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Go F*ck Yourself, Cian! by Cian Twomey |Review

36118207Not what I was expecting, but not in a bad way. If you’re a fan of Cian and Emily I’d say pick it up and read it. It’s funny and has some cute stories about the real Emily and the pictures are pretty entertaining.

I love reading about other peoples lives, because I’m a nosey shit. So this was great. I love watching they’re videos and to get all the cute background stories is really interesting. So many of my questions have been answered!

Anyway. I can’t really explain it, unless you know. So if you know, go read.

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Binge by Tyler Oakley |Review

25507925It’s all about YouTube books this year for some reason.

I’ve never watched a single Tyler Oakley video. Just like Connor Franta and I don’t know anything about him, other then he’s from YouTube, he’s gay and he’s very popular.

I really liked this book. I read it in a day and I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up late to finish it. It’s very funny and I enjoy the photos. I really like reading books about peoples lives. I love autobiographies and memoirs. I’m always drawn to them. There are a lot of other ‘YouTube’ books out there I want to read, and they’re all by people I’ve never watched before.

Anyway, this was entertaining. A quick funny read.

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Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna |Review

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I’m disappointed. I was expecting so much more and just got mediocre garbage. There is 248 pages and maybe 5 are okay.

I enjoy Gabbie’s videos, although a bit repetitive, she can be funny, and I always go back to watch more. I was very much looking forward to this book. The way she spoke about it… I was expecting some emotion. I like her song Out Loud, and I wanted this book to be more of that. I wanted her to address mental heath more then she did. It’s all just stupid nonsense. It’s not funny, it’s irritating.

I’m so upset that I don’t like this. I love poetry. I love humour. But this isn’t either of those. I hate that this book is already dated. The internet slang and short-forms aren’t cute. I hate that in books and a good chunk of this is written like that.

The drawings are fine enough. The whole thing just reminds me of Rupi Kaur and not in a good way. I think it was rushed, I think it was a joke and I don’t think Gabbie believes she owes her fans anything. It felt like a big ‘fuck you’. She hyped it up, she made it out to be something it’s not and I’m sad.

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The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird |Review

33589941 Now, I don’t normally count kids books in my ‘reading goal’ but sometimes one just hits me and I need to share it. I found this while shopping at Wal-Mart. I didn’t buy it because it’s stupid expensive, so I’m hoping someone will give it to me for Christmas. ha!

Anyways, this book is fucking adorable and I love it and everyone needs to read it now because its super cute and funny and omg.

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This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl |Review

17675031 I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. Not that I have much of a connection to Esther, but because I have a connect to John Green. I read some reviews and they are very mixed. I have mixed feelings as well.

I do agree that if not for John Green, no one would care. I honestly would not have picked up this book and read it if he had no part in it. That’s awful to say but it is incredibly true.

My heart does break when children die of disease and cancers. They are too innocent and young to deserve such pain. But this book doesn’t show me or any other reader anything new or different. They are just journal entries. Journal entries and bible quotes and website updates. Nothing so deserving of a book so large it makes my arm fall asleep while I read it. It’s all relatively generic.

I’m not completely heartless in the fact that I do feel for the family. It’s heartbreaking. I get it. I don’t know what I expected, but it was more then what I got.

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The Earth Speaks by Steve Van Matre |Review

694527 I fell in love with the cover of this book. My copy has a hole cut out for the earth and when you open it, it’s the centre of a flower.

This is a compilation of poetry, prose and some short essays. I love the whole experience of the book. The pieces chosen all fit very nicely together and I like the simple illustrations.

Everything is about the environment and nature and it very much speaks to me. I like this kind of shit. Although published in 1983, the thoughts expressed here are extremely valid for today,