Saturday, November 5, 2011


I love Alice in Wonderland! The imagination in Alice's story is amazing and everyone knows I am a huge fan of imagination. For weeks, I have had the song from the introduction of the original Disney version stuck in my head. You know the one? All the flowers...

Anyways, I finally got my copy of the movie from my mommy and I was so excited to finally be able to watch it. And then I went to my dad's house and he had the 3D version of the new Disney one. You know, the Tim Burton movie.

This version does lack the musicality of the first and is a tad bit scarier. Okay... Well quite a bit scarier. But I still love it. It has the typical darkness and creepiness we love so much in Tim Burton movies and his fellow workers. Even people who move out on their own after having worked with Burton seem to adopt his style (a.k.a. Coraline).

The point is, I tried to read the book Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll when I was younger but didn't get very far in. Everyone talks about how the author was using every drug in the book while writing it. But recently, I heard a story about how the stories were initially told to Carroll's niece and that when you go to England, you can take a tour of all the places and things that inspired Carroll's stories. Since Amanda and I are going to teach in the UK next year (at least we hope we will... Hopefully our positive attitudes will secure us a job), I hope to be able to take said tour. However, before I do so, I Must read both Through the Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland.

However, I am very busy and also have a huge list of books I want to read. So I make this vow on my blog; it's way more official and the pressure is much higher when written on my blog - kind of like the "Facebook-effect". I, Stephanie, shall read both of these magical stories before the end of Christmas Break and keep blogs about my progress or you, the few readers or fellow bloggers who read my randomness, shall give me a consequence. Not sure of what that is yet. Maybe you all can think of something? It is time. Read away!


  1. I have a three book Charles Dogson (AKA) Lewis Carroll collection printed in the early 20th century. They're awesome. I used to read them to Andrew each night. Not that he actually wanted to hear it. I would just read it outloud while Andrew would try to sleep. He'd tell me to stop, but I would just read louder :)He eventually gave up fighting it (story of hid life with me.)

  2. That is what I figured you meant! And that is hilarious! Although, he should expect things like that. He had the whole invisible ball experience, after all!

  3. For a second I wondered who Amanda was... Oops! Haha