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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 Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein When I was in Elementary school there was an annual story telling competition that every grade took part in. Anyone who wanted to participate would pick a short story and read that story a-loud to your class using whatever costumes or props you wanted. Your classmates would then vote on the best storyteller. One person from each class would tell their story in front of the whole school. Now what does this have to do with The Giving Tree? In first grade, my classmate and future friend Stephanie choose the book The Giving Tree and she told it with such confidence that she really did sound like a storyteller. A little first grade girl, without even looking at the book, performed in front of the whole school. To my knowledge she was the first first grader to ever win the competition. Actually, the younger grades rarely ever even took part because of their obvious lack of volunteers. I had never read the giving tree before that day and it took a while before I did, but when I read The Giving Tree I heard Stephanie's voice telling me her story.The best sort of stories are the ones that have memories attached to them.