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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.

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

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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

On Shakespeare....

My daughter is taking a test to bypass freshman English today. One of the books she had to read to prepare was Romeo and Juliet. Like most 14-year-olds, she did not fully appreciate the richness of Shakespeare. Her analysis:


'This is what happens when 13-year-olds try to fall in love!'


Well, there you go.