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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: v. 15

Fruits Basket, Vol. 15 - Natsuki Takaya This volume has two very different moods to it. The first part is very sad as we go more into Yuki's history, how he ended up under Akito's control, and some of what that entailed. This was a great follow up to what ended off the last volume. The more I learn about Yuki the more I'm starting to love him. After everything everyone in this series has experienced all you want is for them to be happy in the future. This new information also brings a lot more weight to Tohru's presence and how by just being around the Sohma's she really has exposed them to an acceptance that few of them have ever experienced. Although that is a running theme, her interactions with Yuki shows that acceptance in the one of the most poignant ways.The second half of this volume has a very major change in tone. From the dark to the light, the group is set to act out a revised Cinderella play "Sorta Cinderella" for the school culture festival. Through this half I could not stop laughing, as always Takaya gets me with her hilarious blunt dialog and then brings it home by throwing in something meaningful to the characters. A cultural festival play is a common thing to see in a romance manga for obvious reasons (normally used as some sort of filler piece), but this time around "Sorta Cinderella" was full of some of the biggest laughs I've had in the entire series so far.