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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

Just Finished Reactions: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) - Patrick Rothfuss

Fantasy is not normally my genre of choice, but this was well paced and flowed with a grace Rothfuss could convey BRILLIANTLY through his prose. Seriously, I want to read it again just to write down all of the sentences I thought were hauntingly beautiful.

The characters are three dimensional, even the side characters. Our narrator is a very likable and relatable hero. The Chandrian are super mysterious and intriguing and I would read on JUST to find out what is UP with these guys! 

While first person is normally a con for me, this was done well. I really liked how it was treated as a narrative flashback and will really hold the series together well. 

My only con is one I see a lot in the fantasy novels I've read (okay not a lot because I have not read too many but my opinion still stands). It's that there is not a defined enough climax for me. It just seemed like… well stopping. I can see how it fits in with the story, but when I didn’t get that "Oh that was the diminishing of a book" feeling, I was left disappointed. 

Other than that. Great book! Highly recommended even if you don’t like fantasy too much.

 

Originally posted on GR in May 2011