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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith

I don't read a lot of mystery or crime mystery for that matter, but damn do I love this series. I don't know if I would if I read a lot of it, maybe I would pick up on the clues too easily but with this series, Galbraith manages to tell me who it is and the convince me that I am wrong about 100 times. I bounce back and forth between who I think committed the crime that it's impossible for me to figure out.


Now that I know, I was like "Damn it! I should have known better because of X and Y!" 


Anyway, this book is just as good as the first. My only qualms are with Robin... there isnt much she is bad at and I would love some more development of her character outside of her relationship issues. Hopefully the next book gives us that. 


Strike is a great hero. I love how his mind works and following him around. I guess some parts of the book are a little bloated and I skim a bit with repetitions, but honestly I still enjoy the hell out of this series. I get sucked in so quick and read it pretty quickly. 


It's nice to know that Rowling can still entertain the hell out of me year after I started reading her books.