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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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Currently reading

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
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Louie Giglio
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
Lyndal Roper
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Mark Batterson
1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation
Peter Marshall
House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
Nathen Amin

Currently Reading: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel - Anthony Horowitz

You may have noticed that this was NOT on my August reading list . . . . 


Alright, that is actually a little weird if you noticed that. Stalker.


Anyway, I grabbed this at the library despite already having more books on my reading list than I had any hope of getting through. It's been sitting here for two weeks tempting me. "Samantha, Sherlock is in here. Come on. You don't have anything else to do."


The book is lying, but I picked it up anyway.


I had my Kindle open as well, to a book that IS on my reading list, a book that I have from NetGalley and need to read. I cruelly slapped the cover shut on my Kindle and picked up The House of Silk instead. I mean, really, how could I have done anything else?


This novel quickly rewarded me. The prologue explains that this story is one that Watson penned shortly before his death and after Sherlock's, but it was simply too scandalous for him to allow its publication. In his will it was ordered locked away for 100 years. Until now. 


I shouldn't have started this. My day is ruined.