Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: "A"

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki at Reading At The Beach, and here are the guidelines:
To join, here's all you have to do:

Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.

1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.)
4~ Return to the host's blog and leave your link in the comments.
This week's letter for A-Z Wednesday is "A." So I went to my shelves, and this is what I pulled out.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (first published 1865)

1. Book Details at Wikipedia

2. Description:
I'm assuming just about everyone is at least a little familiar with the story of the little girl who falls down a rabbit hole and has amazing adventures in Wonderland. If not, you should grab a copy and read it right now. But the Wikipedia entry has a very thorough synopsis.
3. And a sampling of the many covers the book has sported over the years:

(Click on image to enlarge.)

Of course, the book is almost always paired with its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (and What Alice Found There), published in 1872. That second Alice book has always been my favorite of the two. As a child, I was absolutely fascinated by the possibility of stepping through that mirror into a strange and lovely (and dangerous) new world. But if you haven't read either book, Wonderland is definitely the place to start.


  1. I can remember, as a child, wanting to go to the Mad Hatter tea party. The closest I came was the spinning teacups at Disney World. LOL

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  2. I might or might not have this book, but have enjoyed reading it and watching the animated version!

  3. A wonderful book! I have to go and dig my copy out and check the cover!

  4. I see you are and aging flower child, well I think I'm a leftover hippie, nice to meet you. Thank you for that raving review of Alice in Wonderland, this is on my list of Must Reads Soon, I'd never read it as a child or an adult, and there are just so many references to it in literature, I know I'm missing out.

  5. Awesome.

  6. I can't believe I've never read this book!!!

    Thanks for playing!

  7. One of my favorites--and I loved your cover collage!

  8. This is such a timeless story...hope to read it soon! :)


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