Monday, January 31, 2011

"Where Are You Reading ?" January Summary


I am one of the Where are You Reading Challenge participants. As you might have known, it is hosted by Sheila from One Journey Through a World of Books. It's never to late to join. Go to her blog and sign up.You can read the detail here

This January, I have read around 9 books. But only 6 books can be put on my map. One of them are in the middle of nowhere. The rest are not telling me where the setting take place. :(

So here is the list
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate ; Texas
  • Topeng Kaca ; Tokyo- Japan
  • The Maximum Ride; Washington. Actually it's also take place in Antartica.
  • The Spellmen Files ; San Fransisco
  • Good Omen; London, UK
  • The Hollow ; Sleepy Hollow, New York
You can check my map here. I have tried to post it here but it does not appear as you can check below

View Aleetha-2011 Where Are You Reading Challenge in a larger map

I hope I can do better next February

PS: till now I still get confused Google Maps. After a month "playing" with it, I just found out that we can use search then save it to our map.LOL. I think I need Google Map Guide for Dummies. XD

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (1/31)


It's Monday What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is started by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Last week, I just could post one review, Magna by Nicole O'dell.
I think I need to learn more how to write review and not to left them as draft.

The book that I have finished reading The Good Omen and The Hollow by Jessica Verday . The last book was not on my plan. I read it because my friend wanted me to check the typo.

I am still reading In The Miso Soup, Pretties and The Vampyre Kisses. I think I need my own ebook reader. I have not got used to read ebook. :(

Now move to the book that I plan to read for this week.

Ghostgirl : Rest In Popularity

"Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

And if I should die before I awake,

I pray the popular attend my wake."

~~~

Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.

That's the first book of Ghostgirl. I also plan to read The Second book. They have been in my bookshelf FOREVER. Penerbit Atria, the local publisher, is about to published the third book, Ghostgirl: Lovesick.

Ghostgirl : Homecoming

Heaven couldn't be a phone bank, could it?

Charlotte Usher discovers that the afterlife isn't quite what she pictured when she's forced to intern at a hotline for troubled teens. Before she can officially cross over, she'll have to be a source of guidance for one such teen. The problem is she doesn't have much advice to offer since dying hasn't exactly boosted her confidence level.

But when Hawthorne High's leading, love-to-hate cheerleader Petula and her gothic little sis' Scarlet find themselves suddenly resting-in-peace in comas, Charlotte's opportunity to save them will prove to be the risk of a lifetime-for all of them

The covers are lovely, aren't they?. Those are above are Indonesian design. I also have checked the US cover. They are also gorgeous.

I hope I can write more review next month. Big hope that review challenge will help me a lot.

So What are you reading, guys?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

This is my first In My Mailbox. It is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This week I bought 3 books:

Wilma Tenderfoot by Emma Kennedy

Wicked : Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie. This is the second book of Wicked series.

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne Lafleur

I also got some book that I won in giveaway. They arrived last friday.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak From Adriana


My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier from Stella at Ex Libris

Nocturne by Syrie James from Good Choice Reading


Zombies VS. Unicorns and some swag from Lori from Pure Imagination
Thanks a lot, guys.

From Nadya, I got The Wind in the Willlows by Kenneth Grahame and The Necromancer by Michael Scott. These books have been translated into my language and Nadya is the editor.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Follow Friday (1/28)


This Week Feature

This Week Question
What was your favorite subject in school?

It depended on the teacher. XD So every year it changed.
Overall math, history, science, and English were on the top of my list.

This meme is hosted by Parajunkee.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (1/26) : Ghostgirl: Lovesick (Ghostgirl #3)



Before she can rest in peace, Charlotte Usher must return to the tragic site of her death: high school. Once there, her assignment is to help a designated teen solve a personal problem in time for the all-important prom. But no one explained what happens if you fall in love with your class project. Charlotte would die (again) for love but facing the all-too-familiar feeling of invisibility may be too much for her to swallow.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

This is the third book of Ghostgirl series. The English copy has been published in July 12th 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. I have got the first and second book. They have been in my bookshelf FOREVER. By posting it in my WOW this week, I hope it will become a reminder to me to read the series soon.

The cover is cute, isn't it? I have compared it with US cover, I prefer that cover above.

Have anyone read this series?

Ghostgirl: Lovesick
Author : Tonya Harley
Publication Date In Indonesia: any days in February 2011 by Penerbit Atria

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Review: Magna by Nicole O'Dell


Molly Jacobs isn't sure what she should do: Should she follow through with stealing some clothes for her friends from Magna the trendy girls clothing store where she works? Or should she do what she knows is right, even if it means losing her newfound popularity? Girls ages 10 to 15 make the choice in this interactive story and see how the consequences change Molly's life. Includes a contract and prayer to remind the reader of the importance of making godly decisions
~~~

