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Ella Minow Pea: A Novel in Letters

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Ella Minnow Pea By Mark Dunn

Genre: Literary Fiction

Publisher: Anchor

Description from Amazon: Ella Minnow Pea is a girl living happily on the fictional island of Nollop off the coast of South Carolina. 382 more words

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Lately I’ve found myself struggling. While the books that I have been reading have been interesting, and I’ve enjoyed spending time reading (most of) them, I haven’t really become completely engrossed in anything for a while. 211 more words

Review: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

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. 323 more words

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IN A BOOKSHOP, A SENSUAL TREAT


One foot inside the door and immediately, I forget everything. Every thought of past and future detonates. All that matters is now. My eyes drink everything in and a quiet excitement takes over me. 286 more words

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1. Soft Scrub with Bleach
Moving into a college apartment means you kind of take what you can get. 561 more words

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Day 684: Ella Minnow Pea

Even though I enjoyed Mark Dunn’s unusual novel Under the Harrow, I avoided Ella Minnow Pea for some time because it sounded too gimmicky. When I finally read it, I found it mildly entertaining, but yes gimmicky, although I can see why it would amuse those with a different sense of humor than mine. 335 more words

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Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR Pile

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday challenge from The Broke and the Bookish is to list ten books from my to-be-read pile. My TBR pile is huge, I’m even doing a… 477 more words

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