Embrace your inner dork

By Mir
December 3, 2009
Category Contests

If you have a kid, and particularly if you have one of the male variety, you’re probably familiar with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My son has read each of them to tatters. And my daughter pretends she doesn’t like them, but she totally does.

But did you know there’s a new series on tap that’s similar, but especially for girls? Check out Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life for a bit of awkward-yet-hilarious pubescent girl humor. It gets a stamp of approval from my daughter, even though she tells me that Nikki, the heroine, is kind of a brat. Heh.

I have five copies of Dork Diaries to give away. Wouldn’t this make an awesome gift for your favorite tween dork? I think it would.

Want to win one? It’s easy! First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (that’s 8:59 p.m. Pacific) on Friday, December 4th, 2009 for a chance to win. Winners to be determined by random number generation and general dorkitude.

Ready? Go!


  1. we love to give books for Christmas. . . sign me up and hope I win! MKW

  2. my daughter would love this!

  3. I’m the parent of a dork!

  4. I want to win!!!

  5. I was such a dork! And now I’m pretty cool (IMHO). Since these would be for my niece and nephew, they’d actually agree that I’m cool now (since I’m not their mother) and take a gift of dorkiness in stride.

  6. My daughter would love these. She devours the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books the minute they come out.

  7. My girls would love this!

  8. My students would love these!

  9. my daughter would love this

  10. how cute!!

  11. I would really like something new to read with my daughter! 🙂

  12. This would be a fine addition to my gift closet….

  13. Thanks….reading is fundamental!

  14. This would be perfect for my daughter!

  15. My daughter would love this!

  16. My 11 year old daughter loves the diary of a wimpy kid. I didn’t know this series was available. She would be very excited to get this!!

  17. perfect!! pick me!

  18. We are always up for a good read!

  19. My Niece would LOVE this for Christmas. Thanks!

  20. dorks rule

  21. Sounds great! We loved the Wimpy Kid Series!

  22. I have 2 girls and they would both love this book! I hope I win!

  23. This would be great for my niece.

  24. Hmmm, my daughter likes the Wimpy Kids series – and her name is Nikki, and yep, she’s a brat. Maybe the new series is based off of her??? I want royalties!!

  25. My daughter LOVES the Diary of a Wipmy Kid books. This would be an awesome stocking stuffer. Go # 23!!!

  26. My kids LOVE the Diary of the Wimpy Kid books- these sound just as funny! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I love these books-pick me!

  28. Please please please. My daughter loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and would love a female protagonist.

  29. Sounds awesome. We are quickly approaching this age.

  30. I had no idea there was a series especially for girls. As the mother of two girls, I would love to add these to our bedroom bookshelf!

  31. My almost 11 year old would love this. He has the 1st Diary and has had a blast with it!

  32. My daughter would secretly love these but never admit it!

  33. I’m in — I bet my niece would love these!

  34. This would be perfect for my preteen daughter! thanks!

  35. The nieces would love this! (12 & 9)

  36. We just happen to come from a long line of dorks!

  37. I’m a dork. not sure about my kids yet. 🙂

  38. Cool, thansk!

  39. My dd has nick named herself a Nerdy Geeky Dork.5, so I would think she’d love this 🙂

  40. My 8 year old would love this!!

  41. LOVE BOOKS!!

  42. yes please!

  43. My boys love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series — I would love to give one of these books to my nieces!

  44. The girls in my third grade class would love this!

  45. My daughter would love this!

  46. My nephews would love this!

  47. Fun stuff! Thanks! Jessica

  48. My daughter would like, so totally “pink puffy heart” this!

  49. Yes, please.

  50. I have three daughters…what fun for them!

  51. My god daughter loves to read so this would be perfect and I don’t have to worry that she has it already!!

  52. Ooh, sounds great. Thanks!

  53. I was hoping Chickadee would have book recommendations for my 12yo niece. These sound perfect!

  54. my niece would love this

  55. I’m still a dork because I would like it for myself.

  56. My kids love these books! I am a librarian at my kids’ school and there is always a waiting list for these.

  57. Self-proclaimed dork here would love to give one to her bookworm, dorky daughter! 🙂

  58. I have two girls that would absolutely love that book!!

  59. Love Diary of a Wimpy Kid so am excited to give these a shot!

  60. Sign me up please. Thanks. 🙂

  61. We were just talking about finding more books for Abbie to read. She goes thru them so fast. This would be great.

  62. I probably could have written this series, dorkette that I am.

  63. this would make an excellent Xmas gift!

