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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

Go the Fuck to Sleep - Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortés So I'm not a parent, at the ripe age of seventeen I shouldn't even be giving a second look at anything to do with parenthood, outside of preventing it. (One healthy dose of Teen Mom twice a year is good enough at present time.) But I do have a thing for picture books and seeing this was too good to pass over. My conclusion, I really want to remember this book. This is the sort of thing that parents of dastardly children will have a special appreciation for. But I did get a certain kick out of it as a former terror of the night myself. I was definitely one of those kids to which this would apply and I'm infinitely surprised looking back at the patience my mother maintained over those many, many years. Me and sleep had the tenuous relationship where I didn't like it and it didn't like me, so getting me to sleep was no easy task. On that alone this made me smile.However, as my only negative, I wasn't the biggest fan of the illustrations for some pages. Humor doesn't give a picture book a pass on the overall art.