The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 6) #Friday56 with #author @lemonysnicket ‏#FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay!

With Gilion Dumas of RoseCityReader @GilionDumas
With Gilion Dumas of RoseCityReader @GilionDumas
With Fredasvoice and @fredasphotos#Friday56
With Fredasvoice and @fredasphotos #Friday56


This week’s Book Beginning and Friday56 choice is…


Continuing with my ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Friday Theme (here’s the last Friday’s post) I am now on to the next book in the series…

The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events on
The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations: An Utterly Unreliable Account of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events on

Why? I received the lovely book The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations by Joe Tracz (book pictured above) to review and realised I just had to watch the Netflix TV series, which I am now doing, at the same time as reading all the books!

So without further ado… I present… Book beginnings & F56 on

The Ersatz Elevator

(A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 6) 


by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

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The Ersatz Elevator on
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Book beginnings |

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Friday 56 |

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If you haven’t already collected this series you can soon buy the box set here:
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A Series of Unfortunate Events on
The UK version can be found here:

UK READERS: Check out the series here! (New versions!)

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First thoughts

My First Thoughts?

I can’t believe I am STILL excited to read more about the Baudelaire children and their continuing unfortunate events. I thought I might get bored with them, like some readers have warned me. A valid point I thought was possible, I mean I am reading the same ‘miserable’ themed stories of the same style over and over again, and in truth I’m not wholly the right target audience on account of a few extra (haha!) years I have on my side…  (That’s positivity for you!)

But I am!  This book, The Ersatz Elevator, is a completely new-to-me story as I have purposely not watched anymore of the series in order to continue reading these books without a clue to how they will end – with no telly series giveaways to spoil things!

About the book |

In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I’m sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe.

In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits.

Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemon Snicket’s uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warnings.

Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures? Yep, I am going to bore you share my Lemony Snicket love and devotion — ten more times! You lucky things, you! If you don’t want to read them all by then, well, I give up! lol 

The Bad Beginning (The Friday 56 post).

The Reptile Room (last Friday’s Friday56 Post)

The Wide Window  (last Friday56 post)

The Miserable Mill (last Friday’s Friday56 post)

The Austere Academy (last Friday’s Friday56 post)

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vile Village

The Hostile Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

The Slippery Slope

The Grim Grotto

The Penultimate Peril

The End

And what about All the Wrong Questions? In this four-book series a 13-year-old Lemony chronicles his dangerous and puzzling apprenticeship in a mysterious organisation that nobody knows anything about:

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’

‘When Did you Last See Her?’

‘Shouldn’t You Be in School?’

‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?’

Author bio

Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else.

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Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, grew up in Orem, Utah, and now lives in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University and has been illustrating ever since. His art has appeared in many publications, including Cricket magazine and The New York Times.


Is the beginning making you wonder what the rest of the story will be like?
What are you currently reading?

I can’t wait to visit your blogs to find out. Have a great weekend, may your books be with you!

Luv Sassy  X


Book Blogger Hop

BBH March 21st

I only really use NetGalley, and that’s a fairly recent thing. I’ve been a member for years, but because I am fortunate enough to receive so many physical books I’m only listed as reviewing 50 eBooks in NetGalley.  I am guessing that because of my low NetGalley review count, I’m not auto-approved for many publishing houses. This is bittersweet, as it helps prevent me just taking every eBook I’m offered, which would be very tempting!  As lovely as that sounds, I honestly don’t want my TBR pile getting even more out of control!


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16 thoughts on “The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 6) #Friday56 with #author @lemonysnicket ‏#FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay!

  1. I have read the first few books in the series, but not beyond that. It’s a fun series and I love the writing, especially the dark humor. Most of my reading is done on an e-reader these days, and I think I have NetGalley and Edelweiss to thank for that more than I want to admit. I hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you!! You too, for this weekend that is… hahaha! x

  2. You are making fast progress through the series. Thanks for playing along on Book Beginnings!

    Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    1. You’re welcome! you too! (Just don’t look at the date of this reply – you were hiding in pending ooops!) xx

  3. On the book blogger hop – I enjoy using both platforms. While NetGalley is easier to use, I honestly like the professional vibe I get from Edelweiss+

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