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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 Fourteen

The Golden Compass  - Philip Pullman

Book Turned Movie and Completely Desecrated


I am not sure if this entirely fair to call this a complete desecration since I refuse to even see it, but The Golden Compass is my choice. My sister saw it and I trust her judgement. And I think what angers me so much about this one is that they had a good director, a stellar cast and a great following. I think the script wasn't originally horrid either... but the damn marketing department and pressure from the studio to make it happier in like super post-production pretty much doomed this movie. I've seen the footage from the original ending and I would totally give this movie a watch and a chance if I could see the original cut.


Anyway I think my wrath also has to do with the fact that these books like tore my soul (pun intended) when I was in high school. The only published fan fiction I have ever written to day was for His Dark Materials. I still sit eagerly awaiting the day that Pullman finally publishes The Book of Dust. One day, one day... 


So I just had high expectations for this. I really wanted to see it, but I won't if it is going to color any bit of happiness that I currently get when I think of Lyra, Will and the gang. Damn it movie producers! Why must you ruin good things!