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.
Published: 1 January 2019
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Category: Sequential Art/Non-fiction/Books about Books
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.
Rating: 5 Stars
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.
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