#BookReview Luka Dalam Bara by Bernard Batubara

Halo, semua! Kembali lagi di Tiara’s #BookReview. Tulisan kali ini bukan hanya tentang ulasan salah satu buku yang beberapa minggu lalu aku baca, tapi aku juga mau sedikit share tentang sebuah aplikasi yang sangat membantuku untuk baca novel-novel berbahasa Indonesia, yaitu iJakarta! Belakangan aku cukup sering pinjam buku dari perpustakaan digital ini. Gratis dan praktis (aye, you should use this…

[Writing Challenge] #2: Welcome to My Playlist

Put your music player on shuffle. Write about the first five songs that play and what your initial thought is. Before we go any further, please hold back your “why the fuck do you download a song you don’t listen to” question whenever you feel like it. よろしくおねがいします. So, welcome on board! Initial thought: “Ah, this song!! It’s been…

[Blogtour + Giveaway] Giveaway Winner Announcement and a Pinch of Gratitude

Selamat hari Rabu! On Wednesday, I announce the #BlogtourGolden giveaway winner. And the lucky winner is… *drum rolls* Rina Fitri Congratulation Rina untuk hadiah notesnya! Kamu bisa kirim identitas diri kamu (nama, nomor handphone yang bisa dihubungi, dan alamat lengkap) ke emailku: tiara.lesmana@hotmail.com secepatnya. Nanti kalau kelamaan hadiahnya buat orang lain, loh. (Ngga deng, bercanda) Buat kalian yang…

#ProductReview Affordable Lip Treatments for Chapped Lips

Welcome back to my blog! Today I want to share inexpensive yet impressive lips product to combat your annoying dry lips as well as comparing those three lip balms/ lip butters in the jar. Can you guess which one is the best? For starter I want to apologize for the ugly picture up there. I know,…

John Mayer’s “The Search for Everything” Wave One

Let’s have a casual talk about my man crush forever who just released an EP last week: John Clayton Mayer. After years of waiting, Mayer finally let us hear something new from him: The Search for Everything Wave One. The concept of this album is unique, it’s partitioned into several waves. On his Facebook official page, he…

#BookReview The Girl on Paper by Guillaume Musso

Welcome to another book review! Today I’ll write a review about a book I’ve randomly picked because of its visually pleasing cover. Because I read the translated version, I’ll write this review in Bahasa Indonesia, ya! BLURB Gadis itu terjatuh dari dalam buku. Hanya beberapa bulan yang lalu, Tom Boyd adalah seorang penulis miliarder yang…

#BookReview Chieko’s Sky by Kotaro Takamura

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a book that was published in 1974: Chieko’s Sky. The cover fascinated me so with no hesitation I picked this one. Chieko’s Sky is a poetry anthology book written by Kōtarō Takamura, a Japanese poet and sculptor, devoted to his beloved wife, Chieko Takamura. Throughout the reading, we will get the…

#BookReview Flowers for Algernon [A Novelette] by Daniel Keyes

One year ago when I was still an avid reader of YA/romance fictions, a friend of mine recommended a book titled Flowers for Algernon. When I read the title, I was excited because I thought it was a book about love story or something like that. So I typed ‘Flowers for Algernon’ on Google search tab; turned…

#BookReview Critical Eleven by Ika Natassa

Let me be honest here: belakangan ini Tiara jarang banget baca karya-karya penulis lokal. Bahkan sepanjang tahun 2016 cuma beli tiga buku lokal: satu buku karya Tere Liye dan dua buku karya Ika Natassa. Berbeda dengan Tere Liye yang beberapa karyanya telah tuntas ku baca, pengetahuanku tentang karya Ika Natassa awalnya masih sangat minim. Aku baru tahu karya beliau…

What Keeps Me Going: Vanilla!

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I just survived a hellish semester. Yay me! Can you guess which subject I got the highest score during my three years of being (trapped as) an engineering student? ENGINEERING ECONOMIC! I should’ve really enrolled the Accounting major instead. So far the fifth semester has been the toughest and roughest semester I’ve ever…

Love in the Time of Cholera Excerpt: The Detachment

“This is not the place for a crowned goddess.” She turned her head and saw, a hand’s breadth from her eyes, those other glacial eyes, that livid face, those lips petrified with fear, just as she had seen them in the crowd at Midnight Mass the first time he was so close to her, but…