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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

Review and Progress Post: Undone by Lila DiPasqua

Undone (fiery tale #4) - Lila DiPasqua

I wish I could rate this higher. I really do. But I just can't get through it. I feel weird giving a book two stars that I didn't finish. It was just to random for me. The characters not making sense. I couldn't connect. I had such high hopes for it to. I think that maybe I may try DiPasqua's books after a few more have been written. I see the potential, but I just couldn't get the gumption to finish this.

Here. This status update by me sums it up well:
"Damn it. I can only take so much of this. Where did the plot go? The beginning was so refreshing but it's turned into a mess. The sex scenes are numerous which causes the plot to drag a lot, even with skimming. And it does make me roll my eyes that Simon is pretty much walking around with a constant erection. His penis is like its own character. For real. I want to finish but its going to be rough..."

 

Progress Post:

09/15/2012     14.0% "so far I really like this"
10/02/2012     70.0% "Damn it. I can only take so much of this. Where did the plot go? The beginning was so refreshing but it's turned into a mess. The sex scenes are numerous which causes the plot to drag a lot, even with skimming. And it does make me roll my eyes that Simon is pretty much walking around with a constant erection. His penis is like its own character. For real. I want to finish but its going to be rough..."
11/11/2012     72.0% "urg. I should just power through the rest of this..."

 

Originally posted on GR in November 2012