Welcome to the twelfth iteration of GLM XII. If you’re not sure what this is about, here’s the announcement post. In a nutshell, November is for reading material originally written in German. In any language you like. As much or as little as you like. (One short story counts as participation.)
Want to join in, but not sure what to read? Here’s my not-so-shortlist on interpreting this year’s prompts. Or you can refer to the indices from the previous eleven years. There’s plenty to choose from.
The format of your reviews is also a matter of choice. Whether via vlog, a pithy tweet, or a post on instagram, facebook or other social media. Blogs may feel a little passé to some these days, but I’m old guard. This blog remains my platform of choice, and this is where my reviews will be.
if you do create a review (or two, or three, or four …) please tag them with #germanlitmonth. So that they are visible and can be included in this year’s index. You can also register your review on the linky* over at germanlitmonth.blogspot.com. The third option is simply to leave a comment below.
That’s enough admin for now. Time to crack on with my reading and reviewing. I’m challenging myself to write 12 posts for GLM XII …
In the meantime, I wish you a happy G-Lit infused November. As always there will be a week’s extension to catch up on reviews.
*PS: a question for stalwarts from past years. I was toying with the idea of dispensing with Mr Linky as it can be a bit finicky and most reviewers prefer to use the #germanlitmonth hashtag. As there was time remaining on my subscription, I’ve created one for GLM XII. Tell me, do you find it useful and if so, what do you use it for? I’m obviously wondering if I can dispense with it in future.
If you get rid of Mr. Linky, does the hashtag work for finding other bloggers and their German Lit posts or do hashtags only work on Twitter, etc.? Like, would I just Google the hashtag and it would pull up all your tagged posts? If not, then I’m afraid I will need the Mr. Linky.
So I made myself a little chart…I’m trying to read books this month that work with NonFiction November, Novella November, GermanLit, and AussieReading but for most of those categories they also need to be Kindle books I can download from the library, on demand.
The books that checked the GermanLit column + some of the other columns are:
The Munich Art Hoard (Nonfiction)
Now I just need to see if I can get them from the library. If not, back to the drawing board I go!
Thanks for hosting this event again!
You can’t beat Mr Linky for ease of finding other posts. But it only works if people enter their posts on it. And most don’t. When I put the author indices together, I find them by using the hashtag on individual social media platforms.
The two books you mention are both superb reads. I reviewed them both on http://www.lizzysiddal.wordpress.com.
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Thank you for hosting this month, I join for the first time and looking forward to it. Personally, prefer MrLinky, since I hardly post anything on Instagram. I guess there is where you have to post with hashtag? However, I know there are a lot of work behind hosting a challenge, so go ahead with what is most convenient and useful for you.
Thank you for again hosting this event. Since I’m now on Mastodon, not Twitter, I’ll leave the link to the blog post of the thoroughly enjoyable Mariana Leky book I read here instead: https://gallimaufrybookstudio.com/what-you-can-see-from-here-m-leky-villagelife-friendship-germanlitmonth/
Just realised I was using your old URL, so have now updated my posts – have managed to combine 2 Nov challenges with each book.
I stopped using Mr Linky a few years ago, and I cannot remember why, except I think they were making changes that I didn’t want to keep up with. And more ads kept appearing, which was annoying, I think….