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Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story | Debbie Tung
This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extroverts world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at ones leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: shes an introvert. The first half of the book traces Debbies final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet.
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Ann_Reads
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Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story
This is a graphic novel and the title is pretty much self-explanatory. Tung‘s story is something many introverts can relate to. 📚 ☕
Honorable Mention:
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#Alphabetgame #LetterQ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 3mo
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Bklover
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#alphabetgame letterQ
The introverts among us will enjoy the humor and honesty in this one.

JenReadsAlot This was fantastic! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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Maria514626
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Well this about wraps me up. 😆 However, I do need a dog in my survival kit.

A very affirming read. ❤️❤️❤️
#bigjunereadathon

mabell Absolutely! 🐶❤️ 6mo
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JenReadsAlot
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1. Wordle and words with friends with @peaknit
2. Getting outside!!!! Oh I need it bad...
3. Tagged and also The Golden Couple
Thanks @Kshakal @eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs I really enjoyed Golden Couple!! 8mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I loved this book so much!!!

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ReadingEnvy
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Sometimes I poke around the bonus borrows in #hoopla and end up finding fun stuff like this comic. The author has written an even more bookish one than this as well.

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AshRaye
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I love this little comic book. The author truly captured the struggles of being an Introvert. I really felt a deep connection to the story. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

Word_Dragon Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for books about being an introvert. If you haven't read it yet and don't mind nonfiction, you mind find Quiet by Susan Cain interesting. 11mo
AshRaye @Word_Dragon I have heard a lot about Quiet, but I haven't gotten the chance to read it yet. Thank You for suggesting it. I'll have to move it up on my TBR list. 11mo
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MurElly
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Great little graphic novel! Thought I was mostly reading about myself. Lol

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sdbruening
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That was really good. Funny, poignant, sad, and enlightening about various aspects of intro version. The black and white watercolor is beautiful. I can relate to many of the components of this and most definitely the love of books and tea! It also had a nice story arc to it, rather than just a collection of web comics thrown together. Love the above page. We all want to be better at things we‘re not good at! Whether introvert or extrovert!

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eraderneely
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January #bookreport
I started January in a reading slump like I normally do,
then Quiet Girl grabbed me and I got back into reading. I loved Who is Vera Kelly?, Winter Counts, and Addie LaRue ❤️❤️❤️ But I‘ve just finished Addie and I don‘t want to read anything else - slump is back!
The 2 on the right are what I have out from the library, but I don‘t think I want anything serious. I think I need another Fun Romp. Suggestions?

Caroline2 Hmm, I can‘t think of any fun romps...I‘ve been reading a lot of dark, sinister reads lately! 😆 2y
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Kenyazero
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When I was a kid (and teen), I had a lot of social anxiety. I saw my experiences and feelings from that time (and occasionally at present) in these pages exploring social anxiety, social battery recharges, and cozyness. There are many books and cups of tea in this collection as well. It's a collection of standalone comics, but quite a few of them string together to tell a cohesive and satisfying story. #Nonfiction #SocialAnxiety #Comics

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Sharpeipup
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The introvert struggle is real.

Catsandbooks Oof I feel this! 2y
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eraderneely
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My first read of the year was a great one! (I always start the year in a reading slump for some reason, so I‘m glad this finally got me going)
I have never felt so SEEN by a book. Thanks so much @kaysworld1 for sending this to me so that it would be right in arms reach when I needed it!
Does anyone know if she‘s done a book on Parenting While Introverted?

squirrelbrain Loving the ⛄️! 2y
kaysworld1 I am so glad you enjoyed it hun, I'm intrigued to read it myself now 😊 2y
Birdsong28 @eraderneely She might do as at the end of the tagged book she was pregnant and this was released last year 2y
eraderneely Oh excellent! @Birdsong28 (edited) 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I liked this... I saw myself in a lot of these comics. Especially the realization as an adult that there‘s nothing “wrong” with me, I‘m just an introvert (that can operate as an extrovert for short periods of time) and the exhaustion from that is normal. #bookspinbingo #doublespin #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
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eraderneely
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Thank you so much @kaysworld1 !!!
A graphic novel is perfect for dipping in and out of, since I‘m not finding very much time to read.

