by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
Genres: Middle Grade
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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,
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:
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Have you read or will you read the books?
Let me know in the comments below!
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Her favorite color is purple, her fandoms are Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, all things Holmes, all things Maas, and the 11th Doctor. She has a thing for tattoos, chocolate, and Vanilla Coke, has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Depression, Social Anxiety, and an aversion to heat and all things spicy.