Welcome all! It’s that glorious time of the year again – a full month of Germanic literary indulgence! This is just a quick admin post as there may be newcomers who wonder how this event works.
1. Read anything you want in any language you want … as long as the material was originally written in German.
2. You can follow the themed reading schedule, or ignore it completely by reading as you please for the entire month.
3. If you’re joining in the Berlin Alexanderplatz readalong, please leave an email address to receive the readalong discussion questions.
4. Share what you are reading and what you felt about it by using the tag #germanlitmonth on your blog posts, tweets, instagram shots or booktube videos.
5. Please add a link to each review on the linky at www.germanlitmonth.blogspot.com. (This is an invaluable help when pulling together the author index at the end of the event. Check out the indices from previous years if you’re looking for something to read.)
6. Have fun!
22 thoughts on “Welcome to German Literature Month IX 2019”
I’ve picked Berlin Alexanderplatz from the shelf. I hope I’ll manage to read it.
Thanks for hosting this event again.
You’re welcome, Emma. In all honesty – Lizzy and I are struggling. It’s more of a challenge than Manhattan Transfer. Or Ulysses.
This will be my third time reading Alexanderplatz, the first time in the Michael Hoffman translation. I like the Manhattan Transfer linking!
I want to hear everything about the translation.
I thought it’s a lot like Manhattan Transfer.
I’m really looking forward to it! I don’t think I’ll be able to join in this year but it will be great to see what everyone else reads.
Too bad you won’t join but thanks for participating from the sidelines.
I’m reading Berlin Alexanderplatz, too, but I doubt that I want discussion questions. I don’t, do I?
Normally, I would say you don’t but we could send them anyway and you can decide then. I’ll forward your email address to Lizzy.
Thanks for hosting again, Caroline! Unfortunately, my schedule won’t allow me to join the readalong this year, but I do plan to post a review during the month, and look forward to reading others’ posts.
That’s too bad but I’m looking forward to your post.
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Many thanks for co-hosting this event again. I have a sense of how much effort and organisation these things can take and it’s no mean undertaking. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be joining this year due to other commitments, but I wish you and Lizzy every success with the event.
Berlin Alexanderplatz sounds wild – I’ll be very interested to hear how you’re getting on with it!
It is rather wild. It takes some getting used to but now I find it very captivating. We can’t participate in every event. As much as we’d like to.
My favourite reading event of the year is back! Whoohoo! I can’t wait to get started! Looking forward to the Berlin Alexanderplatz readalong! Thanks so much for hosting GLM with Lizzy, Caroline! I can’t wait to get started on my first book!
So thrilled you’ll join us, Vishy. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be reading.
Just started my first book, Caroline 🙂 It is going well. Hoping to start Berlin Alexanderplatz after I finish this. Happy reading!
You too. Meanwhile I’m really enjoying Berlin Alexanderplatz. It’s tough in places but so good in many others.
So wonderful to know that! Can’t wait to get started! Hopefully today or tomorrow 🙂
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