- member since July 7, 2010
Through some diabolical glitch at Shelfari I ended up with TWO accounts and could only sign in to the newly created one. So I've had to transfer all of my books and, more or less, start from scratch. In the process I've also lost all of my "friends" and "followers". I've tried to get Shelfari to correct the situation to no avail. They keep referring me to Amazon and the Amazon "help" people claim never to have heard of Shelfari. Hope you'll continue to "follow" me at my new location. Gunter
I thought you'd be interested to know that "STRETCH: Coming of Age in Post-War Germany", the sequel to "Weeds Like Us" has just been published! You can find details on my website:www.weedslikeus.com as well as on amazon.com and bn.com. Happy reading! (Oh, by the way, barring the unforeseen, a German-language version of my first book "Weeds Like Us" will be published in Hamburg in Spring 2011.) Best holiday wishes! Gunter
Welcome to the Shelfari World War II group. Thanks for joining us to share and discuss WWII books and topics. Feel free to add books to the group shelf, or to contribute to the discussions, or to start a new topic. Share your thoughts, feelings, or experiences on this fascinating period of world history.
Hi Rene - Welcome to the History Non-Fiction Group. I'm the Admin for the group and am interested in what our members would like to get out of this group. If you haven't already done so, please introduce yourself in our "Welcome and Introduction" thread and tell us what your interests are. The group is currently discussingThe Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone by Daniel Meyerson, which we read during the Jul-Sep quarter. Additionally, we are now voting for the next quarterly group read (Oct-Dec) so please take a look and vote if you'd like to join in. Again, glad to have you with us.
So nice to hear from you Rene. I thoroughly enjoyed Joseph Roth's book. Did you read it in English or in German? Aside from Roth, you have two other books I really enjoyed on your shelf: "Berlin Alexanderplatz" and the "Good Soldier Schweijk." If you are interested in Berlin you might like "Faust's Metropolis", a wonderful history of the city. I haven't read Bill Bryson's "Shakespeare" (which my wife found disappointing) but I'm a great fan of his other books as you'll see from my shelf. For humor "The Lost Continent"; for amazing information "A Short History of Nearly Everything." All the best, Gunter