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!