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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 Finished Reactions: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

I can get over a lot of things in a lot of books if the books ending leaves me feeling satisfied. I was enjoying this book, the cracktastic feel of it, the villain, the setting. Then the "climax", if you can even call it that, happened and it left me feeling betrayed. Where was my overall revelation that I have come to expect at the end of a Langdon novel? 

Well I guess that's not entirely true. There was a reveal, but it was so unexpectedly banal that I was shocked an convinced myself that it couldn't be all. But it was. The last 50 pages or so of the book were so anticlimactic, it stole whatever good I had enjoyed from the beginning.


Originally posted on GR in November 2009