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.

Viel Vergnügen!



*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.