Novellas: In short, not a fan. I prefer a full-length novel where the plot and characters get fully developed. I don’t like novellas where you feel like you barely got to know the people, or there was hardly any plot. There are a few exceptions, for maybe a mid-series novella where you already know the characters, but a cool new twist on the plot gets introduced. The two novellas that I have actually really liked are:
- Reaper by Rachel Vincent. This awesome novella gives a glimpse into the amazing boy that is Tod, and shares his secret. After this novella, I was team Tod all the way.
- Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover. This novella took characters we’re already familiar with, and told us their story. This was excellent, as is everything CoHo writes.
Expanding Blogging Horizons:
Okay, so since we have moved to a self hosted site, I really like the design of our blog, so a redesign in not in our future, I do not think. (Unless Julie wants to try that on her own, because designing a web page, that was difficult and tedious and I swear it is like magic, I have no clue what makes things work when it comes to coding and plugins and blah blah blah, Julie you are on your own there!) I would of course like to write/publish a book. I am also curious about vlogging, but getting my make up on and dressing up just to sit in front of my computer sorta puts a damper on that notion. One thing I added recently to our blog is the Discussion Guide tab up at the top. Under this heading you will find any discussion guides that I created for my book club. Feel free to borrow these to lead your own group discussion about the book. (As always, just link back to give credit.) I thought the discussion guides might come in handy for anyone running their own book club. I try to use discussion guides from the author or publisher, but a lot of the books we read do not have guides, and for that, I am on my own. So, since creating these guides can be time consuming and difficult, I am sharing my discussion guides with the world. World, you are welcome.
What do I think about novellas? I attempt to answer this question via my first vlog ever (like first vlog ever ever! first take, no prep, here you go, this is me:)
And if you are interested, you can check out our full length review of Finding Cinderella here