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Keep Up With the Latest Digital, Social, and Literary Trends; August 2019

Jul 30, 2019 10:58AM

Book Club: What to Read This Month

The Silent Patient 

by Alex Michaelides

What do you get when you have a happy couple, a murder, absolute silence from the accused, an institution, and a psychotherapist? You get a thriller that you won’t want to put down!

"The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides



by Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land had dreams of becoming a writer, but as a single mother she put her dreams on hold. She took a job as a housekeeper and in her spare time took online courses and also wrote about her experiences and interactions with the people around her. You’ll be entertained by this memoir and also learn some things about poverty in the United States.

"Maid" by Stephanie Land


The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

Read this thriller before it hits the big screen later this year! Anna Fox lives in New York but hasn’t left her home in months. She suffers from agoraphobia and spends her days watching her neighbors and the outside world from the safety of her living room. But one day, she witnesses something she should not have seen—leaving her with something new to fear.

"The Woman in the Window" By A.J. Finn


App Alert

Find My Phone

Everyone has uttered the words: “Where’s my phone?” Download this app and next time you misplace your phone you’ll have help finding it.


Prescriptions can be costly even with insurance. This app will compare prices from local pharmacies to find the best price for you.


No need to look for a sharpened pencil with this app. Play Sudoku anywhere from your phone!

Senior Discounts

Everyone loves a discount. If you’re 55 or over you’re sure to find savings here. It even categorizes age and type of discount to make things easier to find.

Hobby Spotight: Pickleball

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. Instead of a racquet, you use a paddle a little bigger than you would for ping-pong. The ball is similar to a wiffle ball and you can play on a court the size you would play badminton on. Grab a friend—or three! You can play singles or doubles. All you need are the paddle, ball, comfy clothes, and good athletic shoes. Here is a list of some local pickleball courts:

•  Rusch Park (No fee to play)
7801 Auburn Boulevard,
Citrus Heights

•  Courtside Basketball Center
($5 drop in, $35/month

1104 Tinker Road, Rocklin

• Folsom Sports Complex
($5 drop in)
66 Clarksville Road, Folsom

•  Cameron Park Lake
Tennis Courts
($2 for seniors)
2989 Cambridge Road,
Cameron Park

•  Johnson Springfield Park
(No fee to play)
5480 5th Street, Rocklin

Articles by Julie Ryan