Library Notes for January 18, 2017
Who invented New Year’s resolutions?
Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.
How long does the average person keep their New Year’s resolution?
Surprisingly, 75% of resolutions will be continued through the entire first week of January, but only 46% make it past six months. University of Scranton also stated that 39% of people in their twenties will achieve their resolution each year while only 14% of people over 50 years of age will achieve theirs.
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?
If it was to get healthy, then “Pam’s Picks” this week may help: “Eat Fat, Get Thin” by Mark Hyman, MD, this book tells us why the fat we eat is the key to sustained weight loss, “Walking for Fitness” by Nana Barough, this book will help you make every step count, and “The Whole 30 Cookbook” by Melissa Hartwig, this book has 150 delicious and totally complaint recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond diet.
New Fiction: “Curtain of Death” by W.E.B. Griffin this is book three in the Clandestine Operations, “The Midnight Bell” by Jack Higgins, “Expecting to Die” by Lisa Jackson, “Crowning Design” by Leila Meacham, “Crash and Burn” by Fern Michaels this is a Sisterhood book and also in large print, “Denim and Lace” by Diana Palmer, “Private: the Royals” by James Patterson, “Shadowed Souls: Short Stories.”
New Christian Fiction: “Hester on the Run” by Linda Byler, this is the first book in the Hester’s Hunt for Home series.
New Mystery: “The Book Stops Here” by Kate Carlisle.
New Biographies: “American Ulysses: a Life of Ulysses S. Grant” by Ronald C. White, and “River of Time: my Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope” by Naomi Judd.
New Non-fiction: “Finding Your Voice: What Every Woman Needs to Live Her God-given Passions Out Loud” by Natalie Grant, “How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind” by Dana White, Robert Hook, “Barns of Trigg County”, and “Childhood Toys and Games: Celebrating the Gadgets, Gizmos, and Glory of Youth”.
New Audio Books: “Curtain of Death” by W.E.B. Griffin, “Odessa Sea” by Clive Cussler, “Night Watch” by Iris Johansen, and “The Long Winter” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
New CDs: “Damn Country Music” by Tim McGraw, and “Now That’s What I Call Country” volume 8.
New DVDs: “Free State of Jones,” “Suicide Squad” and “Vowel Power: Between the Lions.”
New TV Season: “The Vampire Diaries” season 7.
Pam Metts, Director