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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

Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 315 pages.

Scandalous (Banning Sisters Trilogy) - Karen Robards

Urgh. I can't take it any more. I'm officially DNFing this book. the hero is a giant dick. How am I suppose to get into this book when half of the main characters are so unlikeable? I can't think of one redeeming quality in the 115 pages I've read. The heroine is fine, I guess but boring and generic. And I mean I understand that there is more than half the book but the hero has been lying in a bed pretty much this whole time and as soon as he wakes up continues to be a giant asshole. How can I cheer for their love when I can't stand this guy?


In related I can't read this sort of fashion there is so much telling and not enough showing. most of what has happened so far is unrelated to what I can perceive is the main plot of the book. So shopping...long drawn-out descriptions of the days of the sisters. The only interesting part was when the leads met in the beginning but even then it was just sort of passibly entertaining. So I'm done. I'm mad that I paid for this. this is like one third of a burrito bowl.