24 March 2010

Alice

As a kid I was equally terrified and bored by Disney's Alice in Wonderland. I later realized that if there is so much hype around something, I should probably give it a shot. I started reading the Lewis Carroll classic last April. Yes, it took me almost a year. I started it during the craziest time in my life as I was finishing up senior projects and graduating college, and then shelved it until a few weeks ago when I pulled it out of a box still packed from my apartment.
I am of a completely different opinion now than I was when I saw the cartoon. I found it childlike and beautifully written. I would pick it up and leaf through a few pages before bed, or read a chapter while drinking my tea in the morning. I loved going with Alice on her little dream adventures (even though I found her incredibly stupid, I had to remind myself constantly that she was only 7). Here is a little Alice imagery to inspire you...

All that being said, when will I find the time to see the new movie?

15 comments

  1. I still heven't read the book nor seen the cartoon (and the movie). Maybe I'll wait and read it to my children, later :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely Alice post! I still haven't seen the movie yet like you! At this rate, it'll probably be off the cinemas when I get the time to see it, boo!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi!So many lovely images and a very interesting post. I've read the book last year (in english) as well, and i didn't like the Disney version, even when i was little. I prefer the book and i can't wait to see the Tim Burton's version, it must be great ^^

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think I'll skip the new movie, nothing beats the classics for me, but I am loving all the Alice related stuff around!

    ReplyDelete
  5. aw I always wanted a flamingo like that... some childhood whimsy thing I think :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there,

    I just came across your blog and really enjoyed it.

    Please come and have a look at my page too.

    I hope to see you soon.
    x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful Alice inspired photos, and this post makes me want to go read the book now :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. oh Alice, I was very fond of the story when I first read it...lovely selection of images!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Kallie I love the images you chose. I have not seen the movie yet, I feel very out of the loop. :P

    ReplyDelete
  10. Haha I thought I was the only one who didn't get Disney's version of 'Alice'. However, I did enjoy the book very much!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely adore everything related to Alice in Wonderland!! And I loved the movie too, especially Johnny Depp :P

    ReplyDelete
  12. Kallie I love the images you chose. I have not seen the movie yet, I feel very out of the loop. :P

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi!So many lovely images and a very interesting post. I've read the book last year (in english) as well, and i didn't like the Disney version, even when i was little. I prefer the book and i can't wait to see the Tim Burton's version, it must be great ^^

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely Alice post! I still haven't seen the movie yet like you! At this rate, it'll probably be off the cinemas when I get the time to see it, boo!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by!

happy, honey & lark. All rights reserved. © Maira Gall.