Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November's Book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 526 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date of release: 22nd October 2013
Goodreads: Click

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?


The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.


But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.


Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

A-Z Bookish Survey

Hello bookworms! A (very long) while back I received an email from Winnie to join in this wonderful survey. First of all, credits to Perpetual Page Turner who is the creator of this magnificent survey. It's such a brilliant idea.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Narinder Dhami. As a kid I've collected 20+ of her books (even though they're essentially the same exact story just with different characters). In primary 6 I came to the conclusion that these books were too expensive for my pocket money and opted in re-reading all my favourite ones in the collection. Still, I'd buy the seasonal edition ones because my kid mind thought that a thicker book would meant a better price. (I was a smart kid, no?)

Best Sequel Ever:

Up to date? Probably Unravel Me. I've never been an avid reader of dystopians and you guys know how much i love the Shatter Me series. Unravel Me just brought it to a whole new level.

Currently Reading:

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Have to read this for school!

Drink of Choice While Reading:

A nice (big) cup of warm tea.

E-reader or Physical Book?

I can't seem to focus a lot on physical books these days because I simply don't have the time, so since e-books are very accessible, I'd choose e-reader.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Emmett from Twilight. I have this thing for bulkier, tall guys. Emmett was my elementary - middle school crush. (Am in HS right now and nobody's appealing atm. THOUGH I LOVE WARNER SO MUCH BUT HE IS FOR JULIETTE SO, OK.)

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. I really like that book.

Hidden Gem Book:

Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway. Technically it's a short story but oh well. Lots of wonderful things you can analyze, only knew about this short story through my english teacher. One of my favourites now.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I created @BookClubID on Twitter. Best decision ever.

Just Finished:

I haven't been reading a lot so I'll just state the most recent short story I read (we have to read lots this year for A Level English): All Gold Canyon by Jack London.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

BDSM. Just, meh.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Order of the Phoenix. Currently the thickest book I own on my shelf.

Major book hangover because of:

Number of Bookcases You Own:

One.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Ruby the Red Fairy. Shh.

Preferred Place To Read:

On me bed.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose." - The Little Prince

Reading Regret:

I regret not taking up YA books earlier.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Chaos Walking Trilogy.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

The Hobbit, The Book Thief, A Monster Calls.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

(AARON) WARNER!!!!!!!!!!! (Shatter Me)

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I mean, come on.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Buying too much books and reading too little of them.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Your latest book purchase:

Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Grapes of Wrath, just because I tried reading that book at 12AM to try and make me sleep. Made me read it till it was half past 1.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

900 Followers Giveaway!

Hello book lovers. We've reached 900 followers on Twitter! You guys don't know how much it means to me (us). To thank you guys for your constant support, mentions, retweets and love for books, I decided to give this pair of Mockingjay earrings in compliance to the upcoming Catching Fire movie. BTW, I'll be going to the nonton bareng that is hosted by IndoHungerGames so if you'd like to meet me or say hi, scroll through our tweets prior to the fixed date for info on where/how to look for me. Anyway, back to the giveaway! Yes, the prize this time is not too grand. This is because we'd be hosting a big one once we reach 1000 followers, so help us reach our goal!

Your prize:

Male readers, I know what you're thinking and I'm terribly sorry! But stay tuned for the 1000 followers giveaway that should happen soon enough (fingers crossed). This is for the fellow ladies that are avid readers of the Hunger Games series.

How to enter:
1. Be a follower of @BookClubID on Twitter.
2. Tweet us your favourite books. (Ultimate favourites, okay!) You don't have to mention us, just simply tweet the title, author and the hashtag #bookclubid.
3. You can tweet as much as you want!
4. Winner will be chosen through random.org.
5. Giveaway ends on the 8th of October, 20:00 WIB.

So what are you waiting for? Enter now! Anybody residing in Indonesia can win.

As always, happy reading.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Marry, Kiss, Cliff Book Tag!

Hello guys! This tag has been overflowing my Youtube feed so I thought I'd join in. Please feel free to leave links of you attempting this tag! It's very entertaining, I promise. So so fun. And if you're a male reader, do a female version, would love to see it.



As always, happy reading.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptations


The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug by J.R.R. Tolkien
11th December 2013

I CAN'T EVEN. This book is one of my top fives (maybe 10, eh 5) so to see it come to life is a heart-warming experience. The graphics were stunning on the first part albeit it's slow pacing. True fans of this book will enjoy this nonetheless, I'm sure!


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
20th November 2013

This is one I am truly excited for. Hoping to come to @IndoHungerGames' nonton bareng!


