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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

Fruits Basket Volume 16

Fruits Basket, Volume 16 - Natsuki Takaya So many characters! It's strange seeing almost all of them in the same place all involved in different stories. For a cast this big I'm constantly surprised by how connected I feel to each of the characters. Over only sixteen volumes I feel like I already know so much, but love constantly learning more and more.This volume has a number of different story lines handling a bunch of different characters, all of which had something really interesting happening. We start off by learning about the history of Tohru's parents from the view point of her mother, but told by Kyo. It was fascinating to see how Kyo's encounter with Mrs. Honda is now effecting his relationship with Tohru. Her mother plays such a big part in her life that I'm happy to finally get the story of the relationship that resulted in such a kind young girl. We also get to learn more about student councils mysterious Machi, which I have been looking forward to since she was introduced. And her story does not disappoint, even measuring up to the Sohma level of complicated.The story has really moved forward with this one and I'm just super excited to see what happens next!