Wednesday, April 30, 2014

[SNEAK PEAK] Whisper to Me by Christina Lee

WHISPER TO ME, the third novel in the Between Breaths trilogy by Christina Lee is coming soon! The release day is May 20th, 2014.

NYT Best selling authors, Christina Lauren said this about WHISPER TO ME "Whisper to me lifts us up by the heartstrings and tosses us wildly about."

USA Today Best selling author, Alice Clayton, said "Christina Lee is a new adult wonder!"


A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded…

At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…

Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.

Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.


I padded to the kitchen and reached for a glass, unsure if Kai was even awake. As I turned the faucet on low, I heard it—the soft hum of his bass. My heart leapt in my chest. I didn’t know what the hell I was so anxious about. But the anticipation of seeing him, just talking to him alone, had revved my pulse to a feverish tempo.

But maybe he didn’t want any company tonight.

I wandered over to his door, unsure of what I’d say or even if I’d knock. Instead, I stood motionless, listening to him play. It was a low and drowsy strum, and I swayed against the wall, my senses dulled. During a longer pause, my knuckles tapped once and then twice against the wood.

I heard the sounds of what could have been his returning his heavy bass to its stand and papers rustling, and then the door slowly creaked open. Kai stood in front of me with his hair hanging loose at his shoulders. He had on those obscenely tight gray skinny jeans from earlier and nothing else.

My gaze followed the line of his neck, across his shoulder, to the muscular biceps propping the door open. I spotted the set of free weights resting beneath the stand of his bass. He’d definitely been working out in the three years since I’d last seen him. He wasn’t overly muscular like some athletes I’d been with, just lean and fit.

My gaze tripped over to his sculpted pecs and landed on his nipples. His pierced nipples— that seemed to harden at my perusal.

Fuck, that was hot. Since when did I think silver hoops dangling from a guy’s nipples were sexy? But on Kai, they worked. Like fruit waiting to be plucked, they hung above the trunk of his sculpted abdomen, while a smattering of fine hairs branched from beneath the button of his pants.

Hot damn.

“What’s up, Rachel?” He swallowed thickly. “Did I wake you?”

“I . . .” I finally met his eyes. “I couldn’t sleep and I heard you were up.”

“Yeah, me neither.” He moved aside to allow me to pass into the room. “I was trying to be quiet.”

“Actually, most of the time your music lulls me to sleep.”

“Yeah?” he said in a low and gruff voice. “Is that why you’re here—so I can put you to sleep?”

“No, you ass.” I grinned. “Well, maybe.”

When his eyes turned dark, I mumbled, “Just kidding.”




Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

ebook, 434 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Crown Publishing Group 

wow! this is a tough one… very complicated and makes me amazed of how Ms. Flynn brain works… :D

there's Amy Elliot, a daughter of two psychologists who writes series of children books with title Amazing Amy based on what they have in mind of their only daughter…

and there's Nick Dunne, a simple man, who desperate not to be a man like his father…

they got married and the complication begins…

Amy went missing on their fifth wedding anniversary, then Nick became the prime suspect of her dissapearance…

it's very hard to write a review without leaking or spoiling much of the story… and i think i rather not, because if any of you wants to read the book, you better experience yourself of how the story makes you feel…

i can't describe my feeling at the end toward the book… sometimes i feel sorry for them, pity them, hate them and even scared for them…

and i think though the ending it's not a perfect conclusion that we might have expected… but i'm glad the ending is just like that… because not everything is perfect… because there's should be flaws…

i gave it 4 out of 5 stars… 

i thought it's Ms Flynn's first book, turned out that it's actually the third, i think i'll be looking forward to read the other two…
if you like a twisted story, you better read this one… it's a great story with a lot of twists, you'll never can guess what happen next… very exciting… ;-)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

March & April Update: New Author Reading Challenge 2014

phwiiuuhh! we're at the end of April already, so i have only 3 (e)books for these 2 months, which are:

1. Dinner with A Vampire (The Dark Heroine, #1) by Abigail Gibbs (March)
2. Naked in Death - Telanjang dalam Kematian (In Death #1) by JD Robb (April)
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (April) - the review coming soon

see you again for another 2 months... ciayo!! :3

Sunday, April 27, 2014

[RE-REVEAL COVER] Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase


What does Drew Evans have to say next? Find out in this forty page short story, filled with his sexy charm, unique advice and hilarious one-liners. 

