Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wishful Wednesday [5]

Hai, blog ini akhirnya memuat Wishful Wednesday lagi untuk yang ke-5 kali, padahal kalau intip blog pembuat WW, sekarang ini sudah lebih dari 200 postingan WW. Kali ini WW muncul lagi di blog ini, karena saya tiba-tiba sangat menginginkan satu buku yang beberapa hari lalu saya temukan di halaman facebook salah satu Astronot NASA yang baru landing di bumi awal maret tahun ini setelah melakukan misi ke international space station sejak tahun 2015, siapa lagi kalau bukan Scott Kelly. Yuk diintip bukunya. 

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscuracelebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

Here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan’s 45-year hole of fire called the Door of Hell, coffins hanging off a side of a cliff in the Philippines, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.

Atlas Obscura revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden, and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book you can open anywhere.

(synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Sebenarnya Atlas Obscura ini juga sebelumnya sudah ada dalam bentuk website, tapi namanya juga bookish, tetap lebih menarik kalau baca yang berbentuk buku kan?

So, buat yang mau ikutan Wishful Wednesday dan bemimpi tentang buku-buku yang kamu inginkan atau apapun yang berhubungan dengan buku, bisa ikutan yukkk.

  • Silahkan follow blog Books To Share - atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
  • Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertaan juga alasan kenapa buku itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  • Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silahkan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
  • Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

[Review] The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Abacus (Kindle Edition)
Published: December 2nd, 2014
Page: 319p

I was losing my reading mood last week when I asked my friend to suggest a book that could bring back my reading lust, and that’s how I met this book. At first, Gevin talked about Amelia Lohan, a woman who works as a new book representative from Knightley Press and was traveling to Alice Island to meet the owner of Island Book, AJ Fikry. I could say that it took only few pages to get me liked this book, the following quote says it all and because it talked about book people.

“Every word the right one and exactly where it should be. That's basically the highest compliment I can give.”

AJ who lived alone since his wife died has no talent of starting good relationship with people around him. So he was mean to Amelia when they met for the first time. He is not a people person and his bitterness makes everything worse. The only friends he has were Lambiase and Ismay. Alice Island is a small neighborhood, so when something unusual happened in the bookstore, the whole town will know, and it happened like that when AJ found a baby left in his bookstore, two years old baby girl who suddenly changed AJ’s life.