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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

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls 2.5 STARS This book was assigned for English in Grade 7.Oh my, so not a book I should have read. I can understand why this book was chosen for discussion. The writing was great and the plot was very emotional and engaging. I especially remember the boys in my reading group loving it. However, when I read I get very emotionally attached to what is going on in the story, which is why as a rule try no to read "dog" books or "horse" books, ever. Where the Red Fern Grows, although an interesting story, was not ideal for a deeply depressed teenage girl with a love of animals. This was just the wrong book at the wrong time. However, someday I do believe I'll come back to this and read it again without the filter of assignments and graded reports.