Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- A clever little read

Some of you may have already seen and read Jeff Kinney's series of books called Diary of a Wimpy Kid. As a disclaimer, I have to admit that I have not read every book and I'm not certain all of the content in these books is suitable for all audiences. However, my mom was kind enough to buy these books for me as reading material since is such a big part of my life. The main reason I want to share this series with you is that it is extremely clever and the comical excerpts in this book are short and sweet and are a good example of journal entries that people can realistically keep every day.

I'd like to share an excerpt from the first book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Greg Heffley's Journal. I laughed so hard and I knew immediately I would enjoy reading this book. It's actually the very first entry in this mock-diary.
"First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it.

Great. All I need is for some jerk to catch me carrying this book around and get the wrong idea.

The other thing I want to clear up right away is that this was MOM's idea, not mine.

But if she thinks I'm going to write down my "feelings" in here or whatever, she's crazy. So just don't expect me to be all "Dear Diary" this and "Dear Diary" that.

The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day long. So this book is gonna come in handy."
After all the shows, meetings, conventions, and trips I've taken to share with the World, I got the greatest laugh out of the idea that it's NOT A DIARY, IT'S A JOURNAL and that this book will come in handy later so you don't have to answer stupid questions. And, with all the Moms that we have keeping journals for their kids, I couldn't help but laugh about the "diary" being Mom's idea. Just love that first entry. In a strange way, it's sort of why you keep a journal. :) If you're read the series, please let me know what you think... :)


Kelly said...

Love LDS Journal!!! Thank you for creating it!

Valerie Ipson said...

I've heard of this series. I'll have to check it out. I've been keeping a journal since I was 13, so I'm sure there will be much I can relate to.

Love, LOVE, too, though I'm not here as much as I'd like to be. When I was teaching Gospel Doctrine I would bring it up in lessons all the time and tell everyone how great it is. Now I'll have to tell my Young Women.