Guys, I think we need to have a serious two days One Direction discussion on the blog because I have been planning to write this post since January and it is almost the end of the year and I still haven’t wrote about it. Topic of discussion is One Direction books. As you guys must have figured out from this post itself, I am a massive One Direction fan. Don’t freak out, I am in my twenties. Okay, this sounded freakier. Not all their fans are teenagers. There are a lot of us in our twenties and some friends of mine who are in their thirties and we freakin’ love One Direction. Of course people in their thirties won’t profess their love for 1d publically but me being in my twenties can scream from the top of the Eiffel Tower that I am obsessed with the band which means I am obviously going to buy their books if I see them in Borders here.
(credit: Thank you Haya!! :* ❤ )
The first book I got my hands on was The Official Annual 2014 book. I was giddy with excitement back then because we didn’t get any celebrity books before that in Muscat. It was a short book that was more of a slam book type thing. It consisted of their names, favorite color, food, date and stuff. The paper quality was amazing but the content was just alright. I was actually disappointed because it was a gift from a friend and was overly priced and the content was almost stuff we already knew and I felt like it was a waste. In the end I was still happy to have something of theirs.
(credit: Haya aka Bae ❤ )
Next book I got was Where We Are Official Autobiography. This was one huge book and I was extremely happy and excited to read it. It was assembled well but I still felt the content was lacking. Even though it was said the boys wrote it, it didn’t really feel like it. I felt like they had just elaborated their Official Annual 2014 book. Only Zayn’s part had a little insight when he spoke about how he likes reading books because it helps him enhance his vocabulary. This is the only new thing that we got to know about the band.
Now I do know that One Direction is the biggest boy band and with the amount of popularity they have, their whole lives are like an open book to us so they can’t really tell us something which we don’t already know. But I do believe they can at least write their books differently from the previous one. They can try making it a continuation rather than repeating the same thing over and over again. I mean a person gets bored of reading about the same first BAFTA experience, and their first tour and all that jazz. Yes, they are pretty big achievements but they can move on now and share the next chapter with us.
*he is so perfect my heart cries*
I went to Borders last month twice. The first time I went I saw The Official Annual 2015 book. Again it was overly priced and the content looked the same. The paper quality was great and the pictures were awesome but nothing that we haven’t seen on the social media already. I clicked Louis’ picture in the book and moved on. Being a hardcore fan I know I am going to go back and buy this book one of the days when I have some cash to spare or when I am feeling extremely spending and wanting to buy stuff I am never going to use in a million years, yes I am quite sure I’ll get it.
*In case you’re wondering how it looks without the jacket*
The next time I went to Borders I saw Who We Are Official Autobiography. I have a thing for big books. The moment I saw it I didn’t care if the content was repeated, I knew I was getting it. I had some hopes that maybe this time they will include something about them, something personal but I was left disappointed again. The book is assembled awesomely as always and so far I’ve just read Liam’s and Niall’s part… and I am already bored… I don’t feel like picking the book up again and continuing.
Why can’t they just write about stuff we would actually be interested in reading? We wouldn’t even mind reading what they do every day or how they wear their clothes or even reading their grocery list… but the same content again and again? Now that’s a complete put off. I really want to read about what they think about friends, family and what they do when they are with them and is it always dinner at some restaurant or staying at home watching telly with takeouts. Really, I just want to know little things about them, like why Harry thinks new shoes should be rubbed against the floor to make them look less posh and more worn. What goes in their mind and how much upset Niall was when Louis stole his sandwich and how he made up for it. Just little, ordinary, everyday life things. Is it too much to ask for?
No matter how much I write about all this, I know when the next book hits the stands and it’s all the same content again, I am going to buy it because I will support them through everything. I just really want them to take a step back and think about keeping us fans happy for the long run and not just for a few years… because we certainly want them to stay forever. It’s not always go, go, and go.
Are you a Directioner? (and as upset as I am?)
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