Reading Wrap Up: March 2017

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Hi! I’m back with new post!

So March 2017 was quite a good reading month for me. I read a total of 8 books this month (3 of them are ebooks). So, here’s all the books I read in March:

Ebooks:

  • If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow : 4 stars
  • Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines : 4 stars
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover : 4 stars (reread)

Physical books:

  • All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood : 4.5 stars
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson : 3.75 stars
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff : 5 stars
  • The Siren by Kiera Cass : 3 stars
  • Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig : 5 stars (reread)

 

So, I reread 2 books this month. I decided to reread Confess because the TV show will come out really soon (Can’t wait!!), and I reread Reasons To Stay Alive because I feel like reading it at that time.

And my favorite book this month is obviously Gemina! I love Gemina even more than Illuminae. I know most people said that Illuminae is better than Gemina, but I love Gemina more. I know Illuminae was more brutal, but Gemina was crazier (in a good way). It felt like a wild roller coaster ride while I read it. It was so good!

And I’m a little bit disappointed with All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I expected a lot from this book, but I found the story a little bit dragging in the middle and then the ending was so rushed. But I still enjoyed it a lot though.

And I was really disappointed with The Kiss of Deception. Like seriously. I though I would like it because I feel everyone else like this book a lot. But I don’t like it. I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it either. So I still don’t know if I’m gonna continue this series or not.

And for the Siren, I guess it’s a typical Kiera Cass’ story with fast paced story and cute romance. I love the male character in this book though. I thought he was so sweet.

So this is my March reading wrap up. Hopefully I can read more this month, and read more diversely (not just YA). I will be back with a new post really soon. Until then, hope you all have a lovely week. See you in my next post!

Kath. ❤

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Book Review: All The Ugly And Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

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Book Review

  • Date started : March 1st, 2017
  • Date finished : March 8th, 2017
  • Title: All The Ugly and Wonderful Things
  • Author: Bryn Greenwood
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Pages: 346 pages (hardcover)
  • Date of publication: August 9th 2016
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

The blurb:

As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.

Review:

So, first of all, you have to have an open mind reading this book. It is a little bit controversial, but I love controversial reads. So, little Wavy doesn’t have an easy life. She abused by her parents. But one day her mom takes her to live with her dad. Her dad is a meth dealer. But one day, on the way home, Wavy met Kellen. Kellen works for Wavy’s dead. Kellen seems so scary, big and tattoed guy. But Kellen is so nice and has a heart of gold. He basically take care of Wavy and her brother. From there, their love blossoms, although Wavy was only 8 years old the first time she met Kellen. But a big age gap doesn’t bother them all. They can talk and share about everything.

So don’t be grossed out by the relationship in this book. I know it’s not right because Wavy is a minor, but you can see that their love is something so wonderful and so pure. They truly really love each other and my heart break for them. I just want them to be together and get their happy ever after.

This book is so good. It makes me feel, it makes me cry. I cried sad tears, I cried happy tears. It fits with the title. This story is ugly and wonderful. This one is an unforgettable story.

 

 

Book Depository Online Book Store Review

Hi! I’m finally back blogging! It’s been a very long time since the last time I blogged, but now I think I will be back for real 😛

So, I just tried ordering some books from Book Depository, and here’s my review!

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I ordered 2 books from Book Depository on February 3rd, 2017. And then I received my the email from TBD that confirmed my order and my order will be send soon. One of the books that I ordered sent on February 4th, 2017. And the second book sent on February 6th, 2017. Oh, I know that the books will arrive around a month in here (Indonesia), so I know it takes time.

On March 1st, 2017 finally I received both books in the mail. So I guess it takes around 22 days to arrive here. So far I’m so glad with my order and definitely will order some more from Book Depository. The books came in pristine condition, the packaging is so secure. I’m so satisfied with Book Depository. Definitely recommended if you’re looking for books that you can’t find here. And sometimes Book Depository give cheaper price than any other bookstore here in Indonesia. And a great bonus, Book Depository always gives free bookmark on every order.

So here are the books that I bought from Book Depository:

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The Unseen World by Liz Moore (I heard so many great things about this book!)

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All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. (Already read this book, review coming up soon!)

So yeah, I hope you enjoy this post and find it useful and I hope I can write more in this blog. I’ll see you in my next post!

Kath. ❤

My Travel Makeup Bag

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IMG_4991-2I always wanted to travel light but I always bring too much. But makeup wise, I always want to bring the most basic thing that I know that I will be using. So, here it is all the makeup I brought when I traveling to Jakarta this week.

Brushes

IMG_4992-2Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush for applying concealer.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush for powder and foundation.

Real Techniques Multi Task Brush for applying blush.

Sigma E25 for eyeshadow blending.

Skin Food eyeliner brush for applying my gel eyeliner.

Face

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in color Magic (from Tarte Holiday Set 2012)

Etude House Collagen Moistful Compact Powder.

YSL Touche Eclat (no 1)

MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC30

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Eyes

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Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette

Australis Lash and Brow Extender

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

Etude House Proof 10 Eyeliner (Black)

Hourglass Arch in color dark Brunette

Etude House Drawing Eyebrow in Black

Lancome Hypnose Star Waterproof mascara

Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara

Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Lips

IMG_5000-2Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lipstick in color 169 Grege

MAC See Sheer

What are your travel makeup essentials?

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game

So, recently, I watched 2 very great movies. And the movies really has impact on me. They’re still make me think even I already out from the studio.

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The first one is The Grand Budapest Hotel. What makes me want to watch this movie first because the movie itself just won The Best Picture in Comedy. Second, because Ralph Fiennes. I like Ralph. He is a great actor, and handsome of course. And I don’t regret watching this at all. Although I’m late to watch this movie, because it’s already out in March 2014, but still, what a great movie. Great storyline, the story really flows beautifully, really funny, really entertaining. This movie makes me want to watch another Wes Anderson movies because he is a genius. And I heard from my friend that actually all Wes’ movies are amazing. Maybe I will review it if I watched it.

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The second movie that I just recently watched is The Imitation Game. Of course, the reason I want to watch this because it is nominated for the Best Picture in Academy Award, Golden Globe and all the awards that I known. Second, because so may great actors include in this movie, such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and even Keira Knightley. And this movie isn’t dissapoint. And because it is based on a true story makes me love this movie even more. Although it’s a lil bit tragic (in the end) about what happened to Alan, but still this movie is amazing. The movie itself has a up and down moment, you will feel feelings (;p). So great, amazing. I will watch this again for sure. Never get enough.

I hope the next movie that I will watch would not be a disappoint because I have a higher expectation about movies right now. Because this 2 movies are amazing, best movies I ever watch maybe. I think I’m gonna stick with award-nominations movie. :p