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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

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes - Eleanor Coerr I originally heard the story of Sadako in 6th grade while learning about international cultures, my teacher reiterated it briefly during class to spur discussion but I was never really payed much attention. However the story still resonates with me and now years later after becoming more interested in history I wanted to revisit Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. This version of the story was sufficient enough to reintroduce me to the basics of the story and would be an excellent (although sad) introduction to the unknown after effects of the atom bomb and to Sadako's life story for any primary readers. The only real disappointment I had with this book was I was hoping for a bit more when it came to the artwork, it looked like colour paintings had been scanned and then printed off in black and white which was not at all what I was expecting with a story such as this one. Though all in all I'm happy I've taken another look into the story and with new interest I'm hoping to perhaps find a more detailed biography to read outside of the children section.