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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

The Book of Awesome - Neil Pasricha The Book of Awesome is a 393 page reminder that great, AWESOME things come in the most simple of moments.Through lives small triumphs, moments of easily forgotten fun, guilty giggles, and the tiniest realizations, we spend our time going from one thing to the next and in the shuffle I sometimes forget to really enjoy the things I do. The Book of Awesome goes through those seconds of daily life and finds those situations that we pass by and re-lives, examines, and champions them with all the humor and lightheartedness you would expect. I found this book to be really fun, so much so my list of favourite entries got too long and jumbled to keep track of. The Book of Awesome has this great combination of experience story-telling and humor. It can get a bit repetitive with the distinct writing style/pattern that Pasricha uses but the transition between the blog format and book was pretty well done. This isn't something that you read through in one sitting though, it's the type of book that's great to just have around and read whenever you're in the mood for it. I think it can be best described as a mood booster and I definitely enjoyed it best in those moments where I needed something to give myself a little down time and LOLCATS just aren't doing it for me. With that said, I can see myself coming back to this in the future or at least checking out The Book of (Even More) Awesome orThe Book of (Holiday) Awesome: When the Christmas Lights All Work, Successfully Regifting a Present, Drinking with Grandma. I'd mention the blog itself, but I'm sure I don't need to waste anymore time then I already do on the internet. If you're interested in the overall concept, it's a great book to at least flip through.