Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

“’I hate you’ she said to me one afternoon. ‘I really, really hate you.’ Call me sensitive, couldn’t help but take it personally.”

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I tell you what, how about you give a brief look at the book jacket. You see that review by OBSERVER?

It states: ‘A humorist par excellence, he can make Woody Allen appear ham-tongued, Oscar Wilde a drag’

Well, that statement that you just read is a joke, a bad joke! I lost faith in humanity after reading this book because of that statement.

Seriously you compared a guy, who I didn’t know exist with Woody Allen and Oscar Wilde? Well good! But then you called both of these amazing people ham-tongued and a drag? Are you shitting me? And compared them with this person? Why oh why?

Okay I’m not gonna exaggerate, the book is just fine, but why did I read this book? Ya, because I wanted to read some humorous stuff. Total waste of time and I was expecting it to be hilarious, but it wasn’t. That is it!

I really don’t care about David Sedaris. I really don’t. What I read in this book is a story of a self-indulgent, pretentious white male, ghh!!!

Okay so hi there! you are a book lover? you want to read a good book? something humorous? do you have a whole lot of time? or you don’t have?

Whatever be your reason don’t read this, total waste. I won’t recommend this book.

If you literally want to read some fun stuff, if you want a good laugh and want some good dosage of humor. Then please go read Oscar Wilde and Woody Allen, I assure you they will make you laugh, they’ll tell you something fun. And you’ll actually enjoy.

Happy Reading!

Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls

“So – whatever happened to you?’
‘Life. Life happened.”

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My Rating: *3 Stars*

When did I read this book? hmm…3 years back first semester break, the time when I was 18. I remember I had nothing good to do and then I decided to buy, guess what? , some romance novels.

So I got this book, one Julie James book(which was awesome) and few mills & boon(when I sent the pictures of what all I bought one of my friend literally asked me after seeing those mills and boon books “Why did you buy condoms?”, I know *sigh*). Don’t judge I was feeling lonely and hormonal.

Back to this book.

If you want to smile, laugh, cry, cringe, sigh or just plain sit on a roller-coaster of emotions, then read this book.

Okay few things I really loved, few things not so much.

Well, not my favorite book but then the story is rare and entertaining.

The best part of this book? Emma, yes the female lead. She was nerdy(and I love nerdy people), funny(in a weird way), down-to-earth and amazing person.

Dexter? I didn’t like him at first. I don’t like bad guys and he was seriously not a nice guy. So, it took me some time to actually like him and then came the end. I hated him for most of the part.

The book in itself is cheesy and then Dexter made it corny. This is not true love thing because I have no idea how can people live with such denial, and lies for so many years. It’s kinda degrading.

Well the guy in this book, remind me of someone I know and seriously I can’t understand these people. I don’t know what they get out of cheating on so many people.

Cheesy? Because again a story, where the guy is totally fucked up and then he realize that the girl who was there all along is “The One” and then he turn himself into this amazing loving person(Ya that story) and they end up together.

“You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.”

The end.

I didn’t like this book very much because I totally detest this kind of man.So, I’m biased here.

I won’t recommend this book, you can read it if you want(you can definitely read, don’t listen to me. I’m getting old) . Yes, you can totally watch the movie, One Day (It’s better).

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Why did I add this picture? because well two beautiful people. Duh!

Update:

This song totally reminds of this book, so here it is, “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware

Music Nook: Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life by Hammock

I forgot to post Saturday music post. This song that I’m sharing today is by Hammock. They are amazing. I listen to this song often, mostly when I go out for walks at night and that is daily (yes I’m bragging that I go on walks at night because that is awesome.)

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I love this song, totally what I call music for soul. It’s a beautiful track. I hope you also enjoy it.

Song: Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life

Album: Departure Songs

Artist: Hammock

So here it is “Ten Thousand Years Won’t Save Your Life by Hammock:

You can know more about hammock by clicking on the links down below, btw enjoy!

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YouTube . Wikipedia

Book Review : Effortless( Thoughtless #2) by S.C. Stephens

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My Rating : *3 Stars*

You can read review of the first book of this series here : Thoughtless(Thoughtless #1)

Synopsis:

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle that led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy; trust is hard.

Review:

In Effortless now that Denny is out of the picture, Kiera and Kellan continue their journey together.

This is the book, which made me read the first book and then the whole series.

This book is better than the first one, Kiera is bit grown up now, she learned her lesson( very difficult person).

I really enjoyed Kellan in the first book, and I enjoyed him in this book as well. It is good to catch up with D-Bags, they are great (I really hate the band name). And also they are making it big this time, at least their journey to make their band big, starts here in this book.

I liked those phone calls from Denny, that showed he still care, even after what happened with him.

But again…Kiera and Kellan are in the position in which Kiera and Denny were in last book…

As they say “Love is easy, trust is hard.”

Okay I should stop here, if I say anything further it’s going to be a spoiler!

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* To know more details about this book and to know the hell I’m talking about check my review of Thoughtless(Thoughtless #1)

Book Review : Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”

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My Rating : *4 Stars*

Reading Oscar Wilde book means life is perfect. He’s my favorite  and guess what he never disappoint, I mean never!

I enjoyed this play, Oscar Wilde’s plays are worth reading, they are thought provoking , witty and have well crafted characters and wonderfully written dialogues, which I think everyone can enjoy.

Oscar Wilde is a genius and his wit’s never bore me and every time I read his books I enjoy them very profoundly. My favorite being “The Importance of Being Earnest ” and “The Picture of Dorian Grey “. However every book that I read written by him becomes my favorite. I’m not kidding!

Reading Oscar Wilde is always amazing. That being said, I suggest you to read his books, if you haven’t and let me tell you’re missing something brilliant here.

This play is about a good woman(ya) and is a social comedy. This play pokes fun of the social expectations. Hypocrisy in this play is an important component and lies an important tool to avoid conflicts. It’s a moral play about immoral people.

4 stars because I could not connect to all the characters, as they were so many and I don’t like too many characters in a book, but that is my problem.

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Some quotes from the book:

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

“It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.”

“I talk so trivially about life because I think that life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it.”

“What is a cynic?…A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

“Ideals are dangerous things. Realities are better. They wound, but they’re better.”

And I loved this one:

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

By the way you can watch the play here: