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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

Challenge: 30 Day Book Challenge Day Six

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

A Book that Makes You Sad

Off the top of my head, I can think of a lot of books that have made me cry, but I don't know if that is necessarily the same thing as feeling "sad". I have read a lot of books set in World War II, those make me sad, especially memoirs. Books that have memorable character that do or experience something that breaks my heart, especially something that I can personally relate to (and thank God that I can't personally relate to any holocaust atrocity), get me right in the feels. And the book that hits me the most is The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.


Even though I just wrote a whole paragraph talking about being able to relate adds up to stronger experienced emotions for me, I can't claim that tie to Henry and Clare. But the way these characters are brought to life for me, it feels like I can. My heart rejoices with them, laughs with them, breaks with them. And in the end it always leaves me with that bittersweet feeling of sadness.