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Saturday, June 04, 2011

A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber

bookThis is my 3rd book about a knitting shop and it's owner; though my first of Debbie Macombers. It's interesting to me how similar they are. Lost souls come together knit and the world is all wonderful again. Ok, that might be an over simplification; as there are other details involved...but it does seem that's the type of book they all have been.

Now they all have different problems and solve them differently and together they seem to bring out the best in each other. That's interesting to me given the ladies involved are different ages, come from different backgrounds, and initially really have nothing in common. One book was The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood, and one was Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.

When I think of clusters of people who only associate with one group, say their church group; their neighbors, only their family, or perhaps only their work group or only the people at their childrens school, it makes me think how much they're missing out by not being with people different than them. This book was perhaps the sappiest of the 3, and the furthiest from reality it seemed to me. Though I did enjoy it. I think maybe I'm getting into the rhythm of these books. I read this sitting poolside and on the beach on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach. One needs a fluffy book I think for that setting.

There were emotional ups and downs and even when I thought them a bit unbelievable, I found myself wanting to pick up the book and see what happened to the silly teenager, or the UPS deliveryman. This is a series I think. Believe the others might be too. Will have to double check that and see what books are next so I can have them on hand for the next poolside or beach side adventure.

Have you read this one? Did you like it? Do you plan to read others by this author?

I had yarn of course with me and worked on the wedding ghan, but one really can't knit or crochet at the poolside or at the beach...so reading about it seems to be the way to go.

11 comments:

  1. I read a Good Yarn quite a while back so I don't remember too many specifics but I did enjoy the book. I like Debbie Macomber though and in fact just finished a novella of hers in another book.

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  2. HI SANDY,
    YOUR BOOKS SOUND VERY INTERESTING.
    DEBBIE MACOMBER IS A GREAT AUTHOR, AND WRITTEN A LOT OF GOOD BOOKS. I HAVE A COUPLE OF HER CHRISTMAS BOOKS,
    THEY WERE ENJOYABLE, I GOT THEM AS GIFTS. YOUR TRIP SOUNDS LIKE YOU RELAXED, HOW NICE. HAVE A GREAT WEEK. RIZZI

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  3. Thanks Sandie and Rizzi, appreciate your visits, and insightful comments. Christmas Books...hum, might have to check into those.

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  4. Hi Sandy, The blog looks great, yes it had been too long since I checked in. Great work!

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  5. Thanks Angela, nice to have you visit. Hope it won't be so long before I see you again.

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  6. You know, I live less than five minutes away from Debbie's yarn shop, have visited it - but I've never really read her books. lol My mother enjoys some of her books though.

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  7. Storm...You should read it and see how it mashes with the real shop. That would be awesome to know. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Perhaps when you're at the shop next time you could take a picture of you there and blog about it, or zap it my way for a follow up blog?

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  8. I'm in the process of "reading" my first knitting novel..."Summer on Blossom Street" by Debbie Maycomber. Actually I'm listening to the audio version and can knit at the same time. I have to confess it puts me to sleep, but it might not be the books fault, just that I've been really tired lately.
    I think my next audio book will have to be more stimulating ;) Maybe then I won't make so many mistakes in my knitting ;)

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  9. I can't do audio books. My attention wanders too easily.
    Sandy, I just got the Friday night Knitting Club and realized I already read it! LOL

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  10. I've never tried the audio books, but my DD loves them when she has a long drive. I'm not sure I would, but the idea of knitting while listening might be good...cept the whole counting thing...maybe mindless knitting I could do.

    Sandie...that used to happen to us all the time with movies. We get them home from the video store then realize...we've already seen them. Hope you didn't buy it, and or can take it back.

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  11. Got it through library, Sandy. NBD

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