A bookish giveaway: Dear Mr. Knightley and Lizzy & Jane


Pay attention, readers: I’ve got a very special giveaway for you today. Harper Collins Christian Publishing is giving away three sets of Katherine Reay’s novels: three lucky readers will win a copy of Reay’s first novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, (published in late 2013) AND an advanced review copy of her forthcoming Lizzy & Jane, which doesn’t hit stores […]

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Walking in circles.

Life in the maze | Modern Mrs Darcy

We were lucky to have houseguests this week—family members who live much too far away, whom we don’t see nearly often enough. On Tuesday, we all piled the kids in the minivan and went exploring. There’s a labyrinth nearby that I’ve been wanting to explore for ages, and one of our guests is a contemplative type (takes one […]

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I feel like a jerk every time.

I feel like a jerk every time. | Modern Mrs Darcy

A few years ago, I read Tom Vanderbilt’s fascinating (and maddening) book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). I picked it up on a whim, and it changed my life. Or at least, my driving life. In Traffic, Tom Vanderbilt explores the science and psychology of how we […]

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