The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 2) #Friday56 with #author @lemonysnicket ‏#FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay!

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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

Why? I received the lovely book The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations by Joe Tracz (pictured above) to review and realised I just had to watch the Netflix TV series, which I am now doing. Would you believe as part of my new health regime I am exercising every day to one episode of this series? (I watched the whole ‘The Exorcist” series last year by doing this. Yes, I exercised to the exorcist! What a great tongue-twister LOL)

UPDATE : Last Friday I didn’t join in as my blog wasn’t behaving itself by not allowing me to add pictures. It happened again this Sunday and Monday just gone too. I tried everything, rebooting, adding them from my phone, but in the end I had to give up because I’d a hospital appointment to attend (a check up for my Crohn’s), so left it fully intending to come back and do it later, but I got stuck in the Friday night traffic and unexpected A14 road closures and didn’t get back until 8.00pm – we didn’t eat until 9.00 pm – by then I was utterly exhausted and basically just wanted to wind down and get some  sleep! 

So without further ado… I present…

The Reptile Room

(A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 2) 


by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Bk 2) by Lemony Snicket |
The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Bk 2) by Lemony Snicket |

Book Beginnings

The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Bk 2) by Lemony Snicket |


The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Bk 2) by Lemony Snicket |
If you haven’t already collected this series you can soon buy the box set here: (US version)
The UK version can be found here: |(older style set)

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

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I love how the last book ended an I’m looking forward to getting into this one.  You’ve got to laugh at how this fun children’s book is actually a English Grammar usage book in disguise, and if you don’t know what I mean  you’ll soon find out as soon as you pick up the first book in the series – A bad Beginning – which I featured last Friday here!


Dear reader,

There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution…

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In The Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted.

Despite their wretched contents, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And in the future things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the forthcoming Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned.

Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures?

The Bad Beginning (See last Friday’s post).

The Reptile Room (This post)

The Wide Window (Watch this space. No not this one… next week’s space. Bit tricky as it doesn’t actually exist yet…)

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

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?’


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.


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


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7 thoughts on “The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 2) #Friday56 with #author @lemonysnicket ‏#FollowFriday #FridayFeeling #Friyay!

  1. fuonlyknew – Voracious reader and love to do reviews. Will review yours! Love Doritos and chocolate. A fan of furry friends. I'm afraid of things that go bump in the night! I do reviews at request when time allows. Prefer print versions but also will do ebooks. If I can stand to let them go, I use some print review copies for giveaways.. Also like doing ARC reviews to promote authors and their books. I encourage authors to comment. My reviews are posted on my blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Smashwords and Barnes&Noble.
    fuonlyknew says:

    Such a gorgeous edition! I have the series slated to start watching this weekend. I’ve not read anything yet though.

    My Friday 56 from Match Me If You Can

    1. Thanks for adding me! I’ve had so much trouble with this blog I had forgotten to share it with you all again lol

  2. This is such a fun series. I have only read three of the books and seen three episodes of the show. It’s a great show, isn’t it? And I just love the books. Have a great weekend!

  3. Carla – Canada – I am a retired teacher/librarian. I love to read, especially to my grandchildren. I read most genres, but lately have gravitated to cozy mysteries, romance (not erotic) and Christian Fiction. I do enjoy a good thriller every now and then, as well as some fantasy and the odd sci-fi. I have ventured into Blog tours, but I do not do well reading under pressure. I travel to Florida for 2 to 3 months in the winter (Canadian Snowbirder) but otherwise live in Windsor, Ontario Canada. Feel free to follow and comment on my blog. I try to respond to all comments.
    carhicks says:

    I read the first four a long time ago with my kids and the students at school. Didn’t realize this series has 13 books. I should probably read more. I have the first 8 at home.

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