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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 Eternal Smile: Three Stories - Gene Luen Yang, Derek Kirk Kim I love this graphic novel! The Eternal Smile is one of those stories, well three stories that I am happy I have read, living up to and beyond all my expectations. However, now that I'm here writing a review of the book I have found that everything I type in praise or description of comes out sounding like some sort of pitch, like the kind of hype review you would find in a teen magazine with a sponsor to please. And even though everything I want to say is true it's hard to get past the amount of times I've typed "breathtaking" or "amazing". The truth is these stories will make you want to smile, then stop and wonder why. From the smallest details to the most amazingcolours I have so many reasons as to why I love The Eternal Smile but my best advice is to just go out and read it yourself, and then read it again because even if your not a fan of the stories (which might mean you need to see a doctor, just saying) the art will please the eyes more then any plain text could.