Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Book Review: The Knitting Alchemist

Over the past two weeks, I have read two great books and one not-so-great book. This post is going to primarily focus on the good rather than bad!! The first book I read (OUR JULY BOOK CLUB CHOICE)is called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book is very short and is about a young shepherd in search of his Personal Legend. This is great because everyone should have a personal legend--and whether or not they acheive it is up to the individual. I know what my personal legend is...whether or not I get there is solely up to me. The book has definitely inspired me, to say the least...and I highly recommend it!
The next book I read is called The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. This is Kate's first book and she did a PHENOMENAL job with it. It was so good that the second I finished it (during a lunch break), I ran it straight downstairs to my friend to take with her on her honeymoon. It was THAT good. This is more of a girl-read, though, but it is by NO MEANS a chick-lit book. The story revolves around the life of Georgia Walker and the struggles and relationships in her life. I can't go more into detail or it will spoil the book - but this one comes HIGHLY recommended by Jaimie Lopez...so it's GOTTA be good!!!
The final book that I read is called Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Yes, those are the same authors that wrote The Nanny Diaries. They have a very poor quality in regard to their writing style. I didn't even want to finish it--but out of principle, I chugged on and finished the damn thing. Notagoodbook. These two writers need to stop writing...they refuse to develop characters (which is why she gives them stupid names like "Girl", "Guy" and "Mrs. X"). The authors want to put the reader in the situation of the character so he/she can relate to the situations the character is going through. The book lost my focus so many times...Just don't pick it up.
Once again, I have put pictures of The Alchemist and The Friday Night Knitting Club below so you can easily identify them in the book store!

3 comments:

Andrea and/or Kevin said...

The Friday Night Knitting Club sounds fun...

Susan said...

okay...Knitting Club it is!

NduguNStephie said...

I have the Friday Night knitting club at my house.. but the Olympics has hindered my reading!

Go Phelps!