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The Blank Book (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  533 ratings  ·  34 reviews

This may look like just another book in Lemony Snicket's wretched series. Looks are deceiving.

Just as Lemony Snicket has spent years researching the distressing lives of the Baudelaire orphans, now you too can record your own unfortunate events. The blank pages of this fraudulent book are perfect for writing down any secretive and upsetting research of your own, includi

Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 16th 2004 by HarperCollins
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Maia L. Yes - it's just like any of those other books that are like DIY follow-ups to the series.

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I suppose this is a mockery of a review, considering it is essentially a blank book. In this, I intend to write a review of basically every blank book that allows free space that can be filled with words.

I shall first explain my use of this wonderful little book. When first purchasing this, I had no plans, no ideas toward what would fill its pages. In the end, I began the long dreaded beginning to a book I have long been writing. Sufficient enough use if I do say so myself. Considering I now ha
Possibly the best of the Unfortunate books, if only because it contains all the best lines, without all that depressing story getting in the way.
"The sad truth is that the truth is sad."

I loved reading this book
Jul 13, 2013 Desirae added it
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I had this once and a guy took it from me i used it as a diary and really wish i could have it back!
Well you cannot tecnically read this book since you are the author your self :)
Pyper at Reading Lark
I just bought this book for the quotes at the bottom of the pages. This author cracks me up and some of the quotes were hysterical
This really isn't a novel. It's basically a journal with some kick seat quotes on the pages.
Katie Demonja
This is my journal, so it's very well written and punctuated properly.
i use it to keep track of books i've read.
Quickest book I've ever read haha.. nah its actually a journal to write your own unfortunate events!

Not exactly my cup of tea but a great themed journal for a younger age group that is interested in the series.
Jennifer Maslach
I remember having loads of fun filling this book up with notes with my best friend in middle school. Lots of good memories attached with this book.
this is definitely where i wrote my first long, long story in as a kid. like, my protonovel.
talia (fictionnotfriends)
I love re-visiting books from my child hood, it makes me feel so happy.
This is actually a blank book with funny or interesting quotes on the bottom of the pages (which you can find on my quote pages, hint hint, ;) wink ;) wink). It also has stickers in the back that have Series of Unfortunate Events pictures and things like "The world is quiet here", "Curious Mystery", and all sorts of "Lemony Snicket" things. This is my second favorite journal so far :)
Manuela M
Nov 04, 2011 Manuela M marked it as to-read
Well, actaully, since you cannot read it, I want it to record my thoughts in it once I've read the novels. x
Erin O'Riordan
Well, it's blank, so "read" isn't quite accurate, but I did write in it until it was full.
Not really a book... more like a journal with quotes from the books and images as well
i thought it was going to be an actual book :/
but it had funny quotes so 2 stars!
Danielle Denise
my review on this book so far is that it lets me be me. it's like i'm in my on world
well..... technically there's nothing written in i read what i wrote in it XD
Just a blank diary book with a nice cover (if you enjoy the illustrations from SoUE).
Sruti Kanthan
well...this isnt a book ...more like a journal u can write in but its nice
it's a rad Journal with awesome, woeful, and witty Quotes...
Chris Corey
Seriously, the book is blank! It is meant to be a journal for kids.
Feb 22, 2011 Jessica added it
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How do I rate my old diary? Uh... Why is this on here?
Don Gubler
A great place to put your own bleak random thoughts.
Blank..the little quotes at the bottom are interesting.
I wrote on it... so it's awesome.
Shelby Kuzma
It was a very quick read!
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Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words. His new series is All The Wrong Questions.

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Other Books in the Series

A Series of Unfortunate Events (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
  • The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)
  • The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
  • The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)
  • The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)
  • The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)
  • The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
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