Magna is one of the first book that I got from Net Galley. Actually they gave me two different books in one title, Risky Business. I think it will be hard if I have to write the review all at once. So I decided to write each of them. Besides I have not finished the second.

This is also the first book of Nicole O'dell that I read. The other two books has been published before Magna.

This book started with Molly and her friends' idea to have a part time job in some place. Getting extra cash and a discount for cool clothes are their aims and Magna was the first place on their list. Because it was well known with its great clothes and accessories. At first everything ran well till Molly got some pressures. She had to take a tough decision. Every option has its own risk and consequences.

In the beginning ,I liked the main character. Molly was smart and creative young girl. She knew lot of about fashion. But then I started to hate her just because she suddenly turned into clueless girl when the problems hit her. But It did not stop me from reading the next pages. I loved when Molly talked to her parents.

At first I thought they seems so perfect and too good to be true. But still I love her parents.

I enjoy when they shared everything. A good family relation is something that I look up to in fiction book.

However there is one unnecessary thing included into the plot, it still moved smoothly. I never get stuck. I think I am going to read the Scenario 4.

Something unique from the book is you can get two different ending

Cover :

The girls are cute but I prefer if they are not there. I wonder what will the designer put on the cover if they are not there. But I still fall for its color. The color combination is lovely.

3/5


Author: Nicole O'Dell
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR);
First Edition edition: (May 12, 2009)
Language:English
Source: Net Galley

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



It's Monday What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is started by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Last week I plan to read these books below. But I only could finish The Spellman Files. Still try to catch up with Good Omens and Vampyre Kisses .


I was so busy with my yearly report . So none of my reviews is posted.
They are still on my draft :(.

This Week I plan to read these books below. But after finishing Good Omens and Vampyre Kisses

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she's completely popular. It's everything she's ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun -- the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom -- is a nagging sense that something's wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally's ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what's wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life -- because the authorities don't intend to let anyone with this information survive

Pretties is the second book of Uglies. I love the cover. It is so cute. I hope the story inside is as good as the first book. Cant wait to start reading this book.

And I chose this book below which is written by Japanese Author.

Another roller-coaster ride from a master of the
psycho-thriller!

It looked as though Maki had another mouth below her jaw. Oozing from this second, smiling mouth was a thick, dark liquid, like coal tar. Her throat had been slit literally from ear to ear and more than halfway through, so that it looked as if her head might fall right off. And yet, incredibly, Maki was still on her feet and still alive, her eyeballs swiveling wildly and her lips quivering as she wheezed foam-flecked blood from the wound in her throat. She seemed to be trying to say something. . . .

It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on three successive evenings. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It isn't until the second night, however, in a scene that will shock you and make you laugh and make you hate yourself for laughing, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life.

Kenji's intimate knowledge of Tokyo's sex industry, his thoughtful observations and wisecracks about the emptiness and hypocrisy of contemporary Japan, and his insights into the shockingly widespread phenomena of "compensated dating" and "selling it" among Japanese schoolgirls, give us plenty to think about on every page. Kenji is our likable, if far from innocent, guide to the inferno of violence and evil into which he unwillingly descends-and from which only Jun, his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, can possibly save him. . . .

