Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Borogoves, Toves and the Raths

Borogove: Following the poem Humpty Dumpty says, " 'borogove' is a thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round, something like a live mop." In explanatory book notes Carroll describes it further as "an extinct kind of Parrot. They had no wings, beaks turned up, made their nests under sun-dials and lived on veal." -per wikipedia

Tove: Humpty Dumpty says " 'Toves' are something like badgers, they're something like lizards, and they're something like corkscrews. [...] Also they make their nests under sun-dials, also they live on cheese." -per wikipedia

Mome rath: Humpty Dumpty says following the poem: "A 'rath' is a sort of green pig: but 'mome" I'm not certain about. I think it's short for 'from home', meaning that they'd lost their way". -per wikipedia


Amongst our guests today: if you are one of these (based on your answer from the rsvp teaser post) please answer the question that pertains to you

Borogoves - what color(s) are your feathers

Toves - won't you tell us your favorite cheese

Mome raths - what shade of green are you?
Samantha of Maat's Feather Of Truth

Are you attending this Alice event as one of the three above?

OR are you one of these three - jabberwock, jub jub bird, bandersnatch?

OR are you UNDECIDED???

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

My Life Undecided
by Jessica Brody

Win a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: July 31, 2011

Answer the question above.

IF you are a Borogove, Tove or Rath, please answer your individual question as well.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* guests specified their character persona on the teaser post

* image source

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  1. I am attending as jabberwock.

    My Life Undecided seems like a cute book.

  2. Had to delete... I remember I'm a Jabberwock.

  3. Totally UNDECIDED.


  4. I'm attending as a bandersnatch! :P

  5. Im attending as a Jabberwock!

  6. I have to say I am undecided. Thanks!


  7. I'm attending as a borogove! My feathers are a striking blue-green colour!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  8. i'm undecided!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  9. I am a Borogove. My feathers are every colour of the rainbow, with purple being most prominent. However, I'm undecided as to whether I'd like to attend the event as a Borogove.

    My Life Undecided is a phrase I've often used to described my confused and complicated existence and, faced with all the decisions I have yet to make about my future, this book has appealed to me since the very first time I saw the cover. I'd love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  10. I'm be a jabberwock, of course!

  11. If I'm not too late, I am going to be a
    Tove because I AH-dore cheese in any form!

    Now, my favorite cheese is something uncommonly called SwissDis - it is a lovely hue of virulent green, has squares instead of holes, and is languidly produced by invisible Swiss goats who hurl insults at one another all day long.

    Why the goats are so ill-tempered is quite the mystery ... ;P


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