I don’t always write full reviews for all the books I read. I have to be compelled by the book – by how the book affected me emotionally and / or intellectually. Nevertheless, there are lots of fun enjoyable books that I thought I’d share by quick reviews made up of a few (as few as I can make it) sentences.
I haven’t had much chance to read this weekend as we were away at church camp so I’ve only finished ONE Fun book:
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
Short Synopsis from Goodreads:
Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket’s alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it. Unless you have an ear for such ghastly details as a tragic fire, a nefarious villain, itchy clothing, and cold porridge for breakfast, all narrated in chilly detail by the distinguished, and disturbed, Tim Curry with a team of talented readers, you would be better off listening to something else.
Short & Sweet Review:
A series of Unfortunate Events, indeed! You are pre-warned right from the start NOT to expect any other things but UN-fortunate Events. Of course, I was still being positive thinking that can’t be right throughout the whole book but each time I think something was going well… I was proven wrong again and again. Nonetheless, this is an entertaining and enjoyable book. It explains some big words like ‘insipid’, ‘duration’, etc… And though the end is UN-realistic to the Adult Me, I would recommend this book to your children who like adventure books with a ‘scary’ baddie 🙂
Here are a couple of things from the camp: