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Mad Hatters and March Hares
Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland | Ellen Datlow
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An all original anthology of stories inspired by Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by generations of children and adults since its publication. Its hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative and full of wordplay, mathematical puzzles, and political and social satire. Ellen is looking for stories from a variety of writers in and outside the field of fantastic fiction who are passionate about Alice in Wonderland, and have riffed and comment in their stories on the many aspects of that brilliant work. The stories are not pastiches, but weird tales inspired by the strangeness of events and characters in Carrolls masterpiece. Ellen has already accepted stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, and Katherine Vaz, with the last few selections to be settled shortly.
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tdrosebud
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@MatchlessMarie Thank you so much for all of my #HHS goodies! I love them. I will be having a caramel apple feast a bit later!
@wanderinglynn thank you for hosting!

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃 3mo
Avanders Omg is that the caramel corn with real apple slices? My new favorite thing!! 🎃♥️ 3mo
MatchlessMarie 🖤🐈‍⬛🧡 3mo
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JessClark78
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This is an excellent collection of stories based on Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Highly recommend to fans of Alice in Wonderland.

#AlphabetGame #LetterM
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A book you‘d recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 6mo
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JessClark78
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Pickpick

This was a wonderful collection of brilliantly written stories. And I have to say, I enjoyed all of them. Some were fun, some were amusing, some full of longing, a couple were creepy, and one got downright scary. A must read for anyone who loves Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

♐️ 1: A book published between Nov. 22nd and Dec. 21st. #ReadYourSign

Clwojick Yes!! Glad you loved it! 🐇 3y
Geenee Omgosh 😱 so cool. Must read ✍️(mental Post-it note) 3y
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JessClark78
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- Seanan McGuire “Sentence Like A Saturday”

📷: My cat, Sparrow.

Catherine_Willoughby Cats chose their owners ❤ 3y
QuietlyLaura Love this! Sparrow is beautiful. ❤️😻 3y
JessClark78 @QuietlyLaura Thanks! 🐱🖤 3y
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JessClark78
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Love this.

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JessClark78
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Getting started on book one for #ReadYourSign.
A book that was published between November 22nd and December 21st. ♐️

Clwojick Oooh. This one looks fun! ♥️🙌🏻🎉 3y
BiblioLitten That book looks promising. 😃 3y
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Ladygodiva7
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Halfway through, fantastical wonderland stories 🐇

#snowflake #snowflakes #papersnowflakes

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ju.ca.no
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Mehso-so

Neither Merlin, nor me were much convinced about this book. It might be a typical „it‘s not you; it‘s me“ problem though- I had very high expectations and I thought the stories would be much more whimsical and magical in a weird, colourful and happy way- like the original Alice. most of the stories were much darker though, which was somewhat disappointing, simply because it wasn‘t what I wanted. There were some good stories so I give it 3/5⭐️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So handsome! 😍 3y
MayJasper I am loving Merlin 😍 3y
ju.ca.no @MayJasper 😘😘 3y
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ju.ca.no
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No better way to start the day💕

julesG Perfect! 3y
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ju.ca.no
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How great is this? I love it! This book will finally be my next read and I am very excited about it!

julesG I guess I need to read this, too. 😁 3y
Reviewsbylola Love that! ☕️ 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Pickpick

There was only one of these stories that I really didn't enjoy ("Eating the Alice Cake") which speaks to the quality of Ellen Datlow as an editor.

Several stories dealt with eating disorders (Eat me! Drink me!) and child abduction, but most dealt with the shifting identities of Alice in the text. Some really leaned into the nonsense which I loved.

Top 3: "My Own Invention", "Sentence Like a Saturday", and "The Flame After the Candle"

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BeansPage
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I need your guyses help please. One of my participants had to bow out of the swap for a very VERY good reason. I am allowing her to do so with no consequences because of the severity of the situation.
I do have a problem however. Her match needs a swap box. Her match is expecting a swap box with 1hat, 1 book & 1 tea bag. Can someone please help fulfill the swap? Please email me: TamaraTheReadingMermaid@yahoo.com

#MadHatterTeaPartySwap

BeansPage @Avanders is there anything you can do to help? Maybe spread the word? 4y
WriterAtHeart I can help if you haven't found anyone. 4y
BeansPage @WriterAtHeart I think that I have found somebody. But I will let you know if things change, is that okay? Thank you so very very much for volunteering. You are amazing! 4y
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WriterAtHeart No problem! 4y
kaleidoscope.reader Let me know the next time you do this. 4y
BeansPage @NightSparrowReads will do sweetheart 😘 4y
Avanders Hi!! Sorry for the delay... it looks like you‘ve found someone, but let me know if you need anything else from me! 😘 4y
BeansPage @Avanders thanks doll face 😘😘 4y
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BeansPage
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Okay guys we should be getting ready to ship out packages soon.
Please let me know when you guys ship so I can Mark you off my list. 😃 Don't forget to tag me! ❤️