I hope no more pending review and books for this week. Because my TBR list is getting longer.

So what are you reading?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Follow Friday (1/21)


This Week Feature
Reader. Writer. Challenge Accepter.
Fan of YA dystopian, paranormal and historical fiction

This Week Question
Who do you cheer for?

When I was in junior high school, I was a big fan of soccer. I would wake up earlier just to watch the match on TV. I remembered almost name of all the player in Italian League or Premier League (UK). Then I got bored and stop watching any match. Except when it is World Cup. But I just stay awake for my favorite team, England, German, or Netherlands. Unfortunately Indonesia has never had any chance to join. Yeah, they need more practices.

I also cheer for Indonesian Badminton Athletes. It's all because of my family. They love badminton so much. We never skip any Thomas & Uber Cup.

This meme is hosted by Parajunkee.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday(1/19) :The Year We Were Famous


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine


With their farm in Mica Creek, Washington facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to find a way to raise a lot of money in a short time--no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara, the oldest of the eight Estby children, favors a less showy approach. Though very different in personality, mother and daughter share a determination to save their family's home, so they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek to New York City--and if they can do it in only eight months, a New York City publisher has agreed to give them $10,000.

They set out with little more than ten dollars, two ponchos, and a gun. Along the way they go through sixteen pairs of shoes each, fend off snakes and highwaymen, and narrowly escape a flash flood. But they also meet the governor of every state they pass through and the wife of presidential-candidate, William Jennings Bryan, as well as shake hands with the new president himself, William McKinley. And with each new challenge they face, Clara and Helga come to rely on and respect one another for the very traits that make them so different.

Based on the true story of the author's great aunt and great-great grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical fiction adventure for 10-14 year-olds that sets the drama of Around the World In 80 Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of "a woman's place" in society.


I found it in 2010 Author Debut list. From the cover, I can directly guess that The Year We Were Famous is another historical fiction book as you can see on its synopsis. I always enjoy reading that kind of genre especially when I need a break from all the fantasy one.

Author: Carole Estby Dagg
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: April 4th 2011 by Clarion Books

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



It's Monday What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is started by Sheila fromOne Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Last week I read Maximum Ride : The Final Warning by James Patterson
and The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas. I am going to write the review soon

I also have posted my second English review of The Evolution Calpurnia Tate

Now I am reading The Spellman File

Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mistakes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors -- but the upshot is she's good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family's firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people's privacy comes naturally to Izzy. In fact, it comes naturally to all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up dirt on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman.

Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the bosses, aka Mom and Dad (preferably without scrutiny); appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother (often under duress); setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who's become addicted to "recreational surveillance"); and tracking down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed "Lost Weekends"). But when Izzy's parents hire Rae to follow her (for the purpose of ascertaining the identity of Izzy's new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and decides that the only way she will ever be normal is if she gets out of the family business. But there's a hitch: she must take one last job before they'll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life.

The Spellman Files is the first novel in a winning and hilarious new series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos

This Week I plan to read

Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time

Both of them have been translated to my language. For The Spellmen Files, I found no confusing words. Thanks to the translator. I enjoy her works. Unfortunately, the local publisher decided to bring out only the first book. Whereas there are three books. :(

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate


Synopsis From Goodreads
The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia Virginia Tate's sleepy Texas town, and there aren't a lot of good ways to stay cool. Her mother has a new wind machine from town, but Callie might just have to resort to stealthily cutting off her hair, one sneaky inch at a time. She also spends a lot time at the river with her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. It turns out that every drop of river water is teeming with life - all you have to do is look through a microscope!

As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century

Review
The story is about a girl named Calpurnia Tate. Before reading the synopsis and remembered one characther in To Kill A Mockingbirf, I would never know that Calpurnia was a name of a girl. It was too weird for me. I would love to question her parents for the reason. Particularly same thought was in Callie's mind. Lucky us, her grandfather had the answer

As stated in the synopsis, the Whole story took a place in Fentress, Texas 1899 during summer till the beginning of winter. I have no pictures but all scenes in The Little House on Prairie. From their dress, school, even the horse cart. It helped me a lot to get what Callie try to describe.

