Review: I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

I received a copy of this from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I Hate Myselfie is a collection of 10 essays by the Youtuber Shane Dawson. In this book he explores his childhood as a fat kid, losing weight, his life as a youtuber and just generally being a bit different from the rest of the general population. The first thing I really want to say about this book is that if you love Shane you are going to absolutely love his book. He is very true to himself and how be portrays himself online. However, if you don't like Shane's videos than stay away from his book. I have watched Shane's videos in the past and find them funny. He tends to push the envelop with his humor and his book is no different. 

I want to start by saying I benign read this book over 3 or 4 days. It's super easy to get through because each of the essays are quite short. Everyone has it's own qualities that make it different and special. You can really tell that Shane has a distinct voice which shines in every essay. In addition to the writing, each essay started with art by a young artist. I really loved that addition and want to lurk them all on social media to see more of their art. But back to the story, it was funny and emotional in places. I really appreciated Shane's honest and anybody who has ever felt like they are ugly or different will relate. Sometimes I did feel a bit offended his jokes, specifically the rape jokes. However, I knew what I was getting into when I read this book and I know that's just the kind of humor he does and I was prepared for it. I can see how other people could be highly offended so if you offend easily avoid this book! 

Conclusions: Overall, an awesome collection of essays from a very funny guy. It was hilarious and surprisingly relatable and emotional. However, a draw back that it isn't for everyone and can be offensive to some. Shane has an interesting take on the world and makes you appreciate how other people live. 

Rating: 3.75/5 (Tearing up and laughing at once)

Short & Sweet Reviews: Cocktails in Chelsea by Nikki Moore

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Cocktails in Chelsea by Nikki Moore is a short story that takes place mostly in a cocktail bar in London. I can't say a lot about this story or else I would spoil it but it follows a girl named Sophia who is visiting London for a long weekend to spend some time with her friends. In the meantime, she meets a boy and the story takes off from there. 

I had a fun time reading this story. It was short, sweet and to the point. I liked how Moore developed the characters in a short period of time, as well as the romance. I think the length of the story was a perfect length to develop the kind of romance that was portrayed. It could give you a few butterflies without investing into a 300 page epic roller coaster romance (which can be exhausting). What I had trouble with was how confident Sophia seemed at some points then the complete opposite in others. I didn't like that she kept second guessing herself after just being so confident. However, I could relate to her character a lot and she reminded me of myself at certain points. I was also thrown off a bit when you got a duel perspective from both Sophia and Nathan. I didn't expect it but I think it would okay for this story. I found that you only got small amounts of Nathan and mostly all Sophia. I would have liked to see more of both of them because that is something I haven't seen a lot of in this genre.

Conclusions: A very light romance that can definitly make someone smile. Not ground breaking by any means but a cute quick read. The romantic interest is swoon-worthy enough for a quick daydream. Would be something that I read recommend to light romance lovers.

Rating: 3.5/5 (Cute but average romance)