150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Today it is exactly 150 years ago that the first edition of the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was printed! To celebrate this anniversary, many Alice in Wonderland themed events are being organized, all over the world.

Want to join? At this site you can find a list of all known Alice in Wonderland events: http://lewiscarrollresources.net/2015/find.html

If you know about other events, do send them in!

Book review: “Off with her heart”, by Amy Dale

I was asked to review the book “Off with her heart”, by Amy Dale. Below you can read my opinion about it.

You can buy the book at Amazon.com

“Off with her heart” revolves around a bookish young girl named Katy, who fails to receive any love from her parents and feels very different and misunderstood. By accident, she enters Wonderland, and becomes the Queen of Hearts.

With this angle, Dale has succeeded in taking a special approach to the books we know so well. Instead of the tired concept of ‘Alice returns to Wonderland once more’, she makes us see Wonderland through the eyes of the Queen of Hearts, who actually is not as bad as we all knew her to be.

Admittedly, this concept of ‘viewing the story through the eyes of another character’ is not new. It’s been done several times before, like “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” is the story of the not-really-that-wicked Witch of the West and how she came to be like that. In that story, the original main character (Dorothy) is just ‘passing by’.

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