Hi, I’m Carolyn (stats: early 30s, Canadian, married to a fellow booklover, haunted by a black cat named Edgar) and these are a few of my favourite things:

  • flowers & gardens
  • purple
  • the 18th century
  • old fashioned romance & adventure
  • lyrical, thoughtful writing
  • literature & history (I studied both in university)
  • female authors: Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, A.S. Byatt, Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf, Rosamond Lehmann, Helen Humphreys, Elizabeth von Arnim…
  • male authors: Marcel Proust, E.M. Forster, Anthony Trollope
  • poetry & solitude
  • feminism
  • slow thoughtful reading for myself
  • any mention of flowers in books
  • Britain & France
  • chamomile lemon tea