Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.
Book Love is a gift book of...
Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.
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Book Love is super cute. I was feeling a little stressed, but then I downloaded the ARC of this book and was smiling and relaxed in no time as I flicked through the pages. Any bookworm will find something to relate to in this work. The cartoons are so cute and absolutely spot on. I definitely recognised myself in many of the scenarios. This is definitely a gift any book lover will appreciate.
Perhaps it’s a silly thing to say that I was utterly blown away by Debbie Tung’s <i>Book Love</i>. There’s really no question as to what this book was going to be about, no possibility that I wouldn’t have related to it, and yet I find myself in a place of feeling as though no book has ever truly captured my feelings quite so precisely when it comes to the wonderful books that I’ve grown up loving all my life. <i>Book Love</i> is just so relatable, I feel as though it took a piece of me and turned it into a novel. And I know there are so many others out there who are going to feel exactly the same when they pick this up. From that annoying friend who always builds your excitement when they mention loving a story only to dash it down when they tell you they love it because they saw the film but have never actually read the book, to the boyfriend who is simply a beautiful wonder as he offers to buy you a book (mine did for our anniversary), every second of this graphic novel fills you with a deep sense of companionship. And really, what more could we ask from the books that find their ways to our shelves? I saw myself in so much of this book and it felt truly wonderful to feel connected to the author as a result. The love of all things book related is just so deeply ingrained in myself that I could not help falling in love with a book that basically embodies that very feeling in physical format. I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read this one and you can be certain that come January 2019, I will be buying this book for myself. Perhaps I’ll get it on my birthday since that seems somehow perfectly appropriate. And if you love books, even a little bit, believe me when I say you’ll find yourself among these pages just as I did. And it will feel <i>wonderful</i>. <i>I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.</i>
Very cute comics, so relatable I felt like the character was me. I think it would be a great gift for any book lover (and maybe to a non-book lover so they can understand the constant struggle) I loved the illustrations!
Someone wrote a cute comic series for this big ol' book nerd. I loved this book so much and it was really relatable. The art style was done really well and went between sweet and simple drawings to pieces that were more elaborately desgined. I can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy of this!
Book Love is a book of comics by the very talented Debbie Tung. It talks about the life of bookworms. It’s very funny and I recognize myself in a lot of the scenes drawn in this lovely little book. The illustrations are really nice. It’s a quick read and would make the perfect gift for a book lover. I’m definitely going to check out Debbie Tung’s other book.
Loved loved this book of comics .I felt like this was my love life with books story from collecting sniffing photographing for social media.Worrying more about what books to bring on vacation much more important then clothesto never leaving home without at least one book.I also have a very sweet husband who puts up with my book obsession.Thanks#andrewSMcmeel- & netgalley forbadvance copy will be buying for my library and as gift to my book nerd friends.
This book is spot on. I identified with most of the scenarios and was nodding and laughing my way through it. I highly recommend it for both book lovers and those who put up with us (so that they can have a slightly better understanding of what drives us and that yes, it is magnetically impossible to pass up a bookshop without peeking in). It does make me feel better to know that I'm not crazy or alone in my book love. And I must say, the phone booth library has to be one of the best things I've ever seen.
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this comic. The cover and title instantly drew me in and I immediately downloaded and started reading. I finished in one sitting. An extremely fast, gripping and entertaining read. Perfect for any book lover, this comic focuses on a readers' love and passion for any and all books. This is a celebration of reading and a humorous portrayal of bookworms in general! This story also has some stunning black and white illustrations throughout. Overall, I would highly recommend giving this a go if it sounds like something you would be interested in!
As an avid reader, these comics are very relatable and funny. I was smiling the whole time. I love books about books! I highly recommend this because it is so cute. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.
4,5/5. Awesome and great bookish cartoons. Some of them remind me of all those book related pictures, illustrations, tweet or whatever that we saw everywhere so there's maybe some minus in the originality of it, but to put that into a book, to give it her own style and to do so in such a good way, it deserves to be read! A book and an author/illustrator to discover!
This is a cute collection of book-themed comics. Some are a bit repetitive, but I think a true bookworm would enjoy this and could identify a lot with the main character. Thank you to Debbie Tung, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley fr the opportunity to read and review this book. All comments are my own, unbiased opinion.
This cartoon book explores the world of the bibliophile: how they spend great amounts of time not only reading, but thinking about reading. Book lovers collect books, treasure books, and talk about books. Tung is able to capture the magic of a book lover's life in these pages, and bring a smile to our lips.
Witty, cute and fun! Book lovers will surely be able to identify with this funny comics. With the struggles to keep up with your TBR to that constant trip to the library and bookstore. Some may not be original, but overall I enjoyed it. Perfect for bookworms.
Enjoyable, funny, and relatable just like Debbie's debut, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. The difference is, this one is specifically targeted towards us bookworms. There were many pages in this book that made me scream internally, ME! ME! ME! Yeah, many me moments. I would think many fellow book lovers feel the same way. This would be a nice decoration book to add to your book decorations (as suggested in the book). Recommend to all book lovers out there, which is to say, all people on goodreads.
BOOK LOVE is a collection of illustrations and graphics about what it means to be a book lover. And every page is another incredibly relatable drawing.The illustrations are wonderful, gorgeously rendered and the captions are so witty and perfect. I want prints of every page. I would recommend this to every book lover (especially as a gift!). It's a must read and must have book!
A delightful read! I found myself relating to everything in book! A great visual representation of what it's like to love books and reading.
As soon as I saw Book Love popping up, I knew I couldn't resist. That title, that cover and that blurb? Oh yes, this graphic novel does a thorough job of convincing any booklover they should pick it up. And rightfully so, because Book Love would make the perfect gift for any booklover out there. Adorable illustrations and many many bookish situations you will be able to relate to instantly... This graphic novel is a little goldmine of bookish love and speaks for all of us booklovers out there. Funny, relatable, entertaining and well crafted... Book Love is one to add to your 2019 wishlist!
Cute drawings about book lovers. Especially beautiful illustrations that would be wonderful if sold as wall art.
Loved it! Will be placing an order tomorrow. Will order this one and Quiet girl for our graphic novel section
This is actually a very charming book of cartoons about what it is like to love books, to love reading books, and to love buying books. Probably would make a perfect gift book for those you know who love books. The two cartoons below are written almost as though the author had looked in on me. Many times I have though I’m just going to read a little, and spent the next few hours reading. Likewise, when I was done with a story, I missed the protagonists. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4639" src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-15-at-10.13.07-PM.png" alt="" /> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4638" src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-15-at-10.13.59-PM.png" alt="" /> Good book for those who, well, love books. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
This book was SO CUTE! As a book lover myself, I identified with a lot of the scenarios in this book. I also loved the beautiful illustrations. I am not a big graphic novel person, but I wanted a quick read in the middle of all of the chaos that has been my personal life and stressful reading/blog life. Definitely recommend this one!
Think Calvin and Hobbes comic strips or books. Then imagine this as a book. When this book is out published, I intend to purchase the hardcover. It's that GOOD! Debbie Tung gets me as a book worm, book nerd, book lover, bookaholic, bibliophile, and bibliomaniac. Debbie SO gets me! I laughed, nodded with gusto, exclaimed "Truth!", cringed, giggled, and you name it. I love love love love this book with a passion! This is one of my newest favorite books of all time and it WILL be on my real bookshelf! For those who LOVE books, you have got to read this. You will relate to some, most and all of the book. For me, it was ALL! I cannot wait to have it in my hands physically! I recieved this book from Andrew McMeel Publishing Comic and Graphic Novels through Net Galley. Thank you so much! I'm going to read and read and read this comic book forever!
This book was ADORABLE! It is absolutely perfect for book lovers. I felt so understood at so many of the little things in it and could relate to almost every single page.
I was having a bad day and then I heard that this book of comics about books was available for review from NetGalley and downloaded it. Did I mention I am now having a great day? The comics were so relatable and any booklover should enjoy this. Yes, I have seen some of these as memes before. Do I care? No. I have found my people, my book people.
Enjoyed the wonderful illustrations and situations that represented book love. This is definitely a book for those who already adore reading. I would consider buying prints of the pages to give to my book-loving
What a wonderful book for readers! I related to every single page! These are illustrations about the author's love of books. It depicts anything from book recommendations (Harry Potter, Maus, Persepolis, etc) to ways to arrange books (on my bookshelf is grouped by genre and then ordered by color). It also has suggestions on how to get out of a book slump, different types of libraries, book formats, and much more. It was an absolute delight to read and I had a smile on every page. Highly recommend it to all book lovers. Received ARC from the publisher via Netgalley
Received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I have never related to every single page of a book until Debbie Tung's. Book fanatics will adore this fun quick read!
I feel attacked by this book with how relatable absolutely everything in it is, like, am I secretly the main character?? Feels like it. Any bookworm would LOVE this book (I mean, it's a book, so obviously, but it's also the story of our lives!!). Would recommend everyone I know (aka, my family, friends, neighbors, friends of friends, family's friends, EVERYONE) to read it.
A collection of comics every book lover will relate to. Cute, funny, and perfect for book nerds. Recommended.
I knew already Debbie Tung because I have read "Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story " so I picked this up immediately on Netgalley and it was even better because.....BOOKS! A great strip where introverts, cat lovers and of course books fans will find a real satisfaction! Conoscevo giá questa disegnatrice perché avevo letto "Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story " e mi era piaciuto molto, quindi quando ho visto questo suo nuovo volume su Netgalley l'ho richiesto subito ed era addirittura migliore del precedente, anche perché, ovviamente, parlava di libri. Quindi la striscia perfetta per qualsiasi introverso, amante di gatti e soprattutto libromane folle é questa qui. THANKS NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!
A fun collection of comics for the most hardcore of book lovers. It definitely showed quite a few scenarios that I have a hard time finding others that relate to me on, which was a lot of fun.
Book Love is perfect for any book lovers out there. Debbie Tung is a girl after my own heart – using comics to talk about her obsessive book buying habits, sorting shelves, the protectiveness over a well loved book, and all the other quirks well known to us that adore our books. It was almost painful how accurate some of her illustrations were. Though they’re still incredibly funny! You may recognize some of the images – Debbie Tung’s work have been known to go viral. Or at least, they have in the book communities I’m in (and that’s what really counts here, right?). She has a website that you should check out if you enjoyed this book (with more comics on it!). This would make a really cute gift to a book loving friend, or you could just buy it for yourself and add it to your book hoard. I won’t judge.
Book nerds rejoice! Debbie Tung doesn’t just understand us; she’s one of us! Debbie first drew scenes from my life in her debut ‘Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story’ and now she’s gained access to the bookish part of me which, let’s face it, is pretty much all that’s left once you take away the introvert part. This is my second (but not final) read of this graphic novel and once again Debbie’s nailed it. Her illustrations perfectly capture the bliss of escaping into a book, the allure of a book sale, the horror of finishing a book and knowing you have to wait a whole year before you can dive into the sequel, and the special kind of magic you experience when your book order arrives. Debbie explores bookish nightmare of a favourite book being massacred by its film, the horror of price sticker residue and the devastation you feel when someone ruins the end of the book you’re reading. Debbie talks about how we read, where we read, why we read, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so understood. Every turn of the page resulted in validation of my bookish experiences. There was only one page I was glad I couldn’t relate to - when you have to choose between books because you’ve reached the maximum amount you can have on loan at any one time from the library. Thankfully my wonderful librarians consider the loan limit a suggestion, not a strict rule, where I’m involved; just one more reason why my library is the best in the world! I cannot get enough of this book and only wish it had been several hundred pages longer. I wonder what part of my life Debbie is going to tackle next… Whatever it is, I need to read it immediately! Thank you so much to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for introducing me to Debbie with ‘Quiet Girl’ and giving me the opportunity to remember why I need every book she ever publishes.
Book Love, unfortunately, did not arrive in my download. I would be glad to review the book in full either in hard copy or on Kindle. I recommend the books I've read by this publisher.
Well... I can’t view this because it won’t download to my kindle.. I wish we would be warned about this before we chose to take it!
''When i open a book, I open a window into another person's world. It becomes a truly magical experience. There's nothing else quite like it''. This quote sums up how every reader feels about reading. Every book lover can relate to each page and illustration about how much we love reading and all the things we think when it comes about books. Funny and sweet, this book is really enjoyable if you love books so much.
If you are reading this, you love books. So welcome! This is a story about you. Get yourself a nice cup of tea, maybe your favourite blanket and get comfortable as Debbie Tung proceeds to open your mind and use its contents into this little comic book. With a simplistic but effective art style and as few words as possible this charming book brings onto the pages the quirks and mannerisms of that strange creature that it is the book lover. From the insatiable need for new reads, the search for that perfect reading pose or to the extends we push ourselves to insert reading time on our ever busy schedules, this books touches upon it all. A must have for that moments when we just need something funny to warm up the soul.
