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Library: Read up on how to ‘Let It Go’

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The irresistible song, “Let It Go,” from the Disney movie Frozen could also be a theme song for 2015.  There are plenty of things I would like to let go such as clutter, stress over little things, and certain habits.  If you feel the same way, here is a short list of magazines and books you might find interesting.

Let It Go is the theme for this month’s issue of “Real Simple, Life Made Easier.”  The editors packed it full of helpful tips on health, work, and how to organize clutter at home and in life. I also like this idea in “Parents.”  On the first day of the month, send out invitations to a party at your house to be held at the end of the month.  That is the motivation to do get everything in order before the party.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “What’s A (Dis) Organized Person to Do?” by Stacey Platt covers everything from making a good impression in the entry way of a home to ideas on how to make moving into a new house easier.  I like this book because great photos accompany the descriptions.

VickieHardin copyLadies, if you want to enlist help from the guys in your household “Clean Like a Man: Housekeeping for Men (and the women who love them)” by Tom McNulty is a good place to start.

Clutter comes in many forms.  “Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You” and “It’s All Too Much, So Get it Together: Less Junk, Clearer Mind, Better Life” by Peter Walsh offer advice for clearing out the mental baggage that we carry around with us. 

Stop by any of the Bossier Parish Libraries where there are many other books and magazines on how to get organized this year.    

Our Library!  Gateway to the Past, Bridge to the Future. 

Make a note for January:

Bossier Central (318) 746-1693

  • On the 15th, the Bossier Central Book Club will meet from 6—7p.m. to discuss “Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly.

Aulds Library (318) 742-2337

  • On the 20th, the Aulds Book Club will meet at 11a.m. to talk about “The Boy in His Winter” by Norman Lock. 

East 80 Library (318) 949-2665

  • On the 17th, the East 80 Book Club will meet at 5:30p.m., to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger.

New Books

Fiction

“Land of Careful Shadows” by Suzanne Chazin

“The Book of Strange New Things” by Michel Faber

“The Fragile World” by Paula Treick DeBoard

“Blind Moon Alley” by John Florio

“After the People Lights Have Gone Off” by Stephen Graham Jones

“Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress

“Proof Positive” by Archer Mayor

“The Belief in Angels” by J. Dylan Yates

“The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War” by Jacqueline Winspear

Nonfiction

“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

“Windows 8.1 Tip, Tricks, & Shortcuts in Easy Steps” by Stuart Yarnold

“The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible: New King James Version” editors, Phil and Al Robertson

“Small Victories” by Anne Larriott

“Teenagers 101: What a Top Teacher Wishes You Knew About Helping Your Kid Succeed” by Rebecca Deurlein

“All the Truth Is Out” by Matt Bai

“The Good Spy the Life and Death of Robert Ames” by Kai Bird

“The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT” by Debbie Steir

“Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation” by Bill Nye

“Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally” by Kelly Starrett

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org