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bib·lio·phile \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\ a lover of books especially for qualities of format

I am Carley, your resident bibliophile, coffee addict, and Jesus follower.

I created Tales From a Bibliophile as a space to explore and cultivate my thoughts about ideas like grace and hope and how the light of our world interacts with the darkness that exists along side. I am fascinated with words and stories and passionate about living mine and sharing it with others. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, and chronic illness for several years and have seen how that darkness attempted to consume me and steal my faith. Depression and Jesus are not often in the same sentence and I am hoping to disrupting the stigma surrounding not only mental illness, but specifically dealing with mental illness as a follower of Jesus.