Saturday, May 15, 2010

Book Review

I have never posted a book review on my blog but I wanted to for this book. 

I read another knitting based book on my trip to New York and I have been impatiently waiting for the sequel to come out and I finally broke down and bought this one.  I hosted a bookfair for my organization at a bookstore and I bought myself this book.  The description on the front of the book is "Like Steel Magnolia's set in Manhatan."  I will just say, let that be a warning.  (I took this as "oh, so it is super good.")

When I first started the book I had a hard time getting into it.  I felt the author was trying to achieve something she was not capale of, meaning she was using metaphors that I could tell she wanted to accomplish something that just did not happen.  I am so happy I did not give up on the book because I soon became addicted!  The book is based on a single mother , her daughter, her knitting shop, the shops "dynamic knitting club" and some unexpected characters from her past.  The unique aspect of the book is it gives the reader a look at each characters life so the reader gains a relationship with each character, yet does not confuse the reader with an overload of information and this aspect does not create a loss of focus.  I don't want to give anything away but the book ended unexpectedley and during the book I did shed some tears.  There is a follow-up but I am not committed to reading it.  I have not decided.  I highly recommend this one, it took me 4 days to read this which is tough for me to do!!  If anyone is interested in my copy leave me a message and I would be happy to send you mine.  If I get enough interest I will be fair and draw for it.


  1. OH you've added another book to my list and I just bought a million books this AM!!! Thanks for letting us know how it was.

  2. Oh, sounds fun! If no one else wants it, I'd love to read your copy. Otherwise, there's always the library. :-)

  3. i love how honest you are with your review! it really sounds like a good book. with a newborn arriving in a few days and my 15 month old, i doubt i'll get around to reading anything. oh well!

    thanks for your kitchen tips! i so appreciate them. your blog is adorable!

  4. Ok, you can only give it to Naomi IF she then sends it to me. We can do the great blog read and give... Wait, everyone has to sign their name in it or something really cool! Love it!