Marriage: the final frontier. Steven went first. He was kind of our test subject. Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties, all the while knowing they’d never make it back. 

And now another poor rocket is ready to launch. 

But this isn’t just any posh New York wedding. You’ve seen my friends, you’ve met our families, you know you're in for a treat. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. This one’s going to be un-frigging-forgettable. 

When you love a book series, you've got excited if there's something "new"... just like that cover! So cute... makes me want to re-read the story again... and maybe write a review on it... hihi... Bad me! Too lazy to write a review...

I gave Holy Frigging Matrimony 4 out of 5 stars ;-)

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

[GIVEAWAY] Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

Remember Simon? Miss him? I do... actually I never have enough Simon... >.<
No... hold on tight Ladies... Simon will be here with us again soon...
Very soon...

And Miss Clayton is a kind lady, she have this wonderful giveaway for you who pre-order...

Here what she's got:

We've got an exciting contest for anyone that pre-orders RUSTY NAILED! From any site, any format, doesn't matter. All they need to do is submit their proof-of-pre-order or receipt to to be entered to win.

The contest runs from now until 6/24 (release day!)

The winner will receive Caroline's favorite mixer (in any color they choose)

International entries accepted.

Are you exited?? I am.... :D
Where I can pre-order? Where?? XD

[SNEAK PEAK] Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren


The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

*** My review will available soon ^^b ***

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[COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY] How To Reprimand Your Rock Star By Mina Vaughn


In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?


Set up: College basketball star Thea is surprised in her locker room after a shower.

The tall, gorgeous man stared at me with a smirk. Some fucking punk, sitting under my name and number and pulling a cigarette out of his thick leather jacket. He looked bad, dangerous, and delicious and my body reacted to seeing him with a jolt of fear and euphoria. I skittered back and covered my nakedness, hoping he hadn’t seen me fully naked. I peeked around the corner to get another look at him. I couldn’t help myself.

His blue eyes twinkled at me and he grinned. A lopsided, roguish grin that begged you to join him in sharing the mirth. But I wasn’t about to smile at this fool who was taking up residence in front of my locker. Especially while I was naked. He didn’t look like a student—a few years too old and a few drinks too seasoned, and from the rebellious appearance of his black-polished fingers and calloused hands. His hair, a mess of black roots and blue spikes arranged into a halo of sharp peaks, didn’t look very UConn at all. He looked as if he belonged in a tattoo parlor, not here in my locker room. For a moment, I imagined shoving him against the tile wall and punishing him for transgressing into my domain.

“It’s all right, love, I have your towel right here,” I heard him tease in a smoky, tempting voice.

My heart raced. All I had to do was scream loud enough and Matt would be down here in a flash. I didn’t want to, but it was an option. Just keep it together.

Keeping my nude form out of his sight, I shouted to the intruder. “What exactly do you think you’re doing?”

A white towel sailed my way and I stuck my wet arm out to grab it. I wiped myself off and discreetly examined the very bad boy who was about to stink up my precious domain.

“I needed a butt,” he said, placing a cigarette between his mocking lips. His sexy, curvy lips that went so well with his stubbly jaw and sharp features. Shit, what was wrong with me? He was invading my turf. He was also unashamedly checking me out from head to toe.

“Take your butt and get out of my locker room,” I growled.

With a flick of his fingers, the unlit cigarette disappeared. I assumed up his leather jacket’s sleeve, but I couldn’t be sure. His leather pants were far too tight to hide a cigarette, and I caught myself staring. Under his leather jacket was a threadbare tee that hugged his lean muscles tightly. I wanted him to take the jacket off. Hell, all of it.

