Untuk kedua kalinya, Big Bad Wolf dilaksanakan di ICE BSD, Tangerang!
Belajar dari tahun lalu, tahun ini saya mencoba untuk lebih strategis berbelanja.
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Review below may contain spoiler.
Pippi Longstocking was first published in Sweden in 1945 and its original title is Pippi Langstrump. It has been translated into many editions and languages, even after decades have passed.
This Abdel-Fattah’s first debut novel was published in 2007. Does My Head Look Big in This? tells a story about a sixteen-year-old Palestinian-Australian-Muslim teenage girl named Amal who lived in Melbourne. At the age of sixteen, Amal decided to become a full-timer. Full-timer means Amal wearing hijab whenever she went to public places, and not just to school. Amal was once attended Islamic school until 10th grade. However, because the school couldn’t provide higher grades for the students, Amal continued her high school in a private school, McCleans.
For those who have concerns in human (and women’s) rights and gender I recommend this book, A Journey Against Defeat: Narration of Women’s Rejection of Poverty (2014) by Lies Marcoes.
This book is actually written in Bahasa Indonesia with the title Menolak Tumbang: Narasi Perempuan Melawan Pemiskinan, then it was translated into English as the launching were taken place in two countries: Indonesia and Australia.
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).