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Keep Up With the Latest Digital, Social, and Literary Trends; March 2020

Feb 28, 2020 01:38PM

Book Club: What to Read This Month

It’s Not All Downhill From Here

It’s Not All Downhill From Here


by Terry McMillan

Life is good for 68-year-old Loretha Curry. She has a high-paying job that she loves, a doting husband, and a group of best friends. But when things take a turn for the worse, Loretha uses all her strength and determination to move on and figure out her future.


Little Women

Little Women


by Louisa May Alcott

Read this classic for the first time or the fifth. Follow sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy as they grow up in New England with their mom while their dad is off to war. The women, no matter how different they are from each other, are bound with love and strength.


The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel


by Simone St. James

When Viv Delaney starts working as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York, strange and scary things start happening to her. Years later, her niece, Carly, takes the same job hoping it will help her find her aunt who disappeared from the motel 35 years earlier.


Hobby Spotlight: Water Aerobics

Grab your swimsuit and get ready for a heart-healthy, low-impact, calorie-burning workout that’s fun and helps improve circulation.

Local places to make a splash:

Folsom Wellness & Sports Conditioning Center, Folsom
folsomwellness.com

Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, Roseville
roseville.ca.us/government/departments/parks/parks_places/shellito_indoor_pool

Spare Time Sports Clubs, various locations
sparetimesportsclubs.com/adultswim

Roseville Health & Wellness Center, Roseville,
916-677-1200, 
rosevillehwc.com/aquatic-center

City of Sacramento (Clunie Pool, Doyle Pool, Mangan Pool, Pannell Meadowview Pool, Tahoe Pool)
cityofsacramento.org/parksandrec/recreation/aquatics/programming/water-aerobics


App Alert

Stocard 

Unclutter your wallet by adding all of your rewards cards to this app—from CVS and Starbucks, to Walgreens and more. Scan each card into the app and don’t worry about digging through your wallet next time you need to find your rewards.


Genius Scan 

If you find yourself asking, “Where did I put that receipt?” you need this app, which scans receipts and documents while removing shadows and correcting distortions. 


Calm

This app contains meditation and breathing exercises as well as “sleep stories” to help you fall asleep. You can also listen to soothing nature sounds or music to help you relax.


Motivation 

Whether you need some encouraging words, help conquering a fear, or motivation for achieving a goal, this app will help with positive reminders. 


Vrbo Vacation Rentals

Search from over two million vacation homes in over 190 countries. Plan your vacation, book it, and then enjoy!


Articles by Julie Ryan