Monthly Archives: March 2014

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This was an absolute breeze to read. It was funny and charming and entertaining. Our protagonist, Judd, has been called back to his childhood home to sit shiva with his family following his father’s death. Shiva is a Jewish tradition … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Alaska in this novel is a teenage girl. Our protagonist, Miles, decides that he wants to go to boarding school to seek “the Great Perhaps” – to have new experiences and meet new people. He makes some cool friends … Continue reading

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe

I do not usually listen to audiobooks but this one was recommended to me, and I am sure that listening to Rob Lowe read this himself makes the stories so much better than reading them. I am a little too … Continue reading

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

This is the last in the Divergent trilogy and well worth getting through book two to get to this one. I enjoyed Divergent, I rather like the young woman as political vigilante in a dystopian future genre for young adults … Continue reading

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell Book Group Discussion Questions

We will be discussing David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell at this week’s Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group, here are the questions I will be using to keep the conversation going: Do you feel that all these stories tie in … Continue reading

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

I like Gladwell. I fully intend to keep reading his books as long as he keeps writing them. But now he seems to have run out of stories to choose from that can keep a book to a theme. This … Continue reading

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I read this for the Las Vegas Non-Fiction book group. I had heard a lot about it so my expectations were quite high. I think in hindsight I was expecting rather a lot from an autobiography of a teenaged girl. … Continue reading

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