And for this fortnight we come to the dumbest of the bingo categories (I really don’t know what I was thinking here when I created this square):
Novella no more than 150 pages
Short stories and novellas are of no interest to me at all. I’ve tried, over and over, I really have, but next year’s bingo card is not having either of these on it. I just can’t get into them, or rather, I just seem to get into them and then they’re over.
Anyway, another reason I don’t like novellas is because they are mostly romance, Christmas themed, or involve a wedding, none of which I want to read about. But I found this one in my e-library, and it was historical fiction, so none of the above. It turned out to be a short story instead of a novella though, but it’s going to do! I’m moving on and leaving this category behind.
Short and sweet. While I wasn’t even remotely interested in the duchess and her life, the tattoo artist I found quite interesting, given this was set at the beginning of the twentieth century. I wanted to know more about his artistry, his business, his clients. As well as mentioning that he was tattooing The Last Supper onto someone’s back, it talked about him inventing ink colours. That would be a fascinating novel, but alas, the novel is about the duchess, so I won’t be proceeding further on from here. But anyway, I read this for a reading challenge, so it’s served its purpose nicely!
For 2019, I’m teaming up with Mrs B’s Book Reviews and The Book Muse for an even bigger, and more challenging book bingo. We’d love to have you join us. Every second Saturday throughout 2019, we’ll post our latest round. We invite you to join in at any stage, just pop the link to your bingo posts into the comments section of our bingo posts each fortnight so we can visit you. If you’re not a blogger, feel free to just write your book titles and thoughts on the books into the comments section each fortnight, and tag us on social media if you are playing along that way.