Pea has really gotten into the Ivy and Bean series of children's books lately. They are cute. Bean's way of proclaiming everything "Bo-ring!" has sneaked its way into Pea's lexicon as well. Now I am going to borrow the term.
Because, friends, The Charterhouse of Parma is boring. Boring. Booooo-ring. I just couldn't get into it. On the surface it seemed like a story, anyway, but I just did not care about the characters, I couldn't ever figure out who was who, and it was about 10 times as long as it needed to be. I had to force myself to read a chapter a day just so I would be sure to get through it. I'm glad to be moving on!