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More Reading

Due to the current hand stiffness I'm experiencing, there has been little knitting and much reading the past ten days. Here are two more books I've finished recently.

#34–My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud, by Kevin Clash–Last week I listened to a podcast of "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" that featured Kevin Clash and Elmo. Somehow I ended up finding this book, which I impulsively downloaded to my Kindle. It's a pretty light book, but I enjoyed the backstage stories and got a great sermon illustration from the explanation of why Children's Television Network added "Elmo's World" to Sesame Street (whether I like it or not).

#35–A Fountain Filled With Blood, by Julia Spencer-Fleming–Okay, I'm hooked on Rev. Clare Fergusson. But this particular book has one problem. She uses Bernese Mountain Dogs as characters but forgets they are tri-colored (they are always "black and white" in her descriptions) and she calls them "Berns" for short, which no one does. But otherwise, an engaging book. And the Berners, by any other name, are just as delightful, she certainly captured the temperament.

For those interested in the Kindle, the second of these books seemed to be a transfer from a bad paperback printing, with some paragraphs out of order in two places. I would complain if this one hadn't been a free download!

6 thoughts on “More Reading”

  1. The most reading I’ve done is 3rd grade books in summer school. Like Volcano! And Pecos Bill.

  2. I have all the JSF novels, so if you want to borrow any of them, let me know.
    I love the books, but she does make some annoying errors about church things too. And she’s Episcopalian, she should know better 🙂

  3. No, I didn’t miss your comment about Interlochen on my blog.
    I am about 2 hours southeast of Interlochen. We’re actually considering going up there during August to see KT Tunstall or Bonnie Raitt.
    There’s not much of a town to speak of there, but they do have a great Italian restaurant.
    Wouldn’t it be a hoot to have a meetup?

  4. I am sorry to hear that your hands are stiff. That makes life more of a challenge. Keep your head up – you will get to knit soon.

  5. Yeah, I just finished rereading that particular JSF and wondered about the “Berns” and their color.
    Her bio says she lives outside of Portland, ME with “a big dog,” but clearly not a Berner!

  6. Hey Songbird, You can contact JSF personally on her webpage. Sh will probably appreciate the insight on the dogs. I met her at our local booksigning and found her to be warm and friendly and interested in folks’ response to her books.
    Clue her in about revgals if you do contact her!

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