L is for Logic and Language #atozchallenge

L is for Logic and Language #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter L, I’m exploring the interplay between logic and language in Carroll’s works. Throughout her adventures, Alice encounters a number of characters and situations that defy logic and make her question the rules she had previously learned. Carroll uses wordplay and a number of creative language devices to show the illogical nature of the characters, but also to make us think about […]

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K is for King and Knave of Hearts #atozchallenge

K is for King and Knave of Hearts #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter K, I’m looking into two of the minor characters from Alice in Wonderland, the King and Knave of Hearts. The King of Hearts acts as a judge during the trial in which the Knave of Hearts is accused of stealing some tarts (like the popular nursery rhyme).    Quotes `Give your evidence,’ said the King; `and don’t be nervous, or I’ll […]

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J is for Jabberwock #atozchallenge

J is for Jabberwock #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter J, I’m looking at Caroll’s famous fantasy monster, the Jabberwock. This frightening creature is the subject of the poem “Jabberwocky” from Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. It tells the story of a brave man who hunts and slays the Jabberwock. Below is the full poem for your enjoyment:   Jabberwocky Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did […]

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I is for Imagination and the Impossible #atozchallenge

I is for Imagination and the Impossible #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. For the letter I, I’m discussing the theme of ‘Imagination and the Impossible’ in Caroll’s works. When Alice falls asleep and dreams of Wonderland, she enters a world of her own imagination, in which she discovers that very few things are impossible.    Quotes For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed […]

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Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: March 2018

This post is going up nearly a week later than planned, but oh well! I hope you all had a happy Easter? My little one had chicken pox so our plans for a reunion meal with extended family had to be cancelled, but we still had a nice time visiting the in-laws.  I’m currently on holiday from work and I’m enjoying relaxing and spending quality time with my family. Work has been pretty stressful lately and I also had lots on socially in March, including several family birthdays, mothers day and a hen party. April promises to be even more […]

Posted 10th April 2018 in: Blog Fests & Hops, Blog Updates
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H is for Hatter #atozchallenge

H is for Hatter #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter H, unsurprisingly I’m focusing on perhaps the most famous Wonderland character of all, the Hatter. The Hatter is one of the members of the mad tea party in Alice in Wonderland. The Hatter and the March Hare are forever stuck at 6:00 pm ever since they sang for the Queen of Hearts and she sentenced Hatter to death for ‘murdering the time’. […]

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G is for Games #atozchallenge

G is for Games #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter G, I’m looking at the many references to Games in Caroll’s works. Alice in Wonderland includes references to playing cards and croquet and Through the Looking Glass alludes to the games of chess.     Quotes Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live […]

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Friday Finds (4)

Friday Finds (4)

Welcome to Friday Finds, a weekly feature in which I share the blog posts, web articles, memes, pins, artwork, music and videos that have uplifted, interested or inspired me over the past week.  I’d love it if you would join in with me, so feel free to share your own discoveries or link to your own Friday Finds post in the comments and I’ll be sure to visit your blog.     Posts/Articles I was in stitches reading this Twitter thread about male writers failing to write authentic female characters.  Kristen from Metaphors and Moonlight has compiled a comprehensive list of sci-fi […]

Posted 6th April 2018 in: Memes & Tags
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Book Blogger Hop: Review Overload?

Book Blogger Hop: Review Overload?

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.   “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”   Question of the Week: Do you overextend yourself with too […]

Posted 6th April 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags
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F is for Flowers #atozchallenge

F is for Flowers #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter F, I’m discussing the flowers from Through the Looking Glass and what they symbolise. In chapter two of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Alice finds “a large flower-bed, with a border of daisies, and a willow tree growing in the middle.” She discovers that the flowers can talk and has a conversation with a tiger-lily, a rose, […]

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