Sunday, October 28, 2018

Book Love

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.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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