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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 Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants
Louie Giglio
Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
Lyndal Roper
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Mark Batterson
1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation
Peter Marshall
House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
Nathen Amin
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.