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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

Challenge: 30 Day Book Challenge Day Eleven

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

A Book You Hated


Let's go for a classic here, one that I was forced to read over the summer in high school, Of Mice and Men. Oh, how I hated this short read. To Kill a Mockingbird (the other book I read that summer) was leaps and bounds ahead of this Steinbeck book. I don't even think I could put my finger on why I disliked it so much. I have heard of people really liking it, but it just didn't work for me... at all. 


I successfully avoided Steinbeck's books until college where I was forced to read, and didn't completely dislike, Cannery Row. So I guess all hope at being one of the cultured reading elite isn't lost for me.