Friday 56, 23-January-2015

23 Jan

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.

Friday 56

The way this meme works is pretty simple. If you want to join in, head over to Freda’s blog and add your link.

*Grab a book, any book (I grab the one I’m currently reading)
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.

I’ve given a quote from the books I’m reading now, so I took a look back on the shelf and found one I read before I started this meme. This quote is from Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. I really liked this book and recommend it as a great quick read.

Nollop said as much, even challenge the pert stenographer to come up with a sentence of her own measuring thirty-five letters or less and containing all of the letters of the alphabet. She tried. She failed.

This adorable little book focuses on the fictional island of Nollop where Nevin Nollop (the man who penned the pangram ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”) is praised as a deity. This particular sentence comes from a letter written by the island’s high council explaining why the citizens should follow the divine will of Nollop and remove the letter ‘J’ completely from their vocabulary. This isn’t as much of a shock as you would think because ‘Z’ and ‘Q’ have already been removed.

It’s a great little book; I highly recommend it!

Until next time, write on.

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10 Responses to “Friday 56, 23-January-2015”

  1. Breana M. January 23, 2015 at 1:42 PM #

    Seems interesting, thanks for sharing!


    • Sam January 23, 2015 at 2:50 PM #

      Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Sandra Nachlinger January 23, 2015 at 2:59 PM #

    As someone who loves language and words, this sounds like a book I’d really enjoy. After puzzling over the title, I said it out loud … and laughed. So clever!
    My Friday post features FINDING SOUTHERN COMFORT.


    • Sam January 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM #

      I read it for a book club and we all lived talking about words and sounds. I think you’d really like it!


  3. Claudia {SparrowHawk} January 23, 2015 at 7:07 PM #

    What an interesting fact! I remember growing up in my pre-teen years, I aspired to be a court reporter, so I’ve always been fascinated with stenography 🙂


    • Sam January 23, 2015 at 8:06 PM #

      It’s a really cute little book! I think you’d like it.


  4. fredamans January 23, 2015 at 8:58 PM #

    Not sure if it’s for me, but I wouldn’t not give it a try. I know nothing of stenography though.
    Happy weekend!


    • Sam January 23, 2015 at 9:15 PM #

      It’s more of a mystery than anything. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sherry Gloag January 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM #

    This has caught my interest enough to follow up on. If I Loved You. is my offering this week.


    • Sam January 25, 2015 at 1:01 PM #

      I’m glad it piqued your interest!


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