HCI Books - Memoir/Humorous
200 pages, incl. knitting patterns
Ah. Here's the one thing the Sock People forget to mention when they convert you to their religion. You'll love knitting up a sock; you'll love how portable and fast and addictive they can be. You'll be amazed at your own skills and dexterity for picking up stitches where none have ever existed. What they don't tell you is that the second sock is a lonely, desolate outpost of obligation. That second sock is just the stepchild of the first sock's exuberance. Oh, the second sock! It takes forever and a day to finish it. By the time I cast off the last stitch and weaved in all my little yarn ends, I had lost the first sock. It turned up weeks later at the bottom of my laptop bag.
In Home is Where the Wine Is, Perry's personal narrative continues a few years after her first memoir left off. I was dashing between Oklahoma and Mississippi when I read her first book, but you can read my thoughts at this link ---> Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair (Hint: Page down a bit to get to my comments on the book and then be sure to peek at the photos of Miss Spooky, who was a well-traveled cat for a short period of her life).
Home is Where the Wine Is tells about the author's new resolutions as she considers the fact that she's only a few years away from 40. To improve her fitness level, she tries out a couple of fitness clubs. She works on her love life by jumping into dating online. She takes two Extremely Nice Vacations (Rome and Hawaii) by herself. Perry even decides to try gardening, although her decision to grow square watermelons is a little unusual. Whether attempting to get around Rome on her own whilst fearing pint-sized pickpockets or sitting on the floor with a friend cutting out magazine pictures and gluing, she tells about her life with zany wit and humor.
Oh, how I love Laurie Perry (aka "Crazy Aunt Purl"). Her blog is a hoot, her second book is equally fun and inspiring and, most important of all, she loves cats. Home is Where the Wine Is includes a section with knit and crochet projects.
5/5 - Light, entertaining and upbeat reading fun with the queen of knitting humor.
Thanks to TLC Tours and HCI Books for the review copy.