Sunday, December 13, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

As I steal from Monty Python...

Thanks for all the comments on my last post. And I'll keep that book in mind, Kim. So, what DID I end up reading as Book Number 100 this year?

Yep. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (Abrams). Find it at your local indie bookstore through I've been selling this book for years without ever knowing what the fuss was about. Kids love this mix of middle-school humor and cartoons. Now I understand why they're so popular. Jeff Kinney obviously remembers his own school years. The voice is spot on.

And since the first book was so hilarious, I skipped right to his newest:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: Dog Days (Abrams, 13.95). It's equally as funny. Maybe even more so. This one delves into Greg's summer vacation (and with the snow and ice we've had here in Pennsylvania already this winter, I didn't mind reading about hot summer days and swimming in the pool).

Now I'm going back and reading book two, Rodrick Rules and book three, The Last Straw.

So I've already passed my record from 2008 of 101 books (and just in case you're thinking, oh they're children's books, of course she can read so many, I have to tell you that this year I also read Pillars of the Earth, among other grown-up titles).

What are you reading?


  1. I am OBSESSED with those books. I wish there were more people I could just walk up to and be one start the cheese touch again. I can't handle that kind of stress in my life right now-hilarious!

  2. Frankie's been pushing me to read these --- they look hilarious, and I swear I'll pick them up soon!

  3. My nephews love the Diary of a wimpy kid, as does my sis who teaches middle school English.

    This post has nudged me again to find them & read them. Now if they'd only be on the shelf when I went to the library...


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