Archive for the 'Books' Category

Connections

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Sam is really big into making connections between her life and the books we read, as well as between books. It’s really exciting. For example, this morning, Grand-mère was reading Choo Choo (by Virginia Lee Burton) to Sam, and when they got to the part where the train escapes, Sam exclaimed: “Just like Camus does!” […]

Why Obey?

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Who went to war with Iraq? Rothbard quotes Parker Thomas Moon, a historian writing in the 30s, on the way that collective nouns like “nation” or “society” mislead us into thinking that these are actual entities who think and choose and act. When one uses the simple monosyllable “France” one thinks of France as a […]

New Reading

Monday, October 8th, 2007

I have a stack of non-fiction books that I’ve been meaning to get to for some time. Most of my pure-pleasure reading is fiction, and I usually curl up with these just before bedtime. Today, however, during Sam’s nap, I finally started the next book on the queue: Murray Rothbard’s For a New Liberty. It’s […]

Book Recommendations

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Sammy and I have started to visit our local library every couple of weeks. She’s in this phase where she wants to read a particular book over and over until her mother would rather rip her eyebrows out rather than read it one more time and then suddenly– obsession over! No more of that book […]