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.