Monday, 28 January 2013

Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him...if Harry can survive the encounter
My Thought

If you have not read this book, you might not want to read my review. It contains some spoiler. But hey, seriously, how come you have not read Harry Potter?

Re-reading a book is something that I rarely do but when I do, I just want to check my favorite lines. Besides, with those piles of book in my shelves, there is not much time left. Another reason is re-reading one particular book just changes my previous opinions. Sometimes there is book that gets out of my favorite shelf just because it is not as great as it used to be.  Surprisingly, it does not happen to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I found that each chapter was still amazing. They made me feel I have never read it.  The story line becomes clearer even into details. But then, some part of me said I should not be that excited. Although I have read the book for the third times and watched the movie for thousand times, there’s still a chance that I might have forgot how the story run with its details. In the middle I admitted it, especially when they mentioned Nicholas Flamel.  It totally slipped my mind. But still I just can’t help it. All moment that I spent with this book was really great. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A Fantasy Reading Challenge 2013

Bagiku Reading Challenge adalah salah satu cara untuk mengurangi tumpukan. Dari 300an buku yang belum kubaca, buku fantasi menempati urutan pertama. Senang banget pas mbak Maria menawarkan untuk ikut ngehost reading challenge degan tujuan mengurangi tumpukan-tumpukan buku yang belum kusentuh itu. Aku yakin nggak sendirian, di luar sana pasti banyak yang tumpukan buku fantasi.Maka dari itu, aku dan Mbak Maria ngajak untuk ikutan Reading Challenge ini.

Syaratnya nggak susah, cukup membaca dan mereview minimal 12 buku selama setahun. Jadi minimal 1 buku satu bulan. Nggak susah kan yah *winked*

Berdasarkan pengalaman, Reading Challenge tuh nggak bakal seru kalau ga ada hadiahnya. Peserta yang berhasil membaca dan mereview minimal 12 buku, akan kami pilih satu melalui random generator yang nantinya berhak untuk memilih satu buku senilai IDR 70k.

Selain itu ada Sponsor Prize dan Additinal Prize. Apa aja hadiah dan gimana cara mendapatkannya, bisa langsung cek ke master post reading challenge ini  di blog mbak Maria di Fantasy Dreamland. Di sana juga ada penjelasan tentang Additional Challenge dan Sponsor Prize beserta cara pendaftarannya. Nggak harus blogger buku lho. Jadi jangan sampai ketinggalan.

Dari daftar di Goodreads, aku udah ngumpulin 72 buku, dan itu masih blom semuanya. Semoga aja 12 dari list itu bisa aku lahap sampai habis dan tentu saja nulis reviewnya. 
  1. Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1)
  2. The Chase ( Lion Triology #2)
  3. Oucast (Chronicle of Ancient Darkness #4)
  4. Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle #3)
  5. Kota Antah Berantah 
  6. Cobra King of Kathamandu (Children of the Lamp #3)
  7. Drachenreiter :Sang Penunggang Naga 
  8. The Dragon Eye (Erec Rex #1)
  9. A Wizard of Earthsea
  10. Magyk (Septimus Heap #1)
  11. The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1)
  12. Shiver  
  13. .....
List yang aku buat kemungkinan besar bakal berubah, soalnya masih mau nyari buku untuk additional challengenya. 

Semoga tahun ini bisa ngurangin tumpukan sebelum akhirnya nambah yang baru. 

Good luck!!!