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Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010, 02:02 am
primavera: a Dumb Diary (no, that's what it's CALLED. Stop louding!)

[If you are not familiar with Jim Benton's Dear Dumb Diary Series and would like to know what I'm talking about, you can find my reviews of the books here. There are even some scans!]

I was pretty happy when I found this at the library sale:
Unfortunately, it had been previously claimed:


I wonder if people realize they are donating diaries, or is it just moms getting rid of stuff and not paying attention? I mean, how do I wind up with these things, anyway?














Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
b_and_b

Let me just say this was the CUTEST THING EVER to read!! Ahhh childhood...

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
shiningstar55

Seriously adorable. I laughed out loud at "MY GOD!"
I also enjoyed "stinks-on-ice" and "You're ready for the science quiz!"

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
sameasiteverwas

i'm going to start saying "stinks on ice" all the time.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
sameasiteverwas

haha she gets mad a lot

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
tanahmerah

Brilliant! Thank you for posting it. I may have missed it (too busy laughing ... MY GOD!) but is there a date anywhere on it? Also, for context, are you in America, or somewhere else?

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
primavera

I'm in the States, yeah. Also, no date except copyright on it.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 12:23 pm (UTC)
kadenza

Awesome find. And I have to say, I'm not surprised she lost the spelling bee.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
odinyotoo

this is a british diary, isn't it?

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
ditriana

the "i got cross" made me think so, too.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
sameasiteverwas

she says waiting "in line" though...i think in the U.K. she would have said "on queue" or something similarly ridiculous.

also, Jenna's fashion choices on page one are very American.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
primavera

I got it in the States. Also, I can't find one online, apparently the diary is only available through the Scholastic book club. Which is why I'm taking the pages out and putting in new ones.

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
trixiefirecat

this is so full of awesome, thanks for sharing!

Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
destroyalltacos

Thanks for posting this, I loved reading through it.

Mon, Jul. 12th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
desist

This is awesome, almost as good as reading through my horrid diary entries from that time

Mon, Mar. 26th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
daphneclark

ha ha