Number of books I own:
I did some thinning out last year but estimate that my wife and I still own at least 500 books. Yes, I own all of Ayn Rand's books, all of Robert A. Heinlein's works and a lot of early science fiction. My wife and I also enjoy Thomas Sowell and have a number of his books. Charles Dickens and Mark Twain are a must in every library. Many of our books are on political philosophy, libertarianism, free-market economics and on trying to understand the overall human condition. We also have the good fortune to have a public library abutting the back of our property in the small village where we live.
Last book I bought: The last serious book I bought was Unintended Consequences by John Ross. I am still reading it.
Last book I read: Hold On To Your Kids, Why Parents Matter by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté. This is an important book and should be read by every parent with young children. My review and comments on the book can be found here.
Five books that mean a lot to me:
In no particular order of importance,
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
- Anthem by Ayn Rand
- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
- How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
Another book that has influenced me is The Law by Frederic Bastiat. The Wordclix.com division of my software company has a free e-book version of this important work and if you wish a copy, simply press this link to download it with my compliments.
I guess I am now to tag five other bloggers with this same challenge, so here they are: