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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

Batman: Harley & Ivy - Paul Dini, Judd Winick, Bruce Timm, Joe Chiodo The first thing you notice when it comes to this book is just how captivating the art is. The cartoon-y style grabbed me and the colouring made every page beautiful. Even when those pages were the equivalent of a guys wet dream. You know what I'm talking about. The suggestive poses, the spandex, the panties, the cat-fights, the cat-fights in panties, cat-fights in the shower. You know, everything you want when it comes to the two most sexy characters in the Batman lexicon, Ivy and Harley. Honestly, I love these two, they can do no wrong in my eyes. In the writer's and artist eyes however, they can do a lot of wrong. But you see, I'm a girl, and granted I'm a girl who can appreciate other girls, but a girl who loves strong female characters. This book however is not about strength or even strength in sexuality. Nope, this is about panties. That's it. No undertones, no story, just Harley and Ivy in various situations where they can disrobe. Batgirl even makes a brief appearance and gives us a great panel: knees together, ass up. The terrible thing is, I could have really enjoyed seeing a story about Ivy and Harley. I'm fine with sexy women and I'm especially okay with my villains and heroes being sexy. But I draw the line between sexy and objectification, between sexy and substanceless.