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Treesofreverie Read-A-Thon

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Hello,

It’s been awhile since I last joined the read-a-thon. I’ve been abandoning my books (sorry, dear books). Honestly, I miss the joy of reading. So, to feel the sparks again, I decided to join this read-a-thon to close 2014.

Hosted by TreesofReverie, this event will start on Saturday, Nov 6 until Sunday, December 14.

For the complete FAQs and any other tidbits, please visit TreesofReverie.

Here’s a list of book that I’m planning to read during the event:

1. The Silent Sister by Dianne Chamberlain
2. The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks
3. The Moon Opera by Bi Feiyu

Have fun and happy reading.

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End of the Year #ReadingCram – Seasonal Challenge

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Yay, it’s day 6 and I’ve read 7 books so far. Quite a challenge.

So, today’s challenge is recommend a book good for:

1. a snow day

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I definitely recommend you to read The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane Tara. It’s a heartwarming book about love, friendship, and parenthood.

2. a rainy day

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Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott would be perfect for a rainy day. It’s a sad story but the ending will make you smile.

3. a beach

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Bringing Home The Birkin by Michael Tonello is perfect for a beach-read. You’ll be entertained!

4. a spooky night

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Read Lisey’s Story by Stephen King, and your childhood nightmares would come alive.

Here’s my reading progress so far:

Finished reading
1. The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho – 320 pages
2. The Happy Endings Book Club by Jane Tara – 182 pages
3. A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan – 192 pages
4. Deenie by Judy Blume – 194 pages
5. Simple Thinking About Blood Type by Park Dong Soen – 262 pages
6. After School Horror by Nana R. Praptini – 161 pages
7. Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott – 304 pages

Still reading:
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer – on page 155

Progress:
Total books read: 8
Number of pages read so far: 1,802 pages

Thanks Dana and Jenny for hosting this awesome challenge.

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End of the Year #ReadingCram – Top Ten Books in 2013

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Welcome to day 3 challenge of #ReadingCram readathon. Today’s challenge is to post Top Ten Books that I read in 2013.

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From top to bottom:

1. Melbourne by Winna Efendi | Review

It’s one of my favorite STPC series (written in Indonesian). The novel sets in Melbourne, Australia. It’s about finding the lost love. Such a sweet story.

2. Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke | Review

My first encounter with Cornelia Funke. I didn’t expect to like this book, but I did. Read this book in November, it’s one of my favorite middle grade books.

3. The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne | Review

I was crazy about Holocaust theme and I’m glad that I found this book on the net. I couldn’t move on from this book for 3 days. I was overwhelmed, not to mention the midnight sobbing that I did secretly. One of the best books I read in 2013. I’ll reread this book in 2014.

4. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom | Review

I can say this is the best book I read in 2013. Top best. Books can be dangerous and this one is no exception. Have a Little Faith has changed me in a good way, made me think about a lot of things that happened in my life. I think everyone should read this book. Highly recommended.

5. The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho | Review

It’s the best bargain book ever. With less than $2.00 you got a soul therapy. Though the theme might be subjective to certain religion, I think everyone can enjoy this book. The Fifth Mountain makes me want to read other books by Paulo Coelho.

6. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill | Review

I’m a huge fan of Stephen King and now I’m also a big fan of Joe Hill. This is not an easy book to read (if you know what I mean… dealing with supernatural things). After I read this book, the fedora ghost appeared in my dream. I read the ebook version of this, but I decided to buy the translated version to experience the horror again.

7. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult | Review

So glad that I finally read Jodi Picoult. Perfect Match tells about recovery, mistakes and your biggest fear. I could not read any other book for 2 days, still thinking about the poor boy.

8. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick | Review

I haven’t seen the movie but everyone said it’s one of the best movies. I bought the book instead and had a great experience with Hugo. I was about to sell it but my son loved it, so I keep it. Will reread this one sometime in 2014.

9. Ordeal by Linda Lovelace | Review

The most disturbing book I read in 2013. I bought this book 2 years ago but decided to read it this year because Lovelace biopic was out. I haven’t got the chance to see the movie, hopefully soon.

10. The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Motley Crue |Review

I’d never been a huge fan of Motley Crue. Yes, I listened to some of their hits, but I was more into Guns N’ Roses and Metallica when I was a teenager. This is a hilarious memoir, a real story of a (once) famous glam rock band in the world. You know the formula of rock stars: booze, drugs, sex and all the excess baggage. Each member was fighting his own demon. If you really want to know what’s behind the scene of a rock star, go read this book. One of the best rock memoirs I read.

So, what’s your Top Ten Reads in 2013?

Today’s challenge is hosted by Jessica.

Keep yourself updated with this challenge on Twitter using #ReadingCram

Thank you Dana and Jenny for hosting this awesome challenge.

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End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram – Teaser Challenge

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It’s day 2. I have a lot of things to do today that I didn’t read much *sigh* but surely I’ll catch up and try to read as much as I can tomorrow morning.

My reading progress:

1. The Fifth Mountain – Paulo Coelho (320 pages in Indonesian) Review

Teaser Challenge

Today’s challenge is easy! Find a random page in the book you are reading, and post 2 “teaser” sentences!

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Book clubs were tricky. Strangers came together, and no matter how compatible they seemed, if they didn’t like the same books – or at least respect what the other members liked – then the club would die a quick and often painful death. (p. 6)

What’s your quote?

Thanks Jenny and Dana for hosting!

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#ReadingCram Read-a-thon Kick Off–TBR Challenge!

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Dana and Jenny are hosting a read-a-thon! It is called the End of the Year 2013 Reading Cram, and will run from Dec. 9-22nd!
If you are anything like me you have a huge stack (or even bookcases) full of book you haven’t read. Did you have a goal for how many books you wanted to read during the year? Are you behind like I am?
Then this is the perfect time to read as much as you can before the new year!

Check out my TBR list below:

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But I want to concentrate on Christmas-themed novels this year:

xmasDecember is the perfect time to read Christmas-themed novels. It fits the challenge I’m joining in as well here

So, what’s your TBR list this December?

 

Have a great reading journey^^

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End of the Year 2013 Readathon

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Yay! Anotherreading challenge at the end of the year. I’ve read 120-is books so far, butI guess I can make it 125 or more before New Year’s eve.

Hosted by Jenny and Dana, this challenge runs from Dec 9 to Dec 22.

My goal is to read at least 5 books from my TBR pile, including 2 book club reads (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Slammed by Colleen Hoover).
Here’s the list:
The Fifth Mountain – Paulo Coelho here

You may tweet using #ReadingCram. To stay updated and to share what your reading! Mention @juliababyjen and @danasquare

Let’s get this party started ^^

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