BookingitwithSandra Lovely cover! 2y
kaysworld1 You will have to let me know what its like i want to red it myself xx 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous ✨ 2y
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Eggs
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I‘m sure many littens can identify with this theme. This GN spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she‘s an introvert. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I love her illustrations!! 2y
Eggs @TheAromaofBooks yes❣️❣️ 2y
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CoveredInRust
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Bless. This. Book.

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Bookworm54
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I loved this book!
As an introvert (and natural worrier!) it was very relatable and I love Debbie‘s artistic style.
It is okay to be an introvert, and it is okay to be an extrovert. And sometimes you need friends or partners who are the opposite to join you :)

CaffeineAndCandy 🤣❤❤❤ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴘɪᴄ 2y
DAB 😱 😂 😆 2y
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hwestfall
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This was just the book to read after such a busy weekend ❤️

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Birdsong28
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Loved this book. It made me feel that my way of life is acceptable and it also made me realise that I have been trying to hide my introvert ways and that I should embrace it. I think since joining this wonderful community that I have found that it is acceptable to act this way and that there are people that will accept me this way. 😘 📚 📖

Suet624 Absolutely!!! 3y
Oryx Sounds perfect! 3y
TrishB Always ❤️ 3y
Lesanne Isn‘t it so freeing when you don‘t have to try to be someone you‘re not? ❤️ 3y
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Shows how us introverts work and why we do the things we do.

#AndrewMcMeelPublishing
#lockdownlist

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Pogue
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She gets me. Being an introvert this quarantine is not bothering me at all.

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julesG
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Wonderful book!

So many moments where I nodded my head because Debbie Tung gets it/me, or I get her.

My daughter was looking over my shoulder all the time I was reading this on my phone. She didn't understand all of it, but it got us talking about introverts and extroverts and that some people need solitude to recharge.

erzascarletbookgasm I liked this too! 3y
LapReader Oh the irony! Daughters don‘t get it do they? 3y
Lesanne Oh, I think I must read this book! 3y
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julesG @LapReader She's ten. She'll learn. 😉 3y
Crazeedi With age comes wisdom 💖 3y
OrangeMooseReads This sounds like one I need to make people read to better understand me lol 3y
LapReader Mine is 9. On the weekend when I took myself outside to repot some plants in order to escape, she was behind me. She said ‘I am just going to follow you around‘ like I was supposed to be thrilled about it. 3y
julesG @LapReader I'm rolling my eyes in sympathy. Mine's similar. 3y
Tracyantoon I loved this book!! As well as Book Love. It‘s like she drew the pictures straight from my brain! 3y
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MissAimz_55
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Trying to keep up with getting into comics s d graphic novels. I loved this one! While I‘m not an introvert I still related so much with this comic especially this page! I highly recommend this one. #newtomegenre

sdbruening Yes, definitely related to that page! So cute. I think I‘m slightly more on the extrovert side of things, but I agree with you that there are still a lot of relatable moments in here. 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#HollyJollyReading Day 28: Fats‘ review: “It‘s basically an introvert‘s Bible, in comics form. Any introvert would relate to Debbie‘s social experiences. It‘s a #nice addition to the growing list of books about introverts. (Someday, we will rule the world.)” Full review of her feature of three graphic memoirs by female artists for #WomenReadWomen2019: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kSD

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 3y
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Bookjunkie57
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bookjunkie57
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I live for these types of weekends. They do not happen often enough.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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This is such a perfect analysis of my life!
I do however realise that I'm married to an introvert as well as being one.