Debbie Tung is a cartoonist and illustrator who shares her love of reading in this delightful collection of cartoons that would be a perfect gift for any book lover, including yourself. In page after page of drawings and dialogue, I got everything she depicts from not being able to resist a bookstore you walk by to times when you’d just rather stay home and read. She even gives advice on how to read more and shares some of her favorite books, some of which are mine too. I just have to share the bubble dialogue from two of my favorites. Girl: “Excuse me. I’d like to exchange this book you sent me for this one instead.” Guy(store clerk): “Oh, yours has an updated cover with the movie poster. But really, they’re the exact same books.” Girl: “No...No they’re not.” *************************************** Guy: “You finished reading your book ?” Girl: “Yeah.” Guy: “How was it ?” Girl: “It was really sad.” Guy : “Oh no. I guess you didn’t like it ?” Girl: “Are you kidding ? I LOVED IT !” ******************************** This one wasn’t sad, but I LOVED IT ! I received an advanced copy of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley.
What a sweet love letter to reading this book turned out to be. I loved the art style too. Now to decide which book-loving friends to give this title to.
OMG!!!!!!! I haven't even read it yet and already I NEED TO BUY THIS!!!!! ***************************************************** *thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 5 stars. How could this book be anything less than 5 stars! Debbie Tung has yet again produced another amazing little graphic novel, and just like her first book, this too is just pure love! Every single page of this was so identifiable. Bibliophiles around the world will laugh, smile, nod in agreement with each page of this book, as it accurately shows just what the true love for a book is all about. I just wish this was available to buy now as I NEED to add it to my collection. Well done Debbie! Again another marvelous book! Keep them coming!
This was such a well drawn book and I loved the different interactions the author has with books. This is for sure an homage to book lover everywhere as we all can empathize with every drawing and word on these pages. Well done!
I am a fan of Debbie Tung's work and this particular title, Book Love, spoke directly to me as a book lover. Not just a voracious reader but a lover of books, the physical objects themselves. Most book lovers, as described above, will see themselves in many of these comics. People who are mostly readers while liking books won't be left out since the comics span the range of definitions of book love. In fact, friends and relatives of readers and book lovers will get a kick out of these since it lets them know that their loved ones aren't strange, well, aren't alone in their strangeness. I also admit that books like this will usually get 5 stars from me for a couple reasons (and if they don't get 5 stars they will likely get 1 or 2). The main reason, and the only one that I will mention, is that they are usually straightforward about what they are and they deliver it. If a reader looks at a couple of comics, or is familiar with the author, then they will be satisfied with the book. My ratings are only part whether I like or dislike a book. It is also about whether I think the book delivers on what it promises. Collections of comics by known writers/illustrators rarely have a disconnect between promise and what is delivered, so 5 stars for most. This book will especially speak to readers and book lovers, we have some of the same idiosyncrasies and are also aware of how many people look at us. So when these comics poke fun at both ourselves and those looking at us like we're nuts, we can't help but nod and laugh. And share them with everyone we know. Reviewed from an ARC made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
4★ "The book I'm reading is about a magical world of dragons and wizards! They go on adventures and explore unknown places! And then at the mansion in Hertfordshire, a wealthy man and Mr. Darcy...Oh, wait...that's a different story." "You're reading two books at the same time again, huh?" GUILTY! But it does make for some wonderfully imaginative what-ifs! This little book of simple drawings of a young woman wearing a hoodie, happiest with a book and a mug of tea (with teabag) at her side, is a delight for booklovers. Some are funny, some are poignant, and some hit so close to home that you DO feel like shouting GUILTY! [Some are a bit repetitious, but really, who cares?" I'll share a few pages to give you an idea. It is being published in January 2019 and is currently a Read Now at NetGalley by Andrew McMeet Publishing for NetGalley reviewers (all of whom will relate to this charming little reader). These are all me (well, a lot younger). It will make a great gift for readers. [I included a few pictures in my Goodreads review.]
I absolutely fell in love with this book and like many other book lovers I felt as if it was written about me. It is full of humour and a deep affection for the book. Some of the situations may seem a little extreme to those who are less fixated by the book, but for may people it will have them sighing with a contented "me to" as they remember that there are many other people who share their love of the written word. What a fantastic present for the book lover in your life, or maybe just another one for your own collection
Ahoy there me mateys! I received this comic eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . book love (Debbie Tung) Title: book love Author: Debbie Tung Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: January 1, 2019! (hardback) ISBN: 978-1449494285 Source: NetGalley Okay so Andrews McMeel Publishing is make me happy again. Last week I reviewed loading penguin hugs which I got because I needed a pick-me-up. I still be feeling a bit under the weather and so when I saw comics about book lovers, I had to immediately read them. Debbie Tung is definitely one of me crew (even if she has no idea who I be). She be me guru and spirit animal. Her comics perfectly reflect book love, introversion, and habits that arise from the two. An example of her comics (from her website): This adorable collection is 144 pages of book fun. All the crew should read it. Ye can pre-order now. Don't worry I will also remind the crew closer to publication day if ye currently be short of gold. I just know that I am glad I found this author to brighten me windy and stormy nights. Arrr! Side note: Check out her website. It be awesome! So lastly . . . Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing! Goodread's website has this to say about the novel: Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated. To visit the author’s website go to: Debbie Tung – Author To buy the novel go to: book love - Book To add to Goodreads go to: Yer Ports for Plunder List
This is a book that is definitely right up the alley of any bibliophile (and would make an excellent gift for any book lover in your life). However, even as someone who both loves nothing more to curl up in a corner with a good read and is also a professional librarian, I will say that I don't think this is a comics collection that should be read all the way through at once. There is only so much humorous praise for books that I could take before it honestly ended up being too much for me, and I actually ended up reading "Book Love" in three installments over the course of two days. This book is probably best utilized as a nice break for when one is working their way through heavier reads.
This collection of cartoons would be an ideal gift for the book lover(s) in your life, including yourself. I don't read a lot of comics these days, but when a friend told me about this title I just had to check it out for myself! And I am so glad that I did, because I really enjoyed flipping through and seeing some of my own personal bookish quirks immortalized. Tung's artistic style is lovely as well, and you can tell that the author has captured what it is like to be a bookworm because she is one of us. This is one that I'm sure every book lover will adore. Book Love is a collection of comics that depict what it is like to be a book lover - from incognitio sniffing a new book to being beckoned by your TBR when you are trying to work to going into the bookshop for ONE book and being sidelined by the sale display. Honestly, every page brought a smile to my face at how relatable the comics are. Honestly I was having a bad day and reading this made my day a little brighter, so thank you for that. This is a love story to and for book lovers, and I highly recommend it! Many thanks to the publisher for providing me an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
What a cute, fast read! This is an entire book with comics dedicated to everything a book worm goes through. It was so relatable and I feel like if you're a book lover of any kind that you'll find something you've thought/done in this book! My biggest takeaway was that it focused on not just the buying aspect of reading. It also touched on libraries a lot and borrowing from people and I feel that's so important as sometimes it can feel like a lot of "relatable" bookish moments relates to only buying books. The drawings/comics were also very cute. I would totally read this again as a quick, cute read and would rec it to anyone who loves reading!
Are you a bookworm? Can you not resist a bookstore? Do you try to squeeze reading time into random bits of your day? Do you agonize over which books to take with you? Would you rather stay home and read than do… well, pretty much anything else? Oh boy, do I have the graphic novel for you. As an avid reader, this book is extremely relatable. I definitely had a few “IT ME!” moments while reading this (I’ll leave it to you to figure out if the “I stayed up all night reading” panel above was one of them). My only quibble was that most of the love focuses on physical books, so if you’re primarily an ebook reader like me, there’ll be some comics that don’t work quite as well. Reading the panel about trying to decide how many and which books to pack for a short outing did bring me back to ye olden times before ereaders, though. Most of the book is single-page comics, usually about a particular bookworm concern, from finding out the next book in a series isn’t coming out for a year to realizing you’re at the limit for library checkouts. These are quick, humorous, and very enjoyable. There’s also some lists – different types of libraries, ways to store books, and ways to get out a reading slump, among others. I didn’t care for these as much, except for the wonderfully illustrated list of the author’s recommended books. My favorite part, however, is the beautiful full-page illustrations. I absolutely love the style. It’s all done in black and white, with a sort of pen on watercolor feel. The main character, a pony-tailed woman, is incredibly expressive, whether she’s crying over finishing a book or excited at her new haul of books. I loved some of the pages so much that I actually stopped reading to go check out the author’s website to see if she sells prints (alas, it seems she doesn’t). I wish some of these were done in color as I think they’d be stunning! Overall, this is an enjoyable read for any book lover. I’m actually a bit sad this is coming out after the holidays as this would be a great gift for several friends, but there’s always next year! I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This collection of comics is absolutely fun to read. They are very much relatable and I was shouting all along to how much similar it was in real life. The book is definitely a treasure for book lovers in general. I wish there were post cards for all the comics that were listed in the book because the illustrations were accurate and very cute. Looking forward to much more form Debbie Tung!!
How not to love a set of feel good comic strips about books and being a book lover? Debbie Tung, with this lovely Book Love that book lovers all around have the same quirks, and it´s awesome. The only caveat of this books is the narrow reality that encapsules: a reality of easy access to books, libraries and bookshops. Read my book thanks to NetGalley, in a digital form. I don´t know if that (it´s a galley) has to do with the fact that the drawings had shadows, not included in the originals.
This little comic perfectly describes the life and struggles of a bookworm. It was such a nice and cozy read. This book was light and an easy read and it'll leave you feeling like drinking hot chocolate !
Do you see the girl with those big sparkling eyes on the cover of the novel? That’s me! I never liked being called a bookworm. I don’t know why. Maybe, it’s the name. I cannot stand the idea to be a worm eating the pages of my favorite novel–the larva of a wood-boring beetle that feeds on the paper and glue in books…. Yuck! Maybe, what I don’t like are the cultural stereotypes attached to the name. I don’t know. But, I never liked the idea to be labeled as a bookworm. Until now. Until this funny, clever, and charming comic made me realize that it is an honor and a privilege to be called a bookworm. This comics celebrate the magic of books. it celebrates books and its minions—the bookworms! This is the book for you if, -In the morning, it takes two seconds to decide what to wear but one hour to decide which book to put in the bag. -You feel guilty if you don’t like a book and decide not to read it anymore. -You go shopping to buy much needed clothes and you come home with at least ten books and no clothes. -You smell books, when no one is around. And you are proud of that! -When you pack for vacation you pack in your suitcase one hoodie, one pair of socks, and at least 20 books. A trip to the beach, but planning to stay home all day with a book. And yes, you always forget to pack beach clothes. -Book covers with the poster of their film adaptations burn your eyes. And yes, the movies are never as great as the book. -Dog-earring marks on books? Pure Sacrilege! -Price stickers? Why do they exist? Totally unnecessary and hard to remove. And last but not least, this book is for you if, -You Can’t imagine a world without books ! A Delightful, clever, charming, funny comics. A must read! Hugs, Ink n Paper https://inknpaper85046788.wordpress.com/
This book made me feel nice and warm and cosy. I switched to an ereader a few years ago and now I realise how much I miss the smell and feel of a physical book. I'm going off to sniff a bookshop. This review has been posted on Goodreads.
I loved Tung’s first book about life as an introvert, and didn’t realize she had a new one coming out. Once again, she excels as conveying the emotional perspective she is portraying - in this case, that of a book lover. Very cute illustrations in this collection of comics about being a bookworm. I do wish she’d included more about libraries instead of the emphasis on book stores at the start. I found myself bookmarking several pages that I especially identified with. Some of the full page illustrations are absolutely incredible. Perfect for any book lover or person trying to understand a book lover.
This book is full of completely relatable cartoons about a book lover, so of course I loved it! I recommended it to all bibliophiles.
I'm a huge fan of Debbie Tung from my avid Tumblr years and this collection just warms my heart. Every page I kept saying to myself...that's me...that's me...that's also me. A joy for any book-lover to read and see themselves reflected!
A simple, but simply amazing book that perfectly portrays the strange quirks of a book lover. On almost each page I was able to agree: 'Yes, that could be me!'. While the scenes captured in the comics are unexcited and mostly unsurprising, it was a pleasure to find them collected in one place here. It felt like reading a book about myself, which I'm sure most book lovers will experience the same.
Thank you Debbie Tung for putting our lives to paper. These drawings were so cute. I found myself constantly chuckling to myself and reading them to my husband. *Buying a book I already have because it has a beautiful cover. *Not wanting a book that has the movie tie in cover. *Having an ever growing "to-read" book pile. I loved it!
First let me thank Netgalley for an advanced digital reader copy. Next let me say, OMG this graphic novel made it to my 2018 Favorites List! This book is Me! This book describes Me! This is just how I feel about books and everything about them. If you love to read, you "Must Read" this book. I can not recommend it more. This is for all the book lovers and fangirls/fanboys in the world! The story of books is amazing as well as the illustrations!
This is a charming book filled with funny and cute comics about book lovers. I'm sure every book lover will relate to each (or almost) comic. This would make a great gift for someone as well.