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
15th November 2013

One of my favourite books of all time so I'm hoping that the movie will do the book justice. Plus, the author tweeted me! Was so happy that day.


The Maze Runner by James Dashner
14th February 2014

A great fast-paced dystopian read that I'm sure will be wonderful when turned into a movie. Can't wait for this one!


Divergent by Veronica Roth
20th March 2014

Who hasn't heard of Divergent? Catch this in your theaters - (not so) soon enough! 


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
June 6th 2014 (updated on 6/10/13)

Didn't I save the best for last? One of my ultimate favourites and I can only hope that the producers won't let me down. After seeing Shailene on John's vlogs I can see her Hazel potential very well. Very excited for this one!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Haul #2: Perth!

I headed over to Perth, Australia during the June-July school break and decided to take advantage of their 3 for 2 penguin classics book sale at Dymocks. My first penguin classic was The Great Gatsby and since then I'd always wanted to collect all my favourite classics in this edition. Hence this:





(The title of each book will direct you to its Goodreads page.)



I recalled my ex-English teacher raving about this book a while back and decided to pick it up whilst venturing the tiny Perth airport. Plus I had some currency left and thought that it would be great company for my flight home. Only managed to read about 10 or so pages though. Hope I'll like this!

That's about all for my book haul. Have been slacking so terribly in my reading that I am now 9 books behind (I know, I know). Hope I can get back on track. As always, happy reading! :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Idiosyncrasies: Q&A A Day: 5-Year Journal

I have decided to include a few posts where I share interesting literary-like finds such as one I will be showing today. Idiosyncrasies seem to be a very fitting title, eh?

I came across this journal from the beautiful booktuber theebookmonster, and pleaded my mother to help purchase this journal for me during her short trip to Singapore. She managed to find it in Kinokuniya! It was expensive for such a tiny tiny book. ($27.51 = IDR200.000ish). But then again it was a great investment since this book would be used every single day for 5 years, so thought it was ideal.


This journal contains 364 pages, each page dedicated to a specific date of the year and contains a special question. There are 5 rows below the question to allow you to answer the same question on the same date for 5 years.

               


And look! Gold edges!


I am the type of person who's extremely bad at keeping journals but so far I've been thoroughly enjoying this one. Some questions are very random and some are very deep, making it extremely fun to look back at in the future. Also, don't you think this would make the perfect gift for, anyone?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

June's Book: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 387 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Date of release: 3rd January 2012
Goodreads: Click

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


I decided to go light this time and considering that Scarlet was release this year, why not? I feel as though this book has not received enough claims that it should in our country and thought that this was the best way to promote it. BTW, I'll be doing an author interview with the author and will be posting it up on this blog, which will occur around July, so stay tuned! We shall be discussing this book on the 29th of June at 8 p.m. WIB, so see you there! I picked up a copy in Books & Beyond btw. As always, happy reading!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reaching Out (1)

I'm aware the picture's very large. Oh well.



About a year or so ago, when I picked up TFiOS a month after its release date, I came across a nerdfighter on youtube who had written on flash cards and placed them in JG’s books in bookstores. I felt that it was a brilliant idea and decided to replicate that idea and changed it to be a bit more universal, by placing my favourite book-related quote on a flash card and slipped it into nooks and crannies of the bookstore. I placed them underneath/inside my favourite books, hoping that a bookworm might come across it some day and discover our little book community.

Remember those times when you were alone in your realm of books, and you thought that no one else near you understood your passion for books? I would like to eliminate that. I really do enjoy the mentions from each respective person on BookClubID and I do hope that you guys appreciate the account as much as I do. Also, if you happen to come across one of these flash cards and stumbled upon this blog, merry meet! Here’s to more books and warm tea.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

May's Book: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Title: The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Pages: 277 (Paperback)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Date of release: 30th January 2001
Goodreads: Click

The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.


The reason I chose this book was because I wanted to go with a classic this month. With the large demand for YA books nowadays, we have seemed to start neglecting the root of literature – classics. Initially I wanted to go with The Great Gatsby & discuss the movie but since it was coming out mid-May I decided to go with another one. I have not read this classic so I will be reading alongside those of you who have not started this classic yet.

I picked my copy up in Gramedia so go get yours now! We will be discussing this book on the 1st of June 2013 at 8p.m. on Twitter. Hope to see you all there! As always, happy reading.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

World Book Day Giveaway!

April 23rd - world book day! In celebration of this glorious event, I would like to give away some amazing bookish things that I'm sure some of you might enjoy.


I have designed a tote bag with one of my favourite quotes, and that would be a part of the prize pack of this giveaway. The winner will also win their choice of any Twinings tea or Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix, whichever they prefer.

