44 Following

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.

Feel free to follow and reblog!

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: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

My reaction:



First off, I skimmed this motherfucker. I read like the first 46 pages, thought the writing was pretentious as all hell, and was just over it. I would have stopped, but it's a book club book and I wanted to find out what happened.


I finished skimming and was like ... i just cant even. After skimming some reviews I found out that this book is really loved. I don't get it. The story is interesting I guess, but the characters are fucking irredeemable. All of them. 


The ending is fucking stupid, the twist was interesting I guess. But then it also went stupid quickly. i just... this book just make me want to read a good mystery. Not this sensational bull. 


So those are my disjointed thoughts, and probably all that I am going to spare on this one. If you want to read better written thoughts that I full agree with, The Book Smugglers review is spot on. Also Stephanie Sun over at goodreads writes an excellent short little write up. I'll leave with a quote from her:

Gone Girl is the worst of both worlds: as pretentious and unnecessarily meta and overwritten as the worst overhyped literary debut and with dialogue and characters as cartoonish and trite and exposition-anvil-filled as your average suspense hack job.

Couldn't have said it better myself.