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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

Temping Fate - Esther M. Friesner This is one of my pre-goodreads books and out of all of them Temping Fate is a tough one for me to review now just because I remember so much about it. At the time I read this I enjoyed it for what it is, a light take on Greek myth in a modern day setting. I was interested in the plot and the way Friesner found ways to weave the epic nature of Greek mythology into a modern day setting. But what really made this book for me was how I related to the main character Ilana and everything about who she is. She is the driving force behind the story and if you don't connect with her connecting with the rest of it will be hard. I know that if I were to read this now, I probably wouldn't like it as much as I did then. 2009 me would be raving about it right now, whereas 2013 me is a bit more tepid. If you liked [b:Oh. My. Gods.|2342943|Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods, #1)|Tera Lynn Childs|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349017832s/2342943.jpg|2349651], then you definitely should at least check this out. I would almost say that this would be perfect for middle grade or younger YA readers because the story doesn't have a lot of weight to it and it is a pretty easy read.