Books and Reviews at Greenberry House

Like most booksellers, reading is a large part of my life here at Greenberry House. I have a special old chair, so worn that it sags, where I love to curl up with a good book. Old favorites, exciting new writers, spiritual or challenging, fiction or fact; all pass through my hands and many are worthy of comment. I plan an occasional mention here of a recent book I've read, either to recommend or to warn!

Thursday, April 09, 2009


$15.95.  Sassy Debbie Stoller has done it again with a book for crocheters and wanna-be crocheters that has all the boldness and excitement of her earlier knitting projects.  The stitch instruction section is lively and well illustrated with photos and step-by-step drawings of each stitch progression, and the titles of the sections are are entertaining as they are informative.  40 patterns are included ranging from simple for beginners to advanced for the more skilled.  Designs for younger women in particular are featured and the patterns are fresh and contemporary, using interesting yarns and yarn combinations.  I especially like "Violet Beauregard", a sassy skirt, and the patterns for crocheted purses.  Several designers contributed to the patterns and there is a biography of each designer included.  The Happy Hooker is a delightful book with some personal thoughts from the author about handwork and traditions, and might even convert a few knitters!


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