As a constant reader, sometimes I feel like I am alone in the universe( when everyone else at work is talking about what they binge-watched on Netflix all weekend & I have no idea what to say) with my TBR pile. None of my friends love books as I do and Book Love made me feel like Debbie Tung either wrote this just for me(doubtful) or that I am indeed just one of many with quite a few books loving thoughts and quirks. Before my Kindle, I always had an extra suitcase full of books when I went on vacation. I always shared them with others and thought that empty suitcase would be used to bring home souvenirs(not, because other book lovers on vacation love to share too). Clothes shopping, not if there is a bookstore nearby because really, do I need more clothes? Don't ask the obvious, of course, I need more books! These comics all just made me smile and feel good and I am not sure if I could ask for anything more. A great gift for a book lover and if I see any shirts or totes that tie in with this book, chances are I will be sporting some fun Book Love graphics. I received a DRC from Andrews McMeel Publishing through NetGalley.
This book is truly a must have for any of my fellow book nerds! This is a collection of comics that I believe every reader will connect with, it covers the funny and the touching and belongs on all of our overflowing bookshelves.
I absolutely adored this charming book! Book lovers (including yours truly) will recognize themselves on every page. I wanted to share every cartoon with my bibliophile friends. I ended up pre-ordering it so I can have a physical copy to enjoy. A delight all around, and highly recommended! I received a digital ARC from the publisher via Netgalley.
As a booklover with a passion for connecting with other readers and as one who at times has spent too much time on Pinterest looking at bookish memes, Book Love was SO up my alley. A comic book full of bookworm living—what not to love! You could complain that this book didn’t have a plot, which indeed it didn’t, but I doubt you could find any other complaint. As soon as I started the book, I knew I was going to love it and want to share it, so I called over my little brother, and we had a blast reading it together. We both finished the book in real dismay that it had ended. My brother’s high praise for the book was when he said that he could read a book like that for hours and hours, and the one we had spent reading it together had felt like ten minutes, so well done indeed, Debbie Tung! I loved how relatable this book is, arcuately and humorously showcasing the conundrums we bookworms face on a daily basis. From our exuberance upon finishing a book and wanting the whole world to know or book-watching in public trying to see what book that person is reading to the need to finish that book no matter how late the night, this book covers them all and won me over completely. Mixed in with those meme-like pages are book recs and tips on all things bookish like creative ways to read while exercising and how to get out of a book slump. “By living a reading life, I live many lives at once,” and so many other quotable truths are nestled in this fun read. Bookworms, this is a must read for you. And I trust you’ll enjoy as I did how simply and purely the authoress expressed herself without political correctness or any crude language; (I felt completely comfortable with my 12-year old brother reading this.) FTC disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Andrew McMeel Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. A positive review was not required.
Special thanks to Debbie Tung, NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a digital copy of BOOK LOVE in exchange for my unbiased review. Debbie Tung's talent shines brilliantly in her book of comics BOOK LOVE. The cartoons capture the readers' love of books in numerous scenarios. As an avid reader, I could easily identify with the illustrations on every page! This book would make an excellent gift for book lovers of all ages. 5 shining stars⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️
I love Debbie Tung's work so much! This is less emotional than her other book, but I love it just the same. It's so nice to see your bookish feelings and thoughts expressed by her cute drawing style! I loved this and need a physical copy.
A fun little graphic novel about the love of books and reading. The simple and charming art of this graphic novel is perfect.
Very cute and relatable to anyone who loves books and reading. I wish I could display poster size prints of these comics in my library! I received this book free in exchange for my honest review.
What a funny and charming book about book lovers. I’ve recognized myself in every page. Totally worth it. Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. #NetGalley #andrewsmcmeel #deborahtung #booklove
This is a short but sweet comic that's essentially a love letter to all book lovers, and I can't stop smiling about it. The art is simple but stylish, and some of the full-page spreads are downright gorgeous. Recommended for all ages!
Book Love By Debbie Tung is a graphic novel which perfectly illustrates what it means to be a true book lover. While not telling a story the characters in this graphic novel illustrate what it means to eat, breathe, and be truly in love with books 24/7 365 days a year through a series of heartwarming and hilarious individual panels. While reading this graphic novel I kept saying “This is so me!” and running over to show my husband, who would then laugh out loud in agreement. The next page would include something I just had to show my twin daughters because it perfectly illustrated why we are never on time for car loop every morning...they have to stand there and debate which book they want to take with them to read in the car and at school, and whether or not they are close enough to finishing their current read to warrant bringing a back up book. This book also illustrates the perils of being book obsessed and what all of us book lovers fear most, lending out books, damaging books, having to pick just one book as our absolute favorite. This graphic novel is an absolutely adorable collection of comics that I felt could have been based on my life, and I am sure every bookworm out there will feel the same way. This is something that all book lovers are going to want to check out! Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and Netgalley for this free Advanced Reader’s Copy.
Every reader, passionate about books, in love with each new story that the book brings, be readers of physical or e-book copies will relate to the comics; it's almost as if my life had been plagiarized in the best of ways. As an avid reader, I strongly recommend the reading, as well as hopefully as soon as possible, some publishers here in Brazil announces that they have purchased the publishing rights here in the country. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best comics to have on the shelf and to present those who have tastes as peculiar and wonderful as any bookaholic. With traces simples but well-detailed scenes, the feeling is that Debbie Tung doesn’t just understand us; she’s one of us!
If you are a book lover this is the comic for you. I don't know how many times I laughed, groaned, and nodded my head as Debbie Tung went through all of the different scenarios, events, and thoughts us book lovers have. The drawings are quirky and fun and I love the fact that they are all in black, white, and grey. Some of the aspects really hit home as what it means to have books change your life and the way you view the world after joining the world of readers! I highly recommend this book!
A sweet book, and a quick read. As a reader, I found myself recognizing so much and saying, “You too, eh?” As a bookseller, I brought my own baggage and reacted to a couple questionable book buying practices that I couldn’t get past. For example, there were a couple cartoons in a row that had a narrative in which she receives a book in a package and then I swear she tries to exchange it in a brick and mortar bookstore. But at its heart,, and there is a lot of heart, it really is a book for book lovers, and those are some of my favorites.
If I had to describe this book with one word it would be “Adorkable.” It is super cute and nerdy and fun and, of course, its all about book love!! It is a collection of short comics all about the pros and cons of being a book nerd. (which lets be honest we are all book nerds here so this book was made for us!!) The collection included both funny and heartfelt comics about books. Considering this is a book about books, there really was a wide range of topics covered; smelling books, buying books, reading books, TBRs, taking pictures of books, you name it its in here. It had a little bit of everything!! And almost every single one applied to me! It was really cool to relate to the comics and I can’t count how many times I thought to myself: “I’ve done that! That is soooo me!!” The artwork is super simple and in black and white, but it fits perfectly. The artwork tells the story as much as the words do, if not more, and the characters show so much emotion. You can tell exactly what they are thinking even if they don’t have any word bubbles! I would highly recommend this book to every book lover!! I am considering buying a physical copy when it comes out because I love the drawings that much!! I’m just sad it doesn’t come out till January 1st so I can’t ask for it for Christmas.
I can relate to this book on a spiritual level. Book Love is a collection of comics, mostly four-panel one-page strips, but there are some stand-alone drawings mixed in, and they are all about books. It's basically Sarah's Scribbles, but this socially awkward heroine is obsessed with books. Such a tragedy that this book is coming out in January 2019... it would make a perfect holiday gift for any book lover!
I received this book in exchange for an honest review which has not altered my opinion of this book. Oh my goodness! This book was so freaking adorable and I whipped through it. If you love books then be on the lookout for this one!! This takes everything that we think about as bookworms and puts it into a really creative and fun cartoon. I found that I really identified with it. I can't help but recommend this book to every bookworm that I have met. Overall, this book was so much fun and incredibly enjoyable for me and I feel it would be for any bookworm or a person who knows a bookworm. I'm still trying to get my boyfriend to read it. 5 out of 5 from me!
I think every reader can connect this comic book. It is super adorable. I really enjoyed it. Anyone who enjoy reading definitely check this comic.
A graphic novel about the love of reading A book most readers here could relate. It makes me smile on how much similarity I have with the main character. A woman who like reading a lot and behave the way most readers would. She loves book, she loves reading books. And that how she spent most of her time. Adorable.
So much of this rings true to me as a fellow bibliophile. Two of my favorite quotes from this book are: "Why I Read . . . I read to learn new things. I read for ideas and inspiration. I read for enjoyment and happiness. But above all, I read to escape from the real world" and "When I read I'm in a world of my own." The illustrations are delightful and perfectly match the words on the page. This is a fast and fun read! Book Love will appeal to all book lovers! Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Publishes January 1, 2019. Welcome to a wonderful book lovers book, that can be read in one day. Appropriately titled "Book Love". Debbie Tung, an artist and cartoonist, melts the heart of any person who loves books and loves to read. On almost each page you can see yourself or a situation you have been in. Short in length. long in smiles, this is a book that should not be missed. Lighthearted, engaging, and full of what we love most - books!
This is a nicely done collection of comics all about books. There are definitely some relatable moments here for anyone who loves books and reading! The illustrations are well-done, and I particularly enjoyed the occasional full-page frames -- the detail and depth in those is just amazing. As I flipped through this book, I couldn't help but think that the format and style of these would be well suited to one of those page-a-day calendars. You could easily enjoy the comics in this book either in small doses (which is probably why I think they'd be well suited to a calendar) or in a long sitting. Overall, I enjoyed this title a lot!
If you are a book lover -- wherever you are a book blogger, bookstagrammer, booktuber or just some one that plain old loves books, this book is for you! Some of these comics are also probably very familiar to you, since I know that I have seen at least two of these short comics before reading this collection. Tung's comics seem to be very popular on the internet, so you are probably very familar with her work. This book is pretty much designed for people who love books, as it's basically a love letter to books and the people that love them. Debbie Tung is our people, and she really gets the life of being a book lover. This is short book that is a quick read, I literally read the majority of it during my lunch break at work. If you are looking for a short and sweet book to read, I recommend this one. Especially if you are looking for something lighthearted to make you feel good. Tung really captures what it's like to be a book lover, and how much we horde books so much! Some of the panels, like one where there is a argument between ebooks vs. print books, I didn't really agree with, but it's not done in a nasty way, but in a touch-in-cheek way. Personally I love all book formats, but I know there are other readers that are physical books or death, so maybe they will love that particular panel! This one filled me with such warm and fuzzy feelings, I highly recommend it for any book lover out there! *I received an egalley of this comic from Netgalley
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this comic book in exchange for an honest review. Debbie Tung is a book lover~ not just a casual one but an avid lover. hahaha If you have ever struggled to explain your love of books to someone, no need to stress, this book does a wonderful job of it. Debbie's comics capture multiple aspects of what is is to be a lover of reading and book *ahem* collecting. This book made me laugh and relate on all levels. For half the comics I caught myself nodding in agreement like an inside joke. If I ever meet Debbie in real life, based on this book, we'll have lots of things to talk about. We could even go to the bookstore and read for hours to become fast friends. LOL This book comes out in January 2019 and it's going to be an automatic buy for me. Support authors, artists, and (always) fellow book worms. <3
OK, I just want to know how the author crept into my brain to write this graphic novel about book love. Perhaps I am not alone in my obsession, but she nailed me, my thoughts, etc. I you know someone else who loves to read, I am positive that they would love to read this book. the writing is clever and the illustrations are charming, and not overdone.
I loved this little graphic novel! I swear she stole my thoughts. The drawing are adorable. The pages are real. Great quick read.
Thank you to @netgalley and @andrewsmcmeel for the review copy of Book Love by Debbie Tung!! This book is hilarious, relatable, and entertaining. It’s the life of a book lover told through adorable black and white illustrations. So many of the ideas pictured I have experienced in my own life—reluctance to loan out a beloved book, picking up too many books at the library, reading in awkward social situations, and finding it the book you ordered was the dreaded movie poster edition! I loved this book! It is a must read for anyone who’s packing multiple books in their vacation suitcase! This book will be released January 1, 2019!
I absolutely loved this book, it expresses how wonderful reading is, and is basically a celebration of books. Bound to enchant librarians, authors, readers of all kinds.
This is such a cute read! Tung's comic illustrates situations that book lovers are all too familiar with. If you're looking for a quick and wholesome read, this is it!
Thank you Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC. O yes, I do that, and that and that too...once a reader always a reader! This book is sheer bliss. Wish I could smell it.
I downloaded this a digital copy of “Book Love” from NetGalley for an honest review. I don’t read comics or cartoon books, but I saw this had so many positive reviews that I felt I couldn’t pass it up. I swiftly read through it in one evening and I was laughing at how closely I related to each cartoon. A pure gem for book lovers. Truly a delightful read with charming illustrations. This would make the perfect gift for other book lovers that you know, as well.
This was quick, cute, and so accurate! As a life long reader and lover of books, these comic strips were so relatable. The illustrations were fun, and the light-hearted jokes poked at all bibliophiles will give you a good laugh. All bookworms (or those who live with one, date one, interact with one regularly, etc.) should read this.