“Whatever you say, Goddess,” he replied. I noted a slight accent, but couldn’t place it. Possibly British. “Is this seat taken?” he asked, looking behind him at the name on the nameplate and the name embroidered on my jacket.

I emerged, pretending to be unfettered by the whole bizarre situation, and nodded. “That’s my locker.”

“Is it now?” he asked, British accent coming through clearly now.

“Thea Papastathopoulos, future Rookie of the Year, and I need my clothes. And my lucky tape.”

His eyebrow quirked up. “Tape, eh? What’s a nice girl like you need something like that for?”

I hugged the towel closer to me and tried not to join in his contagious grin. He was such a scamp, this carefree weirdo sitting in the women’s locker room, about to light up. “What’s wrong with tape?”

I didn’t notice his hand reaching around to my supply, but within seconds he was holding my lucky roll in his right hand. “This stuff is far too naughty for a good girl like you. A goddess of war and wisdom.”

I felt my mouth dry up at the oddly accurate yet strange observation. I am a classics major, and Thea is short for Athena. “I need it for my knee,” I said, holding out my hand, keeping my towel pinned with my armpit. “I have some big games coming up. We made it to the tournament.” I nearly clutched my head with embarrassment. How would a punk like this know what the tournament was, or the significance of it? I was making myself out to be an idiot, but I didn’t care. I didn’t go for his type, the gothic, pierced, tattooed kind of guy.


“I like games,” he said, tossing the roll into the air and catching it behind him with a flourish.

“And yet you clearly don’t respect rules, given that you were about to smoke in our locker room.”

He waved his hand dismissively. “You going to show me how you use this tape, Goddess? Although I admit I’d rather see it binding my wrists rather than wrapped around your pretty knee.”

I reached forward and attempted to take the roll, but he just tossed it in the air again and caught it in his other hand before I could take a swipe. He shrugged off his leather jacket and exposed his muscular arms, which were ensleeved in tattoos. Not wanting to stare, but unable to stop myself, I admired the artwork. Swirling waves up his left arm, words spiraling his right.

I had no idea what to make of him, other than the fact that he annoyed me with his don’t-give-a-fuck attitude and absurd hotness I wanted so badly to ignore. Maybe it was just my nakedness that was making my body think this way. And by that I meant slamming him against the tiles under the water’s spray and relieving him of his leather. I felt my heart pound and I rejected the fantasy. He was an intruder. How did this guy get past security if they stopped me?

I leaned toward him. “My friend upstairs, Matt, is a security guard. All I have to do is call up to him and he’ll be hauling your punk ass out of here. But I won’t do that if you just give me my goddamn tape so I can fix my bum knee and get home to watch the game.” I wasn’t about to ask him about my clothes, so I pretended I was totally cool with being in a towel and waited for his response.

He studied me for a moment, all sexy grin and naughty blue eyes. Baby blue, like the color of clothes you buy a newborn. Powder blue, impossibly clear. Ringed with a smudge of black liner, the color popped even more. And his face, despite being in his twenties or maybe even thirties, had a youthful, almost kiddish quality when he smiled that softened the harsh angles of his nose, cheeks, and jaw. He tossed me the tape.

“What’s your name?” I asked, curiosity overtaking my anger.

“Keaton Lowe,” he said, dipping his voice an octave as he said his last name.

He looked at me expectantly.

I stared back, hot breath flooding in and out of my nostrils.

“Well,” he said, stretching his toned arms and lacing them behind his head, “this tape isn’t going to bind itself.”

I wanted to wring his neck but kiss the smile off his mouth. “What are you talking about?!”

“I might as well do it myself,” he said, and turned away from me. He spun and showed me his handiwork—his wrists were taped together behind his head. My body reacted with a flood of tingles from my hairline down to my panty line. Had I been wearing any, that is.

I looked down. My tape was no longer in my hands. My body took over my mind and I stood over him, looking down at him through a cascade of damp brown curls.

“Have a seat,” he rasped.

