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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 & Progress Post: Raziel by Kristina Douglas

Raziel - Kristina Douglas

I officially returned this to the library today. I just really couldn't get into it. 

Here is why:

1. Most of the time I really dislike first person narration. 
2. This was first person narration that FLIPPED PEOPLE every other chapter. Now I have seen this done well, but here the problem was that you read a chapter then spent the first ten pages of the next chapter going over what just happened from the other persons perspective. 

It just wasnt for me. 55 pages in is past my "give it 30 pages" rule. So I am out.


Originally posted on GR in Feb 2012

Progress Post:


01/22/2012 page 55   14.0%  
01/29/2012 page 55   14.0% "Urg. I haven't picked this up again. I just don't think I can read it... maybe I'll try once more."