Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Diary Of An Oxygen Thief

Diary Of An Oxygen Thief
By: Anonymous
This book has 151 pages.
The first page of this book is plastered all over social media.
Does this look familiar:
After stumbling across this picture numerous times, I was intrigued and wanted to see what the hype was about.
After reading this book inside and out, twice, I must say that the hype is very much so unnecessary.
The narrator is not only unbearably arrogant, but also a complete douchebag.
He goes around hurting girls and yet feels like he is a victim in the whole situation.
Completely delusional!
Another problem with this book is that it's so glamorized!
A bunch of way too young kids are reading this book and it defiantly not appropriate for any young adult.
It's scary to think that someone young may pick up this book and read it and mistake this as how love should feel like.
Although the book was written in a unique way, it felt rushed and stuck in a cycle. 
It gives a screwed up outlook on love and no one should think that what the people endured was love.
Yes, the opening line of the book is a good attention getter, but the rest of the book does not live up to the expectation.
It's horrible to think that this is a true story. 
What this man does is he attracts girls, makes them fall for him, uses them, convinces them that he loves them even though he feels nothing to them, and then he dumps them. 
To him it doesn't matter how long it take, a week or five years.
He's an alcoholic trying to get his life together while feeling sorry for himself and making excuses for the pain he has caused plenty of girls.
I give this a 1 out of 5.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey
By: Rupi Kaur
This book has 204 pages.
Milk and Honey contains beautifully written poems separated into four sections- the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing.
Poetry is a very personal type of writing, but the best part is when you find that poem that you absolutely feel for.
All of these poems are raw, powerful, and extraordinary. 
The vulnerability is what makes this book so touching.
It covers topics such as love, heartbreak, violence, abuse, strength, and femininity.
I myself am not one to favoritize  poetry, but I am a big quote person.
I was scrolling through Tumblr and saw many different excerpts from Milk and Honey and the  captivating emotion that I could feel made me decide to order it.
I have no regret in doing so.
This collection of poetry will defiantly be one of those that I'll be going back to often and rereading to remind myself that there is hope.
I recommend this book to anyone, especially to those that may not think that poetry is their type of thing. This will defiantly change their mind.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!
Some of my favorite poems from Milk and Honey:

"trying to convince myself
i am allowed 
to take up space
is like writing with
my left hand
when i was born
to use my right"

"don't mistake
salt for sugar
if he wants to
be with you
he will
it's that simple"

"the thing 
worth holding on to
would not have let go"

"love made the danger
in you look like safety"

"you were not wrong for leaving
you were wrong for coming back
and thinking
you could have me
when it was convenient
and leave when it was not"