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    Today is a Most Dire Day Indeed + an Unfortunate Giveaway

    Today is a most #DireDay thanks to Harper Collins Children’s Books. Yesterday I received three boxes of Lemon Snicket’s THE BAD BEGINNING which was terribly unfortunate for me. But today things are much, much worse.

    Because, today, I will be sending this most unpleasant of books out into the world. And I will be spreading my misfortune to YOU.

    If Friday the 13th wasn’t enough of a reason to stay indoors and hide yourself away, perhaps knowing that Lemony Snicket and his most wretched book THE BAD BEGINNING will be hitting the streets and taking over a city near you will suffice. And if not? Well, you have been warned. A copy of this most unfortunate book might find its way to you.

    But even if you thought you were safe by staying indoors, away from these pitiful books being dropped, you were mistaken. Because there is no escaping this bothersome book.

    See? I told you it was a most #DireDay!

    While the largest group of these terrible books will be spreading their misery throughout my city, I can’t help but want to share the misery with those across the country and around the world.

    And so I will be giving away 30 copies of this most unfortunate book here on the blog – up to 10 of which I will be willing to share internationally. Yes, how unfortunate a day it will be for you!

    So if you would like to win a copy of this terrible book, THE BAD BEGINNING, enter for your chance in the form below. And hopefully you, too, will get to experience this #DireDay for yourself.

    For Some More Unpleasantness

    If you have not yet had the misfortune of meeting Lemony Snicket or learning about this first book in his A SERIES OF MOST UNFORTUNATE EVENTSyou can find more unpleasantness…

    On FACEBOOK

    On his WEBSITE

    On GOODREADS.

    And to find other ways to win one of these extremely unpleasant books, be sure to look for the #DireDay tweets on TWITTER. Because as this is such a #DireDay you might just be unlucky enough to win.

    A Most Bothersome Book

    Dear Reader,

    I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

    In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

    It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

    With all due respect,
    Lemony Snicket

    A Most Unfortunate Giveaway

    What’s up for grabs:

    Thirty pitiful copies of THE BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket

    UPDATE: The giveaway should have said THIRTY WINNERS not ONE WINNER! My apologies! 

    The deets:

    1. One entry per household.

    2. There will be ONE winner. THIRTY WINNERS.

    3. You must be 13 or older.

    4. Giveaway is International up to 10 copies.

    5. Contest ends on Friday, July 13th at 9:01 p.m. Pacific.

    6. Winner WINNERS will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and announced on July 14th in this post.

    7. Winner WINNERS will have 72 hours after notification to respond with their details.

    There is no requirement to like or follow. But to help spread the misery, there is an extra entry opportunity if you tweet!

    If you are viewing this post via email you may have to click the link to enter the giveaway on the blog if the Rafflectoper form doesn’t work.

    Enter at your own risk below…

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    Tomorrow Looks to be a Most Dire Day

    Much to my surprise, not one, but three boxes of Lemony Snicket’s THE BAD BEGINNING showed up at my doorstep. How unfortunate for me! Tomorrow is definitely going to be a most #DireDay thanks to Harper Collins Children’s Books and Lemony Snicket.

    Most dire indeed.

    And I thought the fact that it was Friday the 13th was the only thing unfortunate about tomorrow. How wrong I was.

    It will be so dire, in fact, that not only will I be dropping many of these copies of THE BAD BEGINNING at various locations in my area, I will be giving many away here on the blog for a ONE DAY ONLY giveaway.

    I was warned that I would be one of the unfortunate bloggers should I accept this book into my home. But clearly I did not heed that warning and now I have 95 copies of THE BAD BEGINNING to pass along to 95 incredibly unfortunate readers. Yes, it seems that one unfortunate box was missing one of these most dire books and so the misfortune has already begun, even before tomorrow’s #DireDay.

    If you have not yet had the misfortune of meeting Lemony Snicket or learning about this first book in his A SERIES OF MOST UNFORTUNATE EVENTSyou can read all about Lemony Snicket on his FACEBOOK page, on his WEBSITE or by checking out this most “bothersome book” on GOODREADS.

    Feel free to stop back tomorrow for my #DireDay giveaway. But be warned, if the book’s description is accurate – and I believe it to be most accurate – then the book you will be entering to win will be “extremely unpleasant.”

    And be sure to keep watch for the #DireDay tweets on TWITTER tomorrow, because some of these pitiful books may be falling in your area.

    A Most Bothersome Book

    Dear Reader,

    I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

    In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

    It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

    With all due respect,
    Lemony Snicket

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