First of all, hello and welcome to my new blog series! Every month I will be reading a book from an author whose birthday is in that month.
This month I’m celebrating the birthday of Lewis Carroll by reading Alice in Wonderland!
About the author
Lewis Carroll was born on the 27th January 1832 and died on the 14th January 1898 at 65 years old. Born in Chesire and died in Surrey, Carroll was educated at home and then later attended Oxford achieving first class honours in Mathematics Moderation. Alice In Wonderland is described as his first and greatest literary success, with the book beginning as a tale read to his friend’s children who enjoyed it so much they requested he write it down, which he eventually did.
Alice In Wonderland is described as his first and greatest literary success, with the book beginning as a tale read to his friend’s children who enjoyed it so much they requested he write it down, which he eventually did.
Alice In Wonderland
For those of you who know me pretty well, you will know I’m a massive Disney fan, however, while I have seen both adaptations of Alice in Wonderland I’ve actually never read the book. So, I thought this month was the perfect chance to give it a whirl!
The first thing I felt about Alice in Wonderland, is just how bizarre everything is. It almost reminded me of the upside down in Stranger Things, where everything looks like home but it’s not.
“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then!”
I think I maybe would have enjoyed this more when I was younger when my imagination was more in its prime, but I still enjoyed it as an adult. There were times where I became frustrated with Alice, even though I know she’s only a child because she seemingly deliberately went out of her way to be rude to the animals and creatures she met in Wonderland!
The story is supposed to be nonsensical and I think gives out an important message: don’t take life too seriously and just go with whatever situation life deals you!
Have you read a book this month where the author’s birthday in this month too?