First of all thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review: This book is an adorable collection of comics about bookworms: our daily struggles, moments of joy, bad habits, etc. It also features some great book recommendations, advice for reading slumps and a list of things book can teach all of us. It’s been raining all day here and I was browsing some books on Netgalley and as soon as I saw this book I recognized the author's style and immediately downloaded it! Then I decided to procrastinate with my homework and read this cute and heart-warming graphic novel by the lovely author Debbie Tung! Debbie Tung is an illustrator and also author of the book "Quiet Girl in a Noisy World". I know her from her instagram @wheresmybubble where she posts short, funny and lovely comic-illustrations about her everyday life. I literally devoured this book while sipping a cup of tea in this cozy and rainy day. As a book lover I related to all of the scenarios illustrated and literally smiled the whole time while reading this adorable book. The illustrations have a very recognizable style that I love even if I expected the comics to be more “tidy and neat” for the book. Specific Ratings: Plot: 4.5 out ot 5 Cover: 5 out of 5 Writing: 4.5 out of 5 Interest: 5 out of 5 The Feels and emotions: 4.5 out of 5 Final thoughts: This is the most adorable comic book for book lovers! I loved it and I'll definitely buy the physical copy! I also think that this would be the perfect gift for all the bookworms out there!
Book Love is a new graphic collection by Debbie Tung. Well known for her gentle comics about daily life and philosophy, this collection is all about books and the bookish life. With an expected publication date in early Jan 2019 from Andrews McMeel, it's 144 pages and available in hardcover format. The art (see cover) is simple and appealing. The author manages to convey a wealth of emotion and drama with a few lines. I found myself smiling and nodding a lot whilst reading this book. I could recognize myself in almost every panel. I do take slight exception to her treatment of e-readers however. I -adore- analog books and indeed my house is full to bursting with new and old favorites. On the other hand, I couldn't bear to be without my e-readers. They're indispensable for all the books I don't need to revisit and they take up so little room. If they come up with an 'old book' room perfume, I'll be all set! Adorable book. This one would make a great gift for a bookish friend. Four stars, appealing and relevant for anyone who loves books and reading.
This is a very warm-hearted, funny and relatable collection of comics about the fun of reading. It would make a great gift for a book lover.
Book Love is the perfect gift for the book-obsessed person in your life. I recognized my own experiences in almost every page of this graphic novel. The art is adorable, and it's a quick read, as I finished it in roughly 20 minutes. Everyone who calls themselves a bookworm will fall in love with this book.
Loved this book. The illustrations were cute and fun to look at. I wasn't sure how relatable the book was going to be for me, but as soon as I started reading I could relate to almost every single one.
This book is so relatable and funny! It’s perfect for any bookworm! I’ve read another book by the same author before, “Quite girl in a noisy world” and ai really enjoyed it, but Debbie Tung gets even better with this one.
The perfect book for the bookworm in your life TL;DR - A collection of cute comics about loving books Ragdoll Rating: 5/5 Buttons Recommended For: Every book lover everywhere. About the Book... Book Love is - and this may shock you - a book about loving books. *gasp*. But in all seriousness, this book is a collection of comic strips about books and the people who love them. It's about 140 pages of hilarious observations of bookish people everywhere. What I thought... I don't know Debbie Tung, we've never met, and until just now I didn't know she existed. However, we are now best friends because of this book. I don't make the rules. This book is hilarious from beginning to end. I found myself reading a couple of strips and thinking "That is so me" only to turn the page and find myself in fits of laughter at the next strip. The observations in this book are SO accurate. I look through this book and if a strip doesn't sound like me, I know someone bookish it fits perfectly! It's hard to explain the beauty of a book of comics without any actual pictures - so just take me word for it that the pictures are cute as heck and then read my favourite line. Happiness for bookworms: Following your favorite authors on social media and acting as if they're your friends. Final Thoughts… If you are a reader, or you know a reader, get this book. Trust me, you'll love it.
Any book lover worth their salt would be crazy to pass on reading a graphic novel like Debbie Tung's <i>Book Love</i>. Much like the titles <i>Sarah Scribbles</i> or <i>Super Chill</i>, <i>Book Love</i> is a series of daily life occurrences featuring the author's sheer and pure love of all things bookish. And she really captures the sense of what it means to be a lover of books. Whether novel, anthology, graphic novel, or nonfiction, there is nothing that compares to the enjoyment readers receive when diving into a book. Tung's art style is very whimsical though not to the extent I've seen with similar titles. There is a realistic feel to her style while still capturing the wonder that comes with the subject matter. I really enjoyed the blending between her real life vignettes and the vastness of exploring a book's story. As a librarian, I'm quite taken by both the daily stories and art style present within <i>Book Love</i>, so perhaps I'm a bit biased. However, I believe that readers of all kinds will enjoy this graphic novel collection, and I hope they will smile and nods as much as I did while reading it. Highly recommended.
One day I would like to meet Debbie Tung because I think she is my sister from another mother. This graphic novel resonated with me because I adore books and so I loved each one of these comic strips which tell the story of Debbie's love for books. Just a few rambling thoughts - My favourite page is where she depicts the best places to read because bed and bath are my top two best places to read! When I am out and about I also peek at what other people are reading and I am sure I must look suspicious. I have actually had conversations with perfect strangers about books and it is so good to know that I am not the only one. Book worm fears? Yes! I hear you my sister! The only difference between me and my sister from another mother is that my hefty library is also in my kindle! So I take my huge library everywhere! If you like graphic novels, cartoon strips and books this is definitely one book you should get for your collection. Great art work, great topic and a lovely volume for those of us who adore books! Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
So this comic book for book lovers is perfect for those that understand the sometimes irrational need to be surrounded by books. I grew up surrounded by them and did many of the things illustrated in this comic. From buying more than I needed to dragging them everywhere with me. Good thing I have a kindle now and my adventures are only a click away. Love that this comic captures the book lovers experience. Very accurate. Thank you Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Utterly delightful! This charming volume of comics is ideal for book lovers, for people trying to understand readers and for people wondering why reading is magical . There was not one comic in this volume that did not resonate with me. The illustrations are varied and the characters are portrayed in a congenial manner. I want these characters as friends. An ideal gift or better yet, treat yourself.
Super cute comics! I think I've read some of these comics on the internet but I've never seen a collection before. Highly relatable comics about books for me. I've been converted to e-books for convenience but I do still love paper books. Very cute and funny comics.
A comic book about reading & books!! YES!! Perfectly described what it is like to be a reader and lover of pics. The illustrations are cute. Would make a great gift for readers.
This series of comics is like a love letter to books. The drawings are simple and effective, and completely relatable. Book lovers will see themselves on each page. **Read via NetGalley
First of all, I want to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review. I previously read and reviewed another e-arc written by Debbie Tung, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story, which I really enjoyed and when I saw her new title, I immediately knew I needed to read it. Book Love is a collection of comics all about reading, buying and loving books. It is definitely a must read for booklovers. While reading the comic, I got the warm and cosy feeling that I always associate with reading a book or watching a movie while being cuddled under a warm, soft blanket with something to drink nearby. I got the same comforting feeling whilst reading Book Love. Every single page is so relatable and could have been a moment from my own life. I really enjoyed reading Book Love and recognizing myself within its pages. I highly recommend this comic! 5 stars! The drawings are so cute and funny, I can't wait to see what Debbie Tung draws next!
OKAY! I loved this book! I loved reading Debbie's book "Quiet Girl in a Noisy World," so when I saw this here on NetGalley I got super excited to read more things from her. This book was so good and truthful. Some of the things that she wrote about, I felt deep in my heart and soul. Being able to know that other people feel the same ways as I do with books is always an incredible feeling.
This collection of comics is a perfect gift for the book lover in your life. They'll find themselves nodding as they recognize themselves in every one of these comics that celebrates and gently pokes fun at how much we'd all rather be reading at any given moment of the day.
This lovely little treasure by Debbie Tung contains all those moments that make us readers such a wonderful, lively, thoughtful and sometimes excruciating (for the ones around us) beautifully obsessed bunch of people. For all those moments when we brought a book to the cinema... Once I did that. I knew I wasn't going to enjoy the film (I don't enjoy most films...) but I didn't want to ''break'' the fellowship. Truth is I managed to read quite a few pages under the light of the silver screen, minding my own business. And then I had a vicious headache that lasted three days... For all of us who never succeed in buying only ONE book... There was a single time when I entered a bookshop and bought a single, lonely book. Said bookshop was in a rural area and the selection was quite limited. I guess it doesn't count as an achievement... For all those lovely books that are currently resting on a TBR shelf, trying to lure us. On a daily basis. For the ordeal some of us have put ourselves into trying to find the perfect angle and light to take a splendid, artistic, quality photo of THAT book with THE gorgeous cover. Because coffee mugs, chocolates, and feet are... nope! There, I've said it. I hate them! For all the times we have embarrassed ourselves, torturing our necks, trying to take a peek of the book someone's reading while commuting. For viciously hating movie and TV tie-ins. Okay, that's highly subjective but I admit I can't stand them... For all the Bookworm Fears when the horror is real! For all the repercussions of getting obsessed with a book. When we want to shout it aloud to reach every person on this planet, getting sliiightly irritated (okay, A LOT irritated) when someone we love doesn't like it that much.... For all those difficult days when books become our sole escape from a bleak reality. A shelter, a comfort, a source of warmth and security. A friend that provides knowledge, confidence, determination. This is a real gem for every book lover... Many thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. My reviews can also be found on https://theopinionatedreaderblog.wordpress.com
“By living a reading life, I live many lives at once” I absolutely adored this book. It was so relatable and cute and funny and the drawings are simply gorgeous! A must read for every bookworm.
What an adorable book this is!! Debbie Tung is one of us! Books can truly take us to magical places. The comics are cute and relatable. Even though I don't buy books often (trying to be a minimalist and all), I do share her love for all the hardcovers at the local libraries. A cute book for all the book nerds!!
oh my goodness this was ADORABLE. i saw it on netgalley and thought well that looks like a cute quick read, i don't normally read comics but i figured what the hey. and i'm so glad! i was only a few pages in when i started messaging friends to go grab it from netgalley. there were so many little things i agreed with (and a couple i didn't, i dog ear books yes i'm a monster and don't care about movies or movie covers, i love that they are appealing to different audiences - also, no-one ever asks to borrow my books lol). a few things made me a bit emotional, like the 'once a reader, always a reader'. there's really not much else to say, i thought this was adorable and would make such a good christmas gift for book lovers in your life - i wish it came out before christmas! i'll just have to buy it for birthdays instead.
This was the cutest little comic book ever! I felt like Debbie Tung made it about me. Every book thought and feeling she drew. Great book for book lovers!
I love Debbie Tung's illustrations so much! She is one of my favourite artists. Reading a book about books, libraries, reading passion and other related stuff really made me buy more books and I just wanted to sit and read book(s) for hours. I absolutely loved it. I highly recommend the book to book lovers :)
AMAZING book for all readers and book lovers! I love Debbie Tung's work on social media and I was really happy to learn this book is coming out. It's cute, funny and completely accurate! I'll definitely get it when it's out and it'll be the perfect gift for most of friends.
Oh my goodness this is the cutest little book! I want to print some of these pictures to frame for my bookshelf, I relate to so many of the comic strips. I also showed this to my Husband, he looked through them and commented that it was just like me! I hope this is going to come out in paperback. I need this on my bookshelf for eternity!
I FREAKING LOVE THIS BOOK. As a bookworm, this book is sooo relatable and true. I laugh a lot. I need a finish copy for sure :D I highly recommend this book to all of you bookworm out there. It is also make a perfect gift for every book lovers out there :)
Cute and funny book, maybe a bit repetitive, but it would be a great gift for book lovers. I think most people who enjoy to read would feel identified with the situations.
This was a great book for all those book lovers out there. I related so much to a lot of the things in this book. It made me laugh out loud so much. I absolutely loved the art style!
Debbie Tung doesn’t just understand book lovers, she is a book lover. I really enjoyed this quick read of Debbie's thoughts about everything to do with books and reading such as: how we read, where we read, why we read, and how we feel about books. Her illustrations perfectly capture the emotions we have when reading, stumbling across a book sale or a book we had forgotten about, the anguish when you finish a book on a cliff hanger, the feeling you get when you watch a movie based on a book and find out they destroyed the story and more. Every page validated one of my bookish experiences, even if it was over the top at times. This book will be in a few packages next year, once it is published.. The publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read and enjoy. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.
Debbie Tung has done it again, with another adorable collection of comics about life as an introverted bookworm. The biggest reason I recommend this collection is not only because the art is cute and simply sweet and the stories themselves are fun, but because I think so many book lovers will be able to relate to it! Whether it's taking a book to a party, staying up all night to finish your current read, or the undeniable pull of a bookstore no matter how many unread books you have at home, I think every bookworm will find something to love about Book Love! Thank you so much to Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
A very refreshing book that will definitely remind you of why you loved books and reading in the first place. There is no plot, no amazing character, and none whatsoever of those very hard to deduce writing style. This is completely relaxing and I love it! In my complete assumption, I believe that the main character of the comic is the author. She is so relatable and quirky. I love the simplicity of the art, it made it very easy to follow and none exhausting. Don’t get me wrong I love noisy arts too, but this definitely brings you back to a reading zone. I am in-love with the book because of how relatable it is and if you are as obsessed as Tung with books, you’ll be laughing your arse relating with all her struggles as a bookworm. Overall, this is such a simple and charismatic fast read comic compilation about a woman and her love for books.
