Yearly Archives: 2014

Mistress by James Patterson

9781455515899-300x400By Reni Turangga

Even if you are not a big fan of suspense/thriller novels, you should read James Patterson’s book once in a while. He’s the world’s top earning author according to Forbes, with Stephen King as the runner up. Before ‘Mistress’, James Patterson already gained his success with thriller books series like Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Michael Bennett. In ‘Mistress’, James Patterson worked with co-author David Ellis…

If you expect a thriller novel that will thrill you each page, make your heart beat faster every time you turn the pages, well this book is not much like that at the beginning. But it is better not to give up on reading it, cause you will be surprised by the unexpected twists. Don’t judge the book by just first ten chapters. Continue reading

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‘China Style’ is a delightful to read!

9780794605537-300x400By Ivana Lee

‘China Style’ is a book showcases some of the most innovative and inspirational contemporary Chinese-inspired interiors both in the East and west, variety of decorative influences that Chinese style provides twist into modern and western style.

The pages capture, Chinese decorative elements—furniture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, contemporary art, jade and bamboo—that installed not only decoratively but yet have functional value into compact apartment spaces to sophisticated retro art deco spaces to elegant gallery.

This book show how Chinese style has been combined with a global decorative vision—in China, across Asia, in Europe and the United States. This book trusty inspires to read and lightly visual entertain for those china style lovers, art collector, architect, and for those who looking for oriental touch for their decoration or design inspiration for houses, library, gallery, etc. Continue reading

This is a kind of jaw-dropping story

9780062376336 By Billy Arya Nugraha

What do you know about sniper? Shooting enemies from distant place? Using extremely long rifle? I can tell you, “All you know is just less than a paragraph of a thick book.” Chris Kyle gave complete description about the process of training and the challenge of being a sniper, even memorable experiences that he had during a war. Really, he started all of this from the very beginning. You wouldn’t expect that it’s not as easy as we think. This book will make you say, “Aahh, I see” along the reading.

When you watch sniper movies, you’ll see snipers shooting enemies from distant place. It seemed easy for them. But do you know that they had to undergo very rough and body breaking days in order to have such skill? Do you know that most of them have psychological disorder during and after war?

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Bake: the Essential Companion

IMG_5255By Debora Yuza

Despite not trying all the recipes inside, I still love cookbooks with all my heart and I have three simple reasons why.
First of all, from an aesthetical perspective, cookbooks look great on book shelfs most of them are thick, big and hard-covered. They look good standing in a row, piled up high horizontally and even lying on a coffee table by itself. Growing up, I never see myself having a collection of books that will be worth buying a shelf for (I only read comics back then) until I stumbled upon the wonderful world of cooking and cookbooks, everything changed ever since. Did you know that when I went back to Indonesia for good after 3 years of studying in Melbourne, almost half of my baggage weight capacity was filled with cookbooks?
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Before I Go To Sleep

9780062060556_p0_v2_s260x420By Cellini Kamil

Before I Go To Sleep is a psychological thriller that published on 2011 and became the Sunday Times and New York Time best seller on the same year. This first book from S.J Watson will be adapted to the screen this October 2014 on Cinema. There are three main characters in the book, which center in a woman named Christine. She suffers from an anterograde amnesia, in which she can’t remember a thing that happened yesterday and create new memories every single day.  Continue reading