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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

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years Series #1)

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years Series #1) - If you're a fan of the musical and now want to read the book proceed with caution! This book may have been the basis of the musical's plot, but it is something in a completely different vein. It is very dark in tone and lacks more then just the song and dance from the musical. BEWARE! I went into Wicked expecting something a little more whimsical and a little less dreary. I got up to page 266 before all the dark intensity became to much for me to handle all at once. This is the type of book you have to put down every so often, just to step away for a while and readjust to a more sunshiny reality. However, this doesn't mean that I found the book to be bad. I actually thought it was incredibly interesting and immersive. Intense isn't always a bad thing and I was surprised by how this both repulsed me and yet still drew me into the story. This is an incredibly memorable story, but I don't think I'll ever find the motivation to continue reading it after so much time had passed since I first started. Maybe if I stumble across it I'll give it another go from the start, but for now I'm marking this as read, but did not finish. Definitely a unique take on Oz and the nature of villains. But also definitely, definitely not for everyone.