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I severely disapprove of my sister's literary taste. Well, if you could call it literature: she is obsessed with likes this thing called "Dork Diaries".

It's basically a dumbed-down, preppy-girl ripoff of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I tried reading it, and I nearly gagged from all of the shallow, ZOMG BOYS!!oneone!! nonsense in there.

A lot of things in the book annoys me, like the adjectives ("OMG superlong", "I was supersurprised") and the smileys ("IT. MAKES. ME. WANT. TO. SCREAM!!!:(!!!!"). And don't even get me started on the initialisms. (CCP: cute, cool and popular, GGG: Giggling, Gossiping and Glossing.)

And all the spoiled, preppy-girl shit. ("OMG, I want a new phone", "OMG, this pen is supercute", "OMG those boys are hot!")

I am disappoint. When I was her age, I was reading Anne of Green Gables and Black Beauty. And hell, she gets annoyed when I recommend real literature to her. I doubt she even opened that copy of The Giver I gave her.

Then again, I've always heavily disapproved of my family's literary tastes. My aunt genuinely likes Twilight.

I'm still pissed at what she told me when I expressed my loathing dislike of that certain series. "Ah, I know! You're just too young to appreciate Twilight. You're not mature enough. It's not a kiddie book, see."

I had to suppress the urge to shove my copy of A Game of Thrones in her face.

*sigh*

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  1. Karamazov's Avatar
    Kids these days, so unappreciative.

    Also, this Dork Diaries books sound awful. Unless it's really a Jonathan Swift-esque satirical look at shallow people. But are you sure the books have no depth?
  2. Dragonfyre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karamazov
    Kids these days, so unappreciative.

    Also, this Dork Diaries books sound awful. Unless it's really a Jonathan Swift-esque satirical look at shallow people. But are you sure the books have no depth?
    Yeah, pretty sure. I don't think anyone's going to sell satirical books to ten-year-olds.
  3. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
    The Giver <3
  4. OverlordRuby's Avatar
    ^Love that book.

    I agree, that book is horrid *shudders* This means something, coming from a girl who read Nancy Drew in first grade... and the Boxcar Children in kindergarten. My reading level was greatly superior.
  5. Fennel's Avatar
    Lol yeah I know Dork Diaries. I love Anne of Green Gables :)
  6. Dragonfyre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Pschitt
    The Giver <3


    Best. Book. Ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlordRuby
    ^Love that book.

    I agree, that book is horrid *shudders* This means something, coming from a girl who read Nancy Drew in first grade... and the Boxcar Children in kindergarten. My reading level was greatly superior.
    Exactly. I really don't know why it's a New York Times Bestseller. I really hate the shit it's teaching children.
  7. Jadeco's Avatar
    I had to suppress the urge to shove my copy of A Game of Thrones in her face.
    You should've done it. Or Fevre Dream. Same author, but with vampires.

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