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CarpeLibrum

Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

You can also find me - and my books - on my blog.

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Currently reading

Russka: The Novel of Russia
Edward Rutherfurd
The Man Who Could Be King: A Novel
John Ripin Miller
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Mark Batterson
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver

May Reading Roundup

Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks Sacred Treason - James Forrester Robyn Hode: Part I - David Pilling The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3) - Maurice Druon A Song of Sixpence: The Story of Elizabeth of York and Perkin Warbeck - Judith Arnopp A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty  Smith Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman: A Mystery - Tessa Arlen

I didn't finish as much as I would have liked this month. It will be interesting to see how I do with the kids home from school soon and freelance work piling up. 

 

Best Book of the Month Award goes to Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks!

 

These three are almost done, so I'll give them an honorable mention:

 I've read beyond the death of Margaret Pole, so I honestly can't say when I will push myself to finish this. It is well written, but it was Margaret that I was more interested in than Mary.

  I should have finished this, but so far it is a disappointing followup to Stormbird, which I rated 5-stars.

  This is a "re-read" in audio format. It is just as fabulous the second time, and the only reason I didn't get through it is that it went back to the library and I had to wait to move up the queue again.