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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

Just Finished Reactions: Unlocked by Courtney Milan

Unlocked - Courtney Milan

hmm. I am not as enchanted as the world seems to be with this. Initial thoughts with a longer review to follow. 

The Good
I liked the unique story-line where it isn't a big misunderstanding and in fact the hero was an ass.

The Meh
The characters were not horrid, but I don't think super fleshed out either. They were okay, unique enough but not amazing. 

The Boo
So what the hell is with the missing seven months? I am sad we missed this section of their development. And also I'm torn. If this book would have been full length with the characterizations not growing and keeping them one note-esque, then I wouldn't have liked that, but as it stands I feel like the actual falling in love and healing took place off screen. So sadness there. 

I'll flesh this out when I am not on a tablet :-)


Originally posted on GR in June 2012. Re: the fleshing out of this review: I'll take Things That Never Happened for 1000, Alex.