2006: #51 – The Carnivorous Carnival (Lemony Snicket)

2006: #51 – The Carnivorous Carnival (Lemony Snicket)The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events #09
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on October 17, 2002
Genres: middle grade
Pages: 286
Also by this author: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy
Also in this series: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy

Dear reader,
The word "carnivorous," which appears in the title of this book, means "meat-eating," and once you have read such a bloodthirsty word, there is no reason to read any further. This carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal.
To avoid causing discomfort, it would be best if I didn't mention any of the unnerving ingredients of this story, particularly a confusing map, an ambidextrous person, an unruly crowd, a wooden plank, and Chabo the Wolf Baby.
Sadly for me, my time is filled with researching and recording the displeasing and disenchanting lives of the Baudelaire orphans. But your time might be better filled with something more palatable, such as eating your vegetables, or feeding them to someone else.
With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Book #51 was The Carnivorous Carnival, book the ninth in Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.

I’m still enjoying these. They’re great for listening to in the car. And I like how the Baudelaires are growing. Sonny no longer has to be translated every time she speaks! Plus, the mystery is getting more mysterious, and the endings are getting more unexpected! I’ll probably start the next one after I get back from vacation.

Book count: 51
Pages in book: 304
Page count: 19,842
Words in book: 44,242

Word count: 5,675,271

1,000,000 words surpassed — 2/2/06
2,000,000 words surpassed — 2/14/06
10,000 pages surpassed — 3/10/06
3,000,000 words surpassed — 3/16/06
4,000,000 words surpassed — 4/3/06
5,000,000 words surpassed — 5/30/06
50 books surpassed — 6/12/06