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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


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


Throwback Thursday! (Saturday): Ella Minnow Pea

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

Book Chat

Friday 56, 23-January-2015

Welcome to the “get to see my niece tonight’ edition of The Friday 56 hosted by Freda on Freda’s Voice. Head on over there and check out the other participating blogs. 282 more words


"Ella Minnow Pea" by Mark Dunn (2002)

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

Cloud Atlas: A Review (well sort of...)

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

Ella Minnow Pea

By: Mark Dunn

Review By: Alex Frank

Pangram- a sentence or phrase that includes all of the letters of the alphabet

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” A pangram that founded an entire society. 545 more words

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