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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

Quicksilver - Stephanie Spinner Quicksilver first caught my attention when I was making a list of books recommended by the ALA for Young Adult readers. I was still new the YA section of the library and didn't know my way around, but Quicksilver seemed like a good place to start. Here we have a story about the Greek god Hermes. Hermes has always been a favourite of mine when it comes to Greek mythology, but so often he gets pushed aside for the more scandalous Olympian gods. This story was easy to read and enjoyable. What makes it so special is that it is told from Hermes perspective. Not many books about Greek Myth tell their stories from the direct perspective of one of the gods. It gives Quicksilver a great selling point and an interesting angle to the character. Actually, I enjoyed Spinner's writing so much that I went and sought out [b:Quiver|13196|Quiver|Stephanie Spinner|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320508016s/13196.jpg|15363], which is her first YA book about Greek mythology. Unfortunately, it just didn't live up to my experience with Quicksilver. This is worth checking out as some light reading for those interested in Greek Mythology and looking for a new perspective on it.