#ImpulseRead
#WinterGames
#Elfies

@Bookwormjillk @StayCurious @Clwojick

ljuliel Looks the same at our house. 3y
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hike.read.repeat
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Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 603.3 of 3005.3

Books completed on trail: 10

So relatable. And another one-sittingread. #hoopla

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Readerann
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It‘s like this woman is in my head! 😊 #DeweysReadathon #readathon #deweyoct

Linsy I loved this book! 3y
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RealBooks4ever
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Debbie Tung has a husband to fall back on. I choose to be introverted on my own.

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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Oh yeah, this is me. (When I get chance with a toddler!)

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belacat
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We need to get this book along with Quiet by Susan Cain into the hands of those who really need them. The Extroverts! A little understanding would be nice. Would it be tacky if I left them on my manager's desk?

LoverofLit I finished up Quiet a week or so ago and really enjoyed it. I've already recommended it to a handful of people and made my extrovert husband listen to some of it with me! 3y
KathyWheeler Agreed! While I loved both books, I really feel that it‘s my extroverted friends and acquaintances who need to read these books more than I did. That said, Quiet gave me some insight into a coworker who appears to be an extrovert but actually is not. (edited) 3y
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Smarkies
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A nicely illustrated simple book on the travails and joys of being an introvert.
Counting this as #somethingpersonal for #nonfiction2019 as well as #letterq for #litsyatoz

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laur89
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This is me today, enjoying a quiet day at home alone, surrounded by my books - paperback books and e-books alike!

I‘ve embarked on a short-book journey of comics and audiobooks shorter than an hour. No regrets! 🤓📖🎧

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Debbie Tung shares her experiences and struggles of fitting in social situations as an introvert. Filled with heartfelt humour, it‘s fun, cute, mostly relatable, and a great read for understanding an introverted person.

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guinsgirlreads
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Taking a rest day since they‘re necessary 😝, but finished book 5/10 for my #bookfitnesschallenge ! #bfc

This book is me to a tee 😂! Perfectly describes introverts who prefer to read over everything else!

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4y
wanderinglynn Ooh, I need to read that one too. And yes, rest days are important. 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
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Silje
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This was so charming, yet also sad in parts. It hit a nerve, and was very relatable. The art work was perfect for the book, both the colouring in white, Black and different blue and greyish tones, and the illustrations.

TheReadingCompanion Need to read this! 3y
Silje @TheReadingCompanion It's so good 😊 3y
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Silje
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Reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung. I can relate to this. A lot.

beth_jones8 I love the art style! Very cute 4y
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flying_monkeys
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Introverts Assemble!
(figuratively, of course. Who would want to abandon hard-won solitude for what would likely be an awkward and mostly silent assembly?! But it‘s nice to know we‘re out there, supporting each other, from a comfortable distance.)

For introverts and the extroverts who love ‘em. Highly relatable, fun graphics.

Recommended to those who enjoy Sarah Andersen‘s graphic novels.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4y
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like my kind of book! And very well-said, btw. Stacked! 📚 4y
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swatreads
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This was a cute graphic novel to which i could relate completely as an introvert 😁

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thereadingowlvina
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Loved this book! I'm an introvert & I find this book is ridiculously relatable. I highly recommend this to everyone!

Rating: 5🌟

#graphicnovel #introvert

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TK421
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1. Quiet Girl In A Noisy World, The Samaritan, Swamplandia

2. 😘

3. 😱😠😃

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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SoniaC
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I relate to this book in so many ways. I just loved it. The art is so well done.

Heideschrampf Wait! I was convinced that this was the side-view of a lizzard's upper body 🙈 (edited) 4y
SoniaC @Heideschrampf 😂 at first glance that‘s what I saw too. 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess So glad that you liked it! 4y
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SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess it‘s adorable!! 4y
SoniaC @tpixie nice to know I‘m in good company 😂 4y
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elwarburton
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The love of graphic novels has started early in this one 😍

TK421 Its never to soon to love graphic novels!😁 4y
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💙

GingerAntics This is so true. 4y
Texreader Me too 4y
LaraReads 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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💙

BillBlume Is there a better kind of weekend? I think not. 4y
diovival It me. 4y
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