#ASOUE Book + Netflix Review and Twitter Chat!

January 13, 2017 | Posted by Amanda in Book Reviews, Discussions, Movie Review | 4 Comments

#ASOUE Book + Netflix Review and Twitter Chat!The Bad Beginning
by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
Genres: Middle Grade
by HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
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4.5 Stars
Source: Publicist via Mail
Reading Challenges: Amanda's Netflix and Books Challenge

Dear Reader,

I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

What are you doing today (Friday the 13th) at 13:00 (1pm) EST?

I will tell you what you should be doing!

You should be joining me (@allthistimealwy) and Harper-Collins on Twitter to chat about the Netflix premiere of A Series of Unfortunate Events featuring the amazing Neil Patrick Harris as the dastardly Count Olaf!

The thirteen part book series, written by Lemony Snicket, is a fantastic read!! The author is very good at weaving a poetic tale of woe for the three orphans, so good in fact that this series is right under Harry Potter for me as far as books I remember from my childhood!
Did you know that there is even “an unauthorized autobiography” (yes, you read that correctly) out about Lemony Snickey that is “disguised” as a very familiar title *wink, wink*

I so excited to see NPH work his magic on this!! There was a movie, you’ll remember, from a few years back staring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, but it did not leave up to the amazing idea of Jim Carrey as the count, and while it was only intended to be the first in a series (and is only a presentation of book one) it was a one-off. From what I have seen from any advertisements and trailers, this Series looks like it is going to be just how I imagined as a kid!

Latte Nights Readers:
Will you be joining us on Twitter this afternoon?
Have you read or will you read the books?
Let me know in the comments below!
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  • Ahhh, we won’t be able to join the Twitter chat. It’s too early here in Melbourne 🙁 We’ve read only the first novel in the series – we really should finish it off. We’ve nominated you and Genesis for the Mystery Blogger award – if you’re interested, click here 🙂 Neil Patrick Harris is so cool – will be watching out for premiere!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Definitely try to read more of the series!! It is so good that my mom, me, and both of my younger brothers (25, 20) are huge fans!
      Wow! That is so nice of you!! I will totally check that out!!

  • Ohhhhhhhh. I was wondering why, all of a sudden, there seemed to be an explosion of Unfortunate Events posts and tweets and such! Now it makes sense, the Netflix series is premiering. Super cool! I read the first book in the series years ago when I was little, but I never finished the books. I hope the Netflix series is awesome and does not disappoint, Amanda!

    Have a fantastic weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thank you Alyssa!!!
      You don’t need to have read the books to watch the series – in case you were interested!! I’ve now watched the entire season one LOL It is so good!!!