It’s Wednesday, which means I’m sharing my latest read and knit.
I’ve finished A Better Man. It’s about a husband that discovers he can hold on to his wealth, when he divorces his wife, by encouraging her to be more independent. The way to do this is to pretend to be a better man.
The story follows his journey. Needless to say, it does not go quite to plan.
I liked the end. A strange place to start a review, I know, but the last half of the book had me reading it into the small hours, in tears.
A complete contrast to the first part. I struggled to read the first half. I didn’t like any of the characters. Not even the children. Although I thought the nanny/housekeeper was the most likeable. Maybe that was the point, I wasn’t meant to like any of them. Their selfishness and self obsessiveness was draining.
By the end, I felt more sympathetic and there seemed to be hope. I could see another side to the characters. Even warmed to the three year old twins. Especially when the little girl shared with her separated father that he should have greased the waffle pan first. Like most of the characters, she moved from taking to giving. Not just a better man, but hope for a better family.
I’m glad I read to the end.
Bizarrely, the book and my knitting do have more in common than you’d imagine, this week. In more than one way, but you’d have to read the book.
So, on the knitting needles, at the moment, I have mini hats. I’ve decided to take part in the Big Knit this year. This raises money for Age UK, which provides help to older people in the cold months, here in the UK. The idea is that knitters create fun hats to go on Innocent drink bottles. 25p from every bottle sold, will go to Age UK.
So far I’ve made two. I’m aiming to make more using my “end of project” stash of double knit yarn, before 11th December deadline. Seems a good project for November and each hat helps.
Anyone else knitting mini hats this year? Anyone bought a bottle, with a hat, in past years?
Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along. What are you knitting and reading at the moment?
Disclaimer: I was sent the book as part of the BritMums book club for the purpose of an honest review. These are my own words and views.