Hey there 🙂 If you’ve been following my blog lately you would know that I normally post short stories and occasionally random things. Today is one of those random-things days and I’ll be honest and say it’s because I’m stuck. You know, like a writer’s block of sorts, I’m stuck on ideas. But no worries, I’ve pre-scheduled a short story for tomorrow and personally it’s one of my favourites yet. Now onto this random thing I came up with.
When I was little, I watched the cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland on the Disney Channel and while I don’t remember my thoughts back then, I remember finding it strange, but then liking it at the same time. I also watched the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie by Tim Burton. But at that time, I had never even touched the original book written by Lewis Carroll. I just wasn’t a fan of classics.
I then met a friend while I was in Form 6 (Pre-U) and we talked about books we liked and I found out she’s read a lot of classics and the way she talked about them fascinated me. ( If you’re reading this Elizabeth, it’s your fault that I have Jane Austen’s books lying around in my room 🙄 ) So anyway, there was this book sale going on and they sold classics for only RM5 each (1.54 USD) and I thought, it’s such a great deal, wouldn’t hurt to buy a few. Also at that time I was watching this korean drama called Cheongdamdong Alice and it was vaguely inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so I was kind of interested in the book then.
It took me a while to get around reading any of the classics I got since it was still an unfamiliar territory for me, but yeah, I finished reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and it became one of my favourite books. Ever.
The book is all sorts of strange and quirky, but at the same time it was hilarious. The way Alice’s mind work, added with all the funny characters, it just made me laugh. I guess the main reason why I liked the book so much is because it made me happy. It is full of nonsense I could never take seriously, and that’s a big part of why it’s such a fun read.
This is the exact book that I own. I’ve seen other, prettier covers and wish I own those instead.
Like this one. Oh well, it’s what’s inside that counts.
I’d love to hear what are some of your favourite classic books to read 🙂