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Reading Robyn

I am a lover of libraries, a reader of everything, a girl easily swayed by pretty pictures, and overall just your average, nerdy fairy princess.

 

2013 is the year I'm finally keeping up a regular reading blog Reading Robyn! There I post extended versions of my GR reviews so be sure to check that out!

 

I always seem to be on the move having lived in seven cities and counting in my nineteen years. I'm not on the run from the law as many have assumed (at least I don't think so), but moving around has given me an appreciation for how places make stories and people make memories. While change is inevitable, books are the friends that I take with me from place to place. They comforted me when I was sick, they push me to continue to learn and grow into myself, and most importantly they opened me up to the possibilities of living in thousands of places all at once.

 

I primarily read YA fiction, as well as a lot of graphic novels and manga. However, I tend to be this combination of odd reads, so expect the unexpected!

 

Cheesy Life Quote: "In this world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." - Frantz Fanon

Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol Anya's Ghost has found the sweet spot of graphic novels. Not only is the story fantastic but the art is possibly the best that I have ever seen in glossy print.When telling a ghost story whether around a crackling camp fire or in the pages of a book you always have to be cautious how you construct your tale. Characters you care for, situations your audience can relate to, a continually growing sense of security, and the perfect turning point to make things interesting. When focusing just on the text Anya's Ghost seems just like any another ghostly apparition. But when paired with art that can be described as powerful, everything comes to life. (See what I did there... "comes to life", ha!)This is one of those books that you can honestly say is expertly crafted. And you don't just throw those words around willy-nilly when it comes to graphic novels. This is the first time where I truly want to just stop writing this review, go back to my comfy chair and re-read this. Just take my time and really look at it.Thank you Misty for bringing this book to my attention! Such a worth while read!