Tuesday, April 9, 2019

[Top Ten Tuesday] Enam hal absurd tentang buku yang saya lakukan...

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The Artsy Reader Girl original title for April 9: Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skipped meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like to read, traveled long distances to bookish events, etc. – submitted by Aggie’s Amygdala).

As a reader, and also a book hoarder, sometimes I do crazy things... well, not everything I've done could be categorized as love for books. I just think what I've done are crazy about book only because it's beyond crazy such as:

1. Banned some Authors because of their behavior. I know you'll say:
Hey, you need to distinguish personal things from their works.
But, again, I'm only human who have a heart, a sensitive one. So if an author does disgusting things (i.e. attacking reviewer, lying, plagiarizing, doing bad political campaign, etc), it breaks my heart and makes me not wanting to read their writing. Frankly, I have several name on my black list but on the top of my list right now is: Hanum Salsabiela Rais. There, I said her name. Gosh!


2. Traveled long distances to buy a book. I went abroad several times only to buy books at Big Bad Wolf book sale events in Kuala Lumpur and at a bookstore at Bras Basah Complex Singapore.

3. Sat down and queued for about four or five hours only to get a free copy of The Silkworm (Cormoran Strikes #2, Indonesian edition) by J.K. Rowling, and the book is left unread till now. HAHAHAHAHA.


4. Midnight shopping at Big Bad Wolf events (ICE BSD Serpong and Jatim Expo Surabaya).


5. Shop hopping around Jabodetabek-Bandung. I remembered that around 2013 or 2014, it's unusual to find "Obralan Gramedia" or big discounted books which is hosted by one of the biggest bookstore chains in Jakarta, let alone in Indonesia, so I did shop hopping from Bintaro to Bekasi, Bandung to Pluit, West to East, South to North, to get find a surprise-discounted-book at one of those book sales.

6. Reading everywhere, anywhere, and anytime. I read while I'm jogging, I read while I'm on motorbike, anything.


7. Okay, I can only think 6 of outrageous things that I've done for the love of books. I'll add another if I can recall another outrageous slash crazy slash stupid things that I've ever done.

What yours?

Monday, April 8, 2019

[BOOKtainment] Jordan Fisher ganti memerankan John Ambrose McClaren, Twivortiare selesai syuting, dan warta perbukuan lainnya

Hari Senin adalah saatnya mewartakan kabar-kabar lain dari dunia literasi, baik dari dalam maupun luar negeri, biar bikin kita enggak lagi bilang, "I hate Monday". Warta perbukuan ini saya rangkum dari pelbagai sumber.

1. Jordan Fisher didapuk memerankan John Ambrose McClaren di sekuel film To All The Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Love You. As predicted, pro dan kontra langsung memenuhi kolom komentar warganet karena re-cast untuk tokoh ini, mengingat di ujung film pertama, John Ambrose sudah menampakkan wujud melalui peran Jordan Burtchett (dan banyak yang terpuaskan), eh tetiba malah diganti dan menurut yang sudah baca bukunya (termasuk saya), Jordan Fisher memang cukup jauh dari deskripsi Jenny Han. Kayaknya pembuat filmnya lebih mementingkan soal diversity dan fans Jordan Fisher yang lebih banyak dibanding Jordan Burtchett. Well, sebagai penggemar trilogi ini saya sih no comment dan lebih nunggu rilis filmnya saja.

Oh iya, yang penting juga, cast untuk Stormy juga sudah diumumkan: Holland Taylor. Wah, saya suka banget sama beliau, pas jadi profesor di film Legally Blonde. Yes!

2. Twivortiare sudah masuk tahap editing (kayaknya). Well, another Ika Natassa's book yang diadaptasi ke layar perak, "Twivortiare" sepertinya sudah masuk tahap editing. Di post terbarunya, Ika Natassa bercerita tentang private screening materi kasar dari filmnya. Kamu termasuk tim yang nggak sabar juga nunggu filmnya, apa nggak?

3. Indeks berita pilihan SENI DAN BUDAYA kategori buku dari cnnindonesia.com
Bakar Buku Harry Potter, Paroki Katolik Polandia Tuai Hujatan
Buku Sekuel "Bird Box" Tengah Digarap
Alicia Keys Gandeng Oprah Rilis Buku Memoar
"Karma", Tema Ubud Writers Readers Festival Tahun Ini
DC Comics Batalkan Komik Soal Yesus Kembali ke Bumi

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

[Top Ten Tuesday] Sepuluh alasan saya membeli buku...

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. The Artsy Reader Girl original title for April 2: Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book.

Well, as a book hoarder, do we really need a reason to hoard books? Hahaha, #juskidding. I mean, in many situations I feel like buying a book is just like buying anything just because of "need" or "want".

Anyway, if you still wanna know, what things that make me pick up a book, here are those things:
1. The Author.
Well, I am categorizing myself as a loyal reader. So, if I am already be a fans of an author, I'll buy and read anything form him/her. Check out my Top Ten Auto-Buy Author here.

2. The Writing Style.
...especially, the author's diction or the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. No matter how popular or important story it is, if the writing style is "meh" for me, I'll skip it. Example: 5cm by Donny Dhirgantoro or Dilan by Pidi Baiq or Sabtu Bersama Bapak by Adhitya Mulya.

3. The Cover.
No caption needed, hahaha. I prefer book cover with real photograph (of humans) than with illustration. Like this one:

4. The Price.
I won't think twice while the price is damn cheap! Hell, yeah.


5. The Hype.
I'm sucker for hype-books or chart-topper books or the most trending-books. My opinion: if most people like it, then I must like it too.

6. The Reviews.
...from my trusted source, off course, such as my readers' community friends: Goodreads Indonesia or Blogger Buku Indonesia, or from my fave Blogger or Booktuber such as Ginger from greadsbooks.com or Gabby from gabbyreads. I don't care with "Starred Review" thingy or a testimonial from a celebrity or another well-known authors or sponsored reviews. I think they are "fake" comments.

7. The Adaptation.
It only occurs one or two times a year for me. When I fell in love with the movie or TV adaptation, I'll try to read the book. Example: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger or Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien or Pretty Little Liars by Sara Sheppard.

8. The Genre.
I'll buy (and read, maybe) anything for "Novel Metropop". OBVIOUSLY. But, only the originally novel metropop by Gramedia Pustaka Utama.

9. The Tittle.
If I have no other solid reasons, I'll pick a book just because of its tittle. Example: The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama or Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami or The Dusty Sneakers by Teddy W. Kusuma & Maesy Ang.

10. The Color.
This is the least reason for hoarding books. I'm not good at color-matching, even I considered myself as color-blind person so I really don't care of rainbow shelf thingy.

Those are my top ten of things that make me pick up a book. Kalau kamu?