I first "met" Julia Sweeney on SNL where she played a range of characters from the androgenous "PAT" to ingenues to Mom-characters. After her bout with cancer, she published "God Said Ha!" which was a funny, touching account of her battle and with the death of her brother. I expected that her cancer experience would be related in this book which is a surprisingly circumspect account of her faith-related decisions. Although I am certain that it played into her views toward God, I was a bit sad that she did not share that aspect with us.
Julia never disappoints. Her sense of humor remains wry, and whether or not you agree with her decisions, she provides enough background that you can respect them.
While some have commented on the repetition from book to book, the author must include enough information to allow the book to stand on its own apart from the other books in the series.
I was enjoying "the listen" until 2 hours into the 3rd download, when one segment (about 7 minutes) was repeated 4 times and another was repeated twice. I don't know if this was a problem with my download, or if the editor had a "brain burp" while putting the offering together. MOST annoying, and I hope the situation doesn't occur in other audiobook.
I'm enjoying the stories, and can live with the repetition of the back-story plot. The reader's performance is great-- and I'll continue to listen to the rest of the series.
Knitting- based novels have captured the hearts of die-hard knitters across the nation. The Friday Night Knitting Club ranks among the best. It touches the heart without being saccharine, and has enough action to keep up interest. If one has a knitting group, it is easy to relate to the companionship among the knitters. Count me in.
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