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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
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This might be one of Lewis' better books if for no other reason that the topic is incredibly complicated and the moral outrage that he is trying to muster is based on a system that the Wall St. traders who were most affected by it, took years to full...more
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Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
Wonder Boys
by Michael Chabon
read in April, 2014
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Not sure why it took me so long to read this great book, but I'm glad that I did. While it is the tale of a truly insane weekend, it captures so many things that ring true but that aren't typically expressed or discussed well. It is a cutting look in...more
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Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem
Dissident Gardens
by Jonathan Lethem
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A little slow to start - but over the course of this epic tale of three generations of radicals who tie their roots back to a communist hotbed in Queens you can't help but be entranced. This reads more like a series of short stories that are held tog...more
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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“When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes—when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever—there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.”
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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2012 Reading Challenge
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James Loftus has completed his goal of reading 30 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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