What day is this?
I certainly don’t know.
Welcome to my first Throwback
Thursday Saturday! I randomly laid my hand upon a book on my dresser and it was… 637 more words
Synopsis: Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. Nollop was named after Nevin Nollop, author of the immortal pangram, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Now Ella finds herself acting to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of the island’s Council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet as they fall from a memorial statue of Nevin Nollop. 297 more words
The latest Goodreads giveaway that I had the privilege of reading was the paperback edition of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. While it has been out for a decade (and has even been selected for the list of the 1001-books that you should read before you die), this was my first exposure to it. 1,147 more words
Written and spoken language has always amazed me because the concept is so bizarre. It’s like.. we communicate to each other.. by making specific sounds that mean certain things… and then other people can understand those sounds… but some people can’t and you have to make different sounds so they can understand you… Then there’s the concept of written language where we draw symbols, and each symbol represents one of those sounds and when you put the symbols together you make a message, and other people can interpret that message. 444 more words