The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Monday, February 8, 2010

1 down 12 or so to go

I finally stopped procrastinating and read a book over the weekend.

I like to read about women friendships - fiction. You know ahead of time pretty much that there will be certain types of the same characters in each book.  Although occasionally, a totally new type of character pops up which is always refreshing.

The book I chose was a sequel to a book I read probably about 2 years ago called, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.  I think part of the reason I picked the book was because most of the story took place in a yarn shop. I enjoyed the book very much until it came to the end.  I wasn't happy with the ending.

Then Kate Jacobs came out with Knit Two.  Since I enjoyed the first book except for the ending, I decided to ask for it for Christmas in 2009 with some trepidation.  I was hesitant to read this on Saturday because of my previous experience.  I decided to give it a try though.  I started around 1 or 2 in the afternoon and finished up around 10 p.m. Thanks to my husband, he went out and got pizza. I didn't even have to worry about what to eat LOL. As I was getting close to the end of the book something happened that I wasn't expecting and I thought "oh no, it's going to happen again I'm not going to like the ending".  Luckily, this time I was happy with the ending.  Whew!! 

I see she has another book out called Knit the Season which I will get but probably after I plow through some of the other books I have.  I'm about two books behind in another series of books I like.

I often wonder why I've chosen this genre to read but haven't figured it out yet.  What kind of books do you like to read and do you have a reason for reading them?


Wanda said...

*Prodigal Summer and *Gift From the Sea* are books I love and ones that influenced me.

*Peony In Love *Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and *The Bonesetter's Daughter are books I loved reading. The setting for all three is historical China with all the traditions and folklore, touching love stories, family life and values...wonderful books!

Cathryn said...

Anne McCaffrey is my absolute favorite author. She writes Sci-Fi. I love her Dragon Rider series, her Brainship series, her Pegasus series.

Then I'd have to say Dick Francis, Clive Cussler, and Michael Crighton come next. I also love Robert Asprin's Myth and Phule series.

Right now, I'm re-reading J.R.R. Tolkein's Hobbit, since my son scarpered off with the rest of my set.

lagata said...

I enjoy a wide genre of books, I really don't limit myself to one or two categories. I also try to read non-fiction as well, to balance the fiction - haha.

~~Rhonda said...

How nice to spend some time reading! And your hubs gets some points for the pizza! :) Personally, I love science fiction. Not fantasy, which, for some reason I can't fathom, is shelved with science fiction in the book store. And any flower gardening book. I'll read it front to back. And those, too. And biographies. Especially missionary biographies. So inspiring.

Currently, I'm reading "A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table" by blogger Molly Wizenberg. Easy to read in short spurts, which works for me right now. ~~Rhonda :)

Becca said...

i couldn't finish Friday Night Knitting Club. it didn't do it for me at all. the whole story seemed overly contrived with drama

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think I've read every book that Elizabeth Berg has written. I like the cadence of her words. She is very descriptive.

I also like SAnita Shreve and hve read most of hers... fast moving and interesting. Her last book was a shocker! I was also sad at that ending.