Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thinking, Fast and Slow book group discussion questions

  On Monday my book group, the Las Vegas Learn Something Book Group meets at the Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant to discuss Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Here are the questions we will use to keep the discussion … Continue reading

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Sarum: The Novel of England by Edward Rutherford

It turns out that England has been around for quite some time. So, this is a long book. I think it is the only novel I have read that has a 4,500 year span.  We start off during the ice … Continue reading

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The Razor’s Edge by W Somerset Maugham

This book was published in 1944, but set just after the first World War. The story centres around Larry, who comes back to his home of Chicago from seeing some terrible things during the War with a desire to learn … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Lois Leveen is an academic historian and a lover of literature, and this is her first novel, although you wouldn’t know it. The story was inspired by real people. The protagonist, Mary Bowser, really existed, she was born a slave, … Continue reading

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Chronicle 2012 movie review

This is a short 84 minute movie about what happens when teenage boys get super powers. It is unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that it start off as good fun, but it all goes horribly wrong.  This link takes … Continue reading

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The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

This is a “biography” of cancer. The writer, an oncologist, says his patients would ask him what cancer was and he was unable to suggest a good book to answer their questions, so he wrote this. He says that he … Continue reading

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Sarum by Edward Rutherford Book Group Discussion Questions

Tomorrow we will be discussing Sarum: The Novel of England by Edward Rutherford at my Learn Something Book Group in Las Vegas. We used to be just non-fiction, this is the first fiction we have read, but there is lots … Continue reading

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