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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

Stitches: A Memoir

Stitches: A Memoir - Stitches is a graphic novel I'm going to have to revisit sometime soon. Having read it just days before my BIG move David Small didn't get nearly enough time for me to truly consider this book with any sort of metal capacity. This is the sort of story you have to let stew in your brain for a bit and I look forward to doing just that. What I can say in the meantime is that this book was difficult to read for me. The genre of graphic novel memoirs is something we see a lot of, but more often than not the people who write and draw them are laying their hearth on the table and letting us poke around inside of it. David Small went above and beyond that in Stitches. The way the books comes together you feel how raw it is. There is no glossy, high-shine moments here. This is a sad story and it is treated as such. Although Small is looking back he keeps his perspective as that of his younger self giving us a pretty vivid depiction of his young adult life. The experiences he shows are not ever given the "and everything turned out okay. I should know, I'm from the future" treatment. The story told here is something you feel. It is heartbreaking and so unforgiving. It hits where it hurts, but it's so worth it.