Sorry guys, I'm not dead yet.
I know, I know. I had been a bad blogger in December 2013. But, it was December! The real life demanded my full attention. For readers who missed me (anyone? LOL), sorry for not being around and very VERY unproductive last month. I'll try to make it up from now on.
Folks, before anything, meet my new puppy, Happy! She's three months old. I love love love my Happy. She's so adorable. You see, she has that permanent sad face. But I already decided the name of my wannabe dog a night before I bought her. So yeah, it's kind of ironic.
Okay, the book haul. Well, I guess I really was not in the bookish mood last month. I didn't review much because I didn't read much. And surprisingly, I also didn't buy too many books! I just bought five books in December. Yes, FIVE! Can you believe it? I myself almost cannot believe it. Here they are.
The first box shows you Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin, an impulse buying when at the same time I bought two books in my wishlist. They are The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Then, when I was buying a book for my best friend's birthday, I just felt the NEED to buy one book too for myself. So, I bought Joker by Valiant Budi. This is my first Valiant Budi's. I heard he's good so we'll see. At the end of the month, I realized I only got four books so far for December. That's why I felt absolutely no guilt when I picked up this book without much consideration, Rahasia Sunyi by Brahmanto Anindito. After reading his other novel, Satin Merah, I am excited to read this one.
Next, are the books I got for free in December.
My cousin who studies abroad came back for holiday, and she got me Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Never read her novel, but I know she's so productive. I watched My Sister's Keeper, but haven't read the novel. From the movie alone, I must say, it's brilliant and has become one of my most favorite movies of all time. So, let's see how Picoult's writing from this one. The rest, are books I won from Goodreads giveaways. Actually, there are two more books that I won but they haven't arrived yet, so I'm not counting them now. In the picture above, you can see I have the paperback copy of Online Education by Bola Bayode. It looks like a pretty interesting book after I skim-read it, yes, I was shocked too. Then, I got two free e-books. They are Endless by Matt Bone and The Second Lives of Honest Men by John R. Cameron. The two have quite promising blurbs and I hope they turn out to be just as good.
Oh! Let's not forget I also got two books from the Secret Santa event. So, in total, I have eleven new books in December and that's a satisfying number after the month before that I completely lost control.
And the waiting is finally over! Guys, I'm announcing the winner of page by page first giveaway! From 48 entries, the winner is...
(Segera kirimkan alamat dan nomor teleponmu ke e-mail saya yah!)
That's all for this post. See you guys in the next post! Peace out.