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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

Low Pressure - Sandra Brown I started this book knowing I probably wouldn't enjoy Low Pressure. Sandra Brown may very well be a great author, but no matter how hard I try I just can't get into her books. However, I try because this is one of my cousin-in-law's most read authors and she is the only other person in my family that reads with any sort of dedication. When I saw this as a giveaway here on GR I figured I might as well enter and bring up the non-event at the next family dinner to strike up some awkward conversation. But then I actually won a copy and whenever I get a free book I feel the crushing weight of obligation to read it. So, I tried once more to read a Sandra Brown novel. I then promptly admitted defeat. This book is just not my genre. Although I enjoy mysteries I sway towards more Agatha Christie-like books then I ever would something in the suspense genre. My way of telling apart the books I will enjoy from the books I probably won't in the vast mystery section of my library is if on the cover the author's name is larger then the title. I would pick it up and put it down. Pick up. Put down. Pick up. Put down in some place I hope I won't find it. Pick up because I didn't do that great of job. The writing itself is fine. Brown is experienced enough to know how to build a plot and move things along. I just wasn't very interested in said plot, or the characters, and especially not enough to sustain me for some 400 more pages of Stop Light reading. So I'm rating it a two and leaving it at that. I didn't hate it, the book was fine, just not my type of book. I received this book from Goodreads First Reads.