  64. We love the “Wimpy” series. This sounds like a good one. Thanks!

  65. Add me to the list please!

  66. Me please!

  67. My daughter loves Wimpy Kid, so this sounds great!

  68. Perfect for my 10 year old girl who, just like Chickadee, pretends to not like her little brother’s Wimpy Kid books!

  69. Who knew they wrote a book about my life? My youngest loves the Wimpy Kid Diaries – she will adore this!

  70. Dork, all the way!

  71. My daughter is a third generation dork (at a minimum). She definitely needs this book!

  72. I have 3 dork-girls in the house that would love to win this!

  73. Oooo! Pick me!

  74. Like this.

  75. I think my up and coming dork would love these.

  76. My daughter LOVES wimpy kid so I know a girl version would just make her day!

  77. My daughter would love this!!!

  78. Sounds like fun. 🙂

  79. I have a granddaughter who would enjoy this series! What a great gift to her!

  80. Um, big dork here. With children who claim they aren’t as dorky as I am, but, they lie like rugs. They are. Would love to keep these in the family library.

  81. Awesome – thanks for the chance! I need ONE more gift for my oldest niece . . .

  82. I have a tween, but I usually don’t call her a dork. Usually I can be heard calling her a twerp.

  83. My daughter fell in love with the DOAWK series. She has read them all at least 3 times. We would love to try a similar series. Thanks for the chance Mir.

  84. Oooh, this sounds like an awesome series for my 9yo stepdaughter!

  85. My dorky nieces would be in dork heaven with this book.

  86. My daughter woudl love this!

  87. Both my kids (son and daughter) love the wimpy kid series introduced to them by our 10 year old neighbor boy. We would love to be able to return the favor!!!

  88. My niece would love it!

  89. My daughter loved Wimpy Kid and its sequels, so I’m betting she’d love this, too.

  90. We love reading at our house!

  91. I would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks so much!!

  92. Oh, please. Our kids are loving the Wimpy Kid series, and this would be a great read-alike!

  93. What an awesome contest! 🙂

  94. My step-daughter liked the Wimpy Kid books, and I know she would love to read this, too.

  95. Would love to get this for my daughter! Thanks so much!!

  96. I have a niece that would love this!

  97. My brat, I mean dork, would love this!

  98. my tween girls would love this!!

  99. Perfect for a mom with two tween girls!

  100. My almost 10yo girl would love this! 🙂

  101. Love it!

  102. Thanks Mir!

  103. sounds like some fun reading!

  104. perfect gift for friends daughter!

  105. A perfect gift from an older dork (me) to a soon-to-be dork (my daughter, not that I’d ever tell her that). Thanks, Mir.

  106. My daughter LOVES the Wimpy Kid books and would just die for these too! What a fab prize!

  107. I was surprised to learn my favorite little girl loved the Wimpy Kid series, so I’m sure she would love these with a girl protagonist! thanks for the contest opportunity!

  108. My niece is a dork and loves to read – perfect! Thanks Mir!

  109. My granddaughter would love this book! I hope I win!!!

  110. I want some! said in my best whiney brat voice. :o)

  111. My 10 year old would love this!

  112. I’ve got a couple of neices about the right age. Who am I kidding? I want to read it myself!

  113. My niece would love these!

  114. I know the perfect tween dork to give this to!

  115. Thanks! My daughter would love this.

  116. Oh yes please! Thanks!

  117. My daughter would love this

  118. My sons love Wimpy Kid so I KNOW my daughter would love Dorks! 🙂

  119. My daughter had her first “reading while walking down the stairs” moment just a few days ago while reading a Whimpy Kid Diary and now she’s on the last one. I was wondering where to go next so thanks for the idea even if I don’t win!

  120. Sounds perfect for my dorks, thanks!

  121. Katie loves Wimpy Kid, so a book of Dorks for girls would be ideal for her. Thanks!

  122. Thanks!

  123. My daughter would love this as she loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  124. My daughter is 9. I know she’ll LOVE this series! 🙂

  125. A great gift for my neice!

  126. My kids would love this. Thanks!

  127. Pick me! Pick ME! Was that dorky enough??

  128. please please pretty Mir please!

  129. My daughter would love this – and her brother would probably peek as well.

  130. I’m a librarian and would love to have one for my library.

  131. Yay! Books!! My daughter loves “Wimpy Kid” so I’ll have to look for these too. Thanks!

  132. I would love to win this for my daughter!

  133. My kids DEVOURED the DoaWK series…my daughter would probably dig this!

  134. Yeah! Looks very cool. My daughter is a fan of the Wimpy Kids books and is on Dear Dumb Diary now. This would be a great new addition!