I've been growing impatient ever since I've heard about the release of the second book and I feel so happy to finally read it! First and foremost, thanks a tonne to Netgalley for providing me a free copy of this comic book in exchange for an honest review. Book Love is a beautiful comic strip comprising of charming illustrations by my favorite Debbie Tung. I felt like I was watching myself and my life all along the pages, every single thing was so freaking relatable...whether it's getting anxious over a cliffhanger, disappointed to watch your fav book's movie adaption, hating a movie-tie-in cover on the book you've ordered, pre-ordering the book from your favourite author without even checking out what the story is about, discovering your favorite book and waiting to share it with everyone ( that's probably what I'm doing it right now! ), crying/laughing with the characters...God, the list is never ending, almost everything that involves an endless affair with books is shown perfectly! Finally found my fav book for this year...eep! Also, if you're in a reading slump, you can just grab on this one and make yourself feel much much much better! This book is a treat for every book lover, a lot of endorphins will be released instantly after you finish reading it! RECOMMENDED TO ALL!!!
I just read this book and simply loved it. This was so relatable just like her previous book on introverts. It was fun, honest and I thoroughly devoured it in one sitting (just like one of the panels- feeling accomplished!) Totally recommended to other fellow book lovers. Thank you Netgalley :D
This delightful graphic novel about the joys of the reading life can be read in one setting. It is completely relatable, but what I enjoyed most were the beautiful drawings. The beautiful shades of some of the pages popped off the iPad in which I was reading it. This is a book that I will buy on physical form and revisit often. I received a digital ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Book lovers rejoice! At long last, there's a book that's made for us. A book about TBR piles, unplanned excursions to the local bookstore, and that hypnotic scent of an old book. Debbie Tung proves herself to be a fellow bibliophile in this collection of short comics. Each one could stand on its own, posted on social media or a webcomic site, but they also work quite well together as a group. You can binge it all in one sitting, or spread it out over time. No matter what, you're bound to get hit with some relatable jokes and content. The magical joy of reading really shines through in this book, which will definitely bring a smile to anyone's face. I'm sure that anyone could enjoy this book, including people who don't really "get" reading, but the intended audience is definitely the readers in the world, like myself, who will relate to every scenario. It's such a wholesome experience to read something that was written for a person like you. The art style here is simple, which I like. Everything you need to know for a scene is there, and not much else. I appreciate the simplicity, since it doesn't detract from the message of each comic. There's not much more I can say here! If you like short, sweet comics (usually only 4 panels) about being a book lover, this is definitely something you should pick up in early 2019! I highly recommend it, and I can't wait to pick up a physical copy for myself and some of my other bibliophile friends!
Very cute concept. It's not one I would immediately grab for our collection but I would add it. It's what my co-workers and I call a "palate cleanser", good for the "in between time". I could see suggesting this book to be read during a really intense series, a little bit at a time. It's almost as if she took my favorite meme's and put them into a book so that I wouldn't get caught in the Facebook drain while trying to reset before the next book.
Book Love was so so cute! The main characters were both adorable, and I loved all the comics, as well as the various arts. Every part of it was so relatable! From the fright at the "Can I borrow your book?" question to the joy you feel in sharing a good book, everything was displayed so beautifully through the sweet cartoons. I have so many favourites, but I loved the full page drawings, especially the one at the end.
I picked this book up today because I felt anxious and worried and I needed to get away from it all. I don't know if this could get more on the nose than that, to be honest. In this lovely graphic novel, author Debbie Tung shows us what her life - what all our lives- as a bookworm is like. She talks about experiences we've all been through, and reading it all put a smile on my face. A huge, happy smile. I guess you could say that a lot of what she says is "mainstream" at this point, but the way in which she talks about her experiences- and her unique inky artwork- is what gives the novel a different voice. If you're someone who loves reading, this book is definitely a must have! The whole book is, to put it in simple meme-able terms of the 21st century- a big frickin' mood xD I'm so grateful to Andrew McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for this review copy! ❤
I loved Debbie’s Quiet Girl in a Noisy World to pieces. I didn’t think I’d ever read another book that got me so much. Well I was wrong. This book felt like it had a direct path into my head, heart and soul. Any book lover will love this book and be able to identify with it. Several times while reading I found myself nodding and saying “Yes!” or laughing out loud. It was nice to see that some of the craziness associated with being obsessed with books is universal. Debbie’s drawings are beautifully simplistic and her use of language superb. She always nails the sentiment she’s trying to convey without being overly wordy. I can’t wait to read more from her. (Oh, and I NEED the comfy reading chair in the book.)
Awww...that was so cute. I adore Debbie Tung’s work. It’s like a warm, fuzzy blanket, a purring cat and a cup of tea all rolled into one. Highly recommend this for any book lover!
What a delightful book! Book Love is so relatable and captures many feelings and scenarios I've found myself in as a total book nerd. I actually felt as though the character was me! I found myself laughing out loud as I read through the book at situations I have totally been in myself. Such as going on vacation and taking 10 books with me because I couldn't decide which one I'd read next, so I better have a variety. And the feeling of going into a book store, book sale or library- the sight of the books, touching the books, smelling the books, leaving the store/sale/library with 10 more books that I had planned- oh yes I have totally been there! The pictures were fantastic too- capturing the true expressions and feelings of a book nerd. This is one to read over and over! Thanks so much for the ARC copy!
This is adorable! Being a huge book lover, this hits home with me 100 per cent. The drawings are cute and simple, and the various descriptions are just so relatable when you love to read and love books. This is a super fast read, and I would recommend it to all who has a love for books, or as a gift for someone who loves books. I received an ARC from Netgalley - the opinion is my own.
Debbie Tung is a very gifted artist, illustrator / graphic artist from Birmingham, England whose exceptional gifts are shared in her book of comics, Book Love. This book is sure to appeal to those who love to read. Her illustrations are charming, without being too simplistic or ornate, appealing to all age groups. For many of us, reading is an essential part of our lives, like eating, sleeping, and Tung shows how well she understands and relates to those feelings in these wonderful little peeks into the life of another book lover. The way you feel pulled into a bookstore that you are walking past, the way a book calls to you when you are tending to real-life things, the way a book can make you feel seen. This conversation was one of my favourites: Him: Didn’t you finish reading that book a week ago? Her: Yeah, I did. Him: Then why are you still carrying it around? Her: Um… I don’t know. Her: I just feel like I’ve bonded with this book so much. Her: Now that it’s over, I’m finding it hard to let go. Who doesn’t love to feel understood? Highly recommend it to all book lovers. Pub Date: 1 JAN 2019 Many thanks for the ARC provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing
I loved this book!! I feel like the author read my mind as she wrote this. It is an adorable piece of work that completely exemplifies simple but universal reasons of why we love books. This would be a great gift for any bibliophile!
The perfect book for any bookworms. The comics were funny and I recognized myself in a lot of them. I love the way the comics were designed and I loved this book. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC
This book chronicles the everyday struggles of life as a book lover with humor and heart, whether the struggle is not enough having time to read, having to choose between reading and having a social life, or having to choose not to spend your whole paycheck at the book store. A very relatable comic for book lovers everywhere!
This was a cute collection of book related comics. Many I have seen online before but a number of them were new to me. As a public library employee and avid reader I really felt like I could see myself in a number of the illustrations.
While other books about books may set a preference in their narrative, Book Love by Debbie Tung is a celebration of reading in whatever form it takes. A slice-of-life comic about book lovers and their many, many habits, this was a joy to read and has the distinction of being re-readable several times over. Book Love was truly a delight to read. It included not just comics for lovers of physical books, but e-books and audiobooks. As long as it's reading material, this title was supportive of however you want to get the author's words into your brain. The artwork is very attractive. It has a little variation in style and the encapsulates the emotion of the comic at the moment. From starry eyes to a quiet book nook, the black and white drawings were a lovely choice to highlight a bookworm's life. There are a lot of scenarios within Book Love that will have a ring of familiarity to readers: bringing books along whenever we leave the house, reading in a quiet nook at a party, not passing up sales that are too good! This will be the perfect gift for any book lover, whether it's one you're passing along or treating yourself to.
Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this cutest comic I have ever read! I normally do not read comics but the art and the title definitely interested me. Being a book reader, book lover and a book hoarder myself, I can really relate to every page of this comic! If there is a physical copy, I am definitely getting one for myself!
A bool all book lovers should read. I can see myself in almost all the pages of this book. It's funny and so true of bool lovers. I hope that a hard back of this book will be available because I would buy it. Just loved this book
This is a great book for all book lovers, no wonder it was called Book Love! It is a really fast read but it is the perfect book for all the book community specially those who are in a slump or just need a reminder why books are a great thing. The drawings were simple but pretty and it was very relatable. This can be a gift for all book lovers and I think I will be reading it again and again in the future.
This is a wonderful, entertaining and funny comic book about book lovers like me. Somehow I haven’t gotten to the level portrayed in this book yet. Anyhow I love reading as much as I also love eating.
This was very cute and simplistic. An easy read of how my much we love to read. #booklove #netgalley
A book that is very near and dear to my heart and, I'm sure, the hearts of bibliophiles the world over. Highly recommended.
Thanks NetGalley for the free e-book! This is everything a booklover could wish for in the form of a comic collection. Debbie Tung really hits the nail on the head when it comes to expressing extremely relatable situations and feelings for bookworms. Some of them are slightly exaggerated for humor's sake, but other ones are just as real as they are drawn. I say that everyone that is passionate about reading and books would enjoy these short comics for sure!
Utterly charming and so relatable! I would recommend to any book lovers looking for a light read and a chuckle or two.
I saw this graphic novel in the Read Now section, and I just had to read it. Being a major bookworm myself, it was too much temptation to say no to! What an amazing book! A little book full of bookish quirks that I can all too quickly relate to. The illustrations are fantastic, the protagonist is 100% relatable and I feel as though this book is about me! I will definitely be buying myself a copy, and probably buying it for all of my bookish friends too!
This! This little book is the most accurate thing on earth! Give it a read if you are a book lover, you will not regret it!!
Totally in love with with this . I mean almost everyart was relatable and funny. Made me laugh and happy so much. Thank you NetGalley for providing me with the e-ARC of this book.
Loved it so much! Everything is so relatable and can stand on its own. Several times as I was reading, I felt the need to put one of the one-page drawings as my phone’s lock screen! This book is a compilation of everything a bookworm likes, feels and goes through.
One of my coven sisters, Jon, recommended this title because I was looking for a quick and fun book to finish for our readathon last weekend. I am glad I picked this book. Book Love is an adorable, funny collection of comics that depict the joy and pain of being a bookworm. In every page, book lovers can totally relate to each scene because at some point in our lives, we’d been there in the same situations. Like the moments when we can’t decide which book to bring in a vacation so we end up bringing multiple books, when we stay up late at night just to finish “one more chapter,” when we become instant bffs to people whose favorite book is the same as ours, and also when we become emotionally invested in fictional characters. The cute illustrations give more life and capture the emotions suited in every scenario. Overall, Book Love is a fast read (I literally finished it in less than an hour) and A funny book that will leave a smile on our faces. 5/5 stars!
This is my second of Debbie Tung's graphic novels and I love it as much, maybe even more, than the first. As a lover of books, she really gets how much books and reading mean to people. Her sketches are so beautiful and also contain the comedies between readers and their books. I can't wait to purchase my own physical copy so I can read it again and so my girls can read it too.
This is a fun loving book written in graphic novel style for anyone who loves books. It is fun and uplifting to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this and could totally relate to all of things in the book.
I've seen Miss Tung's art on websites such as Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook before, so finding that she has a collection of her book-related drawings is a dream come true for myself and every book lover. Utilizing only the colors black, white and gray, Miss Tung beautifully presents the world of the bookworm and majestically captures the magic of books and reading. There is something that all book lovers will relate to, such as the thrill of entering a library or bookstore, the soul-crushing feeling of a spoiled book ending or a horrible movie adaptation, and generally getting lost in a book (to the point of missing a stop while taking public transit--Oops!). This book should definitely be on every book lover's bookshelf for gorgeous artwork, the wonderfully phrased thoughts on the power of books and reading, and just the general warm fuzzy feelings that Miss Tung's art has.
In first place I want to thank NetGalley the opportunity to read this book before it arrives the market. The expectations were held high and were fully matched. I loved this book and recommended it already to my bookworm friends :) I'm waiting (not so) patiently for february 9th to get my physical copy.
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion. Book Love is a collection of book-related cartoons that any book lover can relate to. I have seen a few of these cartoons floating around social media, but I didn't realize they were all by Debbie Tung. She has a knack for putting into her cartoons exactly the way books make me feel. My favorites in this collection include the cartoon about the sequel not coming out for a year and the cartoon entitled “A Bookworm's Essentials”.
This is the most relatable I've been with a book. I guarantee that if you're a book lover, an avid reader, and an introvert, you're relate to a comic in this, if not the whole book. The art style is adorable and the comics are sweet. I highly recommend it!
Book Love is a wonderful collection of comics that will speak to all book lovers and reading enthusiasts. From libraries, to bookstores, to home collections, bibliophiles will see their favourite source of books represented. This book would make a great gift for avid readers.
