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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

Challenge: 30 Day Book Challenge Day One and Two

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban  - J.K. Rowling

 

30 Day Challenge Day Description

 

I saw this picture re-blogged a few times and think that this is a great way to get to know my new BookLikes friends as well as to give y'all a sample of my reading tastes. FYI this came from Tumblr somewhere (so that's about as good of a source as 'the internet'). 

 

I am going to tag all of my posts for this with "30 Day Book Challenge" and hopefully everyone else will too because then if you click on that tag, you can see everyone who is participating. I think the tags are going to become my primary form of a)finding reviews for books I am interested that my friends didn't read and b)finding cool new people with the same reading tastes and/or interesting things to say.

 

So under the jump cut you can find my questions to 1) Best Book I Read Last Year and 2) A Book I Have Read More than Three Times. And I bet you can already guess which books they are...

 

Day 1: Best Book I Read Last Year

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

This book blew me away. I loved the mix of a classic fairy tale retelling and dystopian fiction. It took all the ingredients it needed to have, threw in a hefty dose of creativity and came out with an awesome product.

 

 

Day 2: A Book I Have Read More than Three Times

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

 

You know this one I had to think about. I started writing down my rereads around 2008 and have only reread 23 books, and most of those were only for the second time. I did use to reread a lot when I was a preteen/teen though, and HP was on my list of things to read every summer. Out of the series out at the time (4), Azkaban is my favorite. There is a point in this book where I know I better have nothing else planned because I will not be able to stop reading.