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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

RetroReview: Other Fiction Part II

Lord of the Flies - Edmund L. Epstein, William Golding Great Expectations - Arthur Pober, Charles Dickens, Eric Freeberg, Deanna McFadden A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, P.J. Lynch Angels & Demons  - Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code  - Dan Brown

Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
Bams Says: I had to read this book for school. I thought it was really, ummm, messed up... I didn't really enjoy it all that much. But then some others found it totally wonderful. Eh..

Great Expectations
By Charles Dickens
Bams Says: Hmm. I thought I read the full version of this book but I don't remember it being 59 chapters... but nonetheless even if it was a child version I enjoyed this book, much to my surprise. It was a nice read. 

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Bams Says: This book was a cute book. I've seen many movie versions of this over the years(my favorite being the Muppet's version) and the book was like every version of the movie I've seen combined. Word for word the movies were and I was a bit surprised! But I enjoyed the book very much so. A honored Christmas Classic!


Angels and Demons
By Dan Brown
Bams Says: An utterly spell binding and brilliantly written work of suspense. It takes place in Rome and Langdon, the main character, has to figure out clues before the crazy assassin kills the next priest! It is soo good. I could not put it down! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

The DaVinci Code
By Dan Brown
Bams Says: This book is the sequel, or the second in the series with Langdon! I liked it, couldn't put it down. But it didn't have the urgency as Angels and Demons. I find that I liked that one better then this one but it was still wonderful. I highly recommend this book also!



Notes from Now: Oh Dan Brown. The first Dan Brown book you read is great. Amazing even. In fact, I still count Angels and Demons as a tie for my favorite book. But the second you start to see patterns... then the third you have lost all fucks. The fourth you don't even bother. 


Angels and Demons though isnt just my favorite because I like the story and the city, but because I read it right before a trip to Rome, where I got to experience the book (somewhat) first hand. So it's the whole package. But I've read the book again since high school and still liked it... but it may be a case of rose colored glasses.




RetroReview is a short series I am doing from old reviews I found on my old Geocities page, so pre-GR circa 2004. I was in high school so forgive the lingo. Bunny and Gary are my friends code names; Bams is mine.