Some primal part of me wanted to sit my bare legs down on his lanky, leather-clad body. I wanted to get rough with him, pin him down, and have my way with him. Another part of me didn’t want him bossing me around. It should be the other way.

“No, you stand,” I replied.

His blue eyes sparked and he met my request with a smile that left me dazed and breathless. I felt the towel slide incrementally down.

“I’m glad you want to call the shots, darling.”

I placed my hand on his chest. “Don’t call me darling.”

“Goddess, then.”


Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she's not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she's plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina's debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster's Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014.  How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Naked in Death - Telanjang dalam Kematian (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb

Naked in Death - Telanjang dalam Kematian (In Death #1)
by J.D. Robb

437, paperback
PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama

hhmm… karena isi blog kebanyakan WW daripada review, jadi review dulu aaahhh… :D

ini buku pertama dari serial "In Death", tadinya sih sama sekali gak tau sama serial ini, karena walaupun aku banyak baca novel, aku kurang tertarik sama novel2 terjemahan yang sering dijejerin sama novel2 Harlequin di Gramedia… sudah curiga klo itu semacam Harlequin juga… :D

tapi akhirnya tertarik juga karena ada temen fans garis keras tokoh Roarke, tokoh misterius di serial ini… kebetulan lagi punya kenalan yang koleksi serial ini, lengkap deh… hihi… pinjem dulu aaahhh…

serial ini panjang banget, klo gak salah ada lebih dari 30 buku… kebayang ya gimana caranya untuk koleksi, mana di Gramedia juga udah gak lengkap lagi…

setelah selesai baca buku pertama, tertarik untuk mengoleksi, tapi… mungkin pinjem itu lebih masuk akal… #gratisan #ngurangintimbunan

jadi ceritanya adalah tentang Letnan Eve Dallas, detektif polisi New York tahun 2058… yup! setting kejadiannya sekitar 60 tahunan di masa depan, sejak buku ini diterbitkan, atau 40 tahunan sejak sekarang…

kehidupan sudah jauh berbeda, komputer lebih canggih walaupun masih bersuara mendengung yang berisik ketika sedang proses, ada koloni lain di planet selain Bumi, dan macam2 kecanggihan lainnya… walaupun banyak hal lain yang gak jauh berbeda dengan jaman sekarang…

cerita dibuka dengan panggilan Letnan Eve ke TKP pembunuhan seorang pelacur yang berlatar belakang keluarga seorang senator terpandang… satu pembunuhan diikuti oleh pembunuhan yang lain… dengan catatan "satu dari enam", "dua dari enam" dan "tiga dari enam" untuk masing2 korban…

Letnan Eve terlibat secara pribadi, ketika terjadi ketertarikan asmara dengan salah satu tersangka pembunuh korban pertama… Roarke, tanpa nama depan/belakang, miliarder misterius yang memiliki segalanya…

walaupun Letnan Eve sempat dipojokkan karena hubungannya dengan Roarke dijadikan alasan untuk menyingkirkannya dari penyilidikan, akhirnya Letnan Eve bisa membuktikan bahwa Roarke tidak terlibat dalam pembunuhan ini… bahkan Roarke banyak membantu Letnan Eve sampai akhirnya pembunuhnya terbongkar…

sebenarnya sejak tokoh "itu" muncul, aku sudah hampir bisa yakin kalau dialah pembunuhnya… walaupun yaaa tebakanku tidak sepenuhnya benar, tapi gak jauh meleset juga sih…

yaaahhh… untuk buku thriller yang kental romance-nya… buku ini cukup keren… dan sangat disarankan untuk dibaca lanjutannya… :D

aku kasih bintang 4 dari 5 untuk buku ini… ;-)

catatan khusus untuk tokoh Roarke, yang banyak dipuja puji sama cewek2 :D; walaupun aku belum ngerasa Roarke itu keren bingits, tapi yaaa… boleh laaahhh… XD

Thursday, April 17, 2014



In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.

For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but now I’m even better.

