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Book Log of 2012

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The year of come back – in reading. 

Earlier this year, I wrote a posting, Vallaura Awards. One of its awards was given to the best book I’ve read in 2011. To my surprise, I realized that I hadn’t read so many book in that year. Shame on me! So, to prevent wasting of my valuable time of chances in getting wonderful knowledge from books, I decided to keep record of this year books.

What better way to restart a lost hobby besides reading a good Dan Brown’s sci-fi novel. So to start the counting, I sank in Deception Point. Not as enchanting as The Da Vinci code or Angels and Demons of course, but it surely did the trick. My desires to read had arose. Good job Dan Brown! And thanks to my dear friend, Fany who lent me the book which tragically torn apart by my puppy. heheheehe…

I did start it well. But it didn’t mean that it will stay on course. So, carefully I chose another novel. This time to play save, I chose novel that were recommended by friends. They were in Bahasa, my native language, 5 cm and Manusia Setengah Salmon. The first one was okay. But the later one which was recommended as a funny book almost killed my willingness to read. Sorry to say. Maybe I should have not expect something great from those books. But, I thanked Ribka for lending me the first book and Junita for the latter one.

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March 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM

5 cm

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It all started on New Year’s Eve. I was writing my blog,  Vallaura Awards. I was shocked to know that I did not read a lot of books in 2011. So much for a person who claim to be a bookworm. So, I got some gears and started reading again. 5 cm was the first book I finished in this 2012.

It’s an Indonesian book and I borrowed it from my friend. I found the book not really have that wow factor but it was not a disappointment as well. It was about 5 friends who like to hang around until they decided to have 3-month break of seeing each other. And after the 3-month period they set a time to meet and go for Mahameru trip (Mahameru is a name of the tallest mountain in Java, Indonesia). The Mahameru trip was described interestingly vivid. So, it was a good part of the book. But that’s all.

The writer also spiced up with his thoughts through out the pages, as if he was reading with us. Some of the spices, I admit, keep us going for the sake of curiosity. while the 5 cm philosophy, it’s a bout dreaming. In essence, if you have a dream, hang it 5 cm before your forehead, so you will always see it and determine to pursue that dream until you make it happen. A good one.

Here I quote original writing from the book, it’s in Bahasa Indonesia (but have similar meaning with what I’ve told you before). Read the rest of this entry »

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January 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM

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