✩ 4.5 stars ✩ “Book Love” is a wonderful homage to the lives of bibliophiles. ♡ It will appeal to fans of Sarah Andersen, but it has its own distinct and charming voice that is not to be missed! The only criticism I have is on page 64 “E-Books vs. Paper Books” because it brings in a tired argument/discussion that doesn’t need to be rehashed in the community. The blurb on the back of the comic portrays the inclusion of all forms of readers, yet page 64 ostracizes bookworms who not only love but also rely heavily on e-readers. On a note of inclusion, I was happy to see that library patrons and audiobook listeners were supported! Definitely pick this up if you’re looking for a super-relatable comic about the best thing in the world: Reading!! The above is an honest review of an advanced copy of “Book Love” by Debbie Tung provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
This is a gorgeous collection of comics all relating to the topics of books and literary love. The art style is simple but elegant and all the scenarios are highly relatable to fellow book enthusiasts. I am a great fan of this author and loved her previous book about anxiety. Would recommend people check out her work as she is very talented and creates highly relatable and amusing comics.
I can’t tell you enough how excited I was to read this! When I saw the cover I just felt it was something I will totally relate to and I was proven right! Only 10 pages in and I couldn’t stop smiling. It’s obviously written and drawn by someone who loves books, to be read by fellow bookworms. My thoughts in every page were all “I know right!” and “This is so me!” This is definitely a book I would recommend to every book lover I know. It also has book recommendations, and tips on how to avoid reading slump and get more reading done. The art is so cute and charming. It perfectly captures all the irony and nuances of being a bibliophile. They really delivered on their promise—I felt so understood and appreciated. It accepts and celebrates all kinds of book lovers with open arms.
A graphic novel that encompasses what it’s like to love books. Depicted in comic style, a variety of bookish topics are covered – favorite books, book formats, bookstores, libraries, and more. I loved Quiet Girl in a Noisy World, so I was excited to see a new book by Debbie Tung. Even better, this one is all about books and the bibliophiles who love them. A delightful book. I could relate to so many of the scenarios shown. A perfect read for book lovers. Charming, amusing, and accurate. I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Adorable. As a book lover I found this wonderful and relate-able. It's a series of mini comics about what it's like to be a book lover. The illustrations are simple but heartfelt and some of them had me laughing as I could only say "I do that, me too!" I loved the simplicity and the fellow feeling and it's one of those that you would love to dip into now and again. Great reading.
￼ ☆☆☆☆1/2 stars (would be lovely if its colorful) ￼ This is one of the best graphic novel I read this month . It totally depicts the life of bookworm. Every situation and every problem is written there. While I was reading this I was laughing and kept saying yeah that ehat happen with me too . This book is totally relatable and really love the drawing which is catchy and minimilistic . I can say this that I going to suggest this book to everyone the author totally depicts bookworm life ♡ really hope to see other works of her. ￼ ¤ This contains all those moments of readers. ￼ ￼ ¤ Moments when we want to take perfect pictures to put on our social media sight the amount of time we dedicate on this . the lighting and the decorations.... ￼ ¤ For all those lovely books that are currently resting on a TBR shelf, trying to lure us. On a daily basis. ¤ For all the times we have embarrassed ourselves, torturing our necks, trying to take a peek of the book someone's reading while commuting. ¤ The moment when we go book shopping and bring lots of books because of favorite publishers , author , description and oh sooo gorgeous cover . ¤ This book totally depict our life and every single thought we have related to books. ¤ This is a real gem for every book lover... ¤ This book totaly depicts what an amazing unique creature we are . ￼ Many thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. ￼ HAPPY READING !! ￼ ￼
When browsing NetGalley I couldn't believe my eyes that Debbie Tung's latest book was there and a Read Now too! I was so excited to start this book though I was nervous that it wouldn't live up to her previous book. I'm definitely glad that it lived up to my expectations. I fell in love with Debbie Tung's comics when I saw them on facebook. I fell even more in love with her comics when I read her first book "Quite Girl in a Noisy World." Book love has the same feel as Quite Girl in a Noisy world but removes the introvert part and substitutes a book reader instead. I love how much fun this book was. Half the time I was convinced that the author has followed me around. Some of the comics seemed to be taken straight from my life. I love the illustrations and I love the style the comics are in. It has a simplicity and yet on certain pages, it's complex. I just found myself in awe of Debbie Tung's abilities. This book resonates with me just like her first book but in a different kind of way. I could definitely see any reader loving this book. It's easy to relate to and so much fun to read. **I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This review will be posted around December on all the sources mentioned in my blog. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. I just HAD to get this book. I am a giant bookworm, and so I couldn't resist a book called Book Love. Plus this cover just shouted at me. That is exactly me, reading between stacks of big books! And then I started reading and I fell further in love with the book. This author is a giant book worm, just like me! Eep! Every page has a comic/illustration, and I related to all of them. It doesn't happen often that I relate so much to something, but I did with this one. Buying books while needing food? Yessirree. Reading at a party? That is me! I have to say that apparently I read quite a few of these already, as I recognise most of them. Not sure where I read them, maybe Twitter? Still I had fun reading them again, and also discovering several new ones. I also had a laugh at when she either accidentally spoiled someone or when someone spoiled her. I know the feelings on both accounts. I always try to keep out of spoilers, but sometimes one can just slip out. And then there is the internet with all its spoilers and people expecting you to just read a book immediately. The art was pretty decent. I guess it may look better in a book, but on my e-copy it looked a bit blurry and grainy at times. All in all, a highly recommended book to all bookworms in the world!
This is a quick, cute read. Any book lover will understand this book, and fall in love with it. It’s adorable, and personally I think all it needs is a cat to make it perfect.
Book Love is a cute graphic novel any book worm can relate to. I would definitely buy this book for all the bookworm people in my life.
Don't come with me for an unbies review of this book....I can relate to everything so I love it and, if you're here at GR is because you love books, so you can relate too... Conclusion: Go to read this book like...right now!
Ahhh, reading this made me think of soooo many people, fellow bookish people in the community! Book Love is literally a great book to gift to give your bookish friends. It is ensnaring, Debbie Tung captures the readers’ heart greatly. Here’s one that sums me up the most. I know a lot will relate to this book, I did. Majority of the strips caught my heart so well. From the moment of how reading gets one to the moment of being broke and still manages to sacrifice and buy a few good books to fit in the bag before going home, picking a book, then bring too many books because one can’t decide which or just playing it safe. Though there is one I felt a wee excluded, I know it’s an ongoing thing, especially to international readers like me. But the library part made me feel that. It tugs my heart. Haha. I wish we had great libraries here. Overall, it’s a fun and relatable read. And the drawings are totally accurately adorable!
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2595041313 "By living a reading life... I live many lives at once." If someone asks me the question - "tell us about yourself", I can now, simply and safely, give them a copy of Debbie Tung's Book Love :) :) Book Love is an interesting, delightful and informative book about the psychology of a person who likes (*read as loves) not just reading but also being with and around books. "Seeing someone reading the same book as you... is like meeting your new best friend." It also felt good to know that there are others who "feel, behave and act" the same way as I do, in case of reading and the relationship with books. "Books bring me pure joy... and makes me feel excited about life."
First off thank you so much Andrews McMeel Publishing for letting me read and review this wonderful book. Debbie Tung was spot on with her wording in this book. Relates to all that there is about reading and books. The illustrations in this comic was so adorable. I had a smile the whole time reading it and absoulely adored this one. 5 stars from me!
This book is adorable! As an avid bookworm, I connected deeply with many of the comics. Reading is truly a great experience and the author captured the range of emotions associated with reading very well. This book would be an ideal gift for anyone who loves reading! I hope to see more of this author's work in the future as well.
Cartoonist Debbie Tung's book will be adored by bibliophiles everywhere. It's not really a graphic novel. It's more of a collection of thoughts on books and reading with some of them serialized over several pages. It makes a perfect gift for the book lover. I received an electronic copy of the book from the publisher through NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review.
"Once a reader, always a reader." Every bibliophile should take the time to read this cute and totally relatable graphic novel! Book Love adeptly encapsulates the reader's complex and utterly nuanced affection for books. It's entertaining and light and soooo heartwarming. I feel like I'm more connected to the book community because of this. It kind of reminds me of Little Moments of Love because of its easy format! It's a quick read and definitely a favorite of mine this year.
This really captures the soul of what it means to be a book lover. While reading I was filled with the warmth of sharing an inside joke with someone, knowing they understand even if no one else does. Would be a great book to maybe even loan that friend who just doesn't get it.
This is sheer book-loving perfection! I've followed Debbie's work for a while now and I love it all. Her illustration style is simple but the sentiments of her pieces are for bibliophiles everywhere - young and old; buyers and borrowers, paperback readers and ebook readers. This book is the perfect pick-me-up after a rough day, and would be an ideal gift for a bibliophile. I found myself relating to every page. I highly recommend it.
Oh my goodness! This graphic novel made my little reader heart so very happy. How adorable and accurate is Book Love? This is a must read for any avid reader because you're guaranteed to see yourself in this one. I found myself nodding my head frequently in agreement and giggling often. I'm guilty of like most of the things in Book Love. The illustrations are also freaking cute. Do yourself a favor and read this.
Book Love is a graphic novel by Debbie Tung. Her illustrations show images we as reader do, say, or think. In this graphic novel she talks about how we read, why we read, where we read. I really enjoyed this book, I gave it a four out of five stars. I would love to pick up the final copy when its comes out. It was a great fast read I totally recommend it. Thank you To NetGalley for providing me with the earc.
Wonderful little comic for book worms! Ideal in a reading slump and illustrations are beautifully done!
Lovely book with beautiful illustrations.Definitely what every book lover can relate to. At places , it was repetitive but the overall charm of the book covers it well.
I've read Debbie Tung's first published work, Quiet Girl in a Noisy World, and this second book of hers is much better. Bookworms like me could definitely relate to the comic strips because of how they vividly depict all the book lovers' personalities. When I saw those panels that show sniffing books, I was in denial and even thought of giving this only four stars. But after carefully examining my past actions while I have a book around me, I finally acknowledge this nature of a bibliophile that I sometimes try to sniff books especially the new ones. Those who are not into reading books would never understand how we love books. I seldom argue with my mom because my sister and I always read and buy books. When I was still in college, I even had a major argument with her because when I came home, I found out that all the books I bought were missing because she threw them all away. When my dad discovered it, he scolded her for furtively throwing them, that she should learn to respect our own possessions, and that she should be happy that we invest our money on books. And the reason why she threw them? Because according to her, I always spend my money on buying books, which I don't think is silly or bad at all. I just can't find the logic why people would never comprehend why we value books so much. I just can't! For fellow lovers of books, this graphic novel is made for us so this would definitely need to be included in every bookworm's bookshelves. A must-read and a must-have especially for all bibliophiles!
Firstly I'd like to thank NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. The cover of this comic immediately hooked my interest and the description just screamed 'read me!', so that's exactly what I did and I loved every single page. Often times non-readers find bookworms and book-obsessed people such as myself a little strange and can't really relate, so reading something like this was like reading about myself. I was nodding along, laughing and smiling the whole way through. I related to every single page and just like in the book, now I want my own physical copy of this! It was so good! I especially liked the parts about being pulled into a bookstore to 'just look' and then walking out with 5 new books, and the parts about letting people borrow your books. The anxiety I got on that page when the man asked to borrow her book was very much the same as in real life! Overall, a sweet, cute, funny and highly relatable book that any bookworm would adore. 5 stars!
So very, very true!!! This is a cartoon book depicting the love for books It describes the life, priorities and thinking of a book lover, it is funny, joyful, understanding and frustrating. These days many of us have moved to the digital book, but only, either for convenience, or the fact that we have run out of room in our house - but it is true a physical book is special on many levels, some of which a depicted in this book. A truer word never written!!
This is a quick read and I loved every minute of it. As a bookworm myself, I recognized so many aspects of my own reading experiences and obsessive book behaviors in each scene. Reading this was like viewing myself in a mirror. I also really enjoyed the gorgeous illustrations.
This is such a charming, relatable little book. Perfect for anyone who is obsessed with books and reading.
Book Love was adorable and spoke directly to my bibliophile soul. It gives tangibility to the feelings I have regarding written materials on a regular basis. It gives weight to the feeling of loss when you finish a really good novel. If you have even a slight book obsession this collection of comics is for you.
Where my introverted book loving friends at? If not off reading this little gem of a comics collection ASAP, please make it a priority! So many “Wow, I thought it was just me!” moments. Priceless and sweet!
