Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 12/29/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
2. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
4. Command Authority, by Tom Clancy
5. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
6. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
7. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
8. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks
9. Inferno, by Dan Brown
10. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
11. The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly
12. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
13. Innocence, by Dean Koontz
14. S., by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
15. The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
3. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
5. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
6. Miracles and Massacres, by Glenn Beck
7. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
8. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
9. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
10. Si-Cology 101, by Si Robertson
11. One Summer, by Bill Bryson
12. Happy, Happy, Happy, by Phil Robertson
13. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
14. Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly
15. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg

Washington Post 12/29/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Command Authority, by Tom Clancy
2. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
4. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
5. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
6. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
7. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
8. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
9. The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly
10. Inferno, by Dan Brown

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
3. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
4. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
5. Guinness World Records 2014, by Guinness World Records
6. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
7. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
8. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
9. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
10. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, by Ree Drummond


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Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 2013 Consumer Reports: Best Gifts


Most of us will be either giving or receiving some kind of electronic device this year.  The December 2013 issue of Consumer Reports has information on and ratings for just about every type of electronic device you could think of--TVs, smart phones, tablets, computers, printers, cameras, and others.  There is also a section on the 10 top electronics, rated for their innovation and performance.

While you're out shopping, you may want to stop for a snack.  Check out the article on the healthy and not-so-healthy choices at some popular eateries, including Dunkin' Dounts, Starbucks, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Since most mall-related crimes occur in parking lots, you might want to note the tips on how to protect yourself while shopping.

Are you entertaining guests this holiday season?  If so, the article on "Cures for common holiday messes" might be useful.  It has tips on how to remove candle wax from tablecloths, how to care for silver, how to dust an artificial wreath, etc.

In the "Cars" section, check out the reliability ratings for over 200 models. 

Other useful articles in this issue include:
  • Ratings for cordless phones
  • Ratings for coffeemakers
  • Ratings for washers and dryers
Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2009 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

Reference Staff @ Warrenton

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 12/15/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Command Authority, by Tom Clancy
2. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
3. The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly
4. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
5. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
6. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
7. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
8. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
9. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
10. Inferno, by Dan Brown
11. S., by J. J. Abrams by Doug Dorst
12. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks
13. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
14. Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
15. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
3. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
4. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
5. Miracles and Massacres, by Glenn Beck
6. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
7. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
8. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
9. Si-Cology 101, by Si Robertson
10. One Summer, by Bill Bryson
11. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
12. Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly
13. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
14. The Kid, by Ben Bradlee, Jr.
15. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

Washington Post 12/15/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Command Authority, by Tom Clancy
2. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
3. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
4. The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly
5. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
6. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
7. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
8. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
9. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
10. S., by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
3. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
4. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
5. Guinness World Records 2014, by Guinness World Records
6. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
7. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
8. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
9. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
10. Miracles and Massacres, by Glenn Beck

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

What were we reading 50 years ago?



Do you remember 1963?  Most everyone remembers the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but many other things happened that year as well--the Beatles's first US single was released (Please Please Me, in case you're wondering), the soap operas General Hospital and The Doctors premiered on TV, and Nelson Mandela's conspiracy trial began.  I've always been fascinated by 1963, so as a librarian, I started wondering what people were reading that year. Some of the books published that year are still well-known and remain in print to this day.

Check out these 1963 books, and many others, on display at the Warrenton Library through December 16:
  • Sword at Sunset, by Rosemary Sutcliff.  This is a classic fictionalized account of the life of King Arthur.  I remember reading this one as a teenager, and thinking it was one of the best books I'd ever read.
  • Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle.  How many movies has this book launched?
  • The Mother Hunt, by Rex Stout.  Another book in Stout's popular Nero Wolfe series.
  • The Clocks, by Agatha Christie.  One of the later Hercule Poirot mysteries.
  • The Shoes of the Fisherman, by Morris West.  Fiction about an obscure Ukranian bishop who becomes pope.   This book was later made into a movie starring Anthony Quinn.
  • False Colours, by Georgette Heyer.  If you like Regency romances, check this one out.
  • The Civil War:  A Narrative, Volume 2:  Fredericksburg to Meridian, by Shelby Foote.  Foote's three volume Civil War set is very detailed and remains in print today.
  • The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan.  Revolutionary for its time, this is still considered a classic feminist text.
Vicky @ Warrenton

