aspiringpolyglot wrote:Stefan wrote:I'm in. Die Zwerge by Markus Heitz is on my reading list but maybe it's too long (600+ pages) for this kind of project.
I enjoyed the previous German reading group with Tintenherz but felt like maybe we didn't make the most of it. As readers fell behind, we went silent and there wasn't a lot of incentive to keep up. Is there anything we could do to improve it in this reading group? Discussions and speculation after each chapter might be overkill but whenever a GoT episode finished, I rushed online to see people speculate about every small clue. The risk of spoilers also made sure that I tried to watch each episode as soon possible.
Glad to have you on board! I'll add your book suggestion to the list although you may be right; 600+ pages might put some people off (although Tintenherz is not far off 600 pages).
I think the best way forward is to have a strict deadline for finishing a chapter. So maybe it runs Monday-Sunday then we can discuss the chapter we've read from the following Monday?
Just a note to say that I think Die Zwerge is a much denser text than Tintenherz - it's written for adults and, if I remember correctly, has smaller font. Also, Der Rückkehr der Kriegerin that I recommended is absolutely massive. The first chapter is about 90 pages long, so on reflection it's also probably a bad suggestion.