Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries!
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.
This wee little book of funny comics was a Christmas Gift and I was so delighted. Both because I hadn’t heard of this book, I don’t pay much attention to comics outside of graphic novels, but also because it was a book about me. So soon as everything was sorted and family back on their way home I snuggled up into bed and poured through this book.
For the most part, this book is cute and funny little snippets into the average life of a book obsessed persons. I laughed at more than a few, like one where the book lover complains she has too many books on her TBR while buying more books. Another I loved is how bookies with the movie poster cover are inferior to the original cover. LEGIT.
I did find a few of the panels repetitive, and the overall appearance of only female book lovers a bit disappointing. The author definitely has a dislike for ebooks and e-readers which I find sad as it’s 2020 it’s time to leave reading elitism in the past.
Overall though it was a perfect fun light read and I really hope some of these panels get made into cards or tote bags because I would definitely buy those!