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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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

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Currently reading

Glass Houses
Louise Penny
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Irving Stone
7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life
Mary C. Neal, M.D.
The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America
Richard John Neuhaus
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Carla Barnhill, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jim Wallis

January TBR

The Herald of Hell: A Brother Athelstan novel of Medieval London (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery) - Paul Doherty Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way. - Todd Gerelds, Mark Schlabach, Bobby Bowden The Stand - Stephen King Black Christmas 1349 (Longsword Saga Book 2) - John R. O'Connor The Chimes - Charles Dickens, Richard Armitage The Wars of the Roses: The Key Players in the Struggle for Supremacy - Matthew           Lewis Medieval Britain in 100 Facts - Matthew           Lewis The Invention of Fire - Bruce   Holsinger The Jesuit Letter - William Dean Hamilton Band of Brothers: The Game's Afoot - Richard Foreman

It's so much easier to compile my monthly TBR when I wait a few days to see what books I have started!  ;-)


I requested Woodlawn from NetGalley to read with my star athlete 12 year old...let's just say I may end up reading it by myself. The Stand is a book club read that I am enjoying more than I anticipated, though I am less than 100 pages into this 1000 page book. On the other hand, The Herald of Hell, another NetGalley read, looks right up my alley and I'm having a difficult time getting into it. I guess 2016 is going to be full of surprises!