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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

Review: Wanderlust and Lipstick by Beth Whitman

Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo - Beth Whitman

I would recommend this book for women who have never traveled before, whether going solo or not. But as someone who has traveled internationally before, I didn't really learn much. I found myself skimming over the sections on passport and visas. 

The anecdotes were my favorite part. That and the list of helpful websites that I will be copying down before I return it to the library. 

I was just expecting there to be more wisdom for the traveler who is not new to traveling but new to the solo part. Also, there are not really that many tips for business travelers so if you are looking for that, this book won't help much.


Originally posted on GR in June 2010... oh, just seeing this title makes me want to take off for places unknown. Solo travel still scares the bajeezus out of me though.