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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: The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane

The Devil in Disguise - Stefanie Sloane

I just couldn't get into this. I don't know if it was my fault or the authors, but I just didn't like it. I had almost no connection to the characters and things just seemed to drag. 

Although I stopped halfway though I am pretty sure I could predict the ending right now. 

I just don't want to force myself to read a book, you know? And that is what I was doing in this case. 

So I pass.

Also, though I never usually notice this, the heroine says "Fair enough." I really don't think they said that in 1811. I think I noticed because I was so bored!

I just read some more reviews and I think I figured out what it was. The characters lost their sense of self very quickly. Lucinda was acting against everything I had ever been told to believe about her. And Will.. urgh.


Originally posted on GR in Feb 2012