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@AmyCarolReeves: My mom read Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND to me when I was in first grade. Instantly, it became my favorite book. Even when Mom and I weren’t reading it, I would go grab the book and flip through the beautiful illustrations by John Tenniel. I have this vivid memory of staring at the picture of Alice holding the pig/baby. I had a baby brother at the time, so I think the concept of him turning into a pig sporting a bonnet somehow caught the absurd part of my imagination. Now, I read the book to my children, and it still has so many “go to” phrases for me as an adult. For example, I’m NOT a morning person, so when the only time to write is between five an seven in the morning, and I have a ton of revising or writing to do, I brew some very strong coffee and remind myself that the Queen always did “six impossible things before breakfast.”

@AmyCarolReeves:
My mom read Lewis Carroll’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND to me when I was in first grade. Instantly, it became my favorite book. Even when Mom and I weren’t reading it, I would go grab the book and flip through the beautiful illustrations by John Tenniel. I have this vivid memory of staring at the picture of Alice holding the pig/baby. I had a baby brother at the time, so I think the concept of him turning into a pig sporting a bonnet somehow caught the absurd part of my imagination. Now, I read the book to my children, and it still has so many “go to” phrases for me as an adult. For example, I’m NOT a morning person, so when the only time to write is between five an seven in the morning, and I have a ton of revising or writing to do, I brew some very strong coffee and remind myself that the Queen always did “six impossible things before breakfast.”


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