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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

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - This was a amazing story but for some reason I find it hard to properly explain why. Maybe it's because of the subject matter, I see news reports almost everyday yet could never imagine what it would be like to live in Iran let alone a war zone. I always found it hard to put myself realistically in the position of someone else when I knew only what I've seen knowing so little about how people living in the country handled their day to day happenings. When I first saw this book here on Goodreads I knew I wanted to read it but I didn't know what exactly what to expect. And now that I'm done I can say I enjoyed reading this book, it didn't just tell me the facts but it showed me what it was like living in a country I've never visited for one young girl and her family. This graphic novel delivers this story in a way that just couldn't be replicated in 153 pages of pure text. It wasn't a comparison, it wasn't a news story, it was just a graphic novel with a story to tell and that was probably what I loved the most.