Herzlich willkommen! I can’t tell you how excited I am that German Literature Month is returning for its second year. Mark the month in your calendar and join Caroline and me as we indulge in and hopefully pass on our passion for all things German lit.
We structured last year’s extravaganza geographically. This year we are structuring the month around genres and literary formats.
Week 1 (November 1-7) Novellas, plays and poems
Week 2 (November 8-14) Literary Novels
Week 3 (November 15-21) Genre Fiction – Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Week 4 (November 22-30) Read as you please
We chose that sequence so that Judith’s previously announced Bernhard Schlink Week (November 11-17) would span both literary novels and genre week. So if you read something by Schlink this month, you can partake in two blogging events for the price of one. Cunning, don’t you think?
2012 is also the bi-centennial of the birth of the Brothers Grimm. We can’t let it pass without a Brothers Grimm Readathon. So we’ve put that in the calendar from 22-26 November.
Caroline’s War and Literature Readalong of Gert Ledig’s The Stalin Front will bring the month to a close on the 30th.
It should be a stimulating month with lots to read and discuss. Please join us.
Looking for inspiration? Why don’t you browse through last year’s magnificent discussion … You never know what you’ll be inspired to pick up.
I tweeted about it. It sounds a great idea and I hope lots of people will join in. I’m booked full until December so won’t be able to join in…. But if I come across a book by a German author, maybe I will be back!
Oh I don’t think I should let you off so easily – 🙂 All it takes to participate this year is one Grimm fairy tale … Just one. Plenty to be found on-line ….
Count me in, I really enjoyed German literature month last year :D.
Delighted to hear it, Sarah.
I’m already mentally and physically (on Excel…) planning my month 🙂
I’ve mindmapped my month at least three times now. Still can’t fit everything in that I want to …..
I’m more for a spontaneous approach this year. Nothing planned but sky high piles to choose from. It’s going to be a blast. 🙂
Looking forward to reading a play or two this year.
After I so dismally failed to participate last year, I will endeavour to try harder this year. I do have my German book which I bought for last year so I’ll finally get to read it this time around!
Looking forward to your choices – what a great “project”.
by the way, re Brothers Grimm : interesting related events at the Scottish International STORYTELLING FESTIVAL 2012; details to be found at scottishstorytellingcentre, Edinburgh.
Very excited about this, Lizzy–thanks to you and Caroline for hosting it again!
I’ll do my best to join you – love this initiative!
I’m in! I was looking at my Amazon wishlists and realise I still have a ‘Lizzy’s German Reads’ wishlist from aeons ago. I will look more closely at what you are doing and what I need to do to join in! I have a couple of German crime things on my Kindle, so that’s a start.
Delighted to have found you again, Evie. The good old days, eh? Sounds like you’ve already got genre week wrapped up.
Thanks! I also have Hans Fallada for literary week, and a Goethe fairytale as well as the Grimms, so I am fairly well set up already…lots more I’d like to read, so will do a bit of planning.
Really pleased to have discovered this event. Looking through my books to see what I can read.