#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…

[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…

#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…

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…

#BookReview Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Hello! I finally made it to the ending on a windy November 12 evening. [You’re right. Another long overdue post] I phoned Midori. “I have to talk to you,” I said. “I have a million things to talk to you about. A million things we have to talk about. All I want in this world is…

Norwegian Wood Excerpt #1

Once, long ago, when I was still young, when the memories were far more vivid than they are now, I often tried to write about her. But I couldn’t produce a line. I knew that if that first line would come, the rest would pour itself onto the page, but I could never make it…

Moodboard #1: The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart.

HALLO! Currently reading The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart by Anna Bell. As I write this post, I’ve read six out of twenty eight chapters and it’s safe to say that I enjoy this book! The main story is about Abi who was dumped by her boyfriend, Joseph, for unknown reason several weeks before their first anniversary –…