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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

Just Finished Reactions: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse - 'Stephenie Meyer'

Below are my legit reactions when reading this horrid book:

"WTH BELLA WHY CANT YOU STAY MAD AT HIM!?! (Edward) *expletive* PAID SOMEONE TO ABDUCTED YOU AND YOU LET HIM OFF WITH A FEW KISSES. GAWWWDD. SERIOUSLY?! IS THIS WHAT TEENAGE GIRLS ARE TODAY?!"

Then I kept reading.

I have never slammed a book shut and walked away fuming before. Never. 

I did it with this book three times. 

Not only was there a weak heroine who knows her mind but can't stop playing with people who love her, but Meyer took my favorite character (Jacob) and made him into practically a date rapist. Don't even get me started on imprinting. 

Do me a favor, people reading this looking for a good romantic story. Ask me about the romance novel genre. I can get you vampire. Hell, I can get you greek gods. And it comes with resolved sexual tension

 

Originally published on GR in June 2008. Oh, can I taste my rage. I will always remember storming off after slamming the book. Ridiculous.