Hi guys. I have two questions. My MC has just been handed a journal/diary that was her late mother's. My first question is, would it be called a journal or a diary? MC is english and the story is set in southern england. I'm from northern england but have been away for 10 years so feel a little out of touch. When I was younger it would definitely have been a diary (I would think of a journal as more American?). But, I also know people didn't have baby showers back then but they do now. My second question is this. My MC is going to read excerpts of the diary/journal throughout the book. This is my way if introducing to the story events that happened to her mother before she died. I will put the diary excerpts into a paragraph of their own but should they be italicized? I think I remember seeing this done in a book I read but as I recall the italicized paragraphs were the MC reading a letter, but I suppose that amounts to pretty much the same thing. Any thoughts would be most welcome/helpful. Thanks in advance. V.