Kristie Plank

Brand New Contains The Old

The Reading List (2021) by Sara Nisha Adam.  Of course, I had to read this book based entirely on the title!  I jumped right into it and was caught up right away. You will meet two completely different characters, Mukesh and Aleisha, both of whom you would expect to have absolutely nothing in common.  And…

It’s A Brand New Year!

The Reading List (2021) by Sara Nisha Adam.  Of course, I had to read this book based entirely on the title!  I jumped right into it and was caught up right away. You will meet two completely different characters, Mukesh and Aleisha, both of whom you would expect to have absolutely nothing in common.  And…

Book Bingo Is Back!

With all the shutdowns in the last couple years, it is time for some fun in the library.  If you like to read, then you are going to want to play Book Bingo being sponsored by the Library Committee. It is quite easy to play.  And, with several thousand book on the shelves here in…

‘Tis The Season For Light Reads

Can you go home again?  Will it all be the same as you recall?  Probably not.  Fanny Flagg has done a great job of presenting that issue in her latest novel, The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop. (2020).  It is a sequel to her popular Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. (1987) Curl…

Very Presidential…Nonfiction or Fiction?

Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.  Surely you recognize those names.  But, do you recall the name Clint Hill?  You more than likely have seen him video clips, but probably did not notice him unless you were watching what happened on live tv on November 22, 1963. One does not usually think of a nonfiction…

Easy Reads For A Rainy Day

If any of you readers have had teenaged daughters at home beginning around 2005 and beyond, you may know something about book entitled The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  I am betting several teachers out there are probably familiar with the series.  Maybe you have even seen the movie version of the book.  That single…

Fast Summer Reads

September is perfect time for a couple fast reads.  Beach time is still wide open and looking good.  The two titles this month that fit the bill as good tales, memorable characters, and all at no cost to you.  These titles and hundreds of others can be found right here in Tanglewood’s great library. If…

Great Storytelling

Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep and you just are not exactly sure if you still dreaming? Maybe you were experiencing just a bit of morning brain fog.  It has happened to all of us at one time or another. In What Rose Forgot (2019) by Nevada Barr, that is exactly what happened…