Tuesday, April 27, 2021

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll

Well, I've discovered that, like The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, this book is pretty fun to read out loud, even though if I read it silently to myself, it annoys me.  So I did enjoy reading this aloud to my kids over a couple weeks, mostly because I got to do lots of silly voices.  Though, by the end, I was running out of new silly voices for all the characters!  So, yeah, that was an interesting challenge, and did make it fun for me.

But, on a whole, this book is very silly and nonsensical and I am... not a fan.  There's no actual point to the story, aside from "will Alice ever get to be a normal size again?" and it turns out to all be a dream, so even that isn't an actual point.  And I just don't enjoy pointless stories.

(Mine from my Instagram account.)

If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: G.  Nothing unacceptable for kids here.

This is the 19th book I've read and reviewed for my third Classics Club list.

6 comments:

  1. I’ve only read it once. I don’t like the part with the pig. I prefer Through the Looking Glass, which I’ve read several times. And I’ve always loved the animated Disney movie.

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    1. Phyl, yeah, I prefer Through the Looking Glass too -- or I did when I read them in my tweens 30 years ago :-D The movie is loads of fun, though!

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  2. I'm not sure if I've read all of it yet or not. I prefer books that make sense too.

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    1. Skye, yeah, I just like storylines that make sense sooo much better than nonsense-for-the-sake-of-nonsense.

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  3. I'm with Skye, not sure if I read it or not. Maybe because it was so nonsensical it didn't feel like I was reading because I wasn't comprehending? I know I looked in it and the sequel, but how much I read I don't know it was like over 15 years ago. I want to read both and then watch the Disney movie at some point because I have very little memory. It's a classic after all, but if I hate it I'd quite which is what I wonder if I did? I feel like mom assigned me to read it which wouldn't have allowed for that possibility.

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    1. Livia, I just feel like... this is not one of those must-read classics, lol. It's a fast read, though, I'll say that for it.

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