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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

Catherine, Called Birdy - Karen Cushman Catherine, Called Birdy was an assigned novel for one of my English courses along with [b:The Midwife's Apprentice|15595|The Midwife's Apprentice|Karen Cushman|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1305983479s/15595.jpg|168119]. Unfortunately for Birdy, I ended up enjoying the later much more and that played a part in my views of it. I wish I could have been more charmed by this. I can only say that I enjoyed it well enough. Birdy is captivating in the best ways, but the way the time period is described didn't interest me in the least. However, to give the book credit it did capture my attention during my reluctant reader phase, which is a feat in itself. The circumstances of it being assigned also definitely coloured my prescription of it.