As English is not my mothertongue I googled what else "Novel" could mean and I learned a lot ! First I learned that it stems from the Italian word "novella". In the 14th century, Italian writers began writing collections of short tales, each of which they called a novella. Unfortunately my Italian husband is not a writer, he even lets me write all the correspondence because it is something he hates !
But a novel is not only a book or a text it can also be something new !
If someone tells you that you've come up with a novel idea or a novel interpretation of something, it's probably a compliment: not everyone is capable of original thinking. But not everything new is terribly worthwhile, a novelty, for example, is often a cute (or maybe just silly) little object that you might put on a display shelf in your house, and that fits perfectly on me ! I collect cats ! and they sit on shelves, tables, and windowsills. But they can also be very useful as I have mugs with cats, table sets with cats, tea cups and plates etc. Mr. G. had once counted them a couple of years ago and arrived at 450. Apart from that I consider myself as normal.
Now I don't know if I respected the rules of this to me new meme in case I have not, please let me know !