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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

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You, Vol. 04 - Karuho Shiina Out of everything so far I think this volume has best shown Sawako's capacity for kindness. When I first started the series I thought that the majority of her actions seemed to stem simply from how clueless she is when it comes to other people and what they expect of her. However, this volume really shows what she's like as a person. An adorable former social outcast to be sure, Sawako is also an incredibly compassionate character no matter the circumstances. I also loved seeing the Ryu moments in this volume. His encounter with Sawako is definitely going to play into the story later on and I can't wait to see what happens on that front! Kazehaya didn't play a huge part this time around in person, but Kurumi's presence more then made it so he was never truly absent. I really enjoyed seeing how, even though she isn't the person Sawako thought she was (no duh), she doesn't get played up as this big romantic villain. She's definitely still an antagonist, but Kurumi is shown as a very real person who just isn't entirely sure what to do when faced with someone as honest as Sawako is.