Saturday, June 20, 2009


I have...

0 cavities
1 dad
2 sisters
3 brothers
4 wheels on my car
5 shoeboxes full of letters from friends and family
6 Old Navy flag t-shirts
8 Bibles (2 are New Testaments)
10 aunts
11 mugs
12 quilts
12.5 years full time teaching experience
13 pairs of shoes
16 pairs of pants
25 cousins
33 short sleeve t-shirts
36 journals
49 CDs
50 friends on Facebook
206 bones
and 435 books. (yes, I counted, but I may have missed a couple)

What about you?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ella Minnow Pea

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn is third book that I have read in the week since school has gotten out. Ella Minnow Pea is a person that lives in the made up country of Nollop. The story is about the country banishing, one by one, different letters of the alphabet. It doesn't seem like a huge deal when the first letters are banished, since they are letters like z and q, but then it gets more difficult since soon the letters that are forbidden from use are much more common. The story is told in letter format, many written by Ella, but others written by family members like Amos, Tassie, Mittie, and Gwenette.