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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

Photobooth - Raynal Pellicer This book is pure inspiration! I love photobooths. As a kid every time I went to the big mall downtown I would try to get my picture taken in the little booth. I bought tiny little frames to put the best of them in and I still have those frames sitting up on my bookshelf. So needless to say, when I saw this I had to grab it from the library. This book takes my nostalgia to an entirely new level. Beautiful, wonderful, artistic and every bit as interesting as I hoped it would be. PHOTOBOOTH takes a look at all the angles from the history to the mystery behind why so many people love the photobooth not only as a way to take a quick snap but as an artistic medium of expression and museum quality art. Every single photograph is beautifully printed, there isn't any crowding (which makes a huge difference) and everyone is given their own place to shine.An entire section of the book is dedicated to pages where individual artists who have worked with the photobooth as a medium have written out there own experiences and thoughts on why they were personally drawn to it, discussing the art they have created.I just loved every second of flipping through this book. Right now all I want to do is go out and find one of those near extinct booths and get my picture taken. Seriously, wish me luck.