Review/ I Hate Myselfie

Review/ I Hate MyselfieI Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 10th 2015
Pages: 240
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Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Essays, Form, General, Humor, Personal Memoirs

The book that more than 12 million of Shane Dawson's YouTube subscribers have been waiting for!From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can't get a date to save your life. In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.

The newest trend for 2015 seems to be youtubers becoming authors and I have no problem with that as I do enjoy quite a few youtubers and look forward to reading their books and supporting them.

I am going to admit that I don’t watch alot of Shane Dawson’s vlogs https://www.youtube.com/user/shane/featured and https://www.youtube.com/user/ShaneDawsonTV (are his two channels) because of the language mainly and his content. Having a minor in the house you tend to be careful what you watch but that makes Shane who he is and he won’t change for anyone.

As you know from reading my blog I don’t read autobiographies and that is just due to the fact I don’t like them but with this one I was willing to give it chance. I did enjoy reading it and it actually explained alot about Shane and I think after reading it I grew to respect.

I Hate Myselfie is not about his whole entire life to date but snippets of his life. He tells us these in eighteen stories. I have to admit there was some funny parts in the book and I would laugh thinking this could not possible have happened. Is it true or is he just trying to entertain us?

Shane has not had the ideal life but its nice that he can look back and laugh at it. This is what made Shane who and what he is today. You gotta respect the guy for that. I am sure he is laughing in the faces of some of the people who  wronged him.

I have to say after reading about his unhealthy obsession with Canada I loved him just a little bit more. How can you not love someone who is obsessed with Canada?

I think if your a Shane Dawson fan you will enjoy this book or if you happen to be a new fan of his I think you would enjoy it.

 

Review/ Ghost

Review/ GhostGhost on October 24, 2015
Pages: 290
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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Ghost has been living his life under one rule…never fall in love, never get too close, never get tied down to just one woman. Focusing solely on his club, he is able to remain unattached and free…. until a girl from his past is dropped in his lap. She was a line he swore he’d never cross. And now, in order to obtain an alliance his club needs, he’s forced to use her in ways he’d never imagined.

She needs his protection, and she’s the one woman he can’t refuse.

When Ghost finds himself unable to keep his distance from her, will he be able to push his feelings aside and use her as a pawn for the attainment of his club’s goals? Or will he put the club and their lives at risk to follow his heart?

When lies and secrets come between them, can they overcome everything to find their own piece of heaven?

This is part of The Evil Dead MC Series, but each book can be read as a standalone.
Check out other books in The Evil Dead MC Series…
Outlaw – Book 1
Crash – Book 2
Shades – Book 3
Wolf – Book 4
Ghost – Book 5

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I should state right away that this can be read as a stand alone but I personally think I would have enjoyed the story more knowing more of a back ground history of the characters and the story line but that is just me.

With that being said I did enjoy reading this book and it has peaked my interest in the series now. So this won’t be a in depth review just because its book 5 in a series and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who might be reading this.

Ghost is a member of the Evil Dead MC. Ghost is just going about his daily life when he accidently bumps into his once step sister Jessie who is on the run and her life is in danger because she over heard a conversation that she shouldn’t have. When she bumps into Ghost at a bar she tells him what is going on and he has taken it upon himself to protect her.

Ghost has a hard decision to make on how he will keep her out of harms way as well protect himself. He realizes that he has to keep her at arms length because of their past and he had already almost cross that line many years ago and doesn’t want to cross it again. Its hard for Ghost to do because she has been that one person he couldn’t get out of his head.

Growing up Jess entered Ghost’s live when he father married her mother. He always thought of her as his step-sister until one day when she was a teen when they kissed. In his mind he knew it was wrong so he left. Can he resist Jess?

Ghost will do anything to protect Jess so when he informs his brothers of what Jess knows they come up with a plan and this plan makes Ghost feel uncomfortable, will he risk Jess to protect her? With Jess being in danger when guns go off will Ghost realize just how much he truly cares about her?

This isn’t something that I typically don’t read but I have to say it was a nice little change in my reading.

Have you read this series? Is it something I should continue to read if you have read it?