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BOOK REVIEW ~ The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

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I have heard so much about David Levithan and how he is a must-read author so I decided to read one of his books in September. I picked up The Lover’s Dictionary because the chapters looked really short which meant I would end in one sitting.

The Lover’s Dictionary is written, as the title suggests, in a dictionary style starting with A and ending on Z. Now what I was expecting was a proper story of the couple that started with alphabet ‘A’ explaining how they met and ended at Z with their endings however good or bad they were. This wasn’t the case with the book. It was more like snippets of a couple’s life and though that wouldn’t have been much of a problem if it was arranged in a manner that gave some clear insight of the couple’s life. There wasn’t a proper story and more like you had to fit the pieces and make sense of the story on your own.

I know a lot of people like such books and there are people who loved this one but there are some who didn’t which includes me. I couldn’t really connect or relate with the couple. I do believe the concept was great but it wasn’t executed that well. I also believe that you might really like it if you’re in love but if you are not then you might not enjoy it as much.

The book had some good parts. I liked A for Anthem. It was the girl’s song and it was nice. I am not giving up on David Levithan just yet. I want to read some more of his books and decide how I like him. For now he gives off a very John Green vibe to me.

Rating: 2/5

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BOOK REVIEW ~ Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier

*no spoilers included*

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Have you read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton recently? Are you having a book hangover and yearning for a similar book but have become hopeless because you have no idea which one to pick next? Well, I got you covered here, pal.

I picked up Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier for my September Reading Goals. I didn’t know what to expect of the book. I don’t like to read reviews before I start a book. Mostly because I always end up reading the spoilers always by accident or a bad review might just turn me off.

After finishing The Miniaturist and falling in love with it badly, I had this immediate urge to read a book in similar setting. I can’t look up things even if it were to save my life but this one I had. I did a good search on Goodreads but none of the books felt right. I gave up (though not in my heart of hearts). Girl with a Pearl Earring was on my to-be-read list since forever and I randomly thought to get done with it. *patting random decision making genius self*

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a short, nicely written book which is very too the point. It is set in a place called Delft in Holland. The book revolves around a girl named Griet who takes up as a maid after her father loses his eye sight and she becomes the sole earner for the family.

She goes to work for The Vemeers. Some people in the house are good to her and then there are some who are the nastiest creature ever whom you wouldn’t mind slapping a couple of times yourself. She is a cautious girl but makes the mistake of getting attached to her mysterious master – who paints for a living – which leads to a lot of complications.

The book explores the relationship between servants and their employer and how there is a huge line that should never be crossed and how often it is crossed and the price that one has to pay for it.

The characters in this book are all so well defined that throughout the book you will be consenting with their moves but then there will come a major point and you will release ‘dammit what the hell were they think (specifically what the hell were you thinking taking their side and how could you even!!)’.

This book also depicts the topic of dependency in a very evident manner and things a person does or is willing to do when their survival instincts kick in. No I am not going to talk more about it because I don’t want to give it all away but read this book and you will know and feel exactly what I am talking about.

I had such a great time reading this Girl with a Pearl Earring and I can’t recommend this enough.

Note for The Miniaturist fans:- If you loved The Miniaturist, this book is definitely for you. It has the setting; the canals, the market, the house, and just about everything. It is a definite treat.

Rating: 4/5

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Book Review ~ Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

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Shatter Me series has been on my TBR list since last year. My baby girl H asked me to read it as she loved it so much. I am also following Tahereh Mafi on Instagram from last year and I absolutely adore her and her husband, haha. They make a gorgeous couple.

