I was browsing around the blogosphere as i usually do and i came across On a Book Bender's blog. Well this is already one of favorite blogs because they help host BoutofBooks. Beyond just that though, i noticed that they have some awesome features! While the Top Off Tuesday ("Warning: features men in various states of undress." lol) is awesome, i really really like the Blind Date With a Book by Jenna!
This is still a new feature but from what i understand, Jenna chooses 3 books to features and just gives us the bare details of them. We choose one to have a book date with, then she reveals the book and the author. Awesome idea right?
I participated in one of the posts and just received the info on my "date" this afternoon. I dont really wanna say which post or which number i chose, because that would ruin the blind date part of this. lol
Anyway, here is the book i got! I must say, at first sight i thought "Well thats no YA and i probably wont like it". Im SUCH a cover judger!! After i read the synopsis, i must admitt, it sounds awesome! Def different than what i usually read, but isnt that the point? lol Thanks a bunch Jenna for intruducing me to this book, i know i will enjoy it.
My Book Date
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. As the letters progressively drop from the statue they also disappear from the novel. The result is both a hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere.
*pangram: a sentence or phrase that includes all the letters of the alphabet
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