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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

Creatures Of The Night - Michael Zulli, Neil Gaiman I'll pretty much read anything with Gaiman's name on it, so when I saw this with the blurb of "Magic, mystery, and ethereal intrigue" it was a no brainier that I should check it out. Unfortunately, I've been left disappointed by what I got. It's short. Like, unbelievably short. This book has two stories, one about cats and the other about owls, both of which are only some twenty pages long. Seeing it on the shelf made me think it was much longer than that. The hardcover is deceptive in its bulk. Although, it should be said that the art is very beautiful and the writing is incredibly imaginative. I just don't understand the length! The stories here have tons of potential to be further fleshed out and frankly should have been for the sake of the stories themselves. Although the quality is there, the substance isn't. It's that comparison of going to a really fancy restaurant and ordering the salad only to be served a teeny-tiny piece of lettuce and one single cherry tomato. I need a little bit more bang for my buck, especially when it comes to a hardcover that would cost me $17 without tax here in Canada.