In case anyone needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here!
By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions or would like to write a guest post about any of the This or That? topics let me know!
This week’s question is…
If you are reading a series that has novellas, do you always read them?
Note that “always” is underlined and therefore, “sometimes” is not an option! 🙂
If you’re unsure about what classifies as a novella, it’s basically a short story within the series. They are typically no more than 100 pages, sometimes tell the story from a different character’s point of view, and take place either in between or before the main novels of the series (so a lot of times they are labeled as .5 or 1.5). Some people think that they aren’t 100% necessary for the story, but that they just give a little extra background detail.
I always read them. Always, always, always. If I don’t read them, I feel like I’m missing something. I gotta have all the details. And if I’m really enjoying the series, I’ll blow through a novella pretty quickly and just move on the the next novel.
I personally think they’re important to the series. When I read the Shatter Me series, the reason that I changed my mind about Warner so quickly was because I read his novella.
What about you? Do you read novellas? Do you think they’re necessary? Let me know!