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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…

Gotta Love Small Towns

If you like a novel with characters that act like real people just as your neighbors here in Tanglewood—the ones you wave to as you walk your dogs, or that those you have gotten to know when playing petanque, then you should enjoy South of the Buttonwood Tree (2020) by Heather Webber. Welcome to the…

Secrets In The Neighborhood

It is a mystery.  The kind of mystery that might take place in any community, especially a closed, tightknit community.  You know the kind.  The kind of happening that starts folks talking amongst themselves. One of the locals, Mrs. Creasy is missing.  All the neighborhood residents are talking with each other.  Ideas are being tossed…

Step Back In Time

Allow me to introduce to you Aloysius Archer who is the lead character in David Baldacci’s One Good Deed (2019) crime thriller.  Archer has just been released from Caderock Prison, placed on parole, and sent to Poca City.  He has a long list of “don’ts” and rules he is to live by for the next…

Family Secrets

Do you enjoy reading a novel that leads to laughing out loud and a main character who is a bit quirky?  One whose world is filled with good people, and loves good books?  Then I suggest you read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill (2019) by Abbi Waxman. Nina’s background may help explain her quirkiness. …