The road to this day wasn’t all rainbows and boners. There were mistakes and misunderstandings worthy of a Greek tragedy. But Kate and I made it through with our inexhaustible lust, boundless admiration, and everlasting love for one another intact.

That being said, there were some unexpected incidents in Vegas last weekend that could have been a problem. It was kind of…my final test.

I know what you’re thinking—what the hell did you do this time? Relax. Let’s not judge, or call for my castration, until you’ve heard the whole story.

And hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride. Did you expect anything less?

The cover is gorgeous, right? I love it  <3 <3 <3 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

[GUEST POSTING] Profesi untuk Pencinta Buku

yay! BBI ulang tahun lagi… gak kerasa ya udah 3 tahun, dan udah setahun lebih aku join jadi anggota BBI… ;-)

tahun lalu keseruan ulang tahun BBI aku isi dengan ngadain GA Hop… nah tahun ini supaya gak bosen [siapa yang bosen ya? bosen jadi host kaalliii… XD ], aku ikutan "Guest Posting" aja… dan kalian tau siapa yang jadi "Guest" di blog ini?

dia adalah si imut Zelie Petronella si empunya blog Me: Book-Admirer yang lebih akrab dipanggil Chei...

yuk kita simak cerita Chei...

Profesi untuk Pencinta Buku

Katanya, pekerjaan yang terbaik adalah pekerjaan yang sesuai dengan minatmu. Untuk yang suka bola misalnya, setidaknya akan bergabung dalam klub sepakbola lokal. Atau paling apes, cuma ikut pertandingan persahabatan antar kelas di sekolah alias class-meeting.
Sedangkan yang suka main gitar, akan membentuk band. Setidaknya, menjadi pengiring kegalauan teman-teman yang baru patah hati atau jomblo di malam minggu.

Nah, untuk pencinta buku, apa sih profesi yang mungkin bisa kita geluti?

Ini tentu saja yang paling mudah dan umum. Biasanya setelah banyak membaca, kita pun merasa tergerak untuk menulis. Adalah rahasia umum bahwa penulis yang baik adalah yang suka membaca.
Kenapa? Tentu saja itu natural. Seorang pemusik akan sering mendengarkan lagu karya orang lain. Menonton pertandingan lawan buat atlet tentu akan membantu menebak strategi dan cara main mereka.
Dengan demikian, untuk menjadi penulis yang baik, kita perlu belajar dan memperluas pengetahuan kita dalam hal tulisan. Caranya, membaca.
Menjadi penulis sendiri bisa dalam bentuk penulis novel, buku non-fiksi atau kolumnis di sebuah majalah. Tergantung dengan topik yang kita senangi atau kuasai.

Editor Majalah/Buku
Tentu saja editor harus senang membaca. Bagaimana dia akan tahan melihat rangkaian kata dalam waktu lama? Editor juga harus bisa melihat sentimen pasar yang berarti harus jeli melihat kebutuhan pembaca. Seperti apa buku yang menarik dibaca, buku yang laris dan cara bercerita yang nyaman dibaca. Semua itu tentu  bisa didapatkan apabila kita suka membaca.

Proof reader
Proof reader atau pemeriksa aksara. Harus jeli dan tentunya senang berbahasa yang baik dan benar. Proof reader juga harus update dengan perkembangan terkini dari EYD, minimal mengacu pada versi terbaru di KBBI (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia). Beda antara proof reader dan editor adalah, editor mengecek isi cerita sementara proof reader hanya memeriksa penggunaan ejaan atau tanda baca. 

Profesi yang paling menarik tapi sulit, menurut saya. Pustakawan atau librarian bertugas mengelola perpustakaan, termasuk menggiatkan kegiatan dalam perpustakaan itu sendiri. Pustakawan juga bertindak mendata setiap buku di perpustakaan, termasuk mengecek apabila ada buku yang perlu ditambahkan. Atau, memeriksa kondisi buku yang mungkin perlu dijilid ulang (kebanyakan buku di perpustakaan sudah dijilid ulang untuk menjaga kualitas buku). Ada juga pustakawan yang bertugas membersihkan sendiri perpustakaan mereka karena merasa buku perlu perhatian khusus. Bayangkan, dibayar untuk mengurus buku! Hmmm...

