Only 7 days to go to the 2012 German (language) Literature Month. Are you joining us? If so, would you please sign-up in comments below. The reason I ask this is so that I can add your blog – should you have one – to my google reader. That way I ensure that I don’t miss any of your posts while I compile the author index during the month. Remember how phenomenal last year’s index was? I suspect this year’s list will be just as breathtaking.
My German-lit TBR is certainly taking my breathe away at the moment ….
I’d feel a bit easier if I’d made a final decision about what I will actually read but I want to keep it whimsical and surprise myself! I will stick to the genre guidelines of the first 3 weeks and I have promised myself that I will read something in the original German this year but I have formed no definite plan beyond that. (Remember that the genre guidelines are just that – they’re not rules. You can just read as much or as little as you please all month if that’s what you want to do. My co-host Caroline and I just want you to join in and enjoy!)
So how are your plans going? Are you more organised than I am? More to the point is your shortlist achievable?
Definitely taking part 🙂 I’ve finished several books already, and I have a surprising number of posts ready to go too – all set for the 1st of November!
P.S. And I’ll also be giving away a G-Lit classic on Saturday as part of Judith’s Literary Blog Hop Giveaway Type Event…
I am certainly going to participate. My plans are to read the following four: Robert Wasler – Jakob Von Gunten; Heinrich Böll – Group Portrait with Lady; Hertha Müller – Land of the Green Plums and Peter Handke – The Left Handed Woman.
I’m not much more organized than you.
I want to take part this year and will do my best to read something for each week (more realistically I might get through 3 books in the 4 weeks!!). Sign me up! Planning a blog post about my choices soon.
Despite being distracted by NaNoWriMo I’d like to sign up. I can probably finish reading a couple of books I’m part-way through. 🙂
I am definety be taking part.
Have been saving books up for this over the last couple of months.
I’ll be taking part. So far I’ve read The Cow by Beat Sterni and half of The Swarm by Frank Schatzing. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze another book in before the end of the month. Thanks for hosting!
Books by Trakl and Schnitzler are my likely choices.
I plan on finally reading The Tin Drum and hopefully will get to some Walser and some Boll.
Have already chosen my book to read!
I expect to participate. Thanks!
I’d love to take part please. I’m planning to read a Stefan Zweig novel or novella, possibly both, some Gunther Grass in the original German, and Every Seventh Wave by Daniel Glattauer.
My blog is here http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks for hosting this.
I have read two German books in the last four weeks and am going to leave this nation for a couple of weeks but will be following your posts with interest – German books in translation feature heavily in my reading.
I believe I am signed up. But I’m going for it again. I have a Heinrich Böll novella that is the focus of Week One.
Sign me up please, I’m ready to go.
Please count me in.
I’m in…and very excited about reading [secret title to be revealed later]. I also look forward to getting reacquainted with Herr Kleist, a big discovery for me from the initial German lit Month.
oh ok then, I’m in! Not sure if I’ll make it through four unless I include some I’m reading for uni but I’ll give it a bash 🙂
let’s give it a whirl !!
Thank you Lizzy for the copy of Emine Sevgi Ozdamar’s ‘The Bridge of the Golden Horn’. I read the first few pages today – I think I’m going to like it.
I will read some 19th century short stories, a novel by Sebald, and the German stories in Best European Fiction 2012 and 2013.
Your German liturature month project delights me. I enjoyed so reading your list from last year and am looking forward to this year’s list. In German, I will read Wolf Haas’ Brenner mysteries, and his Verteidigung der Missionarsstellung. I will continue my battle/struggle/endurance test with Tellkamp’s Der Turm and enjoy my re-reads of the novellas of Siegfried Lenz. I will also see if I can get through Kracht’s Imperium.
Hope to join in with My First Wife by Jakob Wasserman
Can I sign up? – I half signed up last year.
Count me in. I just found the book I want to read for German Literature Month, ‘Seven Years’ by Peter Stamm.
Only just stopped by your book and what perfect timing! It’s just about to turn 12 midnight on the start of your challenge!
I have been looking for an excuse to read more in the German language recently, so this has given me the necessary kick to do so!
Since the first week allows a play, my first will be ‘Leben des Galilei’ by Bertolt Brecht. I bought it in Berlin earlier in the year and haven’t yet got around to reading it.
Really looking forward to this! Excellent idea!
I here is my first post for German Literature Month
On a late 19th short story by Paul Heyse, who won the Nobel Prize in 1910
I am joining! Thanks a lot for hosting! German literature Month is so exciting! I have started my first book today. My first post with my potential reading list is here.
count me in have post a grass today have about eight books read already but be post through out month most lit fiction thou ,all the best stu
Hello Lizzy: I’ll be taking part. I have my choices selected and hope that I get to them all.
Hi, I’ll certainly follow the discussion though I’ll be away for two weeks and internet access will be intermittent or dodgy at times…
Stiil, having read two of the books already (Schenkel, Kehlmann) and started on the 3rd, I feel “prepared”.
I’m joining with my review of Hermann Broch’s The Sleepwalkers:
Wait, forget that, I just checked the event’s schedule, novels are only next week. I’ll repost it then 🙂
I would love to join again this year. My list is… Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky and She only wore white by Dorthe Binkert
HI Lizzie, I had completely missed the start of this, but hopefully I can still join in! Have actually just started a Boell I’ve been meaning to read for months, and I have Die Mittagsfrau by Julia Franck on the go. So will try and read/review those before the end of the month on my blog curious-sloth.blogspot.com
Hi Lizzie – I discovered your blog through Caroline’s blog. I have been perusing it. Your site is awesome!
I am planning to put up a post on Hermann Hesse’s Demian for the last week. i should have it up for Friay November 23. Thanks for hosting!
Brian – Thank you for your kind words – and thanks to everybody who has signed-up and is in the progress of making German Literature Month so successful.
Just under two weeks left – plenty of time for others to join in the party anytime they feel like it. (Go on, you know you want to! :))
I am reading Oliver Pötsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter in genre week – a crime novel set in 17C Germany. Quite enjoying it – I like the way it focuses on the downtrodden who were treated with suspicion – orphaned children, midwives (suspected of being witches), the hangman and his family – and all set in the week before Walpurgis Night. Great fun! I don’t have a blog (at least, I do, but it’s not about books!), but wanted to mention it.
Had intended to read that myself, Evie, but as you can see from my latest post, I got distracted by the romance of the Minnesingers!
Sounds great- mean to read Zweig, Roth usw-Clive James very good on this! Can recommend Evelyn Juers’s House of Exile as general background!
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Sign me up for the Post-German Literature Month 2012. Hopefully I’ll hear about next years before it’s over. Since you’ve extended it a week I’ll try to get a few more posts in.