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#ArmchairBEA2014 Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas/Short Stories

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When I think about expanding my blogging horizons, it leads me back to my intro where I discussed the progression of my blog from books to lifestyle. I think whatever goals I had when I began that change exist still. I am still learning, though I feel that will be never-ending, and try to stay true to myself at the same time. 

Novellas and short stories and something I have loved for a long time. I was a teenager when I read Stephen King's alter ego, Richard Bachman, and The Long Walk still resonates in my mind today. Ironically on the first day of ABEA, another blogger had mentioned The Long Walk should/was being made into a movie. I totally agreed with her and then sat and reminisced over that time I read it. It was actually part of, 'The Bachman Books' which had 4 short stories in it. The Long Walk was just my favorite.
I also went cray-cray for a series of novellas that were released within a series of books I love. You have all heard of Julie Kagawa's, The Iron Fey series. Well, in between each book was a novella.
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These novellas were just as awesome as the books and really tied them all together. If I hadn't read them, I may have missed out on a few things that only made sense when I read the novellas.

Crazy still, while looking for the Amazon links to these novellas, I see a short story that I haven't read, and even crazier, it's FREE

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You know I grabbed a copy and will somehow squeeze it into my overloaded book schedule.... just 'cause.




Comments

  1. A person after my own heart - grabbing something just in case you run out of a book to read (even when you have scores on the shelves). I do that whenever I have to catch a flight - always take two books because imagine the horror of a) finishing the only book you;d taken or b) discovering with hours to go that you dot like it

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  2. I personally really love the prequel novellas related to the Throne of Glass series, which I think also fill in some of the little gaps when you start reading Throne of Glass. I do enjoy the physical bindup as well rather than only getting them on the Kindle!

    I STILL need to check out some Kagawa... what is my holdup! ;)

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  3. There was a novella between the two Fantaskey Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side novels, but I couldn't get it in a format I could check out to students, and the site was blocked at school! That was frustrating, but for readers at home, it is cool to have extra bits of the story.

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  4. I have got to get on board with reading novellas and short stories. For some snobbish reason I've never given them a chance.

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  5. I get a kick out of novellas within series that I like. They are like little gifts from the author to us fans.

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  6. I like the idea that authors are adding little novellas in the interim between books. I wonder about the quality of the novellas.

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  7. All those Kagawa novellas! I still need to read some books by her :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  8. I actually haven't read the Iron Fey series, but I'll add it to my TBR pile. :)

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  9. I'm another who hasn't read Julie's Iron Fey series, but have heard a lot of great things about it.

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  10. Don't you love it when that happens! Every now and then I discover a hidden gem while browsing for something else.

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  11. I really liked how Julie Kagawa wrote novellas to tide over the fans! I definitely read short stories before I read novels, then seemed to forget about short stories (the horror) and am now really loving them again! I really recommend 'The Story of an Hour', it's an amazing story! I'm checking out 'The Long Walk'!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  12. I love the short Novellas of Diana Gabaldon, they are really good because it keeps us up to date while waiting for the real McCoy books! lol!

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