Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Down the Rabbit Hole

Tuesday again. And, sad to say, I'm still reading all the same books I was reading last Tuesday – haven't started anything new yet. So, for this week's teaser, I'm using the opening lines of one of my all-time favorites – Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Though it looks like much more, this really is just the first two sentences of the book:
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book", thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"

So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
And, of course, we all know what happens next – it's down that famous rabbit-hole, and into all those amazing adventures in Wonderland. If you haven't read this one, you really should do it soon. Mr. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) may have had some rather alarming proclivities when it came to photography, but he could tell a really terrific story!

Alice surrounded by the creatures of Wonderland
Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith
Source: Wikipedia

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite classics, and I love the image you included. Great teaser!

    Here's my Teaser.

  2. Wonderful choice for a teaser!

    Here's my teaser for this week.

  3. Great teaser.

    We forget these wonderful tasters from our childhood.


  4. Fantastic teaser!


  5. A favorite book of mine.
    Seen the new awardwinning movie as yet?

  6. Love the pic! Good choice for Tuesday Teaser, Joy!!

  7. I love that teaser! I reread this book last year for a challenge...and it was just as magical as when I was a kid, except the book I read didn't have the same lovely illustrations.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I'm ashamed to admit that I have not read this book in it's entirety and I really need to correct that! Thanks for sharing such a great piece of classic literature today!

  9. This makes me think of the Disney cartoon! I still have not read any of the Alice books. I think I need to get to it!

    Thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd! :-)

  10. I may be the only person who just doesn't like Alice in Wonderland. Reading it as an adult just killed it for me.

  11. You have to luv Alice. I can't stand to walk pass a book about Alice. It seems like it's a forever journey.


  12. Your bookmark collection header is wonderful.

  13. Love Alice! It's been a long time since I read the stories (I've watched more film adaptations than I have spent time rereading them).

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays.html

  14. From that opening, it sounds far more readable than I'd imagined!

  15. I love the illustration you've chosen. I'd love to get my hand on that edition!

  16. I actually hated this book as a child, just couldn't understand it and would give up and watch the movie instead. But after reading it in high school, I have to admit it's one of my favorites too!

    You can find my TT here: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/teaser-tuesday-33/

  17. Sad to say, I have never read this book or watched the movie, I don't know why, but it never appealed to me. Now after reading your mini review, I may have to give it a try sometime.

  18. I still can't get used to see March on blogs. Where did February go?

  19. I recently received a combination "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" omnibus through Goodreads bookswap. Reading this teaser makes me want to pick it up for a read right now (I read Alice in Wonderland so long ago; I think I was still a kid)


Welcome and thanks for leaving me a comment. I love to hear from visitors.

Also, please note that while I appreciate the thought, I don't play the blog awards game. I think you all deserve awards! But you might think about becoming a follower of my blog -- that would really be the best award.