Read-a-thon Update #4: LMNOP

Ok, so Boo was disappointing overall, especially compared to the next book that I read: Mark Dunn’s sublime Ella Minnow Pea.  If you’ve not heard of it, Ella Minnow Pea is an epistolary novel about a fictional island where the powers-that-be revere the man who created the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” – a sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet.  This sentence is affixed as individual letter tiles on a monument.  When a letter tile falls off the monument, this is interpreted by the governing council to mean that the letter must not be used by any of the island citizens.  The book contains correspondence from one family and their acquaintances and friends.  The book is a delicious celebration of language while also being a moving story.  As you can see, I am in danger of writing a full-on review here and now.  But I’ll stop myself and save that for later.  🙂

Total Pages read: 622 Edit: 774 (I had forgotten to count the last half of Boo!)

Total Books read: 2 and 1/2

Total Time spent reading: approx. 8 hours and 40 minutes


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4 responses to “Read-a-thon Update #4: LMNOP

  1. Yay, so glad you liked Ella Minnow Pea – I feel like I should re-read it.

  2. The book sounds complicated but you sound as if you are going great! Enjoy

  3. Keep it up you’re doing great, keep on reading and stay up late!!!

    Hope you are having lots of fun! Doing great so far!!!

  4. Keep up the great reading! You’re doing great! The great books will no doubt help til late! :o)

    -Your friendly Read-a-thon Cheerer “Danielle” aka The1stdaughter from There’s A Book

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