1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: Wishlist Wednesday (58)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (58)




Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper where we share and post about a book that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added, that we can't wait to get off the wishlist.






The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)

The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window and The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket are all on my wishlist because I did own these books but they went walkies and I really want to read this series again!

The Bad Beginning Synopsis: In this first book, readers are introduced to the unfortunate Baudelaire children -- 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny -- when they learn they've just been orphaned by a terrible house fire.

The executor of the Baudelaire estate -- a phlegm-plagued banker named Mr. Poe - sends the children to live with a distant relative: a conniving and dastardly villain named Count Olaf, who has designs on the Baudelaire fortune. Count Olaf uses the children as slave labor, provides horrid accommodations for them, and makes them cook huge meals for him and his acting troupe, a bunch of odd-looking, renegade good-for-nothings. When the children are commandeered to appear in Count Olaf's new play, they grow suspicious and soon learn that the play is not the innocent performance it seems but rather a scheme cooked up by Olaf to help him gain control of the children's millions. 

All this bad luck does provide for both great fun and great learning opportunities, however. Violet is a budding McGyver whose inventions help the children in their quest, Klaus possesses a great deal of book smarts, and Sunny -- whose only real ability is an incredibly strong bite -- provides moral support and frequent comedy relief. Then there are the many amusing word definitions, colloquialisms, clichés, hackneyed phrases, and other snippets of language provided by the narrator (a character in his own right) that can't help but expand readers' vocabularies. Though the Baudelaire children suffer myriad hardships and setbacks, in the end they do manage to outsmart and expose Olaf's devious ways. But of course, with luck like theirs, it's a given that Olaf will escape and return to torment them again some day. If only misery was always this much fun.

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure I had atleast five of these books when I was younger but I have no idea what happened to them. I can remember them being rather weird but fun at the same time! Great choice, it would be great to collect the entire series one day!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/wishlist-wednesday-41_18.html

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, I have no idea which I've read and which I haven't so once I get these I intend to start the series again! :)

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  2. It's horrible when you lose books from your collection. I don't lend my books to anyone except my dad who lives in the same house!

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    1. I've since learnt to not lend my books out but the trouble is I don't think I lent these, I think they were at my dads expartenrs house and when he moved out I never got the chance to grab all my things because we didn't think it was for real :c

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  3. I only read one book in the series as a kid but I restated them recently. They're good but a little repetitive so I took a time off after 3. :)
    Hope you get them soon!

    My WW

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    1. Yeah I can imagine that but I just remember enjoy them so much that I'm dying to get my hands on them again,

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  4. I read the first two of these, but didn't up finishing the series. Have you read them all? I love the author's writing, that's for sure!

    Lisa
    My WW

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    1. I can't remember which I read and which I didn't! Which is why I intend to start again, I loved loved loved the writing style

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  5. I have heard of these but, never read them. I hope you get them soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/wishlist-wednesday-64.html

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  6. I have heard amazing things about this series. Apparently Lemony Snickett is a badass because he filled whole something like 2 pages with "ever"'s :')

    I hope you get them soon! :) xx

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    1. It is truly great, or it was back when I first read it haha! I can't wait to grab them again.

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