That was what happens at it's most basic.
Some points about the effect:
Performer completely hands off
Normal Deck... can even be borrowed
Journal/Diary is examinable
One time set-up on the journal/diary (unless you want to set more up)
No patterns, no markings, no sleights, no constantly repeating specific cards...
Simple to perform
Also, for those who do not wish to carry around a journal/diary, there is an alternative included which offers the exact same effect.
Contains 8 pages of detailed instructions.
Note: Diary Of Destiny does not come with a Day timer or Day Journal.