I’ve decided to feature shorter reviews on “That’s Swell!” I’m reading more and more books each week, including receiving ARC’s, so unfortunately I do not have time to write long reviews on every book. I’m not going to stop writing long reviews, I just want to mix it up.
I came up with the idea of Short & Sweet Reviews because I’ve always been fascinated by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
The story: Alice, a bored little girl is sitting along the riverbank when she notices a White Rabbit running past her. He is in a hurry. He’s late for his job with the Red Queen.
Because he’s not an ordinary rabbit (he’s wearing a waistcoat and pocket watch no less), Alice decides to follow him.
She ends up falling down his rabbit hole and into a most extraordinary and curious world where appearances can be deceiving.
Why Short & Sweet? In the novel by Lewis Carroll, Alice receives advice from the caterpillar who tells her that eating one side of a mushroom will make her shorter, and eating the other side will make her taller. In the 1951 Walt Disney movie, Alice changes her size (tall and short) by drinking a strange drink and eating a sweet cake. I decided to combine the two — in name and design!
“What is a use of a book, without pictures or conversations?”
Discussion of plot, characters, setting and cover.
“We’re all mad here.”
Why I liked the book.
“Off with their heads!”
Why I didn’t like the book. (If this is the case).
“I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!”
Information on the next book in the series, or when the author has a new book out.
“Sentence first – verdict afterwards.”
Rating system and explanation.
New Rating System:
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