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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

Progress Post: I've read 201 out of 293 pages.

The Duke of Shadows - Meredith Duran

Progress: 201 out of 293 pages

This book is so intense! My heart rate has just been jumping the whole time I am reading it, even moreso now that I am into part two! Which really, you would think it would have pounded more in part one.

Regardless I am happy for the burst of laughter that was inspired by the Countess of Lockwood:

"You'll be the artist, then, the one he's promoting?"

"Shh!" The Earl of Lockwood looked around frantically. "Damn it, Anna, that's supposed to be a secret!"

"Oh, was the unaware she painted?"

A much needed bit of levity in an otherwise book of deep emotion. So far, sooo good!


Progress: 109 out of 293 pages

So far this is so interesting! It's my first romance 1)set in India 2)by Duran. So far so good. I wish I could read more now, but alas it is pushing 3:30 am ... oh sleep, why must you remove me from such a book?