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AtoZ Challenge Theme Reveal Blogfest Day 2018 – The Weimar Republic

I’ll be honest, I had been doubting. The AtoZ Challenge blog had been down for several months between the end of last year and the beginning of this. I asked many times on social media whether the challenge was going to happen. Nobody ever answered. I ended up thinking there would be no challenge this year.
But finally, last month, the blog went up again with the announcement of the challenge. I am a happy blogger!

The AtoZ Challenge is a blogging marathon happening throughout the month of April. Bloggers are challenged to blog every day but Sundays, following the alphabet. So on April 1st, we’ll be blogging about something that starts with A, on the 2nd about something starting with B and so on.

This would be an awesome idea in itself, and in fact, this was what got me excited at first. But the true worth of the challenge is in networking. Yes, we will be blogging every day, but we’ll also be visiting, reading and commenting on fellow challengers’ blogs everyday. In fact, this was what taught me what blogging is truly about the first year I took part. Reading other people’s blogs, commenting, getting in touch, becoming blogging friends. It’s a very enriching experience, and I suppose this is why I keep on it, even if – let me tell you – it is a commitment.

This will be my fourth challenge and my fourth Theme Reveal.
Themes are not mandatory in the challenge. Bloggers may indeed blog whatever they want on any specific day. But Themes are recommended because they help to keep the challenge coherent and encourages readers to come back if they like what you’re blogging about.
My experience is also that it’s a powerful tool of research. We do have to write 26 posts on the subject we choose and to research and write about it in a very short time. It’s a full immersion that really helps to sink into a subject, even one new to us.

My themes so far:

2015 – The Roaring Twenties
2016 – Jazz Age Jazz: early jazz as a social phenomenon
2017 – 1940s Film Noir

This year, I was particularly eager to tackle a new subject which I have been playing around but didn’t really started seriously researching. That’s why I had considered doing my own challenge, even if the AtoZ was not happening.

Welcome to my theme:

1920s WEIMAR GERMANY

The fourteen years of the Weimar Republic always felt like an in-between time. The Great War before and the Third Reich after seemed to be so much more meaningful.

Born from revolution in 1919, the Weimar Republic’s troubled time died in the rise of the Third Reich in 1933. Because of how it would end, the first democratic regime in Germany has traditionally been considered as fated to utter failure. But in recent years it has been re-evaluated. Historians have started to condiser it an important time of experimentation and freedom, not just for Germany, but for the totality of European cultures.
A dichotomy of political weakness and cultural boldness always characterised the Weimar Republic. To some extent, this is still true, but historians today tend to give more importance to the complexity of Weimar reality.

It is true that from the beginning the republic had to fight many and powerful opponents, both from inside and outside. Cast as everyone’s enemy, the sole responsible for the Great War, weighed down by a peace treaty that was indeed very harsh (though maybe not as destructive as Germans believed at the time), Germany was cut off from the European and world political and economic community for years. Germany had to accept the Treaty of Versailles and its punitive demands, and it was the republic who had to do it, once the Keiser abdicated. This original sin was never forgotten by the Germans. It created any kind of divisions and instability inside the parliament, even among the supporters of the republic.

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This didn’t help circumstances that were already critical. The Great War had destroyed the old ways. Everywhere in Europe, ways of life were changing dramatically as societies moved – sometimes very swiftly – from agricultural to industrial lifestyles. Social mores and behaviours were changing, political systems too as everywhere the old nobility regime were supplanted by new, experimental political forms. These dramatic changes weren’t the fault of the republic, but the instability and insecurity they brought about were indeed blamed on the republic and the parliament inability to create any form of stability – which in the minds of Germans translated into weakness if not outright treason.
It would have been very hard even without the need to cope with the aftermath of a devastating war and the many economic crises and the political unrest and totalitarian evolution that this ensued.

Still, the republic was also a cradle of liberal ideas and practices. It was in the time of the Weimar republic that German women were first granted the right to vote and be voted and that Jews first gained full citizenship rights. During the republic time, Dr Hirschfeld founded the first institute in the world which focus was sexuality and which had great importance in the freedom homosexual people found in their everyday life – if not in front of the law – especially in Berlin. Free papers and publishing became the norm. Nobody was untouched by critiques on papers or even in the strongly politicised cabaret shows.
Experimentation became common in all forms of arts. German literature and philosophy would influence those field ever since. German cinema was going to have a great influence on cinema everywhere in the western world for decades afterwards. Psychology and medicine evolved dramatically, also in response to the Great War solicitations. German physicists were on the forefront of experimentation in a wide range of fields.

