books that I read (last months)

Hola! miss me? *GR*

dah lama ngga review buku, mulai lagi ah…Bulan Juli – Agustus lalu, rekening gue   mengalami titik nadir terendah *lebay…..orang elo liburan gitu tiap bulan :p. Jadilah gue menghabiskan buku2x gue yang selama ini beli dan nongkrong aja di lemari. Salah duanya adalah

150px-The_White_Tiger The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008.

I got this book as my 31st birthday from mbak Oppi, a colleague of mine. Sempat dibaca sampai hal.100-an abis itu gue males, tertarik baca buku lokal gitu dhe.  Karena udah lupa alur ceritanya, buku ini saya baca ulang.

bercerita tentang Balram Halwai who wrote a letter to Wen Jiabo and telling him his biography.  Balram just an ordinary poor  Indian boy. Born poor, his father sent him to school, but he was pull put of school because his (extended) family has large debt, so had to go to work as a stone breaker, than move out to Delhi as Mr. Ashok’s driver, kill him, stole his money and start his own business. Things that probably similar to Slumpdog Millioner the movie (confession : hasn’t watch the movie, yet *tutup muka*).

Ketika Balram memaparkan tentang getirnya si kaya dan si miskin di India…I felt like reading a local news paper.

second book was

eatprayloveEat, Pray and Love by Eliizabeth gilbert. *buku ini sepertinya sudah ada terjemahannya* and yes, I did bought this book a year ago and read until Liz went to India. seperti kasus buku pertama, udah baca hampir setengahnya, di abandon, gw baca lagi dari awal. Mungkin review ini sudah basi, karena banyak yang udah baca :p

After  her divorce, Liz dated David, but still she couldn’t find her happiness.She  decided to take a year off, went to Italy (eat) to learn Italian, eat pasta after four months, went to India (Pray) to practice Yoga and try to find the meaning of life, then to Bali-Ubud (Love) where actually she met her soulmate. Di buku ini, dia curahkan semua perasaan dan pemikiran dia. And my favorite quote of this book is :

Happiness is the consequences of personal effort. You fight for it,strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. (taken from p. 272)

Take your time while reading it, ok!

The third book

coverSwahili for the broken hearted by Peter Moore

It his travelling Journal. Riana told me that I can find Peter Moore’s book in Times karawaci.  The story began when Peter got dumped by the “girl Next Door” who travelled with him to south (or Central?) America (The full Montezuma). He found uneasy about this, and feel like the whole city is talking behind his back. So, he decided to travel to africa, from cape town (south Africa) to  cairo (eqypt) by  any means possible. And when he said by “any means possible” he really meant it.

His traveling took six months, failed hiking Kilimanjaro, almost get killed in Ethopia, stay in a haunted lodge,get up set with beggars ah…you name it lah! You won’t take your kiddos with you after reading this. :p. Kalo ngga salah, Adhit pernah bilang dibukunya “Traveller tale belok kanan Bearcelona” , bahwa umumnya negara2x di Africa itu adalah negara yang sedang perang saudara, kena embargo ekonomi atau kombinasi keduanya :D. Jadi ya, seru aja baca petualangan Mas Peter ini.

what I learned, African countries has similarity to ours, many times a cheap hotels turns to be a brothel. gee….Oh ye, bahasa Inggrisnya susah bow..^_^  Do check out his site, you can find his pictures while traveling in  Africa (and any other countries, organized according to the book )

2 bulan cuma 3 buku,ky? ho-oh. gue lupa bawa buku SFTBH ke Bali kemaren, dan waktu membaca hanya di kereta. Jadi ya maklum ya…

dan buku apa yang gue baca sekarang?

I almost forget that I have a series of Anne of Green Gables, until I read this post (thanks again, Riana). My sister and I used to be a fan of this film series that was played on Disney Channel. Before we went back to Indonesia, my mom bought a series of these books.
Mungkin karena udah nonton seriesnya rada malas baca bukunya! :(. Asli, 18 tahun buku ini dicuekin!!!

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I currently read the first book, Anne of green gables. The setting is in late 1800’s – early 1900’s. Anne is an orphan who live with Mathew and Marilla cuthbert (they are sibbling). First they want a boy to help them in farm, but when Mathew went to train station to pick up his helper, he couldn’t find anybody except this naive, red hair, eleven years old (ugly) girl. Actually they want to exchange the orphan but later they decided to keep Anne. well, I am in pp 80 not much to tell, yet! 🙂
Series yang gue nonton 18 tahun lalu udah sampai di Avonlea, waktu Anne udah mature, banyak yang naksir dan kalo ngga salah jadi guru.Oh ya, seperti kata Riana, buku ini sudah diterjemahkan sampai seri ketiga. kalo dulu kalian suka baca buku Little House in Praire-nya Laura Inggals, mungkin suka juga sama buku ini. 🙂

Huah…masih ada 8 buku lagi yang harus dibaca. well, nite nite….!

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5 thoughts on “books that I read (last months)

  1. yay…finally ada jg review bukunya, btw..I heart your “Anne of Green Gables” series, sooo.. tempting….*kepengen mode on*

    ==> hehehe, iya dikumpulin aja biar kayaknya postingnya panjang xixixixix

  2. gue selaluuuuu….’iri hati’ padamuh……gimana siih caranya bisa baca buku sebanyak ini…….?? ayo kasih tips nya…..hehehe…. *takjub*

    ==> gw naik kereta pp, kantor- rumah, and lately doing some trip. Ya pas nunggu pesawat itu, nunggu anak2x berenang, etc…

  3. Iya Mizan yang nerbitin, beli di Warung Bunda aja Din.
    Giling, loe punya segitu banyak, keren, pinjem dong :))
    Kata teman gw usahain sehari satu buku ;))

    ==> emang bisa loe, bahasa inggris? :)) *kaburrr *

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