Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter and Illustrated by Steve James

My Bookish Itinerary: Cutie Pie's Shelf Childrens Book Review
Title: Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library
Author: Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Illustrator: Steve James
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: 2009
Source: Library Book
The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure. 
When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he's truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.

Friday, December 1, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 Is Over

I first discovered NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) back in 2013, thanks to one of my FAVORITE authors, Marissa Meyer. She had a challenge up called the Write Like Crazy NaNoWriMo Challenge, where she challenged others to write more words than her that year. Her word count was kept a secret until the end, so you just had to write as much as you could and hope that you beat her word count. So I signed up and wrote as much as I could. I ended up winning that first year with a total of 72,179 words. I hadn't finished the story I was working on but I was so excited that I won. I didn't beat Marissa Meyer, but I still won NaNoWriMo and I hadn't felt so good about writing as I did that month.

I have "participated" the other years too, 2014, 2015, 2016. But I didn't win. I didn't even come close. I started but life kept getting in the way and I wasn't as devoted to the stories I was trying to work on as I was that first time.