Tag: a-z challenge 2018

#atozchallenge Reflections 2018

#atozchallenge Reflections 2018

Another A-Z challenge is over and those of us who took part are left feeling a little exhausted but hopefully proud of our accomplishments. If you’ve just completed the challenge, give yourself a big pat on the back. Don’t forget to complete the after survey and add the upcoming dates to your calendar. I really enjoyed the challenge this year and I do feel a big sense of achievement because I had such a lot going on in April, yet I committed and saw it through to the end. It’s now time to reflect on what went well, what I […]


An A to Z of Alice in Wonderland (Master List) #atozchallenge

An A to Z of Alice in Wonderland (Master List) #atozchallenge

For those of you who enjoyed my A-Z theme of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass last month, I have compiled a master list of all 26 posts. Be sure to look out for my reflections post which will be coming later this week.       A is for Alice B is for Bill the Lizard C is for Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar D is for Dreams E is for “Eat Me” F is for Flowers G is for Games H is for Hatter I is for Imagination and the Impossible J is for Jabberwock K is for […]


Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings #atozchallenge

Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings  #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. I can’t quite believe that today is the last day of the challenge! I’ve really enjoyed doing all the research for my posts this month. Do look out for my reflections post later this week. For the letter Z (another tricky one) I’ve decided to share some info about Alice in Zombieland and some of the other retellings. I’m guessing most people reading this are familiar with the various TV and […]


Y is for Youth #atozchallenge

Y is for Youth #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. For the letter Y, I’m going to discuss one of the core themes of the Alice books: youth. Alice is just a young girl when she first enters Wonderland and through her adventures, Carroll shows us the challenges she faces as she grows up into a young woman.     Quotes “But then,” thought Alice, “shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way – […]


X is for Xenization #atozchallenge

X is for Xenization #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. We have reached the dreaded ‘X’, probably the most difficult letter in the whole challenge. It wasn’t easy to find a word that fit the Wonderland theme and I had to do a bit of research, but I finally came up with Xenization. Xenization is a 19th century word meaning “the act of travelling as a stranger, as if for the first time”. It usually invokes a sense of […]


W is for White Rabbit #atozchallenge

W is for White Rabbit #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. There are quite a few things I could have written about for W: Wonderland, the Walrus, the White Queen, and so on. But I decided to focus on The White Rabbit. He’s an important character because he is the very thing that leads Alice to enter Wonderland in the first place.     Quote “So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot […]


V is for Verse #atozchallenge

V is for Verse #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. For the letter V, I’ve decided to talk about verses (poems). There are lots of verses in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, such as ‘The Crocodile’,’You are Old Father William’ and, of course, the famous Jabberwocky. Verse was a popular form of writing in the nonsense genre. Verses were usually whimsical and humorous and almost always rhymed. To create humour, Carroll used traditional grammar and syntax but […]


U is for Upside-down and ‘Un-birthdays’ #atozchallenge

U is for Upside-down and ‘Un-birthdays’ #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.   For the letter U, I’m discussing the upside-down nature of many things that Alice encounters and also briefly looking at ‘Un-birthdays’.       Upside-down As I’ve mentioned before in my post about Mirrors and Madness, Carroll loves turning conventional ideas upside-down and he frequently inverts the rules of language and logic. There are also many references throughout both books to characters or objects being upside-down, below are a couple […]