Lizzy and Caroline have announced the arrival of German Lit Month V this November. I saw Stu‘s possible list on Twitter last night, and of course couldn’t sleep until I’d come up with at least a few titles of my own. Reading Buddenbrooks last year was one of the highlights of 2014 for me, yet another time when the blogging world has enriched my reading life.
As my world revolves so heavily around children, for a few more years anyway, I want to revisit Heidi. I haven’t read it since I was a child, and I’m wondering how it would effect the children of today. (They adored Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio when I read it a few year’s ago, much more than the Disney film to my great relief. I also have enjoyed the books by Cornelia Funke such as The Thief Lord as well as Inkheart. I would love to carry on toward Inkspell and Inkdeath.
An adult book seems appropriate, too. Tom of Wuthering Expectations, mentioned Effi Briest to me long ago which I immediately downloaded on my kindle. This would be a good time to read it. Even Death in Venice has been patiently waiting on the kindle. So many books, so many temptations.