  135. would love to win this book for my 11 year old !

  136. My girls would eat this up!

  137. Consider me in – my girls don’t even pretend to not like the Wimpy Kid books…I don’t think it’s occurred to them that they’re ‘for boys’.

  138. I’m a dork!! Pick me!!

  139. I luckily don’t have girls but I’m sure my 11 year old niece would love it.

  140. We’d love these 🙂

  141. great gift idea!

  142. I’m in! Thanks for all the giveaways, Mir. I’ll probably never win a thing, but it is fun to keep trying.

  143. These look great! Thanks!

  144. Sydney’s 9, going on “tween”…I’m sure she’d love it. 🙂

  145. Yes, my tween daughter would eat this book up! Yummo!

  146. I have two tween dorks who would love these!

  147. Wimpy kid is wildly popular at our school library. I’ll have to tell the lady in charge about this book too. However, a free copy for my class library would be even better!

  148. I have a niece who is the perfect age for this. I’ll have to check it out!


  149. Oooh, perfect! Pick me!

  150. I have just the right person to give this to!

  151. Please! My daughter loves to read!!

  152. Great gift–I would love it.

  153. pick dork #153!

  154. Hoping it’s my lucky day…

  155. I would love this!

  156. My daughter would be so excited to get this – she’s devoured her brothers’ Wimpy Kid books!

  157. Me Me Me! I mean, please, random number generator, please pick me!

  158. I have a tween dork!

  159. awesome! Crossing my fingers for my number to be called!

  160. My daughter would love these!

  161. We love Wimpy Kid at our house.

  162. My daughter would love it!

  163. Those sound interesting!

  164. I’ve got dorkitude aplenty around here!

  165. how about dork mom?

  166. I will pretend to be a tween dork just for a chance to these books. 🙂

  167. Me…pick me!


  168. pick me!

  169. Books! Books! We love books.

  170. These sound great for my niece.

  171. now here’s a contest I can sink my teeth into 🙂 Our oldest LOVES the Wimpy Kid series…even if I don’t win I’m gonna check out this series b/c I’m at a loss as to what books to get her for Christmas. Thanks Mir!

  172. Aren’t all tweens dorks? Or was that just everyone I knew?

  173. Got a daughter, loves books.

  174. This would be great!

  175. My students wear the Wimpy Kid books to tatters. I’d love to have a new series to get them hooked on.

  176. My oldest son is a fan of the Wimpy kid series, I think he might like this too!

  177. Great for my tween niece and nephew!

  178. This sounds like an awesome book. I’d love to snag it for my niece.

  179. I’d be the cool aunt if I won! We are all varacious readers.

  180. The books sound great!

  181. This would be an awesome Christmas gift for my niece!

  182. Sounds like fun!

  183. Dork…geek…and nerd. I have the membership cards for all of ’em.

  184. This is me, entering.

  185. Deep down I am a total dork. Sounds like a read I would enjoy before passing it to my nieces.

  186. My kids read about dorks. No comment from me!

  187. Sounds great – my daughter would love this! Thanks!

  188. My daughter is such a bbokworm, this would be perfect!

  189. ooh, my dork would love this!

  190. My daughter would love this book. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is on her Christmas list.

  191. I’d love this for my dork – I mean, daughter!

  192. pretty please!

  193. This would be great! Thanks!

  194. Thankfully my daughter is past the dork stage, but I’m guessing my son’s middle school language arts teacher would love this for her class reading shelf.

  195. I have a bound-to-be-a-dork-like-her-parents little girl I’d love to put this away for!

  196. We be Dorks! and we love books!

  197. A perfect gift for the aspiring dork in my family. Pick me!

  198. Great for my classroom.

  199. I’m really just entering because it’s a contest. I’m not a dork at all. Nope. Not at all. Okay, maybe just a little.

  200. My 12 year old daughter loves the Wimpy kid series but I bet she’d really love these!

  201. sounds like an awesome book – my niece would love this!

  202. Oh my 9 year old teenage daughter would love it! I love your stories about your daughter! Am I in trouble if my daughter acts the same at 9? I am scared! What if she gets worse?

  203. My tween would love this book!

  204. Love books as gifts!!

  205. My daughter needs a new series to follow!

  206. I have two tween neices that would love these! Pick me!!!!!

  207. YA lit makes me smile!

  208. I LOVE the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and so does Stella. Just picked up the latest one today for her for Christmas, though I’m sneakily reading it first. Would love to see a comparable “girl version” and I’ll definitely have to check these out.

  209. wimpy cracks me up–would love to give these a try! thanks!

  210. Would love to try these for my daughter!!

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