Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert

Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert* – A Puzzler’s Guide and How to Make Your Own – was just the book I wanted to read. In the last few months we’ve started making a lot of puzzles and, even more, we mounted 9 on them as decorations of the home office. So, imagine my excitement to read this book. It is a short book and filled with pictures, but, even so, it has a lot of details about different aspects of making puzzles and their history.

Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert

The book is great if you are a fan of making puzzles, thinking of making your own for fun or as a gift for someone special. Also, it is a great gift for someone who likes puzzles. I like that the author covered topics such as the history of the puzzles, how they can be used by people to improve or maintain their memory and brain power. She talks about puzzles for children, which is really great too.

Other topics cover details such as puzzling competitions. Who would have imagined there is such a thing, but there is and I would love to see how people are approaching puzzling under time pressure. I liked everything about this book, it is a fun and well worth reading book. At the end, the book covers trivia, which was a fun way to finish the book.

Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert

Details about the picture: I took the picture in my office, where I have a lot of puzzles on the walls, 9 in total
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: White Owl
Year it was published: 2022
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120

About the author: Holly Lambert has a true passion for puzzles and regularly completes them with her mum and best friend. Since becoming a mum herself in 2018, she has grown her puzzle collection to higher levels and now buys and sells puzzles as well as making her own. A huge change from her former career as a midwife, Holly loves the stress-relieving benefits of puzzles and hopes to pass this on to others through her book. Holly currently resides in Middlesex with her husband, daughter and two cats.
Website & Social Media Links: Pen and Sword

*I was sent a copy of Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

5 thoughts on “Joy of Jigsaws by Holly Lambert”

  • I shall definitely be adding this book to my list, although my actual puzzling has taken something of a back seat over recent weeks, as I seem to have become rather addicted to various online puzzle sites, which are against the clock!

    Have you thought about posting a ‘lifestyle’ article about your puzzle room artwork, it would be really interesting to see them all together? (If you have already done so, please forgive me for missing it!)

    Have a good weekend, can’t believe we have another holiday Monday already, although Dave has to work today which isn’t so good! 🙂

  • I love puzzles. I don’t do them often enough because I don’t have enough spread-out room to be able to devote space to one for as long as it takes. But I do think it keeps you sharp and I love the finished pieces. I think I’d enjoy this book. (I did have a puzzle made of one of my photos once — it wasn’t very big but I think it took me longer to do than almost any I’d done with 1000 pieces! (This had maybe 250 — or less!) I learned if you are printing one of your own puzzles, don’t pick a photo of a reflecting pond in an autumn wood unless you want to be looking at it for a long time!)
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    • I made a similar one, with a house and trees reflecting in a pond, it was so strange, but really nice too.

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