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 12/8/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
2. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
3. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
4. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
5. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
6. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
7. S., by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
8. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
9. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks
10. The Supreme Macaroni Company, by Adriana Trigiani
11. Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
12. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
13. Inferno, by Dan Brown
14. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
15. White Fire, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
3. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
4. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
5. Miracles and Massacres, by Glenn Beck
6. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
7. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton
8. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
9. Si-Cology 101, by Si Robertson
10. My Promised Land, by Ari Shavit
11. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
12. Five Days in November, by Clint Hill
13. One Summer, by Bill Bryson
14. Happy, Happy, Happy, by Phil Robertson
15. Killing Kennedy, by Bill O’Reilly

Washington Post 12/8/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Cross My Heart, by James Patterson
2. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
3. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
4. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
5. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
6. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
7. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
8. S., by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
9. Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
10. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk
2. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
3. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
4. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
5. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
6. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
7. Guinness World Records 2014, by Guinness World Records
8. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
9. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
10. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sit, Stay, Down... Training your dog or puppy



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Are you trying to train a dog or puppy?  Perhaps you are thinking about bringing a dog or puppy into the family over the holidays and are looking for some tips? 

Training your pet can be frustrating, perhaps even a little overwhelming.  Don't get mad and don't lose hope.  You probably just need a little help from people who know a thing or two about how to do it.  The library offers many books and DVD's that can take some of the challenge and frustration out of training for you and man's best friend.

A good first step in training your dog is to understand the way he thinks. For this sort of help you can turn to books like Bruce Fogle’s Know Your Dog: An owner’s guide to dog behavior, or How Dogs Think: Understanding the canine mind by Stanley Coren.

If you have trouble with your dog jumping up on people or begging for treats at the table, you might read Citizen Canine: Ten essential skills every well-mannered dog should know by Mary Burch, or take home the DVD called Drool School: Family dog training produced by Amy Robinson.

The library has books that will help you with everything from housebreaking to training your dog to perform tricks.  There are also books on specialized training such as: 

If you already own a dog who needs to update his manners or plan on starting from scratch with a puppy, be sure to visit the library and check out some of these helpful resources.  For more ideas, check out our "Dog & Puppy Training" book display at the Warrenton library, December 4 - 12. 

Good luck and happy reading. 

Jeanne @ Warrenton 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Best Seller Lists

New York Times 12/1/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Takedown Twenty, by Janet Evanovich
2. King and Maxwell, by David Baldacci
3. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
4. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
5. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
6. Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
7. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
8. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
9. S., by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
10. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks
11. White Fire, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
12. Mirage, by Clive Cussler
13. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
14. Inferno, by Dan Brown
15. We Are Water, by Wally Lamb

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
2. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly
3. Miracles and Massacres, by Glenn Beck
4. George Washington’s Secret Six, by Brian Kilmeade
5. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
6. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
7. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
8. Si-Cology 101, by Si Robertson
9. Good Tidings and Great Joy, by Sarah Palin
10. Five Days in November, by Clint Hill
11. You Herd Me!, by Colin Cowherd
12. My Promised Land, by Ari Shavit
13. Let Me Off At the Top!, by Ron Burgundy
14. Double Down, by Mark Halperin
15. Humans of New York, by Brandon Stanton

Washington Post 12/1/2013

Hardcover Fiction
1. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham
2. Dust, by Patricia Cornwell
3. The First Phone Call from Heaven, by Mitch Albom
4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
5. White Fire, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
6. The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
7. Mirage, by Clive Cussler
8. The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks
9. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg
10. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

Hardcover Nonfiction
1. Good Tidings and Great Joy, by Sarah Palin
2. Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer
3. The Bully Pulpit, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
4. Killing Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
5. Double Down, by Mark Halperin
6. David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
7. I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
8. Guinness World Records 2014, by Guinness World Records
9. American Heroes on the Homefront, by Oliver North
10. Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Book Discussions for December

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The following books are under discussion at the library in the month of December. See the library's website for details on meeting dates and times.

December 2 - "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence (Warrenton Great Books Group)

December 11 - Holiday Party (Marshall Afternoon Book Club)

December 14 - Holiday Party (Marshall Evening Book Club)

December 16 - "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman (Bealeton Book Club)

December 19 - Book Chat / Year End Review (Warrenton Mystery Club)

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