...from a BookLover

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Through the Looking Glass




Teaser day! 

Today I have found you a classic. This book is so huge I only ever read in it when I am at home. There are quite a few books like that, come to think of it... 

Anyway, today I am giving you a sneak peak into Alice's conversation with Kitty, the little black kitten:




"Do you hear the snow against the window-panes, Kitty? How nice and soft it sounds! Just as if some one was kissing the window all over outside. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.' And when they wake up in the summer, Kitty, they dress themselves all in green, and dance about - whenever the wind blows - oh, that's very pretty!" cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands. "And I do so wish it was true! I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown."
 by Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, The Complete Illustrated Works of 



Alice really is so adorable, and I love the drawings:

Illustrations by Sir John Tenniel


More teasers:
Flukten fra virkeligheten
Should Be Reading


12 comments:

  1. Jag tror jag måste läsa denna för jag kommer inte ihåg om jag redan gjort det :)

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  2. Jeg har Alice and Wonderland på leselisten som jeg ser frem til å lese, og en samleutgave av alle bøkene til Lewis Carroll må være supert!

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    1. Ja, det er gøy med samlebøker av disse store forfatterne :) Og det finnes jo så mange fine der ute også! Det jeg liker best er at man oppdager nye bøker eller andre verk på denne måten da det jo nettopp er et samleverk. Mange av disse hadde jeg kanskje ikke funnet frem til ellers.

      Du har noe å glede deg til! :)

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  3. Denne har jeg lest og kost meg med. Det er en fin gammel bok :-)
    Ha en riktig fin søndag!

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    1. Den er bare helt nydelig! :)

      Ha en riktig fin dag, du også!

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  4. Denne kunne jeg ha tenkt meg å lest, tusen takk for smakebit og tips

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  5. Åh, Alice i underlandet och Alice i spegellandet är bland mina absolut favoriter. Tack för smakebiten!

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    1. Ikke sant! Jeg forelsker meg på nytt i ordbruken og fortellingene hver gang jeg leser dem, jeg :)

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  6. Tack för smakbiten från en riktig klassiker!

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    1. Værsågod! Og takk for titten :)

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