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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.

Historical Novel Society

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

#Bookaday Day 1: A book to curl up with by a fire.

Villette - A.S. Byatt, Charlotte Brontë, Ignes Sodre

I'm going to give this book-a-day thing a shot because I love seeing other people's posts. For Day 1, I'm choosing Charlotte Bronte's Villette as the ideal book to curl up with in front of the fire.


I adore each Bronte novel, but this one is my favorite because I felt a memorable connection to the character Lucy Snowe. I understood her and felt that she would understand me. My heart broke for her over and over again. 


My full review can be found here.