Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Friday Night Knitting Club


I just finished reading NYTimes #1 Bestseller, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  I bet many of you have read it too.  It's a light, fun read although it gets heavy in parts.  This is a story of a group of women of different ages, different backgrounds, different goals, and different lifestyles who get to know each other and share their lives over the process of knitting.  It wasn't initially a love of knitting.  For some it was just a curiosity, some were trying to learn, and some had knitted "forever". And some just came for the cookies!  However it ended up being the vehicle that intertwined their lives, both present and future.

If you enjoy "people watching" in general, and stories about women in particular, you will enjoy seeing these women grow into themselves.  They become fast friends, their relationships begin to overlap, and their interdependence is front and center in the story.  Family plays a big part in this novel......it is really all about family......both the one you are born into and the one you choose.

The author, Kate Jacob, has a website at http://www.fridaynightknittingclub.com/index.html.  She loves connecting with her readers and will even arrange to call in to your book club if you are discussing her book.  Now that is cool.  There is a sequel; I think it is called Knit Two. I will get to it eventually but it will have to wait its turn.

Enjoy the read!  Especially nice in winter.


13 comments:

  1. Stopping by from SITS - thanks for the review, I've had this one on my list for a while.

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  2. Oh, thanks for the book recommend. I'm always on the lookout for a good read.

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  3. sounds interesting. just finished a heavy book 'wild swans' that i just might get this one. thanks! (i love to knit just haven't the time)

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  4. Sounds interesting, sounds like the movie .. is it the one..
    Will check it out
    Tx

    BM

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  5. Being Me, There may be a movie but I am not aware of one.

    Anne, Always love visitors from SITS. Come back!

    Sarah, Hi! Yeah it's a nice break after a heavy book. Get back on that knitting girl!

    Hi Too Many, Put it on your list for when you have time.

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  6. Being Me, There may be a movie but I am not aware of one.

    Anne, Always love visitors from SITS. Come back!

    Sarah, Hi! Yeah it's a nice break after a heavy book. Get back on that knitting girl!

    Hi Too Many, Put it on your list for when you have time.

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  7. I haven't heard of this one yet...I guess I'm not too up on the bestsellers list as I should be! I'll definitely have to check this one out!

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  8. I have had this book in my hand at least 2 times! I am def. going to read it now!! Thank you!

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  9. TaterTot Mom and Gayle, I know y'all will both enjoy this. Just a fun women's read.

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  10. Sandra, I did not disappear off the face of the earth...been blogging on The Second Road (TSR).
    http://www.thesecondroad.org/tsr/

    several times a week. It is less
    stressful for me, and it is also a site devoted to recovery--of all kinds, however.

    I see it's still snowing on your blog and it IS pretty! Thank you for dropping by--I miss you all terribly, that is SO true!

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  11. I hadn't heard of this book before - thanks for the review! I'll have to check it out. Hope you have a good day.

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  12. Hi Sandra, I'm definitely a people watcher. Wish I had the time to relax and read a book sometimes. The plane ride to Maui would have been a great opportunity but instead, I spent that time drawing and coloring Lol!

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  13. Sandra, I wish I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing though on this book. Blessings. I too people watch!

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