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Literary Las Vegas: Laura Carroll & Adam Kealoha Causey

Where can you see a bit of the Berlin Wall, the Blarney Stone and the World’s Largest Golden Nugget, all in an afternoon? Las Vegas, of course. Seeking those attractions is but one of the bucket list full of fun to be found in “100 Things to do in Las Vegas Before You Die,” the newest in Reedy Press’ 100 Things city series. Former Las Vegas Review-Journal journalists Laura Carroll and Adam Kealoha Causey channel a lifetime of experience into the insiders’ exploration of Las Vegas’ must-do experiences. The list, peppered with photos by Martin S. Fuentes, is packed with suggestions on where to eat, music and entertainment options, sports and recreation destinations, culture, history, shopping and fashion, along with suggested itineraries and an index. And unlike many guidebooks penned by fly-in authors, not all the tips are for the Strip. There are side jaunts from Mount Charleston and Gilcrease Orchard to Bonnie Springs and Boulder City. The authors plan a reading and discussion at 7 p.m. April 28 at The Writer’s Block, 1020 Fremont St., and they plan to mingle with readers from 6 to 9 p.m. April 30 at CraftHaus Brewery, 7350 Eastgate Road. Visit facebook.com/100thingslv or follow @100ThingsLV on Twitter.

Excerpt:

Even when you don’t have a specific agenda in mind, Las Vegas can be whatever you want it to be. Practicing your hobby or enjoying your passion is possible here because of the many types of personalities the city attracts. Want to take a dance class from a world-class instructor? Pick your style. Feel like learning a magic trick? Done. If cooking is more your thing, check out cooking classes offered at some of the city’s best restaurants. Want to learn a new song on the drums or guitar? Just book a lesson with a professional musician. Really, with all the performers who call Las Vegas home, you can find an expert in almost any type of hobby that interests you — you just have to look.

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