I am currently doing the groundwork and research to produce my posts on Oliver Twist. They are coming. Alongside, I will be reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Join me, if you are looking for a fun and enjoyable read. As I was reading the beginning yesterday, I was chuckling at Alice’s silliness. She’s such a funny one, and I think that this book is far more approachable to me as an adult than as a child. I, at least, now know what the Antipathies…I mean antipodes…are. (And, the pink dot on the Mad Hatter’s trousers is nail polish/varnish with which decorated my book as a child.)
My mom bought me this copy when I was quite young. I have a few other versions. I purchased a bilingual (French and English) copy in Belgium. The English portion is a facsimile of the original text, and the French is found in the margins. I purchased a used copy from Skoob Books in London last March; it is a little too cute to read and annotate, so I’ve decided to use the copy in the image above. It is pretty useful because the font size is meant for children, so it’s a lot easier on my eyes. Like the copy from Skoob, this edition is illustrated by John Tenniel. We have a few others that my mom purchased when my sister and I were younger, including one with Whoopi Goldberg. I hope you’ll read with me, but if you’re nose is buried in another book keep reading.
Keep very well, my dearest ones. What books are you reading?!
Heaps of Love,