85. The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh [three stars:]
Finished: 12 November 2009

note: I read the Indonesian translation edition, the translation is good but required a better editing.

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miaaa 86. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett [three stars:]
Finished: 18 November 2009

87. Tartuffe by Molière [three stars:]
Finished: 20 November 2009

88. Anne of the Island by Lucy M. Montgomery [three stars:]
Finished: 21 November 2009

89. Pluto by Naoki Urasawa [five stars:]
Finished: 25 November 2009

90. Batman: Knightfall, Part Two: Who Rules the Night
by Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant [four stars:]
Finished: 02 December 2009

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miaaa 92. Pluto 5 by Naoki Urasawa [five stars:]
Finished: 14 December 2009

93. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka [four stars:]
Finished: 16 December 2009

message 47: by miaaa (last edited Dec 30, 2009 12:25PM) (new)

miaaa 94. Batman: The Black Glove SC by Grant Morrison, J.H. Williams III (Illustrator) [three stars:]
Finished: 26 December 2009

95. Kisah Para Diktator: Biografi Politik Para Penguasa Fasis, Komunis, Despotis dan Tiran
by Jules Archer, Dimyati AS (Translator) [two stars:]
Finished: 29 December 2009

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