Thanks to the translator. It was easy for me to connect with this smart young girl who could not stop observing something. She was not another ordinary girl. She was not interested in kniting or cooking. I enjoyed all her words and felt amazed with her thoughts. She had many ways to make me giggle with it. I felt something missing when I was in the last page of this delightful novel and found there was no more to read.

What I also loved from this book with 28 chapters inside was the paragraph that told me Callie's relationship with older and younger brothers. Most of them were so touching. I was looking forward to read it in every chapters.

Not only with her brothers, but "quality time" with her mother was also counted. I was completely entertained and laughed couple of times reading those parts. Her mother could read Callie's mind easily. That might what people called as mother's instinct. Callie and also all her brothers had no option but obeyed all her rules.

Actually I really want to give 5 but 4 stars is enough. I enjoyed when Jacqueline wrote about the exploration and observation stuff but I thought it was too much. For those of you who enjoy all things about evolution, spices of plants or animals, I highly recommend this book.

Cover
I like Indonesian cover but the US print is much better.

Author
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is Jacqueline Kelly's Debut Novel. IRA Children's Book Award; IRA Teachers' Choices; Newbery Honor Book; CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best; Texas Lone Star Reading List; Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List are the award for her books. I just found her website. There is Callie's pages. I wish I have seen it in advance. So no need to take all that old movie series.

4/5

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Translator: Berliani M. Nugrahani
Editor: Nadya Andwiani
Publisher: Matahati
Fisrt Published: November 2010, 384 pages

Loving The Review Challenge

Loving the Reviews Challenge

This Review Challenge is hosted by Brandi of Blkosiner's Book Blog and Sniffly Kitty of Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books. All participants must link new reviews for the month of February. There are lots of prizes.

I am not sure which book I intend to read yet. I am going to list it soon. If you'd love to participate also, please check Sniffly Kitty blog post here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Follow Friday (1/14)


This Week Feature
Annette @ The More You Read, The More You Will Know!

This Week Question

What makes up your non-human family??

Since I moved to Manado, I have not kept any pets. I used to have five kitties. When I was child we kept some dogs also. But some people kidnapped them. So my father decided to stop. Until now I try hard to tame a wild cat who is always running around the house. It is not easy.

This meme is hosted by Parajunkee


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday(1/12) :Forgotten

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine

This week I choose this book. I have known about this book last year. There is no cover yet. Few days ago I found it in Goodreads and surprised with what I saw. I love it.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 7th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies

So which book do you pick this wednesday?

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading


It's Monday What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is started by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.

Now Reading

In this breathtaking new story from the astonishing imagination of James Patterson, a girl has to save herself from an army assembled just to capture her-and maybe save the planet while she's at it.

Maximum Ride is a perfectly normal teenager who just happens to be able to fly, the result of an out-of-control government experiment.

Max and the other members of the Flock-six kids who share her remarkable ability-have been asked to aid a group of environmental scientists studying the causes of global warming. The expedition seems like a perfect combination of adventure, activism--and escaping government forces who watch the Flock like a hawk.

But even in Antarctica, trapped in the harshest weather on our planet, Maximum Ride is an irresistible target in constant danger. For whoever controls her powers could also control the world. Maximum Ride is James Patterson's greatest character, a heroine who manages to be human and fearless at once


After the third book, It took more than a year for me to read this book. When I checked the rating in goodreads, I was little bit surprised because most of them are disappointed with this book. But let's see. I have to bring back the memory about the third book. I almost forget what has happened to those kids.

I plan to read


In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.


I hope the translation is good. Since the The Disc World, I am getting worried that I can not enjoy any translation book anymore.