#MadHatterTeaPartySwap

Jee_HookedOnBookz I realized I missed this 😭😭😭 4y
BeansPage @Jee_HookedOnBookz it's okay sweetheart. Next time 🤗 4y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz See you again Alice and Mad Hatter! 💕 4y
Carolyn11215 Everything almost purchased. I‘m going to send hat directly to my match so that I don‘t have to repack (risking squishing) after having it sent to me. Will tag recipient to let her know when to expect it‘s arrival. 4y
TorieStorieS @Carolyn11215 That‘s a great idea!!! I may do the same thing!! 4y
TheBookHippie Will do!!! 4y
BeansPage @Carolyn11215 that's exactly what I did also. Great minds girlfriend! 😘 4y
SmartSassery Shipping tomorrow or Saturday. I have to get a bigger box. 4y
aeeklund My last thing should arrive this weekend, so I should ship mine out Monday. I‘ll confirm! 4y
BeansPage @SmartSassery @aeeklund oh this is so exciting! I can't wait to see what we all got each other 😍😍😍 4y
SmartSassery It is exciting!! I can't wait either! 💜 Is it April 7th already?! 4y
quixoticjess Hi, I forgot to let you know, but I HAVE shipped 😊 4y
BeansPage @quixoticjess thank you for letting me know! I got you girl 😉 4y
BarkingMadRead @TheReadingMermaid is tomorrow still opening day? I haven‘t received my package yet, hoping it arrives today or tomorrow 🙃 4y
BeansPage @BarkingMadRun no sweetie Sunday is opening day. A lot of people are expected to receive their packages today. Don't worry I'm sure you'll get it on time 😉 4y
BarkingMadRead Oh good, thanks @thereadingmermaid I‘ve gotten my box on opening day before so I was figuring that might be the case again :) 4y
BeansPage @TheRomantiCate hey sweetie your package might be a little bit late arriving. Aussie4Paws just informed me that her husband had just passed away and she needed to drop out of the swap. A good Samaritan has come forward to send you out a box for the swap, but like I said it may be a little late arriving. I hope that is okay. 4y
TheRomantiCate @TheReadingMermaid ok, not a problem... I think she already sent me an email about it... I‘ve received a couple of packages that I think are from Good Samaritan. 4y
BeansPage @TheRomantiCate oh wonderful! I'm so glad. Hopefully you will be able to join us for opening day. I know a lot of people are supposed to receive their packages today so I am on the lookout 📦👀📦 4y
TheRomantiCate @TheReadingMermaid oh I will! It‘s so hard to wait!! 4y
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Zelma
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Hey @MrBook to answer your question with visual evidence, I just got up and came back to this scene at my chair. 🙄 the third cat has decided he prefers the top of the cable box lately. 🤔

MrBook 😂😂😂😹😹😹 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I was eagerly anticipating McGuire‘s contribution to this Wonderland-centric anthology and it did not disappoint!

Here we get the flip side of a portal fantasy when a Cheshire kitten tumbles up the rabbit hole and must grapple with our world of logic as opposed to Wonderland‘s nonsense.

And it could easily fit into the Wayward Children universe if you squint.

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Zelma
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It‘s been an insane two weeks at work so I immediately plopped down in my reading chair with some cheez-its and Wonderland-themed short stories. I might warm up a little dinner but that is the extent of my efforts tonight. 😌

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m reading this one story at a time between novels! Just finished Sentence Like a Saturday. That first story was great, huh? 4y
Zelma @TobeyTheScavengerMonk yes very cool! I am enjoying how dark and unsettling these stories are. I‘ve been reading one or two every night before bed. 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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It‘s always fun to see an author you like show up by surprise in an anthology.

And that beginning...

readordierachel That's quite an opening! 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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The White Knight is my favorite character from the Alice books and “My Own Invention” by Delia Sherman is a sweet story about him and also about how gender is a social construct. It was absolutely wonderful.

Zelma I am so excited about this collection! Wonderland is my Achilles Heel. 😍 (edited) 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk

“My horse is plodding down a path unspooling under her hooves like a ball of wool, only wider, while I think of ways to wake kings or small children or writers, all of whom seem to be constantly sleeping and dreaming of me in the seventh square on a horse with a mind of her own.”

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Having finished my book of Oz-inspired short stories I‘m on to Wonderland! I‘ll be reading these stories between novels.

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SconsinBookyBadger
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Tea time and short stories.

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ju.ca.no
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Just some books I would love to read in February! #readingresolutions @Jess7 #februaryTBR
The first one is for #LMPBC so that one is certain, but with my birthday coming up I might receive others I‘ll have to read first🙊 but I am VERY much looking foward to those books so hopefully I will have time for them😍

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CoffeeBooksandTheDoctor
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Trying something different. 😊

DrexEdit Looks interesting! 😊 5y
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ju.ca.no
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This year I am on a slight book buying ban. I am allowed one new book a month. This is my new book for January, it is short stories from the World of Alice in Wonderland, written by many great authors, among them Catherynne M. Valente. I‘m so excited about this 😍😍😍

Also many thanks to @erzascarletbookgasm for the beautiful postcard for #litsypostcardexchange 😘😊

erzascarletbookgasm Glad it finally arrived! 💕 5y
Kalalalatja That collection sounds awesome! 5y
ephemeralwaltz Ooooh nice!😍 5y
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ju.ca.no @erzascarletbookgasm it is such a beautiful card🤗 5y
ju.ca.no @Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz I just had to buy it - Alice in Wonderland and Valente, how could I resist😅😍😍 5y
Simona Sounds perfect 👌 5y
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AlwaysBeyondHope
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Just a girl, her books, and her dog. #madhattersandmarchhares #aliceinwonderland #brindle

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elkeOriginal
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I have been waiting for this! I can always trust an Ellen Datlow edited anthology to be awesome in theme and in the quality of the contributors - this time is no exception! Seanan Maguire, Catherynne Valente, Delia Sherman, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, and more tackle the weird world of Alice‘s Wonderland. Wheeee! 🍄🐇🎩💕

readinginthedark 😍😍😍 5y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Super excited about this #bookmail I always love a good remix of a classic story and this collection of Alice-themed works just came out this week!

Especially stoked that Stephen Graham Jones and Catherynne M. Valente have stories in here. Plus who doesn‘t love a Dave McKean cover?

TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Jaberwocky I will let you know how much this rules! Prediction: So much! 5y
Jabberwocky Right!? So stoked!! 5y
GatheringBooks oh wow. this looks gorgeous indeed!! 5y
Marmie7 I just received this too! It looks so good! 5y
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