Hilarious and relatable comics about one young woman’s life, relationships, and day-to-day humorous musings on why it’s good to leave the house sometimes—and when it’s better to stay home.
Cassandra Calin’s ability to document the hilarity of relatable everyday events in a series of webcomics has generated a huge following on social media. This beautifully illustrated compendium of first-person comics about the trials of the single life, school, stress, junk food, shaving, and maintaining a healthy self-image. Cassandra Calin’s comics frequently highlight the humorous gap between expectations and reality, especially when it comes to appearance and how much she can accomplish in one day. This book is funny, lighthearted, introspective, and artistically stunning—the perfect gift for young women, recent graduates, and anyone who might need a little comedic incentive to leave the house today.
I Left the House Today is a collection of comics on regular, relatable, day to day occurrences. This ranges across the seasons from feeling exhaustion, jubilation when you realise a dress has pockets, boobs and bra problems, and the one I loved – when you have eaten a yogurt and wake up in a cold sweat much later on in bed, thinking did I put the yogurt pot in the bin and the spoon in the sink or did I put the yogurt pot in the sink and the spoon in the bin? The comics were a joy and made me chuckle.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Stop Looking at Your Phone are comics which put a person into a variety of situations where they may be walking along a pavement or admiring a view whilst on vacation, yet with them looking at their phone they miss out on a great deal and place themselves in danger. I think this book has a lack of colour. I’m also not sure if the comics work as a book, it’s very much a coffee table type of book. I enjoyed the comics I read.
The perfect book for book lovers, covering our relationships with our nearest bookstore, to that we have with the characters inside of the books. Immediately relatable. The comics are great, some of the details in the illustrations brilliant. Book Love also advocates why books are the best gifts, the benefits of reading, an illustrated list of some amazing books, and a book lover’s consternation at why book covers with the movie poster is NOT the same book. Book Love has it all. The perfect coffee table book. If anyone asks you that age old question why do you read direct them to Book Love by Debbie Tung. If they still don’t it get after reading that all hope is lost for them.
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Catana’s comics are based on her relationship with her partner John. In the introduction Catana explains, “wow, we have a weird relationship, if other people saw what we do it would be odd and embarrassing. Have you ever looked at your significant other and thought – Well, that’s what we thought too, before the comics began,”
The situations in the comics range from intimacy (wanting to touch your partner’s butt, borrowing their clothes etc.) to all the comfy parts of being in a long term relationship (choosing to stay in on a Friday night instead of going out, laying around the house in your pants etc.) I’m sure many people will be able to relate to these comics. My favourite is the comic where he asks if she wants to finish his sandwich and she takes no time in taking the sandwich off of him. (I’m always hoovering up my partner’s leftovers!) Little Moments of Love is a cute book, unbearably so at times (can there ever be too much cheese?) It would make a great coffee table book, or if you’re looking for a gift for your significant other.