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By immersing themselves in their favourite reading topics, they felt far away from their predicament, as if they had escaped. —Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning (via thebooker)
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Lily Collins on Vogue US September 2013 (x)


The new Vintage Classic editions of Jane Austen’s novels. 

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If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched and will most likely fill you with deep despair. (x)

It is the opinion of your hosts, literatureloveaffair and thebooker that Lemony Snicket’s chronicles of the Baudelaire children’s unhappy adventures is best experienced as a group, hence the birth of this rather unhappy readalong. 

One and all are welcome to join in the readalong, whether this will be your first or millionth time reading the series. 

Together we shall be reading one book of Snicket’s tridecalogy a week, posting updates as regularly as we’re able. Post quotes, thoughts, reviews, recommendations, whatever takes your fancy! Just make sure to tag it #asouereadalong so we can all enjoy it together on our various functioning devices. 

During each week there will also be a challenge to complete. The specifics of each challenge shall be posted at the beginning of the week. Challenges will be tagged #asouereadalongchallenge, and we ask you tag your responses this also. 

The readalong begins on Sunday the 28th of September, with one book assigned to each week beginning on Sundays and ending on Saturdays. 

  • 28/09/14 - 04/10/14: The Bad Beginning
  • 05/10/14 - 11/10/14: The Reptile Room
  • 12/10/14 - 18/10/14: The Wide Window
  • 19/10/14 - 25/10/14: The Miserable Mill
  • 26/10/14 - 01/11/14: The Austere Academy
  • 02/11/14 - 08/11/14: The Ersatz Elevator 
  • 09/11/14 - 15/11/14: The Vile Village 
  • 16/11/14 - 22/11/14The Hostile Hospital 
  • 23/11/14 - 29/11/14: The Carnivorous Carnival 
  • 30/11/14 - 06/12/14: The Slippery Slope
  • 07/12/14 - 13/12/14: The Grim Grotto 
  • 14/12/14 - 20/12/14: The Penultimate Peril 
  • 21/12/14 - 27/12/14: The End 

It would be very foolish decision not to get involved! Feel free to contact the hosts literatureloveaffair or thebooker for any questions!

Harry Potter illustrations by Mary GrandPré


Unnatural Creatures, a collection of short stories, selected by Neil Gaiman