Reading Quirks: Weird Things that Bookish Nerds Do!

Reading Quirks: Weird Things that Bookish Nerds Do!

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A light-hearted ode to the immense pleasure of reading and its resulting neuroses in a collection of cartoons created by beloved bookstore The Wild Detectives

Who hasn’t peeked over the shoulder of the person reading next to them on the subway, curious about the book in their hands? Who doesn’t secretly love skipping the party to stay home and read? Who hasn’t daydreamed of catching the eye of a future significant other as you discover from across the room that you’re reading the same book? If you’re a reader, you know you’ve been there, and probably in so many other weird places as well, right? That’s what happens with readers, they have these strange traits, these particular ways, that separate them from the rest. Reading Quirks explores, in 72 lighthearted four-frame cartoons, all these weird things readers do, from the existential dilemma of picking your next read to the frustrations of watching an overzealous dog-earer in action. The series was written and created by a bookstore in Dallas, The Wild Detectives, originally as a social media campaign—a way to connect with other readers over a shared understanding of what it means to be crazy about books. Laura Pacheco’s adorable illustrations introduce a cast of endearing characters, whose flaws and obsessions range from disarming good nature to mischievous playfulness. Reading Quirks is a witty and light-hearted ode to the immense pleasure of reading and its resulting byproduct: neurosis.

Title:Reading Quirks: Weird Things that Bookish Nerds Do!
Edition Language:English
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    Reading Quirks: Weird Things that Bookish Nerds Do! Reviews

  • Toni

    I just loved this series of vignettes on strange things we do for the love of books. The characters are cute and come from all walks of life. My fellow bookworm friends are going to find the situation...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Reading Quirks is a collection of comics about what it is to be a book lover. I enjoyed this collection so much! I think any book lover will find so many things to relate to in here, plus some of the ...

  • MissBecka Gee

    Well that was both delightful and highly entertaining!"Nothing stands more between a book and you than the tyranny of living."There were so many panels where I felt like I was seeing my life in print....

  • Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. These short comics show what us book lovers basically do on almost a daily basis and how we behave w...

  • Rebecca

    (3.5) This is a collected comic strip that originally appeared on Instagram between 2016 and 2018. The brainchild of bookstore/bar owners in Dallas, Texas, it highlights the kind of behaviors that man...

  • Etienne

    Funny little bookish cartoons! A simple one page cartoon format that bring humor with a touch of thinking. A bit more «complex» then what we often see in this type of book. Well done!!...

  • Rod Brown

    More like 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up because, y'know, books. This is no Book Love but it does what it sets out to do, reveling in the delight of books and reading....

  • Najibah Abu Bakar

    That warm fuzzy feelings after every page I tapped. I can relate to all the characters in the strips; how can we book lovers be so alike?Books and strips on books and reading are indeed intoxicating. ...

  • Alice

    How many of these vignettes must I incarnate to be considered an insane bibliomanic?This book perfectly represented readers' worst and most ridiculous habits. From the day long readathons to the despe...

  • Flybyreader

    This book was so much fun!If you are suffering from bibliomania like me, you will surely associate yourself with funny quotes and lively cartoons. This book beautifully shows the facts only known to t...