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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

Fred Herzog Photographs - Fred Herzog, Claudia Gochmann, Felix Hoffmann This time around Fred Herzog is getting a beautifully printed collection of his colour photographs and let me tell you, Herzog is a master. Not only does he know how to take a photograph that no words can properly describe, but when you look at these snap shots you are transported to a place both back in time and in the most unusual, yet common of places. A few of the photographs featured here are ones I already recognized from Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs and to understand the complete scope of my love for these photographs I simply direct your attention to my review of that collection. The essay and preface here were short and sweet, and the commentary on the transition from black and white to colour was something that as a casual photography lover I found incredibly fascinating. To see something new of Herzog's work had me incredibly excited, and I am so happy with how this collects looks. Every photograph is a favourite, and frankly I am desperate to see more.