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The Hostile Hospital
The Hostile Hospital | Lemony Snicket
There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on . . . There are many pleasant things to read about, but The Hostile Hospital contains none of them. Within its pages are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, heartshaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to read about such things. With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful childrens authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.
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peanutnine
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Eggs Perfect 😍 9mo
WJCintron I LOVE those books! I need to re-read them one day. It's been YEARS! LOL Lemony Snicket is SO NICE. I love him. He's hilarious!! 9mo
peanutnine @WJCintron I've been meaning to do a reread as well! I haven't read them since my first time in middle school. Have you met Snicket? He sounds like he would be fun 9mo
WJCintron Yes, we met him. He was signing the books. We made a line of 5hrs if I remember well. I have photos and a video! I'll see if I can post the pic and tag you!! He is SO FUNNY!!! 9mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Hospital 🏥 #SavvySettings 💚🍀

#BookNerd 💙🤓📚

michellelav I LOVE the spines of A series of unfortunate events 😍 so cool! The tagged book also looks good 😁 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 📚❤️ 9mo
Eggs Great collection 🖤📚👍🏼 9mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Finished book 8 today. Trying to decide if I start the Netflix series now or save that for #Scarathlon 😈 Also finished Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me on Thursday but forgot to post. #SuperSeptember #BookSpinBingo

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roseread
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Was the series that really got me into reading as a kid

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KimberlyJuracich
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I liked it

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Clwojick
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Another childhood gem that was fun to reread. I didn‘t remember much about this one, and would love a reread of the full series one day! This one helped to check off #Scorpio prompt #14 as the 8th book in a series. 🦂 #ReadYourSign @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Ooh that one is such a good one ! 🖤 3y
fredamans I'm on book 2 right now, The Reptile Room. 😊 3y
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KristenDuck
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1. My favorite spring activity is going for walks and seeing the neighborhood ducks and rabbits hopping around!
2. Extrovert but at times I‘m introverted if that makes sense.
3. I have read 5 books in March and this Lemony Snicket book was my favorite!
4. Lots of love to all the Littens playing this game or reading this weekend!!

#friyayintro

alisiakae We have‘to seen any rabbits yet (except for the one that lives in our house 🤣) but the ducks are back! 3y
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KristenDuck
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YES! This was my favorite Lemony Snicket book yet, and also the darkest!

Now I cannot wait to start the next one. The children disguise themselves as a doctor, nurse, and patient in an attempt to get more answers, but will they be able to get away before something even more unfortunate happens?

Loved this audio version but I was so engaged, I‘m sure reading it would have been as entertaining!

Funny I listened as I was IN the hospital myself.

BaroqueBee I remember one summer taking all of these books out of my local library and I read them all in a week or so, the Netflix series and the film are some of my favourites too. Just excellent writing! 😍 3y
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 46 of the year, finished June 17, audio

Im reaching the conclusion that this series is not for me. I'm pretty determined to finish it out, mostly because they're quick reads, but I'm not really enjoying them.

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Eggs
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Cinfhen Lemony Snickett - my son loved these stories 🧡 4y
scowler1 Still got ours, missing a few for some reason. 'Borrowed' by friends I imagine. 4y
Eggs I've yet to read any of them @scowler1 @Cinfhen but I think I'd like them for some reason 4y
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Michollio
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janeycanuck
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A reread after watching the Netflix episodes for this book. It‘s nice to spend time with the Beaudelaires again, even if their creator is a dirtbag.

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kgriffith
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Yeah, I‘m that person listening to an audiobook at the baseball game. My brother went to concessions so I‘m not being antisocial 😋

Maria514626 Tim Curry does a fantastic job with the audiobooks! Loved these! 5y
kgriffith @Maria514626 Agreed! The first time I started this series I was so grumpy when they didn‘t stay with him that I rage quit listening 😋 This time I powered through, listening to the author-narrated books at 1.5x. 5y
TheWordJar Antisocial?? That‘s just being smart! Just finished this one! A nice pickup from the disappointing and slow Vile Village. 5y
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kgriffith @TheWordJar Yeah, there was some fun wordplay but the minimal interaction with Olaf made it fall flat. I did love Hector, though. 🙂 5y
TheWordJar I‘m really enjoying Sunny‘s development. And these books have taught my kids so many words! 5y
kgriffith @TheWordJar That‘s wonderful! The use of repetition is a great learning/teaching tool obviously, but it‘s done cleverly so it doesn‘t feel heavy-handed. 5y
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TK-421
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"Inside the room, each lying uncomfortably in a metal bed, were a man with both legs in casts and a woman with both arms in bandages. Still singing, a man from V.F.D. handed one balloon to the man and tied another to the woman's cast, because she could not hold it with her broken arms." #fractured #QuotsyApril18

Pogue That does not sound creepy at all (sarcasm). 5y
TK-421 @pogue 😂 I know, right? 5y
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TracyReadsBooks
The Hostile Hospital | Lemony Snicket
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Watching A Series of Unfortunate Events has become a family affair. We are deep into Season 2 & enjoying it as much as the 1st. I must also credit it with sparking my son‘s interest in reading. He was mesmerized by the 1st season & had to know how it all ended. Right away. So, he raced through the entire series & hasn‘t stopped reading since (which I was able to tell NPH who I saw at a book signing last year). ❤️ my son‘s enthusiasm & the show.

