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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

The Imperfectionists - Tom Rachman As a young adult reader it was a big jump going from "realistic" YA to how realistic really could be written. When I first picked up this book I wasn't sure exactly what to expect and after the first chapter I wasn't sure I would come out being interested in the story, but as I read on I really began to love what I was reading. The Imperfectionists is a story about an international newspaper and the people who love, live and breath the news they print. Going into the personal lives of people you could very well meet while walking down the street and never really talk to.The individual plot weren't always the most enjoyable. They were as full of excitement as I'm use to, but never-the-less, I found the story oddly gripping. Amazingly well written, the author manages to combine not only an intriguing plot but create believable characters weaving everything together in a setting that is both ordinary and exotic.At first it seemed a bit of a boring thing to read about, ordinary people, and for some people it would be but this is what I like about fiction, the ability to experience and learn about people, places and events that I wouldn't have otherwise imagined. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the rise and fall from the very beginning in each "flash back", it was by far my favourite part tying everything together and adding detail and gravity to the newspaper setting. I'm really quite glad I picked this book up partly because I don't think I'll ever find anything quite like it again. It had it's flaws but though the over all oddness of my reading experience I don't really mind nor remember them.