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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
  • Readers Guide: 'The Facebook Guide for People over 50'

  • Statistics are showing one of the fastest-growing groups of Facebook users are those of us over 50. It is certainly proving to be one of the most popular ways of staying in touch with family and friends.

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  • "The Facebook Guide for People over 50" by Paul McFedries
    Statistics are showing one of the fastest-growing groups of Facebook users are those of us over 50. It is certainly proving to be one of the most popular ways of staying in touch with family and friends. If you are ready to take the plunge or want to learn what other fun things Facebook offers, then you may be interested in Paul McFedries' most useful "The Facebook Guide for People over 50.”
    "The Drop" by Michael Connelly
    Now in the deferred retirement option plan, police detective Harry Bosch has three years to go before he must hand in his badge. Where most people would look at this as time to start coasting, Harry wants all the cases he can get. He ends up with two doozies. The first involves new DNA evidence from a rape case that happened a number of years ago. Unfortunately, the DNA matches a convict who would have been 8-years-old at the time of the crime. The second case looks at the possible murder of a politician's son who fell out of a window at the Chateau Marmont. The politician, Irv Irving, has been a thorn in Harry's side for years, yet he specifically wants Bosch on the case. "The Drop" is the latest from popular Michael Connelly.
    "Tension City: My View from the Middle Seat" by Jim Lehrer
    The Republican presidential candidate debates are just a prelude to what we have to look forward to next year when the nominees from each party square off before the election. Over the last 40 years, journalist and newsman Jim Lehrer has been the moderator for 11 of the presidential and vice presidential debates. He recounts some of the most telling moments he has experienced during these historic meetings in "Tension City: My View from the Middle Seat.”
    "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness" by Nassir Ghaemi
    In "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness,” Nassir Ghaemi, professor of psychiatry at Tufts University, looks at a number of the world's greatest leaders and the traits they share. He sees many of these characteristics as symptomatic of mental disorders, including depression and bipolarism, and he takes as his examples such noted men as Lincoln, Roosevelt, Gandhi, John Kennedy and Napoleon.
    "Micro" by Richard Preston
    Before Michael Crichton died in 2008, he had begun a manuscript about a group of young scientists from Cambridge, Mass., who are recruited by a nanotechnology company in Hawaii to work on a cutting-edge project. Richard Preston, author the 1994 non-fiction blockbuster "The Hot Zone," was commissioned to complete the manuscript. "Micro" is now in print. It features that group of young scientists who have all been reduced to a half-inch in height by the evil owner of Nanigen Micro Technologies and left to fend for themselves in the rainforest of Oahu.
    Page 2 of 2 - "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows" by Alan Bradley
    As Christmas descends on Buckshaw, the moldering ancestral estate of the de Luce family, preparations are under way to welcome a film crew that has rented the house for a new movie starring Phyllis Wyvern. The location shoot is a financial boon for cash-strapped Col. de Luce as well as a welcome diversion for the residents of Bishop's Lacey. But an even bigger diversion is in store as a blizzard strands the villagers and the film crew at the estate, and one of the crew is murdered. The inimitable Flavia de Luce, 11-year-old budding chemist and sleuth, has another murder to solve in Alan Bradley's latest "I Am Half-Sick of Shadows."
     

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