My Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland decals arrived in the post today courtesy of Esty. Now to decide what to do with them. I am thinking of using them to decorate some bookends.
Some quotes from the classic story that make me smile;
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?” he asked.
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
“Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
“No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?”
“I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter”
I have approximately 15 copies in my collection ranging from thick volumes to picture books. If I find a copy in a second hand shop I will buy it immediately. My rule for bookshops is that if it has a beautiful cover and it’s not too pricey I will make the purchase.
I don’t know why I need so many copies of the book. Sure its one of my favourites stories but why do I need so many copies?
I only actually read one of the books (the classic penguin) and my favourite is the very first one I got when I was nine years old. I think I like it the best because the Alice on the cover has brown hair and in a world of Alice’s with blond hair it was refreshing to see that this Alice had hair the colour of my own.
My one bedroom apartment is not only housing my Alice collection but all my other books as well. The solution? I think I need a bigger place.
Does any one else have a book collection?