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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: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate  - Jodi Meadows


I read this book in about 4 hrs on a trans-continental(ish) flight. So it was engaging. 

After more pondering though, I think I liked it for the romance aspect (it was fine) but if I took out the romance, it was meh. I do wish there was less romance and more of how this world works. Can you hold a philosophical conversation with a baby? How does the money work? Why is the temple so weird? How do you get your name? If Ana is reincarnated male will she always be Ana? (Unfortunate)

I really don't understand the ending and all the science behind the twist.

Ana didn't bother me too too much. I forgave a lot because she was emotionally abused her whole life. 

Sam was nice but at the same time not. I didn't like some of the things he hid. I can accept he is curious and a kind person for accepting Ana into his home, but outside of initial physical attraction, what draws him to her? Her ability to pick up music? I don't know. I think I should.

I did enjoy it. The romance was done well enough, the story was fine. There are things that could have been better, but by virtue of the fact that this is a ya without a love triangle, it gets points in my book. 

I'm totally going to keep reading


Originally posted on GR in 2012