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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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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
Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery While not nearly as enchanting as the first installment, this is still a worthwhile read. Anne is not quite as young and talkative, but she still is a dreamer and finds friendship with others who share her love of poetry over reality. I loved Anne of Green Gables for Anne's optimistic and self-sacrificing outlook on life, but I couldn't enjoy Anne of Avonlea quite as much. I think this was due to the overwhelming amount of stretches from realism. We have precocious Paul, patiently waiting & forever young Lavender, a surprise spouse, and legendary garden. I guess it was just too little like real life for me.