I am not really a fan of dystopian books that’s why I don’t usually read them but Shatter Me was raved about crazy much. So I started off with the first book. The starting of the book was great but the more I read the more speechless I got because Tahereh’s writing was a bit weird for me. I don’t know if other writer use such repeated lines too and metaphors that take you a really long time to decipher their meaning, but I definitely wasn’t ready. I found Juliette’s character as a little too dull. I couldn’t come to like her all that much. There were a lot of parts in the book that didn’t make sense to me. The most obvious one was the ‘love’ between Adam and Juliette. There was no chemistry between them. It felt like a very have-no-other-choice kind of a relationship. Then the end part was a bit weird too with Warner and his feels box exploding because throughout Shatter Me he was shown as a malicious being and then suddenly his personality makes a 360 degrees shift and he loses all control and senses. I am saying this because in the other books he is always so well composed even when he is talking to Juliette alone and shit is getting real but Shatter Me book’s last scene with Warner was really kind of off. Then there was this whole suit scene in the end and Juliette who does nothing but stay depressed is instantly ready to take on the world after wearing a suit. 😐 this was the exact face I made after reading it and screamed ‘are you frickin’ kidding me? Have you met you, Juliette??’. I am so glad Tahereh agreed with me in the later books regarding this scene – big love to her for this. I didn’t like Shatter Me much. It was an average read. I thought of not continuing the book as last year I read a few pages of it and left it but then I made up my mind and thought let’s just get over with it. Another thing, I didn’t like Adam’s character at all. He was like a puppy desperately in love and wanting some back. He didn’t have any traits that would make me fall in love with him or even support him in later novels. Kenji’s character was alright.

Second book I read was Destroy Me novella. I LOVED IT. Hahaha. The writing was so much better in this one plus it was all about Warner. I loved how his character was explored, his thoughts and his feelings. I absolutely loved it. Another thing I loved about this novella was how we got more of a peek into Juliette’s life through her diary. I really wanted to know more about her time in captivity. I loved the part where he describes her in a dark room whispering ‘forgive me…’ Hit me in the feel box that one.

Then I moved on to Unravel Me. I liked Omega Point idea. I thought it was cool. I liked all the new characters though they were depicted as a little unprepared and not really smart – just a bunch of people with some superpowers. Only Kenji was shown like he knew stuff. Though this book made me question a lot why we had Kenji at all but of course we needed a character who could joke around and say sleazy stuff. I am not a fan of his. This book started good too but became a drag after 30% of it was done. There were a lot of scenes where I wanted to punch Adam because he was killing my vibe. Thank god Warner was introduced back in this book and there was hope that I would end Unravel Me. Super loved Warner’s off time and the chemistry between him and Juliette. I hated his father aka the Supreme Commander but he was quite a nasty character especially with the last scene. If you have read the book you would know what I am talking about.

Fourth book was Fracture Me – novella from Adam’s point of view. Just skip it if you are not a fan of Adam. This novella didn’t have much plus I was screaming at the top of my lung after turning every single page ‘why don’t you understand – you are irrelevant, Adam.’ There were also times when I wanted to shoot him down. I just didn’t like his character at all. I found his ‘love’ as more of an infatuation and just stubbornness. I somehow got done with it thanks to all the repeated scenes. It was an absolute torture

I finally got to Ignite Me. Thank you Tahereh for this one. I liked it so much better than the rest of the books. There was a lot of Warner, a lot of real action and a lot of love. Though Adam often came and killed my vibe but I got better at ignoring him and his drama. I adored Adam’s younger brother James though. He was really cute, fun, curious and hilarious. This book gave me a whole new way to look at Kenji’s character. I liked him better.

I read Shatter Me series on my cell phone but if I ever buy any of the books it will be Destroy Me and Ignite Me because Warner. ❤ lol. In case I buy them all then that would be because of the covers because they are absolutely stunning. I don’t know if I should recommend this series or not but if you are a dystopian genre fan than do read it because a lot of people have said it’s one of the best. I have read just two dystopian series so I can’t really say much though I would say Shatter Me series is far better than Divergent series. Again a big sorry to Veronica Roth for saying this last line because I do like her a lot and Four was one of my favorite characters before he went bat shit crazy. This reminds me, I have to read Divergent book #1 again because I have been missing Four.

Happy reading~

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BOOK REVIEW ~ The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare / Sarah Rees Brennan / Maureen Johnson

*no spoilers included*

After reading The Mortal Instruments and getting madly obsessed with Magnus Bane I knew I would be looking for all the short stories Cassandra Clare has written about him but I was too lazy to look them up right away. I read The Infernal Devices just a bit back and the moment I closed the last book I knew I could wait no longer now. Luckily Cassie came up with The Bane Chronicles at the exact time and my local Borders stocked on it. *squealing* *happy dance*

Now I read TMI before I read TID so I knew a lot about Magnus but TID really got me curious about him. I actually expected The Bane Chronicles to be an in-depth study of his character and it did stand right in some parts.

