The ravenous reader, being true to form once again, has succumbed to the lure of another challenge. I know – I said “only one.” But there’s something so enticing about all these lovely, organized reading opportunities (not to mention the darling blog buttons that accompany them, although I’ve not quite mastered the art of adding them to my sidebar like most of you have…oh well.)
At any rate, I’ve decided to cast my lot in with Trish, who is hosting The Novella Challenge. Now, you may recall that I joined the Short Story Challenge as a way of overcoming my antipathy to short stories. And it’s working quite nicely, I might add…I’ve become completely enamored with these small gems of literature. But I’ve never had a problem with novellas, which could be construed as “petite novels,” I suppose, weighing in somewhere between 100 and 250 pages. In perusing the (lengthy!) list of examples Trish posted, imagine my pleasant surprise at the discovery that I’d already read quite a few on the list. (And no, of course I’m not counting those for the challenge – why that wouldn’t be fair at all!)
Challenge participants will read six novellas between April and September.
That certainly seems “do-able,” doesn’t it?
What do you think?