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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 Door - 'Margaret Atwood',  'Phoebe Larmore' Poetry is an art form that I tentatively love. I restrain myself, I make sure that I don't become that sort of teenage girl, the one that ties her hormonal ups and downs with angsty metaphors and off-beat rhythms. Because of this I sometimes forget that poetry is more then that. There can be meaning in small ideas, in little words that lack the dramatics I normally associate with my idea of what poetry is. This is where Atwood excelled in The Door. I was not moved by the poems about her dead cat, nor the ones about war (although I can understand their existence), but Owl and Pussycat, Some Years Later caught my attention in a big way. Similarly, It's Autumn had me the moment she refereed to fallen nuts as "tree orphans" and then somehow spun her ideas into commentary of our modern day hunters. Whenever Atwood connected levity with subtle wisdom I was enchanted. Now, that is to say, not every poem excelled, but that's to be expected with any collection. What I do know is that I was consistently curious of what would come next. I couldn't stop flipping the page over and reading well beyond what I expected to. This book has reminded me that I need to read more poetry. I had forgotten how enjoyable it is to have those "ah ha!" moments when my life connects with the thoughts of someone else's. This was a pleasure to read and hopefully just by reading this I have started a trend of enjoying more poetry in my life.