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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

Reading progress update: I've read 282 out of 360 pages.

Duke of Midnight  - Elizabeth Hoyt

282 out of 360 pages. (12/16/13)

Yes. It is very safe to say that I am really enjoying this one. And I am a little bit more okay with the plots at this point because I think they are all going to come together well, if I have predicted everything correctly. Maybe not though. 


Also, I really like these two characters. They aren't typical hero and heroine, not even for the Maiden lane series. Love it!


200 out of 360 pages. (12/16/13)

Thanks be to the heavens! Maybe we'll say the Grecian gods to go with the heroine's name in this story (Artemis... and yes she does have a twin named Apollo). Why am I thanking the heavens? Well, this story had the potential to be very similar to the last two, a statement I lamented in my last update. But, rejoice! It isn't. It has a completely different plot and concept, one that robbed me of my sleep last night. It is suffering a bit from too many plots, like these last Maiden Lane books have. But overall I am enjoying it, which is quite a relief from being lukewarm at best on the last book and mildly entertained from the one before that. Hopefully I can finish tonight and it doesn't keep me up super late. 



7 out of 360 pages. (12/15/13)

Damn it! This is series is so convoluted I have forgotten what happened in the last book nor if it even mattered to what happened in this book. All I remember is the last two books were a rehash of each other and my biggest fear is this is the third book in that rehash. We shall see.