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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: Austenland by Shannon Hale

Austenland - Shannon Hale

There are a lot of things about this book that I think. I mean, it's about rich women trading tons of money for three weeks in Regency England. 

And overall it was a cute light read, I guess. Nothing amazing, but I did get caught up in it a bit. I probably wouldn't have read it except for SB-TB Bookclub, so I am curious to see how others felt about it. Especially if they shared my ambivalence. 

But one thing I will say, as a frequent airplane traveler, about the ending. It's not really spoilers-y at all, but I am going t shove it under a spoiler tag the cut anyway.


 A full length review can be found at The Broke and the Bookish. Complete with pictures of various Mr Darcys. 

If I was on an airplane in coach where strangers are practically seated on each others laps for a long distance flight, and any couple kissed the entire flight, I would probably throw up on them. 

I mean...Close quarters PDA? Where people could hear your sucking sounds through their in flight movie?




How about no


 A full length review can be found at The Broke and the Bookish. Complete with pictures of various Mr Darcys.