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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

Snaps - Rebecca Kraatz SNAPS is a collection of occasionally intertwined short stories, set during the Second World War and told through drawings and narration.What first drew me towards this odd find of a book was the connection with photography. The author claims to have found all her inspiration from photographs of complete strangers found in a 1940's photo album bought at a flea market in Victoria, BC. Imagining the life stories behind old photographs is something I love to do, so I can see how these stories came to be. Seeing this on the shelf I was too curious to pass it up. Unfortunately, I ended up a little disappointed. The author's slice of life stories didn't grab me and overall it felt like it was lacking. I wish that we could have seen the photographs she was drawing from. It always seemed like I was missing something and that made it difficult to connect with the stories. On the art side of things, the art was detailed, but the style was something that I found less and less interesting as I kept reading. This had a great concept but the product just didn't work for me.