So here are the details of the challenge which has it own blog called The November Novella Challenge
The idea is simple: read novellas in November.
There are a few different levels to choose from:
Level I: Read one (just one!) novella by November 30, 2010
Level II: Read four novellas (one each week, mayhaps?) by November 30, 2010
Level III: Read eight novellas (two a week?) by November 30, 2010
Level IV: AKA, the As Many As You Freakin’ Can level: Read as many novellas as you freakin’ can by November 30, 2010
I am going for Level Three as I had hoped to read at least two a week.
I did go to the library to pick up a few novellas to read. Excluding Three Men In A Boat, I picked up three to read.
1) The Prisone of Zenda by Hope
2) The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
3) Artic Summer by E.M. Forster.
I have also downloaded two novella's to hubby's IPad.
1) The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
2) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
I do have a little dilemma with this challenge and I wondered if you could help me. I am a little confused as to the size of a novella. How many pages should it be in order to still be considered a novella rather than a novel? Any one have any ideas? I have a few books in my collection that I think could fit , but I am struggling to work out whether they fit into this category or not.
If you feel brave, come and join the challenge.