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 precis ...more
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, mindi ...more
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 com ...more
What a treat this was for my bibliophile heart! It's not a book in the usual sense as there is not one story arc or developed plot. Rather it's a celebration of book lover scenarios. There is much here to warm your heart and find relatable. I found myself smiling at each illustration, thinking of the time when I had felt the same, did the same, etc. Each page in this unique book has a special way of making readers feel understood.
Thank you Debbie Tun ...more
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 ...more
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 you ...more
Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of thi ...more
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 ...more
These are illustrations about the author’s love of books. It depicts anything from book recommendations (Harry Potter, Maus, Little Women, 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. High ...more
OMGOSH....I laughed. So much of it I've experienced.
So much All is absolutely true....AND those stars of love in our book-reader's eyes. Oh Yes!
I LOVE....graphic novels and try to read several each year, (am picky) but this one by cartoonist and illustrator Debbie Tung is just the bees knees!
DO NOT MISS IT!
*So appreciate the ARC from A...more
A lot of the full page cartoons read like greeting cards, which is a feature in a number of Andrews McMeel books. “By living a reading life… I live many lives at once” she says in one and “Every day is a good day for books” and she’s sitting reading in a book-shaped tent in another. Woah, what deep, ...more
Any avid reader should find a sense of delight in Book Love. Many bibliophiles are introverts by nature. We seek out our tribe and hope for the commonality that is found in our passion for books. Our desire is for friends to understand how we can't find the cash for a new, fill in the blank, but can easily spend that non- ...more
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 boo ...more
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 wond ...more
i fear that i am going to have my booklover card revoked for not loving this book enough.
i’m not saying i didn’t like it - it’s a sweet little book that is being marketed as a collection of “charming comics,” and that is exactly what it is: page after page of booknerd bait; a (presumably) autobiographical celebration of all the feels ...more
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 allu ...more
"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 deli ...more
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 thi ...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 ...more
You don't know how many times my wife has yelled at me for bringing too many books on vacation.
Or the disappointment of getting a new book and it's the stupid movie poster on the cover instead of the original.
The strips can get a bit repetitive, especially having to do with her smelling books. But all in all, a very enjoyable read for any book lover. This would ...more
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
***** This book is available on January 1, 2019. ...more
First and foremost, thanks a tonne to Netgalley for providing me an arc 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 via Debbie and my life all along the pages, every single thing was so freaking relatable. ...more
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, ...more
"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.