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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

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes - 13 Little Blue Envelopes was a disappointment for me. I had high expectations and I just love Maureen Johnson, so I tried really hard to like this book, but it left me feeling bitter.My problem lied mostly with Ginny, it felt like all she could do was complain. You're on this amazing, once in a life time adventure, and complaining about every little thing the whole way through. I expected there to be some of that, jet-lag can be a bitch, but it was too much complaining, not enough adventure. It just didn't balance out.There were some really great moments where I would get pulled into the plot and characters, but then she would think something bratty and I would just get frustrated again. I did end up investing in how everything would come together, but the character narration was just too distracting for me. I had a love it / hate it roller-coaster ride. Also, parents! Where the hell are the adults? Does the YA genre break down when parents actually play an active role in, you know, PARENTING?