Following the White Rabbit

Alice had no idea what she was in for when she followed the edgy , hyped-up little rabbit down the hole. But following the white rabbit happens to readers everyday. We come across interesting little snippets or fascinating ideas out of the blue when we're just going about our normal day. They make us think, Hmm, I'd like to know more about that. It's a good thought.Then we experience how tiny inklings can turn into bigger ideas. Before we know it, we've got a blog post or even a book on our hands.

Or as the character Juliet puts it in 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,' "That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you on to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive-all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment."
 Maybe these reflections will open up more rabbit trails for you.

The One Constant Thing is Reading
Reading - Borrowing somebody else's brains
Reading makes you a virtual Traveller
Guest Article with Susan Fish
Genetically modified fiction
A Life Spent Reading
Electronic versus print books - which are better?
Guest post with Aussie Children's author, Penny Reeve
Labyrinths or Mazes - Guest post by Autumn Macarthur
YA fiction, guest post by South Aussie author Rosanne Hawke
Doughnuts and Books
Why Fiction is so Important
The First Christmas Presents
Books are Memorials of our Lives
Prevent Reading Indigestion
How the Mighty Fall
Help from a Human Angel
Let's Bloom where we're Planted
Reading out loud is like driving - which side of the book are you?
Pages from Heaven
The ANZACs - Remembered for 100 years
The wonderful Tom Swifty
Marginalia - Love it or Hate it
'The Best' is very subjective
My War against Cliches
Stealth Artists and Authors
What do you think of Grammar Police?
Do you finish all the books you start?
The Alchemy of Stories
Books that are Hard to Understand
Euphemisms; Do we have too many?
When English speakers can't understand each other
Transformation stories - friends or foes?
Poppies and Story Heroes
A Good Story Belongs to Everyone
Should people write biographical fiction?
Cool Literary Cats
It humbles me to write this amazing blog post
I wasn't bored, but thought I was
To Swear or not to Swear
Writing and Walking go Together
Star Rankings - A Help or Hindrance?
Empathy - can you overdose?
The importance of jesters, clowns and fools
What genre is your life?
The Value of White Space
The Sneaky Plot Spoiler
A lesson from an eel
Words and Food Match-Ups
Melancholia - The Happy Side of Sadness
The Middle stage of writing and life
Writers living with Kids
Kids living with Writers
The Vince family and the search for the elusive Harry Potter book
The sad lack of Bromances
Reading with Depression
The Freedom of admitting, 'I don't know.'
Do Books Go Off?
How to have a cosy reading experience on a budget
How long should you spend on whatever you're writing?
Why don't we leave comments on blogs?
Why fantasy novels remind me of social media
What's your book of Shame?
Why is a reader like a pickled onion?
Should Classics be adapted for young readers?
A Special Gallery for International Read to Me Day
Why Bother Reading Books?

These threads really do illustrate the value of following the white rabbit.

Six Degrees of Separation 1, Room


  1. Hi Paula,
    It's great to see everything in the one spot. I am enjoying your blog posts, and so I am also looking forward to reading your books. Wishing you a wonderful 2015 and beyond.
    Cheers, Josephine :)

  2. Thanks Josephine,
    I thought putting them under a heading might make it easier. I hope you return and keep enjoying them :)