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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

B.O.D.Y., Volume 1 - Ao Mimori Rating 2.5Grabbing B.O.D.Y of the shelf, the story seemed cute or at least cute enough to be a fun manga style romance. The main characters are what made this story for me, with the contrast between them and the twist in how their romance plays out made me interested in seeing where things would go. By the time I finished reading I couldn't tell you the characters names, but there personalities definitely stood out. Overall, the story was cute and readable, but it felt like it kept jumping all over the place, changing the direction of the plot, and altering the characters to fit those changes. Everything moved along really quickly, so quickly that the romance was more a series of moments then anything I could latch onto. The art of the book is something I'm pretty happy with. I've really hit a winning streak in finding manga with nice looking designs. It's nothing overly memorable, but great to look at, and most importantly the art really helps flesh out the characters by showing how they respond to each other. In the end, I did like the manga but if I didn't already have the next book in the series sitting in front of me this isn't the sort of thing I would have gone out of my way to seek out again.