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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

Love*Com (Lovely*Complex), Volume 1 - Aya Nakahara So, I've watched the anime and somehow managed to watch the live-action movie. (The things you can stumble upon on YT, seriously.) It was only a matter of time till I finally picked up the original manga... right? Now that day has come (years later) and here I am having a hoot with my heart all a gigglin' in my fan-girling ways. This was just adorable, aDORKable even! A story of an unlikely/likely romance between two characters that different in height, but not heart. I'm trying to think of something else to say aside from the cuteness... THE ART! Right, the art was wonderful, although it did take me some getting use to. The character design is all about emoting and the backgrounds are full of detail. Sometimes this combination gave me a little to much to look at going panel to panel but this is hardly a complaint. I also really found myself loving the alt. textured style of the single drawing page dividers. (Google me a Love*Com desktop background.)I'm excited to see how the story progresses. Hopefully the next volume will keep the momentum that has so vividly charged this first book.