Sunday, January 25, 2009

Knit Two

It's a beautiful sunny day but cccccccold! -24 when we got up but it has warmed up to -15 now. Sounds like another good reading day to me!

I'm always a little leary about reading the second book in a series because I'm afraid it won't be as good as the original. And, at first, I was sure this one wouldn't live up to its predecessor.

For the first 10-15 pages or so all it did was rehash what happened in the first book and in the intervening years. It was all telling and no showing. I was very disappointed.

But then, it changed and I couldn't put it down. Dakota is now 18 and in college. Anita is about to marry Marty. Catherine is still searching for love not realizing that she has to learn to love herself first. Darwin is preparing for impending motherhood while Lucie is regretting her decision to be a single mother. Peri is still making her purses and KC is dealing with menopause. Kate Jacobs threw in some neat plot twists that really keep the story moving.

Will there be a third book? I'm hoping so and thinking that maybe a good title would be Purl Three. At the end of the book there is a pattern for a Georgia Afghan and most of the directions are knit two, purl three.

My husband just checked the temperature and it's up to -11. Downright balmy! I'm still going to tuck a quilt around me and read!

Hope you all have a good reading day, too!


Cheryl said...

I have not read this series but I will have to check it out. Thanks

Literary Feline said...

Good afternoon, Linda! The afternoon turned sunny here as well, although it started out quite overcast. I haven't been able to fit in as much reading as I would have liked, but some is better than nothing, right?

For me at least, one of the dangers of reading series books back to back or too close together can be the repetition of setting the background again and again. I notice it more when I read several books in a row, particularly. It's kind of interesting though to see how the author changes it up--and if it effective for returning readers.