So What Are You Reading?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Love Stories-Prom Trilogy : Jake & Christy

Love Stories-Prom Trilogy : Jake & Christy
Author: Elizabeth Craft
Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam Books for Young Readers (April 11, 2000)
Language: English
Source: Borrowed from my friend

From Goodreads:
Christy's mom thinks Jake is the perfect guy for her. Sure, he's cute and smart, but he's also pretty obnoxious. But it just so happens that Christy and Jake's mothers are best friends. That's why when Jake surprised her by asking her to the prom, Christy found herself saying yes. Her mom has been sick for a long time, and she hates to let her mom down, even if it means spending the most romantic night of her life with Jake. But can she really go through with it? It's only one night, but it's a memory for a lifetime


Review
The story is focused on Jake and Christy. They have known each other since they were kids. Their mothers were best friends. They used to share everything untill one day Jake asked Chrhisty out on a date. The first few minutes were fine. But the "disaster "came and ruined all things. After that night, for Christy, Jake was a public enemy number one. Every time they met, there was only an argue and it happened for four years. So standing on their own way was the only solution. Then new chapter for Jake and Christy began when the prom was up.

A light reading.
What I like from this book is the words choice, since I do not read lots of English books. The description of anything is just right. I can get it in first place.

This book is written with Christy and Jake's point of view. So the book let me know what their thoughts about each others. Christy's chapter is my favorite. I like all part when she talked to herself. It looks like she has name for every things. She is a tough and deep girl who would do anything for her family. Some parts which told about her family situation was touching enough. Actually she is sweet but suddenly changed when it is dealing with Jake.
Jake himself is a nice guy, the one who is reliable. He is good at reading situation and know which step to take. But he become so annoying when Christy is around. Seems the honesty word is disappear from their dictionary.

I read lots of YA books but not for this genre. I picked it up spontaneously from the pile of my borrowed-books. Although the ending is so predictable, I enjoyed reading every chapter. I think when I feel tired of any fantasy literature, I would love to read this kind of book.

Cover
I wish I could see the other editions. But none of them were found

3/5

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Book Bucket List Challenge 2011

I found this book challenge at yareads' book blog.

From her post
The Book Bucket List Challenge was created to give you the chance to get to all those books that you’ve wanted to read for ages but never found the time to. Or, if you’re a reviewer like myself, it gives you the gift of free will – to read a non review book because till now you’ve had to focus only on your TBR pile
There is some level that need to be choosen and I hope I can achieved Level 3: 12 books in 2011

After reading the rules, I decided to join.

This reading challenge asks me to write the review at least with this format below

Book:

Rating: /5

Why did you include it to your Book Bucket List?:

Was it worth it?: Yes/No

Brief Thoughts?:

Would you recommend it?: Yes/No

By join this challenge and writing the review, I hope it will help me reaching my own goal.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Follow Friday (1/7)



This week feature :

Shannon @ Stalking the Bookshelves

This Week Question:

What book(s) have you discovered lately from someone's book blog?


Since last November, I have done lots of "blog-walking". From it, I know many great books. Unfortunately I have not got and read them yet.
Entwined (This realesed on March 29, 2011) by Heather Dixon was one book that I found at Young Adult Fiction Books Reviews and Community. I have not read the excerpt yet nor found any book review about this. I hope the story inside will be as lovely as the cover.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday - Incarceron

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons.

A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads.

She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)
Penerbit Matahati has bought the book rights. But they have not tell us yet when they will publish he book here. I have read some review about this book and most of them enjoy the book. Unfortunately I cant find any excerpt of this book in Amazon.

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is started by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.



Last week I planed to read the Vampire Kisses but I haven't finished yet. So it will be on my list again for this week. I get the e-book and apparently it is not easy for me to finish. I wish I have my ebook reader. :D
The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia Virginia Tate's sleepy Texas town, and there aren't a lot of good ways to stay cool. Her mother has a new wind machine from town, but Callie might just have to resort to stealthily cutting off her hair, one sneaky inch at a time. She also spends a lot time at the river with her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. It turns out that every drop of river water is teeming with life - all you have to do is look through a microscope!

As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century
(from Goodreads)
I am about to finished this book today. I plan to write the review in English. I hope I can do it well.

So What are you reading?