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BookBoggart
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Honestly never thought of Lucy Punch for Esme Squalor but she is perfect!!! My favorite villain next to Olaf. Also Carmalita was annoying in the book. Top notch in the show! #whatcantyoubeat #deadhorse #perfect #thatblacklipsticktho #muchlove #binge

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Susanbones
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Mehso-so

It‘s pretty much like every other book in the series with some very slight details that sets it apart - slightly. It‘s alright. I love the art, and the whole layout and look of the book. Planning on finishing the whole series by June.

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Susanbones
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After an hour of just winding down from that last book, it‘s onto the next read!

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AtomCornett
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This helped with my surgery, ironically.

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TheRomantiCate
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#Riotgram DAY 2: ORANGE COVERS—

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anniekslibrary
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It's so fun to see how Count Olaf keeps coming up with all these insane disguises, and there was a lot of character development in this one. Also, the Baudelaires keep finding more hints as to what happened to their parents.

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Kalynrebecca
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3 stars which seems to be the usual for me with this series.

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holarosarita
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Well that's quite a pair of references for a children's book.

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Broookee03
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everlocalwest
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It seems like the only books my brain wants right now are these...loved this as much as the others.

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kirstyreads
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Going to take a break before number 9, felt bad for rushing this one and not really feeling it but enjoying getting closer and closer to unraveling the mysteries!

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empreske
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This is the first real time the children are forced to do something that isn't quite right. They lie, they disguise themselves, they decieve. We watch them struggle with these moral dilemmas as they unfold. They ask themselves if it's justifiable to do something wrong if it will save their lives, or are they becomihg something corrupt, and this is just the beginning. The mold of the storylines is changing, and I'm enjoying the new twists.

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Ncostell
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Loved this eighth book in The Series of Unfortunate Events. My kids now know the meaning of the term binge watching as they watched the entire Netflix series already over a long weekend when everyone had strep throat. Luckily we still have the books to enjoy. This is my #H book for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge.

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stargazerblue49
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😳😳😳 Oh, the accuracy.

Background pic from: http://cyberdentist.blogspot.com/2014/04/sign-this.html?m=1

pppooraikul The hard truth! 😂 I hate those paperworks. (edited) 6y
CouronneDhiver This is totally my life lol 6y
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Johanna414
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My current view... thanks for all the prayers and well wishes everyone! Surgery didn't go as well as hoped- they had to make a larger incision because my cyst had grown and was all twisted around. While they were in there, they found endometrial cancer in the one ovary. The good news is that I still have one ovary and my surgeon thinks she got all the cancer.

Ms.Story Oh, I'm so very sorry. Prayers for you & a successful surgery 6y
Alfoster Sending hugs your way😀❤❤❤! 6y
TheLondonBookworm All the Litsy love! 💙💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚 6y
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britt_brooke So many hugs! Hope you're feeling better soon! Thanks for sharing with us. 💚💚💚 6y
Well-ReadNeck Sending lots of hugs and healing vibes your way. 💕 6y
TheLibrarian Hoping for a speedy recovery! ❤️ 6y
TheBookAddict 💕💕💕 glad that you're ok and recovering, get well soon! 6y
Suzze Thinking good thoughts for a fast and complete recovery! ❤️❤️ 6y
ScorpioBookDreams Sending hugs and good wishes! ❤❤❤ 6y
Claireluana So sorry and best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! 6y
DebinHawaii Sending you hugs and healing thoughts! Take care! 💜💜💜 6y
sprainedbrain Thinking of you! Get well soon. ❤️ 6y
Alicia Sending love! ❤❤❤ 6y
Bookworm83 Sending hugs and love your way! 💕💕💕 6y
Yellowpigeon Hope you feel better 6y
LeahBergen Sending hugs!! 💗💗💗 6y
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Johanna414
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Hospital selfie! So ready to get this over with...

MrBook All the best! 6y
Foxyfictionista Sending this vibes!! ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
DebinHawaii Wishing you all the best and sending you positive, healing thoughts. 💜 6y
LeahBergen 💗💗 6y
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see.chels.read
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@24in48 book 2 for the readathon: done!

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Ncostell
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I love the #endpapers on this edition of The Hostile Hospital. It sets up the creepy mood that will be sure to follow in the book. #ReadJanuary

DebinHawaii Cool! 👍 6y
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Libby1
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Always attempt to avoid a cranioectomy.

I love this series.

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chappy
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started and finished this book today
hope you get well soon...hahaha he he he have a heart shaped balloon

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queerbookreader
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Had to participate in today's #augustphotochallenge because my favorite bookish siblings of all time are Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. 👁

RealLifeReading Love them! 6y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub 😍😍😍 6y
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Taayasbooks
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I gave up reading college stuff. Now off to Lemony Snicket #24in48 (5:24 and counting)

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Brooke_H
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Much better than book 7. This installment broke out of the very predictable pattern of the previous books. I'm hopeful that the last few books will also be different.

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Brooke_H
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Reading in my pjs in the backyard, listening to loud pops of daylight fireworks.

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volumesofthoughts
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I listened to this as an audiobook and Tim Curry is an absolutely fabulous narrator. His voices are amazing and I am definitely listening to the rest of the series as an audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I am getting so hyped for the Netflix show.

bookish.hummingbird I have yet to try this series! Definitely going to my ever-growing to-read pile. 7y
8leagueboot This summer, I'm rereading a few beloved series: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and a Series of Unfortunate Events! I'd love to pin His Dark Materials on to the tail end of it, too. 7y
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