Penulis resensi
Hal yang menyenangkan untuk dilakukan setelah membaca buku adalah menuliskan kembali apa yang kita rasakan setelah membaca buku tersebut. Setiap orang memiliki pendapat yang berbeda untuk sebuah buku. Nah, berbagai pendapat sesuai membaca tentu akan menjadi pekerjaan yang menyenangkan. Profesi ini juga bisa berkaitan dengan Advance/Beta Reader, yaitu pembaca buku saat masih belum dirilis secara resmi. Bisa juga menjadi endorser, yang nama dan komentarnya akan dicantumkan juga di dalam buku.

Itu kalau kita bicara soal profesi yang terkait langsung. Ada juga profesi yang tidak terlibat langsung tapi tetap bersentuhan. Apa saja?

Toko buku
Kebetulan, saya sendiri bekerja di toko buku online. Tentu saja ada keuntungan yang saya dapatkan, termasuk dekat dengan dunia buku. Salah satu tugas saya adalah mengecek list buku untuk direkomendasikan ke sekolah yang bekerja sama dengan tempat saya bekerja. Saya juga harus update dengan buku berkualitas agar bisa ditawarkan ke customer. Yang pastinya menarik dilakukan karena saya senang mencari buku baru untuk dimasukkan ke dalam timbunan, uhm, maksudnya, ke dalam daftar bacaan :D

Book cafe
Saat ini, di Jakarta sudah mulai bermunculan book cafe, tempat yang menyediakan makanan sekaligus buku. Baik buku untuk dijual, dipinjam, atau hanya untuk dibaca di tempat. Kalau bekerja di tempat seperti ini, tentu akan menarik karena kita bisa menghabiskan waktu saat bekerja sambil membaca. Apalagi, book cafe memang dikondisikan agar memiliki suasana yang nyaman untuk pembaca. Kadang, melihat orang senang membaca saja sudah membawa kesenangan tersendiri. Ya, itu saya saja sih, tapi saya rasa kita pasti senang, bertemu dengan orang yang memiliki minat sama dengan kita.

Ini salah satu lingkungan kerja yang menggoda. Bekerja di penerbit, kita berkesempatan berkenalan dengan penulis, editor, pokoknya semua yang berhubungan dengan dunia buku. Kerja di penerbit pun tidak berarti harus jadi penulis atau editornya. Kita bisa jadi cover designer, administrasi, atau mungkin marketing.

Nah, itu dia beberapa ide pekerjaan yang cocok untuk pencinta buku. Kalau kamu, apa sih pekerjaan yang kamu anggap cocok dengan minatmu?

ternyata banyak profesi yang bisa digeluti oleh kita2 para pecinta buku… hhhmmm… aku mau alih profesi jadi apa yyaaa…

eh, eh… tamunya jangan disuruh pidato aja, yuk Chei sambil diminum dan dimakan suguhannya… khusus dalam rangka ultah BBI, ini ada Fanta Biru dan bakpao… Chei mau yang isi apa?

sambil makan, kita ngobrol yuukkk…

Q1. Chei, nama Zelie Petronella itu asli gak? Cerita dong sejarahnya kenapa dikasih nama Petronella... sepertinya Petronella nama agak jarang disini ;-)

A1. Nama asli, huhuhu.. Kakak udah yang kesekian nanya gitu. Karena kurang Indonesia kali ya xD Petronella sih karena Papi suka sama nama itu, inspirasinya nama istri jendral Belanda gitu. Sebenarnya gak sengaja juga dikasih nama Petronella, persis kayak kakakku. Harusnya Prijanka (Nyokap obsesi sama Miss Universe itu) tapi entah kenapa kecatet di catatan sipil Petronella :p

C1. hehe... kepo ya aku... trus Chei gak terobsesi pengen jadi Miss Universe juga? ;-)

Q2. Berapa banyak buku yang dibaca setiap hari/minggu/bulan/tahun?

