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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

The Big Book of Irony - Jon Winokur I picked up the The Big Book of Irony because of a long standing thought that I have no real idea of what irony is, despite that fact that I'm suppose to know and identify it for my work in school and just in general speech. This seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to skim a few pages and finally have the unexplainable explained properly. I however, ended up not just skimming the pages but reading the book all the way through and enjoyed it more then I thought I would for a short non-fiction book about such a subject as irony. With references to blogs, wikipedia, quotes, etc. the more I read of this book the less it felt like an education injunction and the more it felt like I was reading the work of a literary geek who was taking the time to sit down with me to try to explain exactly how irony works, what it is, and what it isn't in the most enthusiastic yet, frustrated voice possible. I enjoyed reading this but not everybody will, with pages after pages of never ending quotes and explanations. It was a fun look into a subject that goes beyond just how irony is used but also delving into the thoughts and actions of people who know how to use it.