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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

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) - I bought the book because of the good reviews the young adult series as a whole has been receiving and I was not at all disappointed. The story is really driven by the references to the mythology that they include throughout the book. Although sometimes the amount of myth we're introduced to becomes overwhelming I do hope that some of this back knowledge will be farther developed in the rest of the series. I enjoyed reading the story because it gave me the basic idea of having the Greek Gods in a modern world and let my imagination run with it. My only real problem with the book was the general lack of explanation that was going on inside the story, a lot of Percy's questions never get answered point blank and because of this the reader is sometimes just as confused with the situation as he is. I personally found that this feeling persisted to far into the bulk of the book. Though the book may not be totally perfect it was defiantly something to build off of and will hopefully create a story that only gets better.I can't wait to see where the series goes!