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Old 07-25-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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On my last library trip I spotted "A Good Yarn" by Debbie Macomber. I usually don't read "girly" stuff (I prefer suspense thrillers) but I was curious to see a fiction book about knitting. It was actually good. It showed how knitting can be used to cope with life's different stresses and it also illustrated how knitting can be bring people from different backgrounds together to form friendships. Has anyone else encounter similar books?
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Oops, I meant "encountered"
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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I've seen a few advertised & definitely plan to check them out. I just haven't had a lot of extra time lately.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #4
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I've read most of the knitting mysteries/books and I recommend them. They are a fun read.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
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D.M. has 2 knitting books out now - both revolving around the same yarn shop - and they're both really good. There's also a murder mystery series that starts with the book "Knit one, kill two." I love murdery mysteries and, I must say, I was rather disappointed in it. I figured it out within just a few chapters. BUT that is the book that finally spurred me to achieve my year-long goal of learning to knit so it can't be all bad.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:40 PM   #6
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I'm reading Died in the Wool by Mary Kruger (a gift from Friskums, my yarn swap pal!) and it's pretty good. I swear, reading some of the discussions about yarn, knitting, etc. is like reading a post on KH!

Here's part of the opening paragraph:

Later, Ariadne would be appalled that her first reaction at seeing Edith Perry's body sprawled on the floor of her shop, a tangle of yarn around her throat, was that Edith had finally chosen a good yarn. She would be horrified that she had wished the yarn wasn't one of her favorites.

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Old 07-25-2006, 05:43 PM   #8
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Hilarious!
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:26 PM   #9
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I have always been a mystery reader... anything & everything.. when I was younger & did all the cooking.. I was into food mysteries.. now.. its knitting mysteries.. I have all of the books I can find... About 5 different authors.. I figure most of them out early.. but love the way they work the yarn & needles into the story...

I just finished checking calender for the next one due....

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I love books on tape.. but still prefer to read... have to find a way to read & knit.. I'm working on it.. but need a 3rd arm...
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I haven't read any of them, but I'll look at the library--fortunately about 1/4 mile down the road!! I love mysteries, but more the Paricia Cornwell, John Sanford, Jonathon Kellerman, Stephen King, even Dean Koontz--but since I started knitting , my reading has been SO neglected.

I just finished reading THE OUTER BANKS, by Ann Rivers Siddons (or something like that!!) I did enjoy it--cause we spend so much time in the summer at Nag's Head.

I HAVE , however, enjoyed reading the Summer Fun fiction tale ( in the General Knitting Forum) right here at good ol' KH!
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