A Tardy German Literature Month Wrap-up and Radetzky March Readalong Announcement

Does anyone else feel November went fast? I only just wrote a welcome post to German Literature Month and now it’s already over. That’s not why I’m late though. I caught a nasty cold.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated. It’s always wonderful to see all of your choices and your enthusiasm. So, thank you very much.

If you haven’t done so already, please add your posts to the German Literature Month Site. I’m still playing catch up and Lizzy’s collecting links for a final wrap-up post.

If you haven’t seen Lizzy’s post, you might not know that we are planning a Readalong of Joseph Roth’s Radetzky March early next year. The date hasn’t been fixed yet, so I’d like to know what would work for you.

We would like to extend this readalong over the course of one month, posting weekly on predefined portions of the novel. There will be questions, for those who’d like to use them, that will facilitate discussion.

I hope you’ll join us.

And thanks again for your participation.


19 thoughts on “A Tardy German Literature Month Wrap-up and Radetzky March Readalong Announcement

  1. Many thanks for co-hosting GLM once again. It’s always a pleasure to take part, so I’m glad I was able to contribute this year!

    If I were in a different place right now, then I would be very tempted to join the readalong next year as it sounds like an amazing book (one of my closest friends is quite a fan). He’s an author I’d like try at some point, but probably not just yet if you get my drift. Nevertheless, I’ll be interested to read the reviews as when they appear next year.

    • Thanks for joining us, Jacqui. You can always decide next year. It will be a leisurely readalong as we will read it in 100 page installments but I understand if you prefer to stick to your piles and pace 🙂 .

  2. Thanks so much for hosting GLM with Lizzy, Caroline! Yes, the month just flew by! I could read only four books, but I read some good ones and so I am happy. I will definitely join the The Radetzky March readalong. Do count me in. Looking forward to it. We are in December now and so I can’t wait for your favourite book post now 🙂

    • It’s my pleasure, Vishy. Thank you for participating.
      I’m looking forward to discussing Radetzky March with you.
      It will be a weird “Best of” because I’ve hardly reviewed anything.
      I’ll be looking out for yours as well. 🙂 I can’t believe the year’s almost gone.

  3. Thanks for hosting, Caroline! I only managed one review in the end, but I loved the book I read. And I enjoyed reading other people’s contributions. I’d love to read Radetzky March with you. Either month would work for me right now, but I’ll have to check again nearer the time, depending on work, travel, etc. I don’t plan that far ahead 😉

    • Thank you for participating, Andrew. I still want to read your thoughts on Sebald. It would be wonderful if you could join in the readalong.
      I know what you mean. I rarely plan that far ahead either. 🙂

  4. Add the one vote for February and the 2 neutrals on my site, and we have a neck and neck situation. What should we do for a tie-break? Spin a coin on random.org?

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