It may seem odd that such an intellectual vivacity should happen in such a time of political and economic instability, but in truth, the two things went hands in hands.
The war was never over in the minds of Germans. In their minds and souls, they always thought they had been treated with inequality and they had a strong feeling that the time of peace they were living was just a pause in the war. Men and women who had fought the Great War felt that the old world was over and a new one was close at hand. They refused everything that the old world offered – the world that had sent them to died on the battlefields –and were eager to experiment anything new, to embrace any form of avant-garde and experimentation. They were not afraid of trying anything new since nothing could be worse than what they had already been through.

But the political instability would, in the end, exact its toll. Tired of insecurity, eager for a regime that would give them a future that didn’t look shaky, Germans, like other people in Europe, thought a parliamentary dictatorship might be the answer to their questions. A strong man at the helm was better than a plethora of democratic parties that never found accord on where to bring the nation.
The Third Reich was rising, and the republic did not have the strength, or the possibility, to oppose it.

The Weimar Republic

WEIMAR GERMANY - The Weimar Republic was one of the most meaningful experience and times in the history of Germany... and of Europe at large. Condisered just the prelude of the Third Reich for a long time, today historians are revaluating its importance. This is my theme for this year AtoZ Challenge

A – Armistice
B – Berlin
C – Cabaret
D – Democracy
E – Expressionism
F – Fuhrerprinzip
G – Great War
H – Hyperinflation
I – Interwar Years
J – Jews
K – Kulturbolschewismus
L – Left
M – Memory
N – NSDAP
O – Occultism
P – Postwar Society
Q – Queer Culture
R – Reichswehr
S – SPD
T – Treaty of Versailles
U – Unity
V – Veterans
W – Women
X – Shape of the Swastika
Y – Youth
Z – Zentrum


RESOURCES

Oddysey – Why did Democracy Fail in the Weimar Republic?
Reviews in History – Rethinking the Weimar Republic: Authority and Authoritarianism, 1916-1936
Schirn Exhibitions – Splendor and Mystery in the Weimar Republic
Preceden – The Weimar Republic 1918-1933 (Timeline)
Facing History and Ourselves – The Weimar Republic Personalities
The Local De – Where to go in Berlin for a taste of the Weimar Republic
World History in Context – Versailles Treaty: Was the Treaty of Versailles Responsible for the Rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany?

Eric D. Weitz, Weimar Germany. Promise and Tragedy. Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2007
Gunther Mai, Die Weimarer Republik, Verlag C.H. Beck, Munchen, 2009

95 Comments

  • JOHN T. SHEA
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 00:41

    An interesting and all too relevant theme, Sarah! Weimar Germany was a vibrant democracy that effectively committed suicide, voting itself out of existence. A lesson from history, and a warning to not any of our freedoms for granted.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:09

      The history of the republic is actualy a lot more complex. It’s such a fascinating time, and yes, it’s illuminating for our times too, I believe.

  • Hilary
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 01:11

    Hi Sarah – so delighted you’ll be doing this theme – excellent news … I’ll be back to read this post properly … but am looking forward to all your posts and the A-Z on the Weimar Republic – take care and cheers Hilary

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:10

      I’m happy I’m doing this theme too. I thought about it last year, but I didn’t feel I was ready for it. But this time I’m supercharged! 🙂

  • Lillian Csernica
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 01:52

    Great post! You really show us how it should be done. Looking forward to learning a lot from your A to Z!
    I can’t wait to read your theme too: Steampunk Japan. Yes, please!!!!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:11

      I’m feeling so nervous. This is such a complex theme. I hope to do it justice.

  • Iain Kelly
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 09:05

    Good theme, as you say a forgotten bit of history in between the two big ‘events’. Love a bit of history, look forward to reading your entries, and good luck with the challenge 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:13

      I think our theme as much in common. You are exploring the European Union. I’m exploring the time that created European people as we are today.
      Can’t wait to read your challenge!

  • Nilanjana Bose
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 09:07

    Hi Sara! I totally loved your detailed posts on films last year and this looks like it’s going to be another super-fascinating series, anything historical and you can count me in!

    I adore the research that A-Z drives, that’s why I do it mainly I think 🙂 and the learning that happens from both the writing and the reading, though the networking is also a nice bonus.

    Looking forward to your posts. All the very best for a grand April and A-Z.

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:15

      You are so write! I’ve always learned from the challenge, even when I wrote about a theme I already knew (or thought, I knew).
      Teh Weimar republic is a theme that I really adore. If readers will love it only a fraction of how I love it, I’ll be a happy blogger 🙂

  • Sophie Duncan
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 09:11

    That’s a interesting subject. I known very little about Germany between the wars, well outside the rise of the third reich.

