Category Archives: Books

The Locust Effect– and a Giveaway!

At a rock quarry near Chennai, India a few years ago, a man named Gopinath and his wife spent long days breaking boulders into gravel, working desperately to pay off a “debt” to the owner of the quarry. But no matter how hard they worked, they could never earn enough back from him to pay off their debt. Continue reading

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The god of productivity

Ever since college, I’ve felt a bit guilty for reading unless everything in the house is spotless, dinner for that night is made and the next is planned, and nothing on my to-do list is calling out to me. Now … Continue reading

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A fairy tale in the mail

Look what came today! I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the day. Beauty is one of my favorite re-reads. It’s been a few years since the last time I read it; somewhere between college and Virginia I … Continue reading

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A novel worth reading

“Miss Morland, no one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do. In my opinion, nature has given them so much that they never find it necessary to use more than half.” Continue reading

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Law is liberty

It’s a week of reposts. I was happy to stumble on this post about Frederic Bastiat’s book The Law from May 27, 2010, and thought I’d share it again because it’s just as true now as it was then. I … Continue reading

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