My Rating: 5 stars I absolutely loved this collection of comics about the joys of reading and being a book lover! Every single page resonated with me – as a bookworm, reading this was pure bliss! The illustrations were beautiful and the ones with dialogue were so spot-on to the point that I almost got a neck cramp from nodding my head so often, lol. This is a book that anyone who loves books absolutely has to read! With the holidays around the corner, this book would make a great gift for the booklover in your life (the minute I finished reading this, I immediately went online and ordered a physical copy for myself). With all that said, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite comic from this book because I loved all of them alot, so I’m not going to torture myself. All I’m going to say is: READ THIS BOOK…you definitely won’t regret it! Received ARC from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley
If you haven't read this yet.... what are you doing with your bookish life?? Okay, Book Love literally describes and illustrates (in a comic book style) all the scenarios you might find yourself in as a bookworm. i.e. something like: sister: *comes out of bookstore carrying several books* brother: wait. didn't you just borrow those from the library? sister: *hugs books close* well yes, but I loved the covers so much that I HAD to have them on my bookshelf. even if they aren't very good. While this might seem very exposing to some of you (*cough*), I definitely found it SUPER hilarious and extremely accurate. It called for some good + loud laughs and I can't wait to share it with my bookworm friends! I know that I will be on the lookout for more of Debbie Tung's books, and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this as a gift for a bookworm. 5 stars. Recommended to any age content-wise. *FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.
This is a cute collection of relatable comics for book lovers. I made my husband read a couple of them. "Look here! I'm not the only one." It's a gift book, so you won't find any revelations in it, but it's a fun little read.
This was really cute! I couldn't relate to some of the comics, but I'm sure many other book lovers will!
I was looking around on Netgalley for something to read and under the read now tab I found this book Book Love by Debbie Tung the release date isn’t until January 19th but you can read it for free as I did on Netgalley. Book Love will speak to the book work /dragon in you . I couldn’t stop laughing I could relate to every single page the way movies sometimes destroy the book, the fear or lending someone a book to smelling the books in a bookstore. This was a cute little graphic novel that was nice to pass the time with.
Book Love is a sweet and fun graphic novel that perfectly encapsulates what being a book lover is all about. It's filled with anecdotes and quips that are wonderfully relatable as a fellow book lover. While reading this, I kept thinking to myself, "Yep, that's me!" Not only that, it acts as an explanation for those around us book lovers who wonder about our weird habits and quirks. It also has lists and fun tips - different places to read books, how to get out of a slump, and others. Tung eloquently describes why book lovers love books so much - from the way they act as an escape, to enjoying a beautiful cover. I could relate to every page, and I could easily see myself reading it again and again because of that.
I wish I could give this book to every student who comes into my Library. It epitomises everything I love about reading and the magic it brings.
How unique, a graphic comic book that expresses a love for books. The author created excellent illustrations accompanied with witty prose. It made for an entertaining read.
What's not to love? Debbie Tung has also written and illustrated 'A Quiet Girl In A Noisy World' and together this graphic novel pair make a brilliant gift for any book-lover out there. Many times I've been tempted to leave this book out just so people were able to understand a reader's quirks or frustrations! And that I'm not the only one who dreams of a day to myself with just my books... Tung illustrates those often mundane moments we don't give a second thought. For me it was taking ages to select a book before I leave the house! I debate my choices too! A relatable read, and the drawings were as good as I remember fr0m her first graphic novel. A warm, often funny in Tung's signature exaggeration, collation of small moments or oddities in a fellow reader's life. Whimsy with a dash of hilarious realism: I recommend. I received this book through Netgalley.
Of course I loved this book! The comics are adorable, the style is so cute, and the voice of the main character is witty. Plus, it celebrates books and I'm all for it! It's obviously not a book to change my life or make me thing of things differently, but not everything has to be a tome of theory! It was cute, put me in a good mood, and made me chuckle. If you like reading, don't forget to check this one out!
Book lovers and bookworms have to read this! I can totally so relate to her. Highly recommended to all.
This is a wonderful little book and would make a perfect gift for the book lover in your life. The illustrations are beautiful and each individual comic is highly relatable for anyone who loves to read.
I can see myself in every single one of these scenarios . Generally a really cute comic explaining some aspects of life as a book lover done in a really nice art style.
Such a fun graphic book about the life of a book lover! I found myself relating to most posts, laughing out loud and wanting to read more books!
Oh my gosh... I LOVED this book and need my own copy! I could literally relate to every page I turned. I laughed out loud, and even had my husband read some of the scenes. His reply, “yep, that’s definitely you!” This book is a quick read, graphic novel where Tung describes what it is like to be a Book Lover. The illustrations are awesome and for any book lover, this graphic novel will be a hit! Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for this amazing advanced copy! It will feature on my blog Saturday December 1, 2018. www.colecampfireblog.com LanaLCole@yahoo.com
I was not as big a fan of the previous book by the author: Quiet Girl in a Noisy World only because the tone of it was a little heavy. This book on the other hand is what a mind reader would say if they had an opportunity to be around me in the situations highlighted here. It is all about the love for physical books. I do not have the place to actually own books where I now live (any more than I have already tried to stuff in it , unread) but the essence and the emotion is the same. The name of the book says it all. From the smells, to the behaviour and to everything in between, it is pure recognition that would strike those who hold the same things dear. It is a fun read and I really enjoyed the experience.
Tung's take on life as a book lover is quite hilarious and spot on at times. I can't say that all apply to me, but many do.
This is the perfect little reminder that bookworms are in good company. Many of the comics are familiar themes in the bookish community, others are unique to Tung. The illustrations are beautifully detailed, in a clean line style. Definitely a heartwarming read for me.
I really enjoyed his book, as a book lover it was completely relatable, and I kept wanting to send copies to my friends! It's one I'll definitely tell my book friends to read
Book Love is a fantastic collection of comics all based of the love of reading. Very relatable, funny and often cute.
Book nerds will love this and find themselves agreeing with almost every page! Simple but effective artwork gets the point across quickly and had me constantly laughing out loud! Every book lover needs this book.
Thank you, NetGalley for the preview of this graphic novel. I have come across many of Debbie Tung's comic strips along many social platforms. Book Love is so relatable in many ways. I would recommend this book to any bookworm.
This book was everything I hoped it would be. The illustrations were adorable and any bookworm would feel that this was written about them. The perfect gift for any of your bookworm friends.
This is a very sweet comic book about book lovers that I think is very relatable for everyone who's an avid reader. It took very little time to get through it, and I enjoyed it, though I wasn't out-of-my-mind-enthusiastic like I first thought. The reason is that I expected something funny, I think. And I don't say it wasn't at all, but it wasn't laugh-out-loud funny. It's more like a 'touché, I do this all the time!' kind of funny. Which isn't a problem, it's just not completely what I expected. That being said, I could relate to most of the bookish quirks illustrated - some more than the others, but even those that weren't so adequate for me I could imagine for other enthusiastic readers they are. This little book can be a very good gift if given to the right person. I actually have a friend I'm thinking of buying it for.
I absolutely loved this! It`s the perfect pocketbook to carry around that would 100% cheer your spirits up. If I received this as a present I would be totally happy so if any of you out there are wondering what to get for your reader friends for Christmas, this is the perfect solution. This way you don`t have to worry about choosing a genre or a topic, it`s a book that all kinds of readers can enjoy.
I received a free eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I read Debbie Tung's previous book Quiet Girl in a Noisy World earlier this year and enjoyed it a lot. She continues her comics in this edition focusing on all things book related. If you are a book lover, this is for you. It is super relate-able and made me laugh quite a few times with how spot on it is. A couple of panels repeat some of the ideas from a different view point, and can make it feel a tad repetitive towards the end of the book, but that doesn't really detract too much from it. Overall, this was a fun enjoyable little book that would make any book lover smile.
Book Love by Debbie Tung is a 2019 Andrews McMeel Publishing publication. This adorable book is about me. This is me- well with a few slight exceptions. But, basically, if your life revolves around books- If you live them, breathe them, inhale them, hug them, collect them, share them, quote from them…. Etc, Etc. - This book is for you. This book isn’t a story, it doesn’t have a plot, per se. It is basically a special gift for book lovers, a celebration and homage to books and book nerds. The comic drawings are not overly dramatic, but the expressiveness is what jumps out at you. The passion, the defensiveness and protectiveness towards books and our obsession with them, and the familiar frustration with people who just don't 'get it', resonated with me one hundred percent. I laughed so hard at the dialogue because I’ve said or done these things- often. I have had variations of these arguments and conversations and have had the exact same reactions, thoughts and feelings, at one time or another. The only difference for me is that I've been known to hug my Kindle in the same way I hug a print copy book. This happens more and more often now that I really have come to depend on that large font size- but, I understood the sentiment, all the same. This book is short and sweet and so easy to relate to. You will see yourself in this book and appreciate the nod to book lovers, and may even experience a feeling of vindication, knowing that you are in good company. This book soothes my introverted soul in ways that may make my eyes leak just a little. What I can say for sure, is that Debbie Tung is my kind of people. I may not know her personally, but I think she may know me. 5 Amazing Book Nerd Stars!!!
This is a book laid out in black and white comic book format depicting the many ways book lovers experience joy with their books. It's as simple as that! Each page has it's own example and message and if you're an avid reader you will relate. Some of the scenarios will cause you to laugh out loud in recognition and some will make your heart swell with joy, as you recognize all the ways in which you love your books. You like the feel of them, the cover art, you inhale that wonderful book smell, and when you walk into a library or book store you feel that euphoric thrill of expectation. I saw myself in so many of these pages! Carrying a book around with me at all times (now it's thousands on a kindle), curling up with a book and a hot beverage in a comfortable chair or bed, preferring to read a book rather than converse or interact with people. One concept I really identified with is the feeling of travelling in a limitless fashion all over the world through reading. Also, walking into a library and thinking of the millions of stories mined within the treasured binding of beloved books. When I was reading this, I would periodically laugh out loud and nod my head. It caught the attention of my husband, who never reads books. He asked me what I was laughing about and I told him it was a book that only book lovers would understand. As expected, he walked away in a disinterested fashion. In fact, when I write my reviews for arc's he can't understand why I'm doing it if I'm not getting paid for it monetarily. Then I tell him I AM getting paid for it...in the exchange of my pleasure for just reading the book. Well, he wouldn't understand...but, that's the point of this book, isn't it? If you're a book lover, you will see yourself in this book, and it will make you smile. I especially loved the full-page drawings, and imagined how nice one of them would look hanging on my wall.
I read, (and adored), Debbie Tung’s previous book, Quiet Girl In A Noisy World earlier this year, so when I saw that she had this comedic graphic novel coming out, I requested it right away! Book Love is adorable and relatable and would make a perfect addition to any bibliophile’s shelf!! Debbie Tung’s art style is charming and these quirky comics will definitely have book lovers going “Hey! Same!!”
This delightful book of cartoons by Debbie Tung popped up a couple of times in my GR feed today, one review mentioning that it had come from NetGalley so I had a peek and, lucky me, there it was as Read Now... oh well if you insist... This took about 15 minutes but my heart is totally warmed at all the ways she “gets” the true book lover. I found myself nodding internally every other page and wishing someone was here so I could show them - but only a true bookworm will relate... ironically my husband is away for work this weekend, which has turned into a wonderful little staycation of maximal reading opportunities. This would make a fantastic little present for the readers in your life, I read the ebook but think a paper copy would be more meaningful to most. Unfortunately it doesn’t come out until January, as it would’ve been ideal as a Christmas present, but hey, it could be a late (or very early) one! Thanks to NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my god, if ever I thought an author was watching my life and using it for inspiration, this would be it. This is the perfect portrayal of book lovers in so many different ways. I loved seeing all the different quirks, emotions and habits of book lovers which I can definitely identify with. The flow of the book was quick and fun, often interchanging from humorous to meaningful. The art style was a beautiful sketch style that inserted just enough detail to make each character unique and each setting recognizable. If you are a book lover or know someone who is a book lover this is a wonderful book to enjoy and share. It captures so much that is true about those of us who enjoy immersing ourselves in reading and books.
Amazing artwork, witty and charming and oh so relatable. I definitely recommend this book to readers everywhere and will be purchasing a physical copy as well!
Loved loved loved this book!! I can't express how much happy I am by reading this wonderful piece. It's soo true and relatable and above so beautifully illustrated!! Sooo heart warming and magical though no magic here only the magic of art. A book I will reread! Wonderful book for a booklover or non- booklover. I think I can gift this to myself or my bestfriend for sure.
I’ve never read a graphic book before. But how could I resist a book called Book Love? It’s perfect. Anyone that loves books will totally relate to it. It will make you smile, as each page is spot on. Because “every day is a good day for books.” And yes, this is meant for those that read print books. But those of us addicted to our kindles still find plenty to love. Plus, if you’re of a “certain age” you will well remember the years before we had our kindles and the love of entering a book store of a second hand book sale or not having enough shelf space to deal with all the hundreds of books owned. My thanks to netgalley and Andrew McMeel Publishing for an advance copy of this book.
I absolutely loved this comic book! Every single comic brings a smile, if not an outright fit of laughter. I could relate to many of the book situations as I am an avid reader myself. I haven't read a book of comic strips since I was a kid, but when I saw a couple of positive reviews about this one I downloaded it immediately. Once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down. The drawings are simple, yet expressive. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it was too short. I reached the end and was immediately sad.
