Loads of credit goes to The Chronicles of Radiya for creating the ’30 Day Book Challenge’
This is the second time I’ve had to write this today as WordPress wouldn’t let me post! I’ve had bit of a bad day today so today’s challenge is quite nice as it allows me to think about loads of lovely books…
Day 5: A book that makes you happy
There are tonnes of books that make me happy! But all for different reasons. Whether it be because I can relate to the main character or simply because the story line itself is just lovely, books sure know how to put a smile on my face. After a lot of debate I decided on a book from my childhood because whenever I was down it would always cheer me up.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I first read this book when I was about ten, I got it from my Junior School library and continued to take it out many times after the first. Everyone knows the story of Alice as it’s such a famous one (and because of the film cough cough) but no film can compare to the novel itself. Whenever I was upset I used to read this book because it takes you into a completely different world. Ok, when I was ten I didn’t have much to worry about in comparison to what I do now, but even still it did the trick.
The book is a lot darker than the film, but I read it regardless because I loved all the characters and just how magical the book was. Sometimes I thought I’d much rather be in Wonderland opposed to being sat in a hot classroom, asides from all the freaky stuff of course. I never got round to reading the second Alice novel, and I wouldn’t mind giving it a read either. If you’re ever feeling down then give this book a try, worked a treat for me. I wouldn’t mind reading it now if I’m honest.
”You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret… All the best people are”- Alice in Wonderland
My Mum is mentally ill, and I remember when I said the above quote to her and she laughed for ages. I gave Carroll all the credit though.
Upon reflection, I might buy a copy as I miss this book. And you should buy a copy too.
Sometimes when things get a bit tough it’s nice to take a trip to Wonderland.
”Alice: That is Impossible.
The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is”