To enter:
  1. Must be following @BookClubID on Twitter.
  2. Must be following this site (Go to the right side of this site and click on the Google follow button).
  3. Tweet us what you love most about books/reading with the hashtag #bookclubid. You don't have to mention us, just be sure to insert the hashtag.
  4. You can tweet as many times as you like.
  5. Giveaway is open only to bookworms residing in Indonesia.
  6. Anyone who complies to these rules may enter.
  7. Winner will be chosen randomly.
  8. Winner will be announced on the 26th of April, 21:00 WIB.
That's all! Looking forward to your tweets. Wishing you the best of luck and lots of books on this special day!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Haul #1

Greetings fellow readers! It's Nicole here sharing my recent book purchases over the course of March-April. Btw, happy international book day!



(The title of each book will direct you to its Goodreads.)
I've been eyeing this one for the longest time and when I bought the Host, I decided to bring this book out of its lonely misery and into my lovely abode of a bookshelf.
I bought this one because a) One of the graphics was my current background and b) the graphics looked cool. It was pricey, 120,000 in B&B but nonetheless, quite worth it.
My math teacher has been raving about this book & author so I decided to grab it when I saw that its hardcover was only 100.000 (I KNOW RIGHT)!
My dear friend Belle was showering this book with love so I decided it was about time for me to try out Meyer's take on the dystopian world. I started reading this one but am a bit overwhelmed by the many names and concepts that I'm not familiar with.
One of my followers asked me which I preferred, this or The Book Thief. I was left speechless because it was only then that I realised I have not picked this book up yet, regardless of how much I loved TBT. Since my Dad was returning from Perth, I pleaded him to help me get a copy of this & Warm Bodies.
Seeing as it has been included in loads of YA books these days (Perks, cough), it might be about time I gave this book a shot, considering I enjoyed the pocket-sized Gatsby. Maybe small classics might be my new thing...?
Of course I had to get a physical copy of my first book club book. Most of you might know by now that we'll all be reading this book this month, so of course I'll be joining in. Loving it so far, but really not a big fan of the cover. I am still grateful to have this book bought for me though.

That'd be all for today's post. Thinking of making my books available for loan, thoughts? Also I don't think I'll be continuing with the book swap as there are only 2 participants, so I'm sorry. See you in the next post, and happy reading!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April's Book: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Pages: 239 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Atria
Date of release: 26th April 2011
Goodreads: Click

R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams. 

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.


Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead and the blurry line in between.


With the recent (a bit late, sorry) release of the movie, we have decided to appoint this as our first book to read and discuss for the month of April. We will be discussing this on Twitter on the 27th of April (Saturday), so don't forget to take note of the date! You can purchase a copy from http://www.opentrolley.co.id (cheapest price) or download the ebook (for free. Yes, I love you too) down below.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion ---> Free Download.

That's all for today. I've started reading this and I'm in love with Isaac's writing. Anyway, hope you guys will participate in this month's book club! Till next time. Happy reading!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Swap (April 2013)


Good day bookworms. In conjunction with the upcoming annual World Book Day (April 23rd), we have decided to host a book swap. To make this open to everyone, we have come up with a system that will allow anyone to request for books from others through the internet.

How to participate:

1. Select your books.
Pick out a bunch of books that you feel others would enjoy. We would understand if you were reluctant to give away your favourites, so just pick out books you know you'll never re-open that might be of great interest to others. Type them up in a list form like this:

eg. 1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

Please note that ebooks are also welcome. When listing down your ebooks, please provide its format (epub, mobi, pdf, etc).

2. Send a list to our email.
After finishing your list, attach it and send it to our email bookclubid@hotmail.com before the deadline. (12th April 2013) A week of book requesting should be sufficient, right? When sending your list, please also include your Twitter username and or other contact measures you prefer. Please ensure that these contact details are the ones you use most often as others would be requesting books from you.

3. Request books.
Once all the entries are in, we would be posting your books & contact details on our site's 'Book Swap' page. View the list of books and make your trade! Keep in mind that this is not enclosed to 2 bookworms. You can contact your friends and make it a circle of swapping! The simplest way would be for you to request for all the books you're interested in as chances are they might not be interested your book(s). Therefore, make sure to post books that you think others will enjoy for a better book swap.

4. Ship them off!
After the deal has been sealed, ship them off! There would be no payments needed as you would both be spending the same amount of money for shipping. Bid your books adieu and say hello to your new friends. As for ebooks, simply email them to each other.

We truly encourage every one of you to participate as there are no drawbacks in this. If you have any suggestions on how to make this more efficient, you can always contact us through Twitter or email. Share the news!