The Complete Alice
by Lewis Caroll
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“This seemed to Alice a good opportunity for making her escape: so she set off at once, and ran until she was quite tired.”
I’VE FINALLY BEEN READING AGAIN! I HAVE FINALLY PICKED UP A NEW BOOK!
Sure, I am sure this much more exciting for me than for you… and I am still finishing up one of the too-many-books-I-started-too-close-together, but I also started reading this to my daughter even though she’s 2 and a half because the edition was just so fancy, it was begging to be read. Honestly, aside from the older language, I don’t think the storyline so far has been too much above her head, as Alice speaks and behaves as a real life child does (i.e. doesn’t make sense to adults) and the premise is that things keep changing size and animals wander in and out… Perhaps it will become more complicated later on, though. I read somewhere on the internet (always a reliable source for everything!) that much of Alice was Lewis Carroll mocking the newer mathematicians of the day because, well, bluntly, he didn’t really understand their ideas and considered them Wonderland style nonsense, so it is hard for me to get that out of my head while reading this.