So hi guys. For those of you who are new to softdrink’s blog, this is Billy. The Goat. Billy likes to read, just like softdrink, and Billy likes to talk about books. Again, like softdrink. Billy also has a weird habit of writing in the third person, and since softdrink doesn’t, Billy figures you all can just deal with it for an occasional post. If you want to hear more from Billy, check out these posts:
Anyhoosie, Billy read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland last month, and Billy’s been wanting to tell you guys all about it, but softdrink is such a computer hog. She was sooper nice and gave Billy Calliope (her nook) to read on, but Billy is still waiting for the day when Billy can have Billy’s very own computer. Billy is saving up Billy’s pennies (do you need your lawn mowed?).
Billy thought Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful was a really good book, although Billy thinks that maybe Lewis Carroll might’ve borrowed the caterpillar’s hookah. There’s this girl, her name’s Alice (duh) and she falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a weird place where the animals talk (actually, that’s not so weird) and Alice has to eat little pieces of mushrooms to make herself bigger and little-er so she can fit through mysterious doorways (and personally, Billy advocates just saying no when it comes to drugs…you see, Billy is a smart little goat, and Billy knows that mushrooms have psychedelic properties…you can’t fool Billy, Mr. Carroll). Alice meets lots of people (and Billy is using that term loosely), including the Mad Hatter,
and the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts, who seemed just a little too bloodthirsty for Billy’s taste. Billy wouldn’t want to hang with someone who was constantly screeching “Off with their heads!”
Oh, and the Duchess, too. Billy thinks she was awfully mean to the poor little piggy that was her baby. So anyways…Alice meets all sorts of characters, and then she ends up having to testify in court, and just when things started to get out of hand and maybe just a little scary for Billy, whammo, Alice wakes up and she’s back in her own world. Whew.
In conclusion (Billy learned that in school), Billy thought this was a very interesting book, especially since there are so many cultural references that come from the book, such as the Mad Hatter. Billy would’ve liked to have seen a goat or two or ten appear in the story, though. That would’ve made the story really great, and Billy would’ve given it 4 hooves up for sure.