Sarah’s Scribbles Collection #1 – #3

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Hi guys! So, I got some cute tiny reads, and I thought it would be better to do mini reviews of them and pack them together in one post rather than separate them. They all have the same theme – Christmas – and they are all short reads. I will be dividing this post in two and each will talk about 2 classic Christmas books.

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Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #1
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published March 8th 2016
Genres: Graphic Novel, Humor
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Are you a special snowflake?

Do you enjoy networking to advance your career?

Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared?

Ugh. Please go away.

This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.09.21This was so good! I wasn’t expecting it to be so incredibly relatable as it was.

This book is about adulthood and how confusing it can be. Being an adult doesn’t have a fixed meaning. Everyone is different and you aren’t less adult because you like what is considered to be kid’s stuff or even because you don’t have kids. It’s okay not to have all your life figured out… This book made me feel so understood! I mean, haven’t you ever felt like sometimes stuff only happen to you? Well, this made me feel NOT ALONE.

This book is full of humor that will undoubtedly make you laugh. It’s a book that will grip you from start to finish but it’s also the perfect book to grab any time you feel a bit sadder or alone.

I also really enjoyed the design of it. It completes it incredibly well and this is just the PERFECT book for introvert people like me! Here are some pages that I really liked (because if I could I would just put pretty much all of them here but oh well). Check this out:

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Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen
Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #2
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published March 7th 2017
Genres: Graphic Novel, Humor
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Sarah Andersen’s second comics collection picks up right where the first left off – huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated personal essays!) follow the ups and downs of the unrelenting self-esteem roller coaster that is young adult life: budgeting woes, cramps, the nuances of sweater theft, and the joy of staying home all day with a box of pizza. All aboard.

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.09.21This was actually even more relatable than the last one. Especially the end part of the book. It had a lot more insight, while the last book was just separated cartoons, this one had a kind of “story” where we learn more about the author, and for me where I was able to relate a lot.

This book is in part similar to the last one, but also somewhat different. It talks about self-esteem, relationships, being a woman, and a lot just about life… How our brain often cheats into making life more difficult for you.

This talks a lot about being social, and how difficult it is for the author. And I totally get it. I have the exact same problem… Interacting with people is more often than not a nightmare and this book just made me feel less alone. I always overthink everything and see things that probably aren’t there. But somehow by exposing reality, in this case, Sarah’s reality it gave me a bit more confidence…

Also, this book made me once again laugh out loud and I believe I will be grabbing for these quite often!

This book was for me incredible, and I love Sarah’s story about how she came to love cats. So I confess that I’m over the moon about the next one… I mean… CATS!!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE CATS.

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Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Series: Sarah’s Scribbles #3
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published March 27th 2018
Genres: Graphic Novel, Humor
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Adjusting to life as a world-famous cartoonist isn’t easy. Terrifying deadlines, piles of junk-food wrappers under a glowing computer screen, and an ever-growing horde of pets….umm, never mind–it’s pretty much the same.

With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen’s third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope.

Captura de ecrã 2017-06-30, às 18.09.21I was kind of hoping for more cats than I got, but the last part of the book was REALLY great, plus this continues to be some of the most relatable comics EVER.

I don’t have much else to say other than it’s the same style as the last ones, although it does have more about being an artist, which I really enjoyed! I’m one of those persons that always loved to draw and went to art school and art and design in university and yet, was always afraid of posting online, so this really touched me… Also, I was and am one of those persons that never thinks what she does is good enough so, that might have been always the problem, but I’m working on that!

This book really made me think about the way I see myself and how much I shouldn’t care and actually do whatever I wanna do. Which is why I think this is one of those books that it’s good to open here and there, whenever you need it, because it makes you feel less  alone and gives you a certain hope…

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Have you read these yet? What’s your favorite one? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!

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