Warm Words

It’s November, and the days are getting colder and shorter; these kinds of days really make one want to curl up inside with an activity of some sort, like a good book or an almost done scarf, something warm to keep the weather outside from thought. This month, we at Center for the Reader were inspired by this image and were excited to find so many books that fit the bill. Something about reading about someone knitting (that was a tongue twister) not only can be relaxing, but it can also inspire one to want to pursue knitting themselves. It can also be a great way of bringing people together, such as in the novel The Friday Night Knitting Club:

Walker and Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club was started by some of Georgia's regulars, who gather once a week to work on their latest projects and to chat-and occasionally clash-over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

Or maybe you’re just looking for something slightly more exciting, such as a murder mystery! Tucked away in our mystery section is a new sub-genre in the mystery field: the cozy mystery. Many of these mysteries involve a hobby that in some way aids the amateur sleuth on the case. Such is the case in A Deadly Yarn, number three in Maggie Sefton’s Knitting Mystery series, when two knitting sleuths, Kelly and Megan, are invited to join designer Allison Dubois's New York studio. Dubois is about to embark on a new life, but when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor from an apparent overdose of sleeping pills. The police suspect suicide, but Kelly and Megan aren’t convinced. Who knew knitting could help one in detective work?

We have so many more--brace for the cold weather and visit us in Center for the Reader. Our knitting display will inspire a warm feeling in you. Can't make it here? Cozy up online to our list of great knitting reads.

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