Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness December

Random Acts of Kindness is the monthly event hosted by Book Soulmates. And here the rules from Book Soulmate's blog :

Please read carefully & follow all rules!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!
You can check my wish list here 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review : Little Women (Little Women #1) by Louisa May Alcott

Author : Louisa May Alcott
Category : Classic
Format : Paperback (392 pages)
Publisher : Bukuné (February 2011)
Language : Indonesian
ISB- 10 : 6028066877
ISB- 13 : 978-6028066877

Book Description :
Perang mengambil kenyamanan hidup dan mengubah kehidupan banyak orang selama-lamanya-termasuk keluarga March.

Tidak mudah bagi keempat putri di keluarga itu menjalani kehidupan remaja mereka di tengah perang. Meg, yang cukup lama mengecap kehidupan mewah layaknya seorang lady, dengan berat hati harus menekan habis-habisan harga dirinya saat mulai bekerja sebagai pengasuh anak. Jo, si anak kedua, merasa memiliki tanggung jawab menggantikan peran ayahnya yang menjadi pendeta di medan perang. Beth bertubuh lemah dan sering sakit-sakitan sehingga nyaris meregang nyawa. Sedangkan Amy, si bungsu yang manja, masih menyimpan harapan bahwa suatu hari nanti kehidupan keluarga mereka akan kembali seperti dulu.

Keempatnya membuktikan, rintangan dan cobaan tak akan cukup tangguh mengalahkan ikatan di antara mereka. Little Women adalah sebuah kisah klasik, tentang empat perempuan muda yang percaya, kegembiraan selalu datang tepat setelah kita mengalami begitu banyak kesedihan.

Little Women adalah novel masterpiece karya Louisa May Alcott, bercerita tentang kasih sayang kakak-beradik. Tentang empat orang bersaudara dengan kepribadian yang berbeda-beda. Tentang keteguhan hati untuk tetap menjalani hidup, sesulit apa pun itu.

My Thought :
Little Women is a story about March sisters and their adventures. Margaret March (Meg), the oldest, is a beautiful girl who want to be a young lady. Josephine March (Jo) is a tomboy girl with free spirit who love to write. Elizabeth March (Beth) is a shy  and lovable girl who love to play piano. Amy March, the youngest, is  an adorable girl but a little bit selfish and spoiled.

After their father leave them to serve in the war, they have to live with their mother and  Hannah, their maid. March family is not rich, so they have to struggle with their finantcal condition.Even if the're not rich, they always try to help other people who need their help. In this story, March sisters, especially Jo, also develop close friendship with their rich and lonely neighbour,Theodore Laurence (Laurie).

I can't believe how much I love the book. It's heartwarming, fun and full of moral message. Just like other people, March sisters was not perfect person. They also did something bad, but I love how their mother teach them how to learn from their mistake to be a better person. Mrs. March also teach them to help other people. Even if they're not rich, March sisters really know how to have fun.

Little Women have strong characters. They're likeable, but my favorite is Jo. I really like her friendship with Laurie. After read the book, I really wish they both would end up together (but it's not gonna happen). Overall, the book is a great book and I know you would enjoy it. I highly recommend Little Women.

I give Little Women 5 out of 5 stars.