Digital Mini Reviews | What Would Life Be Without Books?

Hi there!

I honestly can’t fathom life without books by my side. They’ve become so crucial to my sanity that the mere thought of such a possibility drives me nuts. It’s not even just about the emotions, from joy to pain, that they allow us to embrace at our own discretion. It’s the potential for novelty, for escapism, for progress on so many levels. Sometimes a book is all you need to cure everything wrong in our reality, even if it’s just temporarily. Here are a couple of comics that showcase the importance of books to humankind, many even exposing how revealing books are of our own person! Or cats. 😮


This feature published at an undetermined frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, who knows) will present a couple of mini reviews on anything that isn’t a physical book that I own (ebooks, comic books, TV series or movies).

Click on the covers to be redirected to their Goodreads page.
Anything presented in this feature doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t get a full-review treatment in the future. That will entirely depend on how much I loved it, how interested you are in hearing more on it, and how much I have to still say about it! 🤣

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung

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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Pages: 177.
Format: Digital Comics.
Rating: ★★★★★.

A stellar collection of emphatically accepting and empowering moments for introverts. Absolutely relatable, fully acknowledging our struggle to conform to a social world, while reminding us the magic of teas, books, blankets, and a supportive significant other.

Book Love by Debbie Tung.

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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Pages: 137.
Format: Digital Comics.
Rating: ★★★★☆.

It contains absolutely everything a bookworm, especially one that is introverted, would feel about books and their godly ability to comfort us better than any living creature.

I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider.

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Publisher: Abrams ComicArts.
Pages: 128.
Format: Digital Comics.
Rating: ★★★☆☆.

A fun and original collection of one- or two-page comics that emphasizes everything a reader and a writer might feel or discover in their lives.

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Pages: 128.
Format: Digital Comics.
Rating: ★★★★☆.

An entertaining collection of comics depicting the normalcy of social awkwardness, body image, and various daily dilemmas that many women will probably easily relate to. This collection also introduces us to Sarah Andersen’s newly found love for cats! With fun and simple artwork, it effectively captures the soul of this series once again.

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Pages: 112.
Format: Digital Comics.
Rating: ★★★★☆.

Another entertaining collection of comics by Sarah Andersen that continues to explore an introvert’s predicament in the social world, the strictly women struggles of everyday life, and age-old cat/dog love we all have. The final section of the volume also serves as a motivational speech for creators out there. Sometimes it’s exactly what we need when we least expect it. 😉


Have you read any of these?

Share your thoughts on anything and everything with me! 😁

TILL NEXT TIME,

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43 thoughts on “Digital Mini Reviews | What Would Life Be Without Books?

  1. Yeah, I certainly see a bit of a theme going on here. 🙂 Any idea what drew you to all these around the same time? Or did you read them over a longer period and put them together later based on their similar themes? Regardless, interesting selection of works I’m completely unfamiliar with, so thanks for the eye opening.

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    1. These were all read through my phone and were picked for their “lightness”. They filled up those small periods of time where I had nothing else to do but just wanted to breeze through some entertaining or validating webcomics. 😛 I also read these a couple of months ago. I just collect them together under some kind of theme to present in these Digital Mini Reviews. 😀 Glad to showcase them and steer you towards some collections that could be fun to flip through if you’re ever craving for these kinds of comics!

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  2. Great collection, these are some of the best bookish cartoonists 🙂

    “I will judge you by your bookshelf”… I should have that printed on a nice card, and give it to a host each time I visit someone for the first time. Because I might pretend it’s not the case, but that’s what I always do 😉

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    1. Exactly what led me to read through all 3 collections too. Worth checking out for a good little quick giggle here and there! Really glad to hear your interest in these titles though. But your recommendation looks AMAZING! I definitely plan on getting my hands on copy now. Thanks for sharing, my man! 😀

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    1. It is indeed “cute” or rather “light” if you ask me hahah Sometimes she does, I’m stocking up on those to collect them in a future post where she can take all the blame hahah These weren’t influenced by her though. They’re just the kind of “light” reading I indulge on my smartphone when I got nothing else to do! 😛

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      1. Absolutely, my friend. February has been so hectic and demanding work/uni-wise that time for reading and blogging had to take a hit. It’s why I haven’t been as active as I’d usually be on here but still managed to sneak in a couple of posts heheh I’ll definitely make it a priority to turn March into a “return to form” month though. Thanks for asking; I appreciate the inquiry! 😀

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      1. Hahaha true, true. It’s why most webcomics are just one-page stuff shown on social media. Collecting them together just allows us to revisit them whenever we want. 😀 I usually just look into what themes are explored, the style, the humour, the amount of content, how relatable it is, maybe also how it makes me feel too. I’m sure you’d find so much to say if you give it a shot, knowing how thorough your reviews are, Yesha! 😀

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  3. A nice selection Lashaan and great reviews. Books and others are big therapy in today’s isolation. Tv I has proven to be too programming. Books we choose and tv seduces us at a glance into sounds, pictures and motions.Happy Saturday!

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