Reading along to A Series of Unfortunate Events – now on Netflix! #ASOUEBooks

A few weeks ago Egmont Publishing sent us the first four books from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. This was to get us excited ahead of the release of the Netflix exclusive show that launched today!

I am a huge believer in reading the books that inspired movies and tv shows before watching them so I loved the idea of getting my girls to read along to the Netflix show. In fact, they were excited as soon as they saw this fantastic trailer.

Both girls had an argument over who would read the books first but seen as Alison was still in the middle of reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince we decided it was only fair that Elizabeth went first. Listening to my kids argue is usually a nightmare but when arguing about reading I don’t seem to mind as much.

I have never read the A Series of Unfortunate Events books before so when Elizabeth went up to bed I couldn’t resist reading the first book and I am hooked already. In fact, I think I will have to order the other books in the series because I want to read the whole story.

If you have never read the stories, they follow the story of Baudelaire children – Violet, Klaus and Sunny. By the end of book one, it hasn’t been a happy story. The Baudelaire children have been orphaned and were left in the care of the evil Count Olaf who is trying to get his hands on the children’s inheritance. Luckily these are not ordinary children and with Violet’s ability to invent things, Klaus’ extensive knowledge from all the books he has read and the fact that Sunny could bite through pretty much anything means that they will give as good as they get and as much as I have loved reading the book, I can’t wait to watch their journey on the screen to really help to bring the characters to life.

I will be binge watching the series this weekend with the girls so that I can tell you all about it next week. Why don’t you read-along and let me know what you thought using the hashtag #ASOUEBooks

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