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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 Reread Reactions: The Taming of the Duke by Eloisa James

The Taming of the Duke - Eloisa James

Originally published on GR on the reread date of summer 2010. 


I loved the tension between Imogen and Rafe throughout this series. This book was the culmination of that, but the "big reveal" wasn't enough for me and was kind of a "Wait... what?" I still thought it was good, and I still really love the secondary character. It just seems that there was not enough time spent with just Rafe (and I mean Rafe) and Imogen. 

In another note, the cover is to die for and may be my favorite cover that I own.


Note from today:

I dont know if this is the favorite cover I own ha. I remember though walking past the cover when I was grocery shopping my freshman year of college and seeing it ... chesting at me. I didn't buy it. I didn't have much of a budget back then. Then we were at the mall at Waldenbooks, again... there.. drawing me, calling, "Read me". Finally I caved the next time I was at WalMart and that is how I got started on Eloisa James. 


I wonder with all the lack of books at stores if I will ever have a story like that again?