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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

This is the first novel from the writer of Gone Girl. This is a bit more of a traditional thriller/whodunnit kind of story. A journalist goes back to her home town where some nasty murders have happened. It seems that … Continue reading

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Cooked by Michael Pollan

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this for a very long time. Possibly not since I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the second time around. This is absolutely fascinating from cover to cover. Pollan discusses the … Continue reading

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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

This book has a very good explanation of high frequency trading. Lewis explains what it is, why the banks do it, and the sort of assets they must invest in to be able to do it. He explains why it … Continue reading

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Book Club Discussion Questions for Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

We will be discussing Flash Boys by Michael Lewis at the Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Club soon.  These are the questions I will use to keep the conversation going. Prior to reading this book, how much did you know about … Continue reading

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Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Oh, I just love the Freakonomics books and podcasts, so I was bound to enjoy this book. It is not very long at 211 pages, but they get lots of information in there. Not all of it is new information, … Continue reading

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Think Like a Freak Book Group Discussion Questions

The Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group will be meeting soon to discuss Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, below are the questions I will use to keep the discussion going: Do you think reading this book … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The wonderful novelist, Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived almost exclusively on locally grown food for a year. Most of that food was grown *very* locally, ie their own garden. This is the book they wrote about it. They moved … Continue reading

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