TBC is more like snippets from Magnus’ life in all different eras. You get to know some of his best friends, his living style, his habits and most of all his love life. What really hit me about Magnus was how he was always looking for love. Someone he could hold on to, someone who could be his anchor. There is one story about this guy (who I really wanted to kill) that showed how he broke Magnus’ heart. It left me really sad because Magnus’ reaction was just so heart breaking. He pretended to be cool with it but his thoughts… they really shook me. I am being too sentimental here I know but there weren’t many chapters that showed such emotions and were based on adventure. Most of the chapter compromised of some of the characters we know from the Shadow Hunter world like Raphael Santiago, Camille, Maureen, the queen of Fair folk and our favorite Alec Lightwood.

I wouldn’t say The Bane Chronicles was everything I expected or wanted. Some chapters were really good and then there were some that lacked excitement. However, I wouldn’t say it was a bad read. The illustration was really fun especially the ones in Alec’s chapters. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I would take anything in blue. Then we have a really good looking guy on the cover who reminds of Godfrey Gao. What else do we need?

I would say get this book if you’re a diehard fan of the Shadow World or if you have read TMI and TID because com’n you’ve read all nine; complete the series; read this one as well.

Rating: 8/10

Related Links:

Book Review ~ The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare

Review ~ The Mortal Instruments series (Books)

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BOOK REVIEW ~ Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

*no spoilers included*

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I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has – I can’t believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! – and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes…

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family – and the panic attacks she’s suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny’s cover – and her closest friendship – forever. (Source: Goodreads)

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I have become very picky about what books I read this year. I read so many negative reviews about Girl Online and it was quite expected to be honest. However I did not give up on it because com’n it’s Zoe’s debut book. How can I not read it? Though the book wasn’t available in Borders Muscat, I got mine from Pakistan. Thanks to my bestie!

The storyline is simple – an accident prone girl/girl meet boy and connect instantly – pretty predictable. Now it isn’t one of the best books written in the history and I never expected it to be. Writing a novel isn’t an easy task but I did feel kind of disappointed because some of the most basic things were missing.

There weren’t many details about how Penny’s blog became so popular. It was more like she started a blog and instantly became famous. There should have been a little more details between ‘I just started a blog’ and ‘thank you 5000+ followers’. A reader needs more details to feel connected to the story. There were no details about anything really. Then there wasn’t much character development either. Most of the characters were so close to Zoe’s real life people (which can explain why there any details about them) that it felt like a guess-this-person game. Some parts didn’t have proper flow and felt more like blog posts by Zoe. It was pretty evident two people wrote it without any synchronization.

Good things about the book include; I got mine in hardcover and the cover is blue so its love

I heard Zoe signed a two books deal so I guess we can expect the second book by next year. I hope it is better written than this one. I had fun reading this one so I wouldn’t mind getting the second book too because yes her novel writing needs improvement and her second book is her best chance. Also, we need to support our blogger community, ha.

Till next time,

Love,

~F x

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BOOK REVIEW ~ The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

*no spoiler included*

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After biting everyone’s ears off by talking nonstop about it and having a huge argument with my own self over buying it due to the price tag, I finally gave in and purchased The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton from Borders Oman – and I regret nothing.

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Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam-a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion-a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery.
“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed…”
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .
Johannes’ gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers that await them all. In this repressively pious society where gold is worshiped second only to God, to be different is a threat to the moral fabric of society, and not even a man as rich as Johannes is safe. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction?  Source: Goodreads

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I read the synopsis once and immediately added it to my to-read list on Goodreads because it was very intriguing. Though this book turned out to be the exact opposite of everything I expected from it. I thought it would be about a doll house that works according to its owner’s wishes. Well, that wasn’t the case, ha. However, it was very interesting to find out about the whole plot. I don’t want to give away any spoilers or even hints because this book deserves to be read.

It was written in a simple manner aka the author wasn’t try to get on my nerves by adding half of the dictionary in it. The story had an amazing flow, every scene was so fitting and things were quite unexpected. The characters were remarkable. Their transformation was superb. I personally loved Johannes, his dogs and Marin. I think their dark family was spectacular and their servants were equally entertaining.

