Author Archives: Tales Untangled

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow cooked in a tagine. Weekly I get together with friends and go to yoga for a bit of mommy time. Some may find me quirky, I prefer to think I am one of a kind.

The Rosie Project – A List For Finding True Love

Book Review : The Rosie Project Don Tillman #1 By Graeme Simsion Spoiler Alert! Summary An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he … Continue reading

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Uprooted – Who Is The Intended Audience?

Book Review : Uprooted By Naomi Novik Spoiler Alert! Summary “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing … Continue reading

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The Bertie Project – The Horror Is Back, But You Knew It Had To Happen

Book Review : The Bertie Project 44 Scotland Street novel By Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler Alert! Summary Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith . . . Bertie’s … Continue reading

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The Screaming Staircase, Lockwood & Co. – Who Is The Intended Audience?

Book Review : The Screaming Staircase Lockwood & Co. #1 By Jonathan Stroud Spoiler Alert! Summary When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has … Continue reading

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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate – Is The Wonder Of Science Found In Texas Again?

Book Review: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate By Jacqueline Kelly Spoiler Alert! Summary Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor–winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Callie’s younger brother Travis keeps … Continue reading

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Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee By Jerry Spinelli Spoiler Alert! Summary Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn’t made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight … Continue reading

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When You Reach Me – Do You Believe In Time Travel?

Book Review : When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead Spoiler Alert! Summary Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know … Continue reading

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