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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

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Barbara W. Tuchman
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

February TBR

The Heretic - Henry Vyner-Brooks Medieval Britain in 100 Facts - Matthew           Lewis A Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny The Jesuit Letter - William Dean Hamilton A Burnable Book - Bruce   Holsinger Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott To Be a Queen - Annie Whitehead Blood and Roses - Catherine Hokin Martyr - Rory Clements The Invention of Fire - Bruce   Holsinger

I know, I know. You're thinking, "Samantha, there is no way you will read all those this month . . . even if it does have 29 days."


You are right, but I just can't help myself.


The Heretic I have already started and am loving it. It was just what I needed after too many duds over the last couple of months.


The Jesuit Letter is entered for the current MM Bennetts Historical Fiction Award, so I am reading as part of judging for that. And because I wanted to read it. Did you see that awesome cover?


A Burnable Book is a reread in preparation for Invention of Fire and as part of More Historical than Fiction. Join us!


Ivanhoe is for my local book club & I'm hoping to listen to it rather than reread it. I don't remember being amazed the first time.


The rest are just books that look awesome & I cannot wait to get to! Happy February reading!