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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

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return - Marjane Satrapi, Anjali Singh When I decided that it was finally time to get around to reading book two of the Persepolis series I did not think I would end up giving the book only two stars. A sever difference compared to the first book, which I gave four stars and absolutely loved reading.As I was reading Persepolis 2 it became clear quite quickly that I was not enjoying myself. I was gradually getting more and more uninterested. There were some great moments. I love the way Satrapi writes about herself. You can tell that she's being honest, a blunt understanding of who she was and why. This combined with those small individual moments of political explanation/exploration and even just general conversation with her family, managed to grab my attention at odd points in the story.Another point definitely worth mentioning is the artwork. I really enjoy the blocky, yet detailed style of the art. It's a strange combination of simple lines and an individual voice. But still these things were not enough to save my interest.What started as an window into a world I don't understand gradually became almost tiresome. And when I get to that point, as I do with any book, I asked myself, "What am I supposed to be getting out of reading this?"The first book was all about getting some understanding, a new perspective to help fill the cultural gap created by news reports and misinformation. But this book had me struggling to find an answer. This fizzled for me (an overall "meh") and there was no recovering from that.