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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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Warwick: The Man Behind The Wars of the Roses
Tony Riches
Edward Rutherfurd
The Legacy of Luther
Stephen J. Nichols, R.C. Sproul
In the School of the Holy Spirit
Jacques Philippe

March Reading Roundup

How To Be A Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life - Ruth Goodman Faithful Traitor: The Story of Margaret Pole - Samantha Wilcoxson The Jesuit Letter - William Dean Hamilton A Burnable Book - Bruce   Holsinger The Light Between Oceans: A Novel - M.L. Stedman The Pilgrimage of Grace & Exeter Conspiracy (Tudor Time Insights (Politics & Economics) Book 3) - Tudor Times A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe

Well, this doesn't look like a bad month of reading unless you know that I DNF'd one of these and one of them is my own book . . . 


Audio books saved my reading goal this month:

A Burnable Book

The Light Between Oceans

A Trick of the Light

The Brutal Telling

The Bonfire of the Vanities


Without these books taking me through housework, endless taxiing of children, and home improvement projects, I would be way behind. Unfortunately, A Burnable Book was the only one that was really good . . . and that was a reread. The Bonfire of the Vanities I abandoned rather quickly.


How to be a Tudor was the best read of the month. It is unique, insightful, and a priceless resource for anyone who wants to really understand lifestyles and daily life in the 16th century.


I didn't feel that my own book was eligible for the best read of the month award, but I am happy to be through the editing of Faithful Traitor, at least until I hear back from my wonderful beta readers.


I'm actually almost through a third Armand Gamache book for the month, but I'm not enjoying it. I will leave saying more for my eventual review, but it may be time for me to give this series a break.


Now to plan all the glorious reading that I will get to do in April with starting research for a new book and two vacations this month. Bibliophile heaven!