Category: Books


Bizzy Bear Spooky House

Bizzy Bear is a series of children books published by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Benji Davies. I love this series because the illustrations are so cute! >_< And also because the books have tabs to pull and slide.

To celebrate Halloween, Bizzy Bear recently released a new title called Spooky House. This is the third Bizzy Bear book I bought. Despite being a board book that is supposedly harder to wreck, my son managed to destroy one and tear the other two. Such a little monster…

Anyway.

Let me show you what you will find inside the Spooky House.

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Hello!
I hope you are all doing well. As for me, I’m still alive and enjoying reading books everyday.

On May 3rd 2016, I visited an event called Big Bad Wolf (BBW). It’s an annual book bazaar that is usually held in Malaysia. This year, for the first time, this event came to Indonesia (to be precise, it was held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition, BSD City, from April 30th to May 8th). Bibliophiles cheered, for this event offered 60%-80% discounts. When I arrived at the spot, I could instantly see that about half of the books on display are children books. They all look so good I had a hard time selecting some for my kid, Nafii. In the end, 4 books are chosen. I wanted to buy much more, but thankfully I still had enough self-restraint not to spend all of my money.

Here’s my book haul; 4 top books are for Nafii, the rest is for me.

BBW 2016 book haul

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Buried in Books

Hello!
How are you? I hope you’re doing fine 🙂

I myself am doing fine, though my son had a high fever a few days ago and it threw me in a state of panic. Now he’s getting better, and I have the time to take a look at my long-neglected bookshelf. It was sad.

One of the perks of being a book editor is getting a copy of the book you work on. For quite sometime, every time I got a new book I just put it randomly on the shelf, until the piles were getting high and there was no more room. For an organized person like me–well, at least I try to be–it’s annoying to see messy piles of books. So, I tried to tidy up a little.

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For the Love of Children Books

Last Friday, I went to Islamic Book Fair (IBF) 2015 in Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, with some colleagues. This is the first time I visited IBF, and I didn’t have any expectation. People say IBF is one of the biggest book fairs in Indonesia, and is always crowded every year. But this year, it doesn’t seem like it has too many visitors (perhaps during weekend the visitors will multiplied).

As stated previously, I didn’t have any expectation, and I didn’t plan on buying any book. But–oh boy–I was so wrong!

It was nearly lunchtime, Miss. E and I were looking for a food stall. As we were heading to the second floor, a small stand standing innocently in the middle of the stairs. The word “imported books” and “sale” caught our eyes immediately. It’s a stand of By Books & Friends. We approached it and saw a lot of children books. Oh! Did I mention that I love children books? Especially ones that have beautiful or adorable illustrations? I. Freaked. Out.

Instantly, we’re busy sorting through the books. I had difficult time selecting which books were going to go home with me, and I lamented the fact that I didn’t have more money. In the end, I picked four books. Without further ado, here they are…

IBF 2015 book haul

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Interesting First Looks

Today I went to two bookstores, Togamas and Rumah Buku looking for a book my friend recommended to me. However, I turned out buying 4 books–ermm, novels–instead of just one. There are so many books in the stores nowadays, how to choose which one to buy?

Here’s how I choose today’s books:

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