Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 Character Review: Series of Unfortunate Events 8-13

We’re just a few short days from the launch of A Series of Unfortunate Events season 2 on Netflix. I’m excited, and so to prepare, I’m micro-reviewing all of the books in the miserably amazing series. Last month, I looked at books 1-7, reviewing the undoubtedly tragic lives of the Baudelaire orphans, and so this Monday evening I’ve rounded the last 6 books up into one tidy list.

The 140 Character Review is my short and concise way of expressing my feelings on watch I watch and read. Throwing it back to the original twitter limit of 140 characters, I try to summarise my opinions to tweet length. To read other 140 Character Review posts, click here. Continue reading “The 140 Character Review: Series of Unfortunate Events 8-13”

Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 Character Review: Series of Unfortunate Events 1-7

I absolutely love a good children’s book. Who doesn’t, right? Last year I embarked on a re-read of the full set of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and loved reliving the ridiculous and slightly out there stories surrounding the Baudelaire Orphans. The new Netflix Series starts next month, so, I thought I would do a 140 Character Review post to get ready for the launch. I’m so excited for season 2!

The 140 Character Review is my short and concise way of expressing my feelings on watch I watch and read. Throwing it back to the original twitter limit of 140 characters, I try to summarise my opinions to tweet length. To read other 140 Character Review posts, click here. Continue reading “The 140 Character Review: Series of Unfortunate Events 1-7”

Books, General

Bout of Books 17: Day 1

bout of booksIt is that wonderful time of year again where I remember how much I enjoy simultaneously reading and blogging and throw myself into the delightfully low-key and friendly Bout of Books readathon. For more information, please check out the ladies’ lovely Blog, where you can also sign up for all the fun too! Continue reading “Bout of Books 17: Day 1”

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T5W: Favourite First Lines

118368I like doing a quick Top 5 Wednesday, and this week is such a good one that I couldn’t resist! This week, T5W is favourite first lines from books. And unlike some weeks, it was quite simple, no ruling things out and no struggling to think of the last option. Once again, there is a children’s book theme. I just can’t help it:

  1. ”All children, except one, grow up” Peter Pan J M Barrie
  2. ”It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” Matila Roald Dahl
  3. ”If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket
  4. ”Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
  5. ”Once Upon a Time” Grimm’s Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm