Thursday, November 27, 2008

A new hobby in the pipeline!

I found, quite by accident, that Kate Jacobs had written another book. I had really enjoyed Friday Night Knitting Club, and Comfort Food follows a similar theme. This story however, is about a television chef, dealing with the complex relationships in her life, and her battle to keep her program as new, younger chefs join the competition. I really enjoyed this book. There was a point in the middle of it, where I felt it was just so stressy, but it all came together in the end, and worked out beautifully.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Elinor Lipman continued and something new!

The latest book I have read by Elinor Lipman, is The Ladies Man. I found it quite uncomfortable, the nature of this story, about a womaniser, who although I imagine was supposed to be charming, I found quite irritating. So, although this was a well-written story, it wasn't my favourite. The Inn at Lake Devine still holds that award!

So, the new book that I read is called The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama. I loved this and didn't want it to end, although it did end the way I wanted to. It was beautifully written, and provided such rich images of India and the customs and culture, that I just want to go there and become immersed among the interesting people that live there. I learnt so much from this book and I am looking forward to more by this author.

I am currently reading Once Upon a Time in the North, by Philip Pullman, a spin-off from his Dark Materials trilogy, which I am absolutely loving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Knitting books

Not what it seemed. I have just finished the sequal to Divas Don't Knit by Gil McNeil. Needles and Pearls continues the story about Jo, the widow of a philandering husband, with two young children, who left her high-powered media job to take over her granny's knitting shop. In all honesty, I think I preferred the first one. This one was a little too complicated and made me feel a bit uncomfortable in places. Saying that, I finished it and was keen to know the outcome. It has left room for another installment.