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When we’re not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. We decided to share what’s currently being read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.

Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you.

What are you reading? Share your good read our Facebook Fan Page, here.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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Product Description:
Boys don’t keep diaries — or do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to. It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Since its launch in May 2004 on, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers.

“I read all four books in this series in four sittings, partly because they are easy and meant for kids who generally dislike reading, but also because they are friggin’ hilarious and awesome. Greg, the wimpy kid on the cover, is encouraged to write a ‘diary’ by his mom, and so he does – chronicling all his hopes, fears and mis-adventures in what may be considered the typical life of a middle-schooler. The power of this series, which both kids and adults would appreciate is in the author, Jeff Kinney’s masterful narrative, making Greg funny, loveable and most importantly: real.” – Matt Markgraf

See more “Good Reads” on the WKMS web site.

Written by Matt Markgraf

January 28, 2010 at 10:44 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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