Woohooo this is the 1st time I join!
- BEST IN 2013 -
Contemporary - Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic - The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Paranormal - Pivot Point by Kasie West
Science Fiction - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I enjoyed it, loved the writing style, but I didn't get so much feels to the story.
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I didn't expect I would enjoy P&P as much as I did. And I will watch the movie later :D
4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?
I recommend The Darkest Minds whenever my friends ask me for a book recommendation.
5. Best series you discovered in 2013?
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I bought it because I found translated version in cheap price, and then I'm in love with the whole series <3
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?
Kasie West! I love Pivot Point and The Distance Between Us and whatever Kasie West writes I'm totally gonna read it.
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
Wonder by RJ Palacio. I had never read middle grade book, but glad I picked Wonder because it's wonderful :)
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. Ahh.. the feels..
9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Under The Never Sky & Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, I'm ready to reread this before I get Into The Still Blue!
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken. Although the cover gave me a spoiler, I adore it. It's very shinny and pretty on photograph :D
11. Most memorable character in 2013?
Xemerius from Ruby Red series. I miss that demon after finishing the whole series.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I've mentioned this book a lot, can't get over it.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?
Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins hahahahahaha
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?
"You are not a grenade, not to us. Thinking about you dying makes us sad, Hazel, but you are not a grenade. You are amazing. You can't know, sweetie, because you've never had a baby become brilliant young reader with a side interest in horrible television shows, but the joy you bring us is so much greater than the sadness we feel about your illness." - John Grenn
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Shortest - The Perks of Being Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (232 pages)
Longest - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austed. I read translated edition and it's 588 pages.
17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
The end of The Darkest Minds because I needed to cry with someone.
18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Romance – Gwen and Gideon, a lot of fun reading their roller-coaster relationship; Aria & Perry, I adore how they finally started to fall in love.
Friendship – perROARia. Umm it's Perry-Roar and Roar-Aria from Under The Never Sky. Roar has a great friend material, but still I would marry a guy like him too.
19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I'm not a fan of Clockwork Angel, but I do really love Clockwork Prince!
20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. I really wanted to read this after reading a review and it becomes one of my favorite books :D
21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Liam Stewart. Cricket Bell. Finn Abbott. Perry. Roar. I can keep going.
23. Best 2013 debut you read?
Pivot Point & All Our Yesterdays
24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
I like the world of The 5th Wave but I don't want it to happen.
25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?
Ruby Red series.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?
The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, All Of Yesterdays
27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
Emerald Green. It's the last book but it was released at the same day like House of Hades and at the same month like Allegiant X"D
- BOOK BLOGGING / READING LIFE -
I just started to make book blog last year, but that time I just did alone blogging. When I discovered Blog Buku Indonesia I started join the community so most of the blogs I love are new found. Some of them that I love
Realm of Fiction
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2013?
I don't know, maybe The 5th Wave since I wrote it at the same night when I finished it and every word came automatically
3. Best discussion you had on your blog?
Too bad I've never made discussion, maybe next year! :D
4. Most thought-provoking review or discussion you read on somebody else’s blog?
I believe there is one discussion about pirating book but I forget where I read it, it was before I really jumped to book blogging
5. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
There are only few book events in Indonesia, I only joined maybe 2 every year.
6. Best moment of book blogging/your book life in 2013?
I got The Darkest Minds and Never Fade autographed copies and I jumped a lot when I received them.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I don't know how to check views, but the most comments go to a giveaway post lol
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
um...maybe this one. Okay, I'm pretty crazy when duck (not as dishes) is mentioned in a book
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Opentrolley Bookstore because finally I could get import books faster
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
My goal at Goodreads started with 20, then I raised it to 40. And I almost nail it, just one more!
- LOOKING AHEAD -
Pawn by Aimee Carter
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?
Into The Still Blue, The Darkest Minds book #3, City of Heavenly Fire
3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Probably The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?
Into The Still Blue, The Darkest Minds book #3
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?
More bloggers don't eat ducks XD