Jackie's Forget Me Nots

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novembernovellachallenge2010Happy Novella November everyone! I like reading novellas in November. It’s got a nice ring to it. This reading challenge introduced me to many Christmas novellas, which I usually have a bunch of on my Kindle. I was curious to find out more facts about Novella November and this is all you need to know.

Reading in Bed

“Novellas in November” was conceived of by Rick of Another Book Blog five years ago, in 2013. His original post is lost to the mists of defunct WordPress blogs, but you can read mine here. Over the years, others came along for the ride, notably our fellow Canadian book bloggers Naomi at Consumed by Ink and CJ at ebookclassics. I have probably been the most consistent participant, but I wasn’t really a host.

People have been asking (okay… one person asked and it was Novellas in November alum Rebecca) about the history of this event, and while I maintain that it has been sustained these past five years by the sheer power of alliteration, there is just a little more to it than that.

novellasinnovember2015 circa 2015

Rick wasn’t *quite* the first to pick up a novella in November. I can trace a “Novella November” challenge as far back…

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