Friday, May 19, 2017

Review - The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs


Date Started: May 18, 2017
Date Finished: May 19, 2017
Rating: DNF

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs tells the story of Georgia Walker.  She is a young mother and owner of a yarn shop in Manhattan.  Her life is shaken up by the arrival of her first love and father of her child, so she seeks refuge in the knitting club that spontaneously started showing up at her yarn store.

I first heard about this book on the Knitmore Girls podcast, and neither Jasmin or Gigi were very fond of it.  I already owned the book and decided to give it a shot anyway.

Typically, I have a rule.  Before I can give up on a book, I need to read the first 100 pages.  I need to give it a shot to develop and pull me in before I can say that it's not for me. 

That being said, life is too short to read books that you don't enjoy.  This is one of those books.  I wanted to grab Georgia and shake her.  She is pessimistic, negative, and not someone I enjoyed reading about.  So much of this book is unrealistic.  No one, especially in MANHATTAN can afford to make a living by knitting garments for people.  It just simply is not possible.  The way that Georgia thought about her customers was awful and rude and I couldn't even get 100 pages in. 

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