The Bad Beginning

BY Lemony Snicket


“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
“-Goodreads

Last December I finally got around to rereading (listening to the audiobook) of The Bad Beginning. I got into it again because my little sister decided to pick up the series so I wanted to refresh my mind on the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it again and it only took a few hours to get through it. The story, while a bit depressing, is interesting with how it evolves. I recommend it for your inner child.

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This meme is hosted by Casual Reader. Here are the rules:

  1. Feature a book that was published more than a year ago, the older the better.
  2. It must be a book that you have re-read at least once.
  3. Explain to your readers why this book is worth reading over and over again.
  4. Tag four people in your post to share their favorite throwback the following week.

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