Sunday, December 30, 2018

Review: Book Love

(An advance reading copy of this book was provided to me via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review)

And here I thought I wouldn't be able to fit in another book before the end of 2018; Then came along this little gem which I can easily declare to be a love letter to every bookworm on the planet 💌 😊📚

Book Love is a graphic novel that can easily be read by anyone, whether they're an avid reader or not. It's a super quick read, one that I finished in the span of maybe 90 minutes while multi-tasking XD Since this book is a collection of comics centred around the theme of an undying, life long love for books, there's no complicated plot or massive cast of characters to keep track of. This might just be the perfect book to start you off on the right foot for your 2019 reading list!

Let's talk art style: it's adorable. That's all that really needs to be said about Debbie Tung's illustrations, but of course I'm going to gush about the art for a little while longer XD There were numerous full page images and panels in this book that I could easily picture turning into a framed print in my home, not just because of how pretty and whimsical they are but because the actual narration about the author's love for books are what make these illustrations so lovable and relatable.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

5 Years of The Written Word(s)!

Happy (Belated) Birthday, TWW(s)!
I mean, HOLY CRAP, right? Can you guys believe that my little baby blog is 5 years old now?! Feels like yesterday when I felt the sudden urge to show off all the fun & pretty things I was getting in the mail from my pen pals and from Postcrossing, just before the idea hit me of creating a blog to do exactly that.

A lot has changed in the last 5 years, both on this blog and in my life. Originally the slogan/tagline for this site I had decided on was 'Snail Mail - Geekery - Life' but was later updated to better incorporate my undying and all-consuming love of words and reading words and writing words and everything that goes along with that. Since then the definition of what TWW(s) is has grown and changed, and even with my posting activity not being what it was when I first started posting this has continued to be a place that I enjoy returning to as something of an online oasis - or blanket fort, if you will - designed especially for me 😍

Just for fun, let's take a quick peek at TWW(s)'s history, starting from December 20th, 2013:
The very first banner I created for TWW(s) - #Nostalgia
Back in 2013, I was in my 3rd year of university, and one of the courses I was in required us to start our own blog to update it regularly, to write posts in our chosen niche and to share said posts on social media. I didn't create TWW(s) for the purposes of that class; I actually created a blog that was originally titled 'Who Run The World? Geeks!' (you may have guessed I was a little obsessed with a particular song by Beyonce at this moment in time 😂) but after being told by my professor that the title was a little too long, it was later amended to 'Geeks Run The World'

Sound familiar? It should, because I would later start a series of interviews right here on TWW(s) by that same name, where I interviewed various geeks & nerds that inspired me for various reasons.