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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

Cleopatra's Moon

Cleopatra's Moon (Audio) - Vicky  Alvear Shecter, Kirsten Potter June 20 2013: Right now I'm at a rest point. I feel like Cleopatra's Moon will be a slow burn. I love the intensity and how intricately weaved the story is. The audiobook has compelled me to stay up way past my bedtime on more than one occasion. On the other hand, for my sensitive disposition it can be draining. I'm currently on hour four of ten total and I just can't convince myself to pick this back up again, despite how good it is, without a bit of a break. To give you an idea of my love/hate relationship with this book here are some of the notes I've taken so far:Historical fiction: Where nothing good ever happened... like seriously ever.Historical fiction: Be happy you don't live in the past... nothing is happy in the past. Historical fiction: You have a friend? All you're friends are dead (or will be soon enough).Historical fiction: Family? What family? All your family is dead.Historical fiction: Murder! Murder all the things!!Historical fiction: Everything in the past is dead now... Here's a detailed account on how that happened.Historical fiction: Love only leads to death. Happiness only leads to death. All things lead to death. You're better off just not touching anything. BUT I LOVE IT! urgh!