I miss reading though, and I am so happy to be losing myself in books again. So I thought, crafty bloggers are usually good writers and therefore it may well follow that they like to read. Perhaps they would like to read the occasional book review on my blog, as I would like to read little book reviews on theirs. My other friends who read this blog are also avid readers so I know they won't mind.
|The Knitting Circle, Ann Hood|
Now it so happens that the book I have just read is about a Knitting Group, it is in fact called "The Knitting Circle" by Ann Hood and it is currently available on Kindle for £1.99, which is a steal because it is £9.98 in paperback. I absolutely swear to you that I do not just read about knitting and other yarn crafts (no really, I honesty don't) but I saw the title and the price and needless to say it appealed.
The book examines the life of the main character Mary as she comes to terms with a terrible bereavement. The descriptions of her feelings are raw and powerful. I cried a lot: I don't cry easily, I'm a toughy. Despite that I really enjoyed the book. It really isn't just a book for knitters, it's a book for women, and it's not light hearted chick-lit, it's well written, thought provoking and more-ish. I'm a fast reader anyway but this one went at the speed of light.
I used to run a book group and I think they would all have had something to say about this book. Some would have loved it, some might not, they'd all have got drunk whilst discussing it and the evening would have been awesome. I think there is something in it for most women, and probably some men, to identify with and be touched by. I'd be happy to recommend it to anybody who would listen.
I'm not going to rate the books I read, I get a bit tired of the expectation that so many things in life can be scored out of five, but this is a good book and if one of you decides to download it and enjoy it then I'll be very happy to have mentioned it to you.
Have a lovely day.