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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

Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern Let me begin by saying when I'm in the young adult section of any book loaning establishment I am very much the type of reader who judges a book by it's cover and perhaps because of this there are only so many times I can pass by a book on the shelf before I have to stop and actually read it. This was one of the first reasons why despite some hesitation I added this book to my reading list for the year. Get Well Soon was one of those books I was a little worried about reading, despite its humours outside it had the potential to be personally depressing. When picking up books about the serious emotional issues of being a teenager I always put on my caution lights, I have been fooled before into reading books that I believed would deal with these issues in a humorous manner only to read 300 pages of hopeless angst that in the end do more harm then good for my own emotional standings. Now that I have finally read the book I am happy to report that it was not one of those stories. Julie Halpern tells Anna Bloom's story in a manner that I could not only connect with but walk away from smiling. The characters were interesting, the perspective was amazingly written and the story flowed in a way that kept me reading well into the night. In the end I have to say I have never been so pleased with my cover judging ways. :)