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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

Progress Post: The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans: A Novel - M.L. Stedman

I've read 154 out of 343 pages

This book is stressing me out. I can't imagine being in any of the characters positions in this book. It's brought up a good deal of conundrums though that I am hoping mean a good bookclub discussion.


I am always wary when my book wins the vote for the month... what if people dont like it? And this one I just found by searching lists for good bookclub books...


The good thing is I am interested in it. The bad thing is that is a rough subject. But another good thing is that it's Australian and I don't read a lot of non-US published books. So let's hope it somehow ends happily? Maybe they all end up in a love commune... but the last time I wished for that was with Reaching for the Moon (youtube link) and that decidedly did not happen (erm... spoilers for the movie/real life).