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8B Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter H odunit and how: Real-life and fictional investigations WELCOME, GENTL I ADER ~ i TIPPI T who makes friends with everyone they meet, this book will offer the secrets. The tipping point is the mo- ment an idea goes from just an idea to a sensation. I'm sure we all wish we could have at least one "Pet Rock" moment in our lives. Perhaps after reading this book we can. Chris, Epilog Books, Quincy never read the first one. Over the years Muller's female de- tective has evolved, and I wanted to see how Muller and McCone started. I enjoyed the book, but could definitely see that Muller and McCone have evolved and improved since that first effort. The solution was telegraphed a bit toward the end. It was worth the effort to track it down and read, if on- ly to study character develop- ment through a long-running series. Mona, Quincy "Edwin of the Iron Shoes" by Marcia Muller This book is out of print, "The Tipping Point: How but it may be available used Little Things Can Make a or through the library. Big Difference" by Malcolm I'm a mystery fan; they are Gladwell easy, "no worries" reads. I "Just as a single sick per- can try to solve them or not son can start an epidemic of as I read; they are always en- the flu, so too can a small, but tertaining. I have my book precisely targeted, push club for loftier (or not) tomes. cause a fashion trend..." This is the first book of ff you ever wondered why Muller's Sharon McCone de- the "Pet Rock" was so popular tective series. I came to them or why we all know someone in the early days, but had "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson Larsson, a Swedish jour- nalist, turned in three novels LODGE CAFE Girt SHOP ANTIQUES 3rd & Ash St., Westwood 256-2169 Advertising is most important to Walker Mansion Inn, Caf6 & Gift Shop, because we are rather tucked away from the busy highway. It's a "best kept secret." Adults and children--book- sellers, book club members, book lovers and librarians -- are invited to submit short "book reports" or recommen- dations on books they have read and want to share with others. To submit a recommenda- tion, include title and author, your first name only, contact information, hometown and three to five paragraphs about the book and why it is recom- mended (or not). Any and all book reports are eligible, al- though the editor reserves the right to edit for grammar, style and length. Send submissions to Mona Hill by e-mail to mhill@plumasnews.com, by fax at 283-3952 or mail to P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971: Valorie Chisholm has worked relentlessly with us to help promote our business every week in different sections of the paper to make both new and existing customers aware of everything we have to offer. Advertising is key to our business. Thank you, Valorie, your skills make it a pleasure. Charles & Esther Pretti 287 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 283-0800 135 Main Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 100 Grand Ave., Susanvill, CA 257-5321 Greenville, CA 258-3115 Greenville 284-7800 P.O. Box 790, Westwood, CA 258-3115 133 W. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 Chester 258-3115 Quincy 283-0800 Portola 832-4646 to his publisher just prior to his death from a massive heart attack: This is the first of the three. Mikael Blomkvist has been recently released from jail for libeling a powerful industri- alist-his only misstep in his long career as an investiga- tive financial journalist. His magazine is in trouble; his reputation is in tatters when an equally powerful industri- alist, Henrik Vanger, hires Blomkvist to write his family history. Although Blomkvist is re- luctant to commit to what he considers trivial, Vanger of- fers to support his struggling magazine and give Blomkvist the goods on the industrialist who caused his downfall. Vanger also wants Blomkvist to figure out what happened to his great-niece Harriet---40 years ago. In the course of his re- search, he enlists Lisbeth Sa- lander, an angry slip of a woman, seriously lacking in social conventions and skills, who is also a brilliant com- puter hacker, to do some re- search for him. The novel runs along inter- twined plotlines: Blomkvist's magazine and investigation, Salander's strange and unre- vealed life story and the in- trigues of Swedish industry. "Girl with the Dragon Tat- Susanville 257-5321 worthy of inclusion in the ranks of P.D. James, Eliza- beth George and others of their rank. The follow-up, "The Girl Who Played With Fire," was released in hardcover in Ju- ly, It delves more deeply into Salander's life story, answer- ing questions about Salan- der's status in society and motivations for her actions as a result of three murders the police suspect she has committed. Two of the victims were working on an in-depth ex- pos~ on rampant sexual slav- ery in Europe for Blomkvist's magazine. Despite clear evidence to the contrary and Salander's innate distrust, Blomkvist is convinced of her innocence. This novel is as well craft- ed as its predecessor; the al- ready sharply defined char- acters and motivations of the first novel are more fully de- veloped. The plotlines take some unforeseen twists and turns. While the novels stand alone, it's clear Larsson wrote them as parts of a whole. There is a continuity that cannot necessarily be achieved through more se- quential methods. "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest," the final book, is due out in the U.S. in October in paperback. Collectively, the novels are known overseas as the Mil- lennium series, and there is a movie out. Mona, Quincy "Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind" by Dr. Joe Dispenza Dispenza is featured in the movie "What the Bleep do We Know!?" and whose story ap- pears in the film "The Secret." Struck by an SUV while on a bicycle, doctors told Dis- penza he would never walk again. A doctor of chiroprac- tic, with postgraduate train- ing in neurology and brain meditation, serf-hypnosis and physical therapy, he was able to walk within three months. He credits his recovery to the power of his own mind, a power, he claims, everyone has. He has spent the past 20 years studying how informa- tion processing and storage take place in the human brain. Because every thought produces chemicals in the brain, thoughts directly af- fect the body, and a positive attitude can have a direct positive effect on the physical serf. He explains how you can recognize and then change your thought patterns to learn new skills, enliance concentration, and create changes that will improve your life. Margaret, Quincy "Born on a Blue Day" and "Embracing the Wide Sky" by Daniel Tammet Daniel Tammet has been credited as having "the most remarkable mind on the plan- et." He attributes his ability to perform complex mathe- matical calculations in sec- onds to his perception of numbers as having color and texture. His best-selling book, "Born on a Blue Day," de- tailed his experiences as an autistic savant. In his latest offering, "Em- bracing the Wide Sky," he presents his research on how we learn languages, manipu- late numbers or perceive op- tical illusions, and how autis- tic thought is merely an ex- treme variation of the type of thinking everyone does. His learning, applied to everyday experiences, ex- plains to readers how they can improve their cognitive abilities. Tammet asserts the same thing as Dispenza: Every brain is amazing, and all of us are capable of remarkable mental feats, whether it's function, Dispenza refused arithmetical computation or too" is an international best- su/gery. ......... healing a broken bone. seller and worthy of the name. Instead, through a ~are: ,i Margaret~ Piumas County This is a topnotch novel, fully created program of Library, Quincy 4th Annual stainable Agriculture Worksho "Farming and Ranching for the Future" 69:00 AM to 4:30 REPLACEMENT No Payments 4-7 months "I 1 1 ..... m, " .......... i ..... .................. ................. 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