We invite you to read Sherri's review on the following jigsaw puzzle. She enjoys jigsaw puzzling with her Mom and she has reviewed/journaled several that will be available on this website. The following is one of the many in her 'Puzzling With My Mom' Series. Joy of Reading Puzzle Amazon link
Brand: Hennessy jigsaw puzzles
Title: Joy of Reading puzzle
Like many of you, I have multiple hobbies. Two of my favorite hobbies are reading and puzzling. Imagine my delight when I found a brand new Hennessy puzzle that combines both of these hobbies! I seldom work a puzzle shortly after getting it because my puzzle stash is simply too large and any new puzzles have to wait patiently in my queue until their turn to come out and play. I couldn’t make this fun one wait and it was on my puzzle table within four short days (I had a puzzle that I was working on for Veterans Day that I had to finish first). To put this in perspective, I have puzzles that I bought three+ years ago that I still haven’t assembled yet!
If you have never done a Hennessy puzzle, they are a small family-owned company with puzzles that feature random cut pieces made with recycled materials in the USA. I personally own 10 of their puzzles and have enjoyed every one of the puzzles that I have done. I can’t say enough about how awesome this company is. Their customer service is superior, and the owner has proven to be very generous with his support of our puzzling community. The pieces of this puzzle were well cut, fully interlocked, with little puzzle dust, no cut issues or damaged pieces. I thought that I might have been missing a piece, but I found it under the couch, no doubt a victim of my sweatshirt sleeve.
I was so pleased with the way this puzzle came together. I chose to work it in my typical methodical strategy, starting in the upper left corner and working my way to the upper right corner. This style of puzzle, though, could easily be assembled in a more fluid freestyle manner (what I laughingly call the chaos theory because it is the exact opposite of how I need to do my puzzles, which I am certain is thought boring by you who embrace organized chaos, lol). It would also be an excellent group project where everyone can work on their own sections. I know that assembling puzzles my way can test your patience and resolve. I can’t tell you how much those black & white checkered pieces and the orange letter pieces were screaming at me to do them out of order, but I stuck with my plan. Fortunately, they are next to each other, so once I was rewarded with the section with the checkered pattern, I quickly moved on to those orange letters.
I adore so many of the images, but I think that my favorite section is that little one in the bottom left where the girl is perched in a tree with a book. My mom nurtured my love of reading by giving me books for Christmas and birthdays. Having four younger brothers and a bossy older sister, however, led me to find my own special reading tree. From its lofty branches, I would escape into life on the prairie or in the Swiss Alps or on the trail of a great mystery. My tree didn’t have fragrant blossoms to shield me from view, but I loved reading in my tree whenever possible. Oh, the memories that this puzzle brought back!
Puzzle details: Hennessy Puzzles, “The Joy of Reading”, 1000 pieces, 2019.
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