It is of the opinion of Lemony Snicket, author, reader, and alleged malcontent, that librarians have suffered enough. Therefore he is establishing an annual prize honoring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.
We talked to authors Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen on their picture book collaboration, “The Dark.”We asked both the author and illustrator of the book some questions about their joint effort over email. Here, they reveal the inspiration for “The Dark,” their attraction to darker themes and…
Happy Birthday to Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket! The way he turns a phrase has brought us countless hours of enjoyment! Here are a few Lemony Snicket quotes from today’s birthday boy…
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like.
Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
One of the remarkable things about love is that, despite very irritating people writing poems and songs about how pleasant it is, it really is quite pleasant.
If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf.
People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.
There are some who say that sitting at home reading is the equivalent of travel, because the experiences described in the book are more or less the same as the experiences one might have on a voyage, and there are those who say that there is no substitute for venturing out into the world. My own opinion is that it is best to travel extensively but to read the entire time, hardly glancing up to look out of the window of the airplane, train, or hired camel.
Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.
There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.
All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.
No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.
Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.
It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed. If you have ever lost someone very important to you, then you already know how it feels, and if you haven’t, you cannot possibly imagine it.