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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

American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang Hype and anticipation, those are the two top killers of excellent books. For American Born Chinese "kill" is much to strong of word, but it gets the point across. If I had just picked this up off the shelf instead of having it patiently sit in my to-read pile for so many years, I would have probably enjoyed it more! I know, I can only blame myself.However, the unanimous praise surrounding American Born Chinese had a direct effect on my introduction to graphic novels long before I read the book itself. Previously to this book I picked up on a whim Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel [b:The Eternal Smile: Three Stories|4437831|The Eternal Smile Three Stories|Gene Luen Yang|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1317793037s/4437831.jpg|4486024] which blew me away so completely that the graphic novel section officially became my new first stop.All that being said, although American Born Chinese fell a little flat for me it truly is still an excellent book. I love how Gene Luen Yang tells a story. The way everything comes together there is this amazing quality that cannot be overlooked. The story itself was interesting, a little exciting, and most of all funny. I don't have a single bad thing to say about this book. I just wish I hadn't had so many expectations and simply had the experience instead.