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For the Love of Quotes: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 2

Hello, wooorld! I’m here again to share another set of quotes from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events! This post features quotes from The Miserable Mill to The Vile Village! You can check out the previous set (The Bad Beginning to The Wide Windowhere.

With Snicket’s way of writing, this series is actually filled with memorable quotes and witty passages I had a hard time selecting just a few.



The Miserable Mill

“It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the news again and again.”

“Optimist” is a word which here refers to a person, such as Phil, who thinks hopeful and pleasant thoughts about nearly everything. For instance, if an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well, this isn’t too bad. I don’t have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!”

“I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on the inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does. Appearance matters a great deal, because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.”



A Month in the Life of a Little Bookworm: September 2017

Hello, world and lovely bookworms!

As you probably noticed, I was on an unannounced and unplanned hiatus for months. My last post was last May pa, can you imagine? The second half of the year brought a lot of changes in my life. The biggest change is that I left my corporate job and started working for a rising startup. It seems intimidating to me at first but after a period of adjustment, I can say that I love my job now and I really enjoy what I’m doing. Plus we work remotely from home now so all the stress courtesy of the PH transportation system are finally gone!

And at last, this last month I’m slowly trying to get back into blogging again. I posted one review last month! What a progress! Way to go, Cara! I mean to continue this trend by posting two reviews on October, three on November, four on December, etc. Or maybe we can follow the Fibonacci sequence… Kidding. I want to promise that I’ll be more active again but I’m not sure I can achieve that, so I’ll just say that I’m glad to be back and I’m looking forward to meeting new bloggers and friends and reading more from you guys!

So back to the main topic of this post. Here’s a quick summary of my September…


Quote of the Week



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.

– Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events 11: The Grim Grotto


I picked this quote because it’s good to be reminded that not everything is only either 1s or 0s, black or white, good or bad. Our world is a world of gray areas, a spectrum of colors even, and we should really start looking at the world through that lens.

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May Wrap-Up + June TBR

Hello wooorld!! It’s already June, which means it’s time for another monthly wrap-up for the month of May!!


For the Love of Quotes: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 1

Hello woooorld!! I’ve decided to share with you a collection of quotes that I liked from the books I’ve read. The first book/series is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. But then I realized I can’t do all 13 books at once or else it would be a very loooong list, so I’m doing it by parts. This is the first, which includes quotes from the first 3 books. Enjoy! 🙂