Q is not going to make me quit. I have decided to quit quitting!! So when I realized I did not have any book I recalled reading for this letter (unless I chose to repeat myself), I decided to read (at least) one quickly to review here. And while everyone is home, thankfully everyone was busy enough to grant me some peace and quiet, so I could read and review before the end of the day!
“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Amir”
― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story
I had first read Debbie Tung’s Book Love a couple of years ago, and while I found myself agreeing with her on almost every black and white illustrated page, and also loved the illustrations, I did not fall in love with the book itself. It gave me a been there, done that feel, rather than ‘oh yes, that is me, that is me!’
But I had liked it enough to pick up this book for the letter ‘Q.’ First off, I don’t think I would fit into the classic definition of an introvert. Sure I would rather stay home and read (because I loooove books) and/or spend time with family, rather than go out and party, just like Debbie mentions in this book.
On the other hand, I also find it easy to make conversations with a stranger, and can talk a mile a dozen. I more often fill silences with words than not. So while I cannot relate fully to the book, there were still parts of it that I found myself nodding in agreement with.
All said and done, I love the illustrations and the thought bubbles, and like in Book Love, could super easily relate to her bookish thoughts. While both books tended to get repetitive for me half-way through, they are still cute enough and booknerdy enough to be a cool gift for younger booknerdigans, and this one, more specifically, I guess for introverts (but also for those who know one)
A book that introverts will most likely find validation in, and one that may help extroverts understand the introverts they know a little better. And lots of inspiration for comic and book lovers…
Get it Here
“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard
My ‘Q’ Book Stack (?!)
- The Quick and the Dead
Really quick as there is not much here! I have a couple of text books that start with this letter, but chose to leave them out. As for this book, I think I picked it up at a used book store but am yet to read it.
“The world is too quiet without you nearby.”
― Lemony Snickett
Random Thing(s) for ‘Q’ Day
I have certainly been quotatious in my AtoZ posts, meaning dropping quotations in my conversations with you through my blog! And sometimes I take forever to get my posts up because my mind is in a quaquaversal mood. This word means going off in all directions, kind of like a firework, and is used to refer to geological formations). And I loved this find as well – quicquidlibet, which means whatever one pleases, anything whatsoever; or one who does whatever one pleases.
While I could not find an exact word to mean a mishmash or miscellany, the letter lends itself to many words for specific numbers of things, like quaternity for a group of four things, quincunx for five things, quindecad for 15, and quadragesimal for 40 (and more).
“The Quieter You Become, The More You Are Able To Hear.” – Rumi.
And now, the end of this post
So, dear reader, as always, a couple of questions for you. Have you read the pictured ‘Q’ book? Do you have interesting ‘Q’ words or facts for me?
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein
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