A2. Banyak buku yang dibaca sebenernya tergantung mood dan  situasi. Aku bisa baca tiga buku dalam sehari (rata-rata 300 hlm.) dan kadang bisa seminggu satu buku. Kalau diratakan, seminggu satu, sebulan empat, setahun 60 :D

C2. wow… 3 buku dalam sehari… rekorku aja kaya'nya baru bisa baca 1 buku dalam sehari… sama sih kecepatannya rata2 300 halaman/per hari… hihi... kita ngomongin apaan sih, pake kecepatan segala… :d

Q3. Apakah semua buku dibikin resensinya atau buku yang gimana yang biasanya menarik untuk diresensi?

A3. Nah ini dia, kadang ada buku yang menarik banget sehingga males resensi. Terlalu banyak yang mau ditulis. Ada juga yang terlalu sedikit yang menarik, sehingga akhirnya gak minat resensi. Biasanya yang aku jarang resensi itu buku bintang 3 alias buku so-so. Soalnya kurang berkesan :p

C3. hihi… ksian pembaca blog buku-nya dong disuguhin buku2 yang biasa2 aja… ayyyooo semangat nge-review buku2 bintang 5… :D
tapi sama sih, aku juga gitu… klo bukunya keren kenapa jadi males nge-review yaa? hhhhmmm….

Q4. Apakah pernah merasakan kejenuhan dalam membaca buku? Kalau sedang jenuh, apa trik atau tips-nya supaya kembali tertarik membaca buku?

A4. Jenuh, pasti pernah ya. Biasanya terjadi karena "kejar target". Entah mau ikutan reading challenge atau baca bareng. Caranya sih aku cari bacaan lain yang menarik perhatian aku. Dan karena emang dasarnya suka baca, ya pasti nemu aja buku yang balikin mood :)

C4. toss! pasti nemu cara balikin mood untuk baca buku… :D

Q5. Pernah mengalami yang namanya “book hangover”? kalau pernah buku yang seperti apa yang bikin kamu “book hangover”? Kalau belum pernah, kira2 akan merasakan atau tidak? Kenapa?

A5. Pernah dong, huehehe. Pertama kali banget itu abis baca Harry Potter ke-5 saat Sirius… ah sudahlah :( Kalau diinget lagi, aku sangat sentimentil soal kematian ya. Buku yang berhasil bikin aku kena book hangover: Harry Potter ke 5, The Fault in Our Stars dan The Reptile Room (buku kedua dari A series of unfortunate events).

Q6. Cerita dong tentang genre yang kamu senangi...

A6. Genre favorit aku itu children fiction, romance-comedy dan young adult. Paling suka sih children fiction ya. Karena aku suka dengan interaksi lewat tulisan, kebanyakan buku anak kan bercerita dari sudut pandang orang ketiga. Cocok sama aku. Kalau romance comedy dan young adult, suka karena cenderung ringan dan dekat dengan kehidupan sehari-hari.

Q7. Sudah berapa lama jadi anggota BBI? Keuntungan (atau kerugian kalau ada) jadi anggota BBI itu apa?

A7. Aku gabung dari bulan Maret 2013. Jadi, sudah setahun nih! :D Senang banget bisa ketemu dan sharing sama teman-teman yang punya kecintaan yang sama. Bikin makin cinta buku dan belajar banyak dari masing-masing anggota. Dapet info buku keren, buku murah, giveaway, banyak deh! Ruginya yaa duit cepet abis, kena racun info obralan terus xD

C7. Derita yang sama… mesti ngerem pengeluaran karena belanja buku obralan… -__-

Q8. Gimana ceritanya bisa jadi anggota BBI?

A8. Awalnya karena aku lagi nganggur, lagi suka banget tuh browsing gak jelas. Eh akhirnya nemu website BBI dan baca syaratnya. Kebetulan aku punya satu alamat blog nganggur (iya, aku punya empat xD) terus kepikiran, kenapa gak gabung aja? Toh aku emang suka banget baca buku. Berkat Wishful Wednesday, akhirnya postku bisa cepet genap 5 deh, sesuai syarat gabung. Hehehe.