There is also this thing that The Miniaturist did to me – it made me want to pack my bags and just go to Amsterdam right away. The way Jessie has written about the scenery, weather detail, the neighborhood, people and their ways – it has made me long for a little wanderlust.

While I was reading it and I was 40% through with it, I thought this book wouldn’t have much of an impact on me, but then I found so many parts where my heart was lurching out for the characters and I was happy when they were happy, sad when they were sad and I would see hope when they would. This book won’t hit you right away but when it does – it will hit really hard. Jessie Burton, what have you done to my tiny heart?!

I would recommend it to everyone. If you want to read something different from all the usual books or are going through a book reading funk – this book is for you. It has such nice dialogues and details you will end up loving it. As a bonus the book cover is way beautiful. You would want to display it on your bookshelf as a frame.

Have you read The Miniaturist? How did you like it? Lemme know in the comments below! 🙂

Love,

~F x

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The Book That Has Got Me Captivated & Fixed My Funk ~ The Enchanted Rose (Misty Hills #1) by Nadia Nader

*no spoilers included*

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I have been going through a very weird phase from a while where I end up being either disappointed with the books I am reading or getting uninterested within first few chapters. Just to clear things up, I love reading. I am obsessed with reading. I usually read a book from cover to cover. I cannot skimp through the pages at any cost and I always end whatever book I start even if it isn’t good enough. However lately I have been giving up on books or leaving them half way. In such a phase you always want to read more and more books just to get out of the funk. I did too but nothing worked.

A couple of days back I was contacted by Nadia Nader, a new author from Kuwait, who was kind enough to let me read her debut book in return of an honest feedback. I was elated by the opportunity. With no idea of her previous writings or what to expect, I kept my expectations normal. It won’t be fair to say I didn’t know how the book would be from the beginning because as soon as I was done with chapter two I knew it was going to be a fantastic read. No book has been able to get me this excited in a long while – and that does include Adultery by my favorite writer Paulo Coelho which is quite a surprise.

When Vivian’s mother dies in a tragic accident, Vivian’s world is turned upside down. Her life, as she knows it, is over. A new life, full of her mother’s secrets, begins…

Sent away by her father to live with two eccentric aunts on the mysterious Tremaine Estate, Vivian comes to learn that a powerful curse lurks over her family – one that only she may have the power to break. With each day she spends in Misty Hills, Vivian uncovers more unsettling discoveries about the town, her reclusive family, and herself.

Can Vivian let go of every truth she’s ever believed and discover who she really is, before the dark secrets hidden within the supernatural town threaten to consume her and those she loves? Source: Goodreads

The Enchanted Rose is the first book in Misty Hills series. My favorite things about the book were how simple and easy to understand the writing was. If you’ve been following me from a while you would know I am not very interested in authors who like to show off their vocabulary because honestly I hate checking the dictionary after every second line. Next, the story line was interesting and I really couldn’t guess a thing. I am curious how many people would go through the same situation. I thought it will be predictable because com’n how many options do you really have in a YA Paranormal novel. But I was wrong. The twist and the turns were fantastically put together and were extremely fun to discover. Lastly, I am not a big fan of cliff hanger endings but this book’s was amazing. I wasn’t furiously pulling on my hair because I was too busy smirking as it was so unexpected. Loved it. Loved it. Super Loved it. The characters are written well and I cannot wait to see their transformation in the upcoming novels.

I am going to recommend this book to anyone who is going through a dry spell as I was or is looking for a book/series that is going to be so quick to read but gives you so much. I actually want to recommend it to everyone of you because seriously it is worth spending your time reading.

The Enchanted Rose is available on Amazon on Kindle so you can purchase it from there. The second book will be out too within a few months and I must admit it is making to my most anticipated books f 2015 list. Nadia does plan to release it in paperback (hardcover too I guess – not sure about this one) someday, and if that happens I’ll be the first in line to buy it because I honestly wouldn’t mind rereading it. I have already started getting the urge to reread it, ha.

Will you be interested in reading Misty Falls series? Do let me know if you buy the book on Kindle and what you thought about it as I am very curious.