Oh gosh, what can I say? If you love graphic novels, love stories, and bookstores RUN don't walk to this one. I can't wait to purchase a hard copy of my very own. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Andrews McMeel Publishing and Debbie Tung for the opportunity to read and review this book - I loved it! A graphic novel all about the love of books - what could be better? I felt like I was talking with someone who understood, who got me, who was a kindred spirit in our love of books. I laughed, I related - I loved this book! Even though I read so much on my Kindle now, there is still nothing like a "real" book. Even though I read this electronically, I have already pre-ordered the "real" book - every book lover will want this book. Too bad it didn't publish before Christmas because it would be perfect for all book lovers on your list. However, it will be my New Year's gift to myself! Happy Reading!
This book was so cute! It was a very quick read and very relatable! I loved it! I think all bookworms will be able to relate to this one!
A beautifully illustrated love letter to readers and the books they love, as well as the strange habits they develop, Book Love by Debbie Tung is the perfect gift for any reader. No matter what genre you prefer or where you stand on the e-reader versus physical book debate, this book celebrates the joy, magic and even comfort that reading brings to our lives. Prepare to chuckle in reluctant recognition as a fellow booksniffer, as you peruse the simply, yet perfectly illustrated pages that bring an artistic eloquence to a book with few words. Sigh in acceptance as you recognise your book buying habits laid bare for the world , and rejoice that you are not alone. in preferring a night with your favorite book to a night on the town. I read and reviewed an ARC of this bookworm's delight, courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley, all opinions are my own.
If I had a friend who was a librarian, an author or a book lover, Book Love by Debbie Tung might just make the perfect small gift. It’s a friendly book of black and white drawings, all depicting situations and areas where someone who loves reading might easily find themselves. The sentiments expressed are feelings that have probably been felt by a majority of avid readers over the years, all presented in an easily accessible format. If you are an avid reader, or know one well, there are bound to be situations and comments that are familiar to you. It’s an opportunity to see your feelings expressed, sometimes in a gentle teasing way and other times just as an illustrated explanation. For the non-reader, this illustrated book might offer a bit of understanding regarding how an avid reader feels toward books. There isn’t any explanation of why we feel that way, not that there is any needed. Just don’t go looking through it hoping it provides you with understanding. If you are a book lover, you get it; if not, then it will still be a cute illustrated book that shows situations you have seen, although maybe not understood, when hanging out with your book loving friends.
Oh my goodness, I loved this book! Book lovers everywhere will laugh (and occasionally hide their faces) as they read about the very absurd — though very real — dramas of the everyday book worm. I want to buy this as a gift for everyone!! My only complaint is that it comes out after the holidays. Maybe pre-orders then?
As an avid bookworm I really enjoyed this collection of comics about the perils and triumphs of booklovers. Each of these comics was really relatable and it was almost as if someone had gone inside my head and drawn every thought that I have had pertaining to books. A must read for all bookworms!
This book is adorable! I read through the entire thing in one sitting. I can't wait to buy copies so that I can share the comics since I know many people in my life are either readers or will recognize how they relate to me. I loved this book. It'd make a great gift for any reader.
Found myself laughing while reading because it’s so accurate! Expresses so well a bookworm, there’s no need for a mirror. The passion, the vices, the worries, the happiness…. Just perfect. And very single page I could relate to me. I loved the artist style. This book from a bookworm perspective it’s funny because we see the actions we have that became for us as natural as air. But it’s interesting even for those who aren’t so addicted to books, open their minds and show them how the specie bookworm can act, out and in their natural habitat. Shows something so simple like spend all day reading or other things like the exciting of find the title of the book in the story or just the pain when you lend a book because you love it so much that you fear for their safety. It’s a cute and enjoyable comic book!
Is there a more relatable book for book lovers on the market? Though I'm sure the answer to that question can be mixed, I will also emphasize how much the cells of the illustrations on just about every page here just felt like home. I could check off all the boxes presented to me: Do you huff books? Yes. Do you hoard books? Yes. Do you bring a handful of books wherever you go just in case you finish the one you're currently reading and aren't sure yet which you want to read next and need to have enough options? YES! I cannot wait until the rest of the world can share in the pleasure I felt reading this. Debbie Tung's instagram page is a great preview of what's included, but to see the work on the page will be a whole new experience. I mean, as book worms, do we really need an excuse to buy more bookish books? May need to get a hard copy myself. :)
This was a cute little jaunt into the mind of a book lover. Odds are that if you are picking this book up you will be able to relate to much of the content.
This is the perfect book for book lovers! The author and illustrator has perfectly captured the life of a bookworm in a series of black and white cartoon panels and illustrations. I could definitely agree with her thoughts. The book brought me lots of laughs and was quite a lighthearted diversion on a cold and gloomy day. Recommended for all book lovers. Their families would probably enjoy it and get a good laugh too. I received this book from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
This was so sweet and lovely. It conveyed all those little nerdish quirks and I absolutely adored it. The illustrations are perfect for this kind of book and, just, I loved it. Not much more to say, really. I recommend it to every geek, but especially bookgeeks around the world. Even though not all of us can afford to fall for our obsession, I think most of us recognize ourselves in the main character. And perhaps a spouse recognizes their booknerd. Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. This review is entirely my own.
Oh my! Thank you #netgalley for this free review copy! It was amazing! I felt related and the illustrations were lovely. I totally felt at points that I had written it lol. I'm 32 years old, but enjoyed this book so much, even though it's in the children section, A lovely way to celebrate us as readers!
Book Love is a graphic novel must if you love reading as you will relate to everything in these comic strips. I spend the entire time that I was reading Book Love pointing at the pages, smiling and telling my friend that's me. The drawing style is so cute and relaxed and Debbie Tung's love for reading completely shines through. If you go into the book shop or library for one book and come out with an armful this is perfect for you. If you feel sad when you finish a book, this is perfect for you. If you . . . who am I kidding if you have a love for books, this is perfect for you! *ARC received from Andrew McMeel publishing via netgalley, all opinions voiced are my own*
This book..is filled with pretty much a guide for friends that wonder why their bookworm friend can read so much! Ugh I really loved everything about this Comic. It is literally what every bookworm goes through while getting lost in a book. From falling a little bit in love with a fictional boyfriend to winning a long battle with the enemy. The illustrations are so cute and simple but so very very perfect! This is the most perfect book to buy for a friend, a young child or of course yourself! We are giving the book 5/5 stars because it is perfect in every way! Make sure you follow us on Instagram! @beedlethebardbooksleeves
This story collection was ADORABLE! I absolutely loved the illustrations and how relatable it was to book lovers like myself. I found myself smiling the WHOLE time I was reading it. This is just perfect for a day I need something to make me smile, i just loved it, it was so so cute
Book love- I know it well. If you too love books, then this is the book for you! Author Debbie Tung has created a relatable book of strips that details how bookworms feel about their beloved books. Drawn in black and white within a simple four panel format, the comic showcases a woman obsessed with books (I assume she is based on the author herself) and her understanding husband. So many of the strips hit home for me, as I have loved books since childhood. Libraries have always felt like home, so it comes as no surprise that I am a librarian, surrounded by what I love. The premise of the book is all about book love, so there is no plot or characterization, it is ALL about loving books and sometimes avoiding interacting with people in favor of the books. Each strip can stand alone. At times the strips become a bit one-note, yet that is the basis of the book. As I do all the social media for my library, I hope some of these adorable strips become available for re-print (with author credit, of course!) because posts on book love are always a big hit at my library. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy; I just wish it was being published a few weeks earlier, so people could scoop up copies to give to the book lovers in their life. So, if you are a bibliophile, this book of comics is for you, and will be available in January 2019!
Wonderful illustrations that capture the love and pure enjoyment of books. Very much enjoyed reading this. Relatable too. =)
What a fun, adorable book. Loved the graphics. It was fun seeing myself in so many of the situations. It was a little simple, contained many cliches, but I enjoyed it.
Book Love by Debbie Tung is an essential for every book nerd. I can relate so much to the different scenarios. The art style is adorable. I just wish it was available for Christmas gifts this year but I did preorder my own copy. Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC of this book for review.
This charming comic shows the admiration and passion of a person who truly understands and is a book worm. I have often found myself in similar situations and found myself smiling and nodding along with her observations. A great sweet short love letter to books.
This was incredibly cute 😍 Book Love is the love letter to all things bookish - books, reading, libraries, bookshops, and especially to us bookworms and bookdragons. It is so cute and so spot-on. Every page felt like home, like it's showing me and my love for books. Debbie's art is beautiful. I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley, but I am going to buy this book for me as soon as it is published. And then I'm going to buy copies for each of my bookish friends.
Debbie Tung gets me. [I just went back and read the review I wrote from her first book - <i>Quiet Girl in a Noisy World</i>, and guess what’s there?? <i>Yes! I love it when a book - even better a comic book - puts into words things that have rolled around in my brain.</i> I could write the same thing about this book.] I just spent this whole book agreeing with every page. I’m going to a resort this spring with my girlfriend, and the most exciting thing about it is the library! Some things are funny because they’re funny. Some things are funny because they’re true. This is both. I love Debbie Tung’s cartoons - I guess mainly because I can relate. If you want to understand the bibliophiles in your life, check this out. If you are a bibliophile this <i>has</i> to be part of your collection.
Thanks to the publishers for sharing this title. I really enjoyed it. My full review appears on Weekend Notes.
I discovered Debbie Tung three months ago on Pinterest. After sharing one of her comics on my social platform, I kept getting recommendations for her comics until I finally followed her on Tumblr. I realised most of her comics are book-related and share-worthy much like Grant Snider. She just connects at an inner-level and gets you straight off. You feel like it’s your words, your thoughts, she’s representing on paper. When Book Love came up for review, I just had to go through it in one sitting. At some point over the last three months, I’ve seen the strips but it still seems as fresh and joyous like you are discovering them for the first time. It’s something every bibliophile would like to hoard and flip through during a reading slump. Given the holiday season, it’s the perfect book a non-reader can get a bookworm. Trust me, they would hold you in a special light. I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Even though this book is laid out as a comic book, it's just the perfect Christmas, Birthday, Boss Day, etc. book as a gift for serious book lovers like me. I got the impression that Ms. Tung followed me around while I talk to myself about books and more books. That is the main reason I purchased a book store a few years ago, it's life, my life. All off the pages will make you go, "What, that's just what I was thinking?" How can one not know the difference from the original book cover to the one created for the movie? One is the original and other is just freaking sinful. I plan on ordering 10 copies for the store and only order for my serious, serious friends. It’s is the BEST book of 2018.
A collection of short comics centered around the joys, heartbreak, and deep love that readers have with books. Very few offered new insight or "feels" into the bookish world, but does that really matter in the world of book lovers? This is a charming read that will make any book lover feel seen and would be a great little gift for any and all lovers of books to enjoy.
This is my life in pictures. I squee-ed when I saw this book and the title, I really loved reading Quiet Girl In a Noisy World and knew that this title would be just as fun as the last. Book Love is all about being a lover of books and reading and all the quirky things we tend to do. The whole things is in a graphic novel format with loads of illustration. The artist/author does such a good job describing book lovers and loves in these illustrations and had me laughing out load and saying 'yup' a lot as I agreed with the weird things I also do (smelling books, having to go into every bookstore, always needing more books, having issues loaning books out, etc.) Everything about this was what I needed and wanted. The comic strips are so relatable and down to earth even if a bit odd... we all have our quirks. If you are a book lover or know one, this is a great book/ gift!! I highly suggest it and adore it.
Great illustrations, any book lover will enjoy this. I think it will be an amazing gift. I highly recommend it
This is the book which every booklover should read. It is funny, its hilarious, it is so unrealistically realistic. . Feeling of deja vu; overwhelms the reader and everything seems so familiar and you think subconsciously have done this all. . Cartoons are funny, engaging and hit the nail on the head and covers everylife a booklover could live. . Emotions arising out of reading books are nicely depicted and you will laugh many times reading it. . I loved the book and look forward for more from the cartoonist. . Only drawback I could find was little repetition of few themes. Otherwise excellent book for any booklover.
I'm going to keep this review short but sweet, exactly like this book! I found this short graphic novel extremely endearing. I read it in one sitting and found myself smiling uncontrollably. I think this book describes bookish life perfectly. For what this book is, it's perfect and I wouldn't change anything. "By living a reading life... I live many lives at once." -Debbie Tung https://booksontuesday.blogspot.com/ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2623790976
I loved this book! It really made me laugh. There are comics here that relate to anyone who loves books. I have gone through most if not all of the funny situations described, and it was great to see them!
There was no way I wasn't going to love this comic. It's called Book Love! I loved the illustrations. I felt like this book was about me! I enjoyed it so much that I have pre-ordered the hardcover. A must read for book lovers.
What to say about this book, other than it’s a must read for all book lovers. It would make the perfect, most thoughtful gift for any book lover. It allows every book fan to feel validated and warmhearted about our beloved pastime. Beautifully done and this author gets it!
This graphic novel was soooo relatable and the art was very cute. It's full of short little comics all centered on the love of books and reading and I was able to relate to every single one. It was a delightful short read.
Loved this just as much as I loved her previous graphic novel! Just as relatable and wonderful for a book lover, the illustrations are perfect, I read through this a few times as it made me giggle and feel all warm and cosy inside. Beautiful. *Huge thanks to Debbie Tung, Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for this copy which I chose to read and all opinions are my own*