Keep Up With the Latest Digital, Social, and Literary Trends; July 2019
Book Club: What to Read This Month
by T.R. Ragan
This fourth book in a series by local author T.R. Ragan follows Jessie Cole, who lives in Sacramento and dedicates her life to finding missing persons. In her latest book, Jessie has two weeks to find a missing woman who will receive a very large sum of money…if she’s found. While working the case, Jessie is also hired to find a woman who was supposedly murdered 30 years ago. However, her daughter believes she’s still alive and enlists Jessie’s help. (You can read this book if you haven’t read the others, but I recommend starting with the first, Her Last Day.)
The Better Sister
by Alafair Burke
Chloe was always responsible and motivated; she moved from her hometown in Cleveland for a dream job in New York. Sister Nicky was never really ambitious and stayed in their hometown, working odd jobs. Things seemed to turn around, however, when she married a handsome attorney and gave birth to a son. Happiness didn’t last long, though. The couple separated, and he took their son and raised him with his new wife: Chloe. Yes, the sister! After 15 years of being estranged, the sisters are forced to work together and trust each other after Adam is found murdered and their son is the suspect.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
This is a beautiful story from a horrific time. Lale Sokolov was sent to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau and put to work as a tattooist, inking his fellow prisoners. During his imprisonment he saw terrible brutality, but he did his best to help keep others alive, while risking his own life. When Sokolov meets prisoner 34902 (Gita), he knows then and there that he will survive these atrocities and marry her.
Hobby Spotlight: Tai Chi
Are you looking for a way to reduce stress? Do you want to increase flexibility? Tai chi is a low-impact, slow-paced exercise that can help you achieve those goals. Safe for all ages and fitness levels, it can also enhance quality of sleep and improve joint pain and overall well-being. Looking to try it locally? Check out Lotus Garden Meditation Center (locations in Fair Oaks and Carmichael), Tai Chi Sacramento, or your city’s parks and recreation department.
Red Panic Button
This app replaces a necklace or other accessory that you use when medical attention is needed. Simply press a button on your phone and it sends a message to whomever you have listed to let them know you need help.
Keep your mind active and healthy by solving word puzzles. The puzzles start off easy and get harder as you continue.
You won’t forget to take your medication thanks to this app that has you customize your pillbox and sets reminders so you take them at their scheduled times.
Words with Friends
If you like Scrabble, you’ll love this app that you can play with friends no matter where they live!