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I finished Camp Nanowrimo! 🙂

Granted, I set my word count goal to 25,000 instead of the 50,000 required for regular Nanowrimo in November, but still… I achieved something, haha! I’ve decided that it feels great to set a (realistic) monthly writing goal and surpass it, so I’m going to make it a regular thing. Perhaps 5,000 words a month? Possibly more, it depends on my mood. Well, I just thought you all wanted to know… even if you didn’t, here it is anyway. Have a great week!

Also, recently on my Book blog, Novel Reveries:

Soundtrack Saturday

Lisbeth Salandar (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson) meets Evanescence!

Kindle Deals

Cheap deals on Kindle books that include Angela’s Ashes, Neil Gaiman, Sandra Brown, Sherlock Holmes and some great YA, Children’s and Romance books!


This was entered in a little contest hosted by Half-Price Books blog, in which I did not win. :/ Anyhow, it’s national humor month and poetry month, which is why they wanted a humorous poem. The only thing we had to to was to make sure the word bump was used, and so here it is!


I’ve done it! It’s finished!
It’s all gone as planned!
I’ve built this fine bookcase
with my own two hands!

With mounds of tape
and cardboard and foam
I now have a place
for my books to call home

With books organized
They’re standing with pride
I stand back and smile
and admire all sides

But as I turn to leave
my shoulder, it bumps!
The case twists and turns
then falls to a hump!

“My babies!” I cry,
as they go in a heap
but I suppose that’s what I get
for being so cheap.

-Deneé J.

A Quick Ode to my Surrogate Abode: My Library

 I consider the library so much more than just a destination, it’s an experience and a portal. It has opened up worlds upon worlds of excitement that would have otherwise gone unknown to me. With books, audio books, video games, dvds, cds, and other paraphernalia, it is a cornucopia of information. My library has inspired me to start book blogs, including this one, and has inspired me to write more so as maybe someday I can open my world to others as well. I have sleuthed with Agatha Christie, and have taken trips through George R.R. Martin’s mind; I’ve trekked through the Shire and crossed through the Phantom Tollbooth; I’ve found that the Sun Also Rises and have learned the Importance of Being Earnest! Yes, my library has opened the doors of fascinating places, and will continue to do so for as long as there are stories to share.

-Deneé J.

It’s National Library Week!

Spread some love to your local library!