My sister Jamie‘s book club The Next Chapter is doing the infamous book Wreck This Journal for the month of June. There is still time to buy the book for those who would like to participate! Mine came quickly and with taxes and shipping was less than $20 Canadian which means it is a very good deal.
As far as I understand, the journal is more about letting your destructive tendencies loose than it is about reading someone’s story. The story in fact is your experience of creative ways to attack the book. I have not opened it at all so please, no spoilers!
I almost decided not to participate. The reason? My mom will be visiting me during part of this time period and Mom is, well, kind of a pacifist. In fact when I told her what I would be doing, she said, “That sounds sacrilegious.”
My mom and me, well, we’re very different people when it comes to this kind of thing. When I was a kid I was very loud, bold and destructive. This did not go over well. I was taught to be kind, quiet and thoughtful of other people’s feeling which of course means Mom was an awesome mom.
Sadly, this is not who I really am. I care about others and definitely do try and take their feelings into account but I love to be bad. I think it is why I have so much fun in the kitchen, playing with knives and fire.
When I try to be so careful, so gentle…I get into trouble. It is just how it happens. Chaos and anarchy find me, I prefer to be the one making the destructive decisions thank you! I will take a blown up soufflé over a head on collision any day.
Perhaps this will help heal that part of me that feels ashamed of my radical self? Maybe Mom will find it fun? I told her she could be my videographer and she was very relieved at the idea. All I know is it is going to be interesting, no matter what, which rocks.
Do you want to Wreck This Journal with me?