I read Fangirl to join Quarterly Group Read in Indonesians Who Love English Books group on Goodreads. Who doesn’t know Rainbow Rowell (RR)? After successfully stirred our emotions into bittersweet feelings of high school romance on Eleanor & Park, she came back with Fangirl, a story of twin freshmen in college in Omaha, Nebraska.
Its witty title represents the novel’s fresh, original, funny, yet touching idea and story. Who Asked You? (2013) by Terry McMillan is a novel that highlights the life of a middle-aged African-American woman named Betty Jean Butler who works as a room service at a hotel in Los Angeles. Sounds not interesting, huh? Wait a minute!
Okay, first of all, I was utterly, unbelievably frustrated reading this book. I was getting too emotional, I felt anger was boiling inside me.
Congratulations and thank you, Aisha Saeed, Written in the Stars is painfully beautiful. This is a great piece of writing that you will never want to put it down. Great story, great plot and twists, strong characters, and important issue that anyone should be aware of.
“After I read a good book, I have a hard time coping with reality.”
I was still pretty drunk, even after I have finished reading The Life of A Banana around 30 minutes ago. My heart keeps telling me, “Write it up, write it up” before I am sober again (from a book hangover, yeah I know, total nerd).
The Land of Stories is back! After The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (2012) and The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns (2013), Alex and Conner Bailey’s adventure didn’t stop there. After defeating Ezmia, the Enchantress, Alex and Conner lived separately. Alex stayed in the Land of Stories and was trained to be a fairy and the next Fairy Godmother while Conner returned to the Otherworld to continue his normal life.
“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”
“One year ago I left my home for school and never returned.”
Today, Malala’s name traveling from one article to another, both in printed and digital form. She becomes one of the trending topics of the world’s latest news as few weeks ago she’s just got a Nobel Peace Prize award and becomes the youngest winner of all time.
I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.
Yesterday, I went to ASEAN Literary Festival, an event held in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, from March 21-23, 2014. To me, this event is such a heaven because I could meet A LOT of literary critics, book communities, cultural discussions, inspiring authors, publisher stands, and definitely, friends with the same interest.