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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

Fairest - Gail Carson Levine Fairest attempts to bring song to print and lost me in the translation. This is one of those books that I wanted to like but was unable to involve myself in the story because of the entanglement of songs written into the plot. Trying to imagine the songs being sung and creating a melody from nothing brought me out of the story and into my head. This bothered me especially because song is such a major element of the world that Levine is trying to build that this disturbance is ever present throughout the book.In the moments I was truly involved in the story I found the plot, the characters and the message being told to be intriguing and well written. It was these sections that made me read on to finish the entire book, but my problems with the incorporated music is what stayed with me in the end. Overall I do want to return to Fairest at some point and give it a second chance, only this time it will have to be an audio book instead.