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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

Just Kinda Finished Reactions: The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security - Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It is the first time in a college class that I have enjoyed the text book.

I had this on my DNF shelf, which is totally misleading. I didn't finish it because I ran out of time that year. I have the book sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be continued. 

This book is about how to engineer answers out of people to hack into what you want. It is creepy how easy it is to get the answers the hackers want. This story was pretty cool!

I can't wait until I go back and finish it.


Originally posted in 2012 on GR. As of today (Feb 2014) I have not read any more of it, but I really want to. Moving this review over makes me want to go grab it now. Kevin Mitnick is an interesting person and and interesting story teller. Or teller like it is... Anyway this is a good one if you have ever been interested in hacking or social engineering.