Also, if you love the series you can catch up with Nadia Nader on Twitter (Click Here)Goodreads (Click Here)Her Blog (Click Here), and Her Newsletter for direct updates (Click Here). Oh, and the here is Amazon link to buy the book on Kindle (Click Here) 🙂

Lots of love,

~F x

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Light Reads ~ An Angel for Emily by Jude Deveraux

*no spoilers included*

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Emily Jane Todd has just found her guardian angel. Actually, the small-town librarian had just been stood up by her fiancé, when she ran into the errant angel with her car. And while he appears to be unscathed, “Michael” continues to insist that his pedigree is quite legitimate. Emily just hopes his brain hasn’t been scrambled in the accident; besides, she’s not inclined to believe that an angel could be so dangerously sexy.
Yet Michael quickly reveals the most astounding things about her, and makes her laugh in a way she never has before. What’s more, he declares that he’s been sent to save her. At this point, the only rescue Emily has in mind is her upcoming marriage, and she’s ready to bid her most attractive angel good-bye. But when he lets slip that he also looks at souls — and hers is a rare beauty — Emily’s ready to risk heaven in his arms. Their journey will break every angelic and earthly rule before it yields her one wish: a love divine. (Source: Goodreads)

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This was one of the first books I marked as to-read when I joined Goodreads. I never found it in any bookstore nor could I find it online. This is quite a long time back and I had almost forgotten about this book. A few months back Annayah told me she was reading something in which the guy is an angel and stuff. I was intrigued and asked her to lend me it once she is done. When I read the title, I felt like I knew this book. It took me a while to remember but once I did I was so happy, ha.

An Angel for Emily was a short book and I read it in a night. Emily is a modern day plain Jane who is stuck up with an ass of a fiancé. She is a librarian and lives in a small town. She loves her simple life there but her fiancé is making her really miserable. Michael is her guardian angel sent to Earth to protect her from something terrible. You might think it is her wedding but that’s not the case. There is something far more sinister going on.

The book had its twists and turns which do not disappoint. Overall it is just a simple romance novel about sweet love and lovey dovey stuff with the perfect damsel in distress and knight in shining armor. Pick this up if you are looking to reading something cute and soft.

~F x

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BOOK REVIEW ~ The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

*no spoiler included*
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Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.
But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?
It’s true. Ask ANYBODY.
Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.
In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.
But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there’s only one person to ask: Alice herself. (Source: Goodreads)
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The Truth about Alice tells us the story of a popular high school girl named Alice who is rumored to have slept with two guys in one party, one of them being Brandon, who spreads the ‘news’. This incident is almost forgotten until one night Brandon dies in a car crash and another rumor spreads that Alice was sexting him all the while.
Everyone is hell bent into shaming her without bothering to know her side of the story or if any of these rumors were even true.Her former best friend, Kelsie, who was nobody has betrayed her by exaggerating everything about Alice just to get into the cool gang. She has also dedicated a stall in female washroom that has everything crap written from everyone on its walls for Alice.
Alice becomes a nonexistent being in the school. She starts dressing up in hoodies than her usual skirts, just so she can be blurred in the background. But that’s hard to happen. She befriends a nerd, Kurt, who offers to help her with studies. They become great friends but there is something Kurt is hiding from her, something that can clear off her name. Something he won’t share because he is afraid to admit it.
Written in a simple manner and narrated by the girl who threw the infamous party – Elaine, car accident survivor – Josh, former best friend – Kelsie, and the nerd – Kurt, this book keeps you interested and gets you turning page after page just to know what really happened. It is one of my favorites. I read it in ebook but if I ever see it in paperback I am purchasing it immediately.
I would recommend it to every teenage girl, as it’s a very practical book and has some really good lessons for high school girls. A good reputation is an extremely hard thing to create, and it takes just one rumor to ruin it all. Your reputation lasts longer than you do so it is better to be careful with the choices you make, whether it’s about trusting someone with your secrets or trying to do anything and everything just to be popular. Think how it is going to affect you in the long run before you act.
~F x

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25 And Counting, Book Review, Books, One Direction

One Direction Books Review

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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.

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(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.

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(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.

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*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.

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*In case you’re wondering how it looks without the jacket*

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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?

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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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