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!