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text 2018-05-03 19:25
Let Me Indroduce Myself
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

My name is Galoopdaloop, and I'm here to blog about books. I want to talk about my favorite books, but let me start off by saying that reading wasn't my thing.

 

I remember when I was in preschool, reading pop up books. Nevermind that; I opened up the book and ripped the pop ups out, but I left the words in the book in. Sadly, I didn't read the words in the book, but those pop ups were so amazing, I ripped them right out of the book. I was a pretty weird kid.

 

Then, I went into fifth grade, and I had to read 25 books. "HOLY COW 25 BOOKS" I screamed in my head. Pretty strange how I was able to scream in my head, but not a story. It gets worse. Once I got into Sixth grade, I had to do ANOTHER 25 BOOKS! I felt like I read every book in the world after that!

 

But I was wrong. After I read about 3 books, I started a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Don't ask me how i didn't read this one yet. I was very interested in the realistic fiction and the style of the book. Sadly, I didn't read the other books in the series until i got to eighth grade. 

 

What inspired me to read the other books is the high lexile level on those books. I read them, and I understood the book word from word. I thought that I was bad at reading until I came across these books.

 

I think the reason why I never liked reading is because I was never interested the first second I read it and I doze off. Then I keep reading and I wonder what's even happening, and yet again doze off.

 

Anyways, I'm glad I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It got me into reading.

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quote 2018-04-19 19:07
" Rowley's family belongs to a country club, and when school let out for the summer, we were going there every single day." This quote is showing that they live near a country club so they live some where nice. It is described by them going there every single day. I have read about the same setting before in a different book. The story wouldn't be much different. I chose this quote because it showed some of the setting.
Dog Days - Jeff Kinney

This quote is showing that they live near a country club so they live some where nice. It is described by them going there every single day. I have read about the same setting before in a different book. The story wouldn't be much different. I chose this quote because it showed some of the setting.

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text 2018-04-18 15:29
Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days - Jeff Kinney

My favorite genre is suspense. I chose this author because i heard he was a great author from my friends. I have read a Harry Potter book for the recent book project. I chose it because i liked it. I have read that Greg does not like being outside during the summer. He is more of an inside person. He really likes to play video games. Also, his best friend is Rowley. I predict that he will do more active activities outside instead of being inside. I'm connected to this book because he likes to play video games and i do too. Plus i like staying inside like him. The authors style is kind of a childish read. It is still good for older people to read it too. There really isn't a certain passage that stand out to me. 

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review 2017-11-14 06:09
THE GETAWAY Review
The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 12) - Jeff Kinney

The latest entry in this long-running kid’s fiction series sees the Heffley family vacationing at a tropical island resort during Christmastime. As is expected from Kinney’s bestselling books, things go horribly — and are narrated by middle son Greg, i.e. the “Wimpy Kid.”

 

It’s really no secret this series has declined in quality in recent years, but I did enjoy The Getaway. As far as Heffley vacations go, it’s certainly no The Long Haul, but it does yield several laugh out loud moments. This series now seems to be at its best when it sees the family going somewhere. Kinney seems to have exhausted all plot ideas involving these characters hanging out at home.

 

A perfectly fine addition to the Wimpy Kid series, this doesn’t quite reach the heights of the early entries but it’s an enjoyable ride all the same.

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review 2017-09-10 16:33
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

 

I saw the movie version of this a while ago and while I wasn't a huge fan of it, I've been wanting to give the book a try. I found a copy for a few bucks in the clearance section and read most of it in a day.

I can't stand Greg Heffley. He is one of the most irritating characters I have even encountered. Self-centered, selfish, and clueless, I really don't understand how this kid has even one friend. This is less of a diary of a wimpy kid and more of a diary of a total jerk. He never thinks of others, including his supposed "best friend". He makes fun of everybody and is overly focused on his popularity even though he hardly engages with any of his peers, besides writing about how stupid they are. Greg thinks he's better than everyone and isn't afraid to express it.

The worst part of the whole thing was that Greg learns nothing in the book. I'm a sucker for stories where flawed characters gain even a little insight into how horrible they are, but Greg is just too dense. Beginning to end, he is too focused on himself to even realize that other people have thoughts, emotions, and feeling.

I don't like overly sentimental books either, but this one had no depth at all. It's just a list of events that might be remotely humorous if I didn't hate the character so much.

A very quick read, but I did not enjoy it. 

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