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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: No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean

I've read 91 out of 279 pages.

I am unconvinced so far of the sins of Temple. Seriously, 

She quite possibly literally fucked you over, and you have sins to repay? You who just tried to make the life that was left to you worth living? 

(show spoiler)

I think I am beginning to understand the background of our heroine more, but I just don't like the idea of people using other people as means to an end, and like shaming an entire gender for the sins of the few.


That said, I really want to see where this goes.


I've read 43 out of 279 pages.

Well, so far I am really not liking the heroine. She has a lot of redeeming to do in my eyes, which actually is quite refreshing when you think about it. Usually it's the hero who has to redeem themselves. 


I like this concept though. It's something I definitely have not read before.


Also I love this:

He couldn't help but interrupt her. “You think that leaving me unconscious on the floor of my library assuaged my anger?”
“I covered you with a blanket,” she defended herself.
“Silly me. Of course, that resolves everything.”