Sunday, January 17, 2010

In My Mailbox 21

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.


The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket from Zombie Girrrl
Pub. date: September 99
"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"
I picked this up one day after realizing nearly two weeks of the new year had gone and I'd only read one book. Not a very good start to the 100+ Challenge. It took two days to finish, but only because I misplaced it and couldn't find it until the next morning.
Thanks for letting me borrow it, ZG! :)

You may have noticed the absence of Soundtrack Saturday yesterday. Well, I tried, and failed. The only two books I have that are eligible are The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan and The Bad Beginning, both of which are apparently impossible to soundtrack. I lost count of how many times I went through all the artists on my iPod, I even asked some people on Shelfari, but still nothing. I'll try to read something that's easier to soundtrack this week. I don't want to skip my own meme two weeks in a row! ;)

Anyway, that's all I got this week.

Eclectically yours,


Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great book...I really want to get the collection of these.

Here's what I got this week:

Have a great week!

Orchid said...

Intersting... Maybe I'll give the series a go. :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Oh, I *loved* this series! I actually just posted a fantastic interview with the author on my blog! Hope you enjoy the book and the rest of the series too! Happy reading!