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Bambbles Rambles

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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

Challenge: The Sock Poppet 2014 A to Z Reading Challenge

*sigh* I am so addicted to challenges. Though this one, with all it's flexibility, should be easy to do. 


This will be my master list where I put all the books that I read for each letter, the read date and maybe links to the reviews, if applicable. I am going to fill this out as I go and not pre-pick. Just because :)


Tag to follow will be "A to Z Challenge" :)


Oh! And if you are interested there is a BookLikes group for this!


The Sock Poppet 2014 A to Z Reading Challenge


A is for April (the month in which you read the book)

City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn (4/21/14) - I almost didnt read one book this month! Whew!

B is for Bathing Suit (this book takes place at least partly in hot weather months)

The Bridge by Rebecca Rogers Maher (2/3/14) - They go rooftop swimming in bathing suits. So I am assuming hot weather :)

C is for Children's book

Infinite by Jodi Meadows (3/1/2014) - It's a young adult book, but that is as close as I get to reading children's books anymore.

D is for Doctor (one of the characters)

Cress by Marissa Meyer (2/9/14) - Their is a doctor who is a secondary character. He is trying to cure the plague. 

E is for Ever (in the title)

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (3/15/14)

F is for Family (book is about a family or family relationships)

It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long (4/27/14) - series about two families, hero is a bit put out by his

G is for Geography (the story takes place in at least two different countries) - The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran (1/4/14) - India and England

H is for Heart (it's a love story)

My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster (3/2/14) - Steampunk romance

I is for Ice (the setting is cold - snow, ice, rain)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (2/23/14) - There is a snow storm that holds up the train

J is for Jokes (the book is humorous)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (5/1/14) - Not a humor novel, but it had me smiling and chuckling on the plane

K is for Keyboard (at least one character plays a musical instrument)

Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James (1/21/14) - Edie, our heroine, plays the cello. 

L is for Lamp (the book takes place before electricity was discovered)

When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke (5/15/14) - If not discovered, takes place before the widespread use of electricity

M is for Mom (one of the characters)

A Gentleman 'Til Midnight by Alison DeLaine (1/22/14) - Our heroine, Katherine, has a daughter.

N is for New-to-you author

Divergent by Veronica Roth (4/22/14)

O is for Out of This World (where the story takes place)

Back Across the Styx by Karalynn Lee (5/15/14) - takes place on Earth and in Hades, which is out of this world :)

P is for Pilgrims (the story involves moving someplace new)
Q is for Question Mark in the title
R is for Run (the main character is running from something)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (1/17/14) 

S is for Sequel to a book you've already read

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (2/3/14)

T is for Time (the book travels time, moves through time quickly or flashes back)

Codex Born by Jim C. Hines (6/29/14) - there are two things: a story before the actual chapter begins told in retrospective format and a point where the character quite literally moves through time quickly.

U is for Useful (which you found the book to be)
V is for Veteran (at least one character is/was a member of a military force)

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - Main character was in WWII before taking over as a lighthouse operator.

W is for Wind (the book blew you away)

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - (6/26/14) - blew me out of my book slump :)

X is for XXIV (it's the 24th book you read this year)
Y is for Yo-Yo (your emotions were up and down as you read the book)
Z is for Zoo (there is an animal on the cover)

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines (5/21/14) - Smudge the fire spider is on the shoulder of the main character in this cover


Completed: 21

Updated: 7/1/14