C8. aaaahhh gak aci… bukannya harusnya itu review post… WW harusnya gak diitung… [eh… eh… koq aku yang ribut yaa… tuan rumah yang kurang sopan XD ]

Q9. Kamu akan ngajak temen2 kamu yang seneng baca buku untuk jadi anggota BBI gak?

A9. Pastinya! Aku udah ngajak ponakan aku buat gabung tapi dia masih ribet mau ujian. Kalau ketemu temen yang suka baca juga aku pasti promo soal BBI. Aku merasa nyaman di sini, jadi tentu aku mau orang lain ikut ngerasain serunya gabung di BBI :)

C9. yyuuukkk… mari kita ajak2 temen2 kita supaya BBI makin rame :D

Q10. Berapa banyak anggota BBI lain yang sudah jadi teman kamu?

A10. Waduh, banyak! Yang pertama kali jadi temen aku itu kebetulan temen-temen di Serapium (forum buku Kaskus), yaitu Selvi, Kak Luna dan Mas Tezar. Yang lain yang deket juga lumayan banyak walau emang paling akrab sama temen-temen di Jabodetabek. Tapi, aku sering juga nitip kalau ada obralan buku ke Kak Bzee yang ada di Jogja dan Kak Mia di Bali. Tuh kan, sumber obralan aja udah ada di luar Jabo xD

C10. tapi memang, mungkin karena punya hobi yang sama, jadi anggota BBI itu cepet klik-nya… ;-)

Q11. Selain bekerja di Toko Buku dan merensi buku, profesi lain apa yang berhubungan dengan buku yang sedang/akan kamu jalani? Cerita dong..

A11. Aku berniat jadi penulis, walau masih dalam tahap belajar. Aku gak pede sama tulisan sendiri dan pengen yang terbaik sebagai karya perdana. Doakan saja supaya lancar ya niat aku dan buku aku segera terbit (ya harus ditulis dan diselesaikan dulu sih xD)

C11. aaaammiiinnn… semoga bukunya cepet terbit yaa… [sambil mikir sendiri, aku kapan mulai nulisnya… -.-' #nunduk ]

waaahhh… seru banget ya ngobrol sama Chei, sayangnya Chei mau pamit dulu… kalo mau nerusin ngobrol sama Chei langsung aja meluncur ke blognya di sini

makasih ya Chei sudah maen2 kemari…*kisskiss* semoga gak kapok :D

oh iya… bukan cuma Chei yang jadi "Guest Posting", aku juga… klo pengen tau obrolanku bersama pengarang yang suka jalan2 itu… yuk langsung aja ke sana :D

dan ada juga teman2 yang lain di daftar dibawah ini... mari kita sambangi satu per satu... ;-)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wishful Wednesday [6]


sebenernya ketertarikanku sama buku itu bisa dibilang random banget... jadi gak lucu juga klo setiap bikin posting Wishful Wednesday dimulai dengan "entah kenapa kemaren tertarik sama buku ini... " :d

but, you guys get the point lah yaaa... :D

mungkin karena abis baca The Plan [yang lumayan bikin gak bisa move on... kaya'nya harus baca ulang deh...] dan barusan The Associate... yang bercerita tentang kehidupan di kantor yang super sibuk dan juga persaingan keras antar dua korporasi besar... jadi tertarik banget baca buku Danielle Steel's yang paling baru ini...

POWER PLAY; Even though Harvard-educated Fiona Carson has proven herself under fire as CEO of National Technology Advancement, a multibillion-dollar high-tech company based in Palo Alto, California, she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes, and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.

Miles away in Marin County, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife, Liz, the perfect corporate spouse, who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children and support Marshall at every step. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma and is his drug of choice. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment. His world is one of high risks.

Like many women in her position, Fiona has sacrificed her personal life for her career, while Marshall dances dangerously close to the edge and flirts with scandal every day. Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. And just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves?

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