    Good luck, see you on the journey 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:16

      The rise of the Third Reich is very prominent in the hsitory of the republic. But the Weimar Republic is so much more than that 🙂

  • Vidya Sury
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 09:15

    Wow, Sarah! What a fantastic theme. I am going to love reading your posts. (I’ve added you to my personal list) I see I am going to spend considerable time here catching up with your previous years–all favorite topics with me. As it is my eyes are wandering over your blog and I am so distracted by the pic of MJ in your Pinterest feed. You know where I am heading next, right?

    Thank you for coming by my blog and your lovely comment! I just love the A to Z Challenge!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:17

      LOL!!! Vidya, it sounds like we have found each other!!!

  • Cathy Kennedy
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 11:51

    Sarah,

    I do recall connecting with you last year with your 1940 Film Noir series. It’s gonna be really interesting read your posts covering this topic during the A2Z Challenge! I can imagine the research this must have taken and I’m eager to read your upcoming posts in this series. Thanks for dropping by to read about my THEME REVEAL!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:19

      It has indeed taken a lto fo research, and still I feel like I’m just scrapping the surface of the history of Weimar Germany. It’s a fascinating topic, and I think – like everything 1920s – very relevant to our life today.

  • shirley corder
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 12:22

    Wow! What an interesting theme. It’s a topic I know nothing about, so I’m looking forward to learning! Improve your Life, Improve your Mind

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:21

      This is why I lvoe the challenge. Whether you’re writing for it or just reading it, there’s so much to learn 🙂

  • Laura Roberts
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:26

    A great theme for our troubled times. Looking forward to learning more from you on your journey this year!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:03

      True, eh? We can learn a lot form the 1920s, I will always say so.

  • Roshan Radhakrishnan
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:31

    Wow. This promises to be really intriguing. I loved last year’s theme and will be back this year too

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:05

      Thanks, Roshan. I’m so happy to see you here. And I’m happy you are once again spotlighting small act of goodness around the world again. I loved your challange last year 🙂

  • Kristin
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 14:38

    I enjoyed your A to Z film noir last year. I know next to nothing about this period in German history and look forward to learning about it.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:10

      What a pleasure to see you here again! And let me tell you that I really love your theme. History through the lives of real people. The best history there is!

  • Carrie-Anne
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 16:20

    You always have such incredible, history-rich themes! I’ll be looking forward to reading your posts and learning new things.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:11

      What can I say? History is my soft spot 😉
      But hay! You’re doing history too!!!!

  • Medha Nagur
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 17:29

    Wow! That’s quite a theme you have chosen and an exhaustive theme reveal post as well. I have hardly read anything set in 1920’s till date. But I would love to read yours. Looks interesting.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:13

      Oh I love fiction set in the 1920s! you should try some, there are some good series out there.
      As for me, I’m really curious to read your novella through the alphabet. Always a pleasure to read a story during the challenge!

  • Tina Sequeira
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 18:18

    Hi Sarah! This is my first time on your blog and I´m glad I discovered it. Very interesting theme, I must say…I have a feeling I´ll love it because your passion for the subject shines through in this post. 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:15

      Awww, thanks for the nice words, Tina 🙂
      Your theme sound so intersting too. Women through fiction. Great paring.

  • Silvia Villalobos
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 18:48

    Hi Sarah, nice to meet you. Great post and fascinating theme indeed. For this fellow European (I’m originally from Romania) consuming history is a favorite pastime. Looking forward to reading your posts, and relearning all about that particular time in history.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 19, 2018 at 22:17

      Hi Silvia! I hope you’ll enjoy my posts.
      I’m sure I’ll enjoy yours. Characters are such an important part of fiction, and still, they are so elusive. Can’t wait to see your take at how characters come to life.

  • Karen
    Posted March 19, 2018 at 23:19

    What an interesting theme. It must be a huge undertaking to research. Looking forward to learning about Weimar Germany. My daughter has applied to go to the Bauhaus for her Junior Year abroad. I’ll be able to give her some history of the country.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:16

      Well, so I hope to be helpful to her. The Bouhouse was in fact contemporary to the Weimar republic.
      And yes, it is a great undertaking, but I don’t mind. I love researching 🙂

  • Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 00:55

    Well, this sounds like something I can get my teeth into! I’ll be back to learn some stuff I didn’t know – meanwhile I’ll be feeling very Zen over on my AtoZ Challenge 🙂
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:17

      LOL! I’ll learn something from you too. I know nothing about Zen.

  • Jackie Briere
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 01:27

    Hi there, I am glad the AtoZ challenge is on for your sake. It looks like an interesting piece of German history. I have reservations about continuing my challenge because I need to re-read some of the books and there isn’t enough time. I should have thought about it last year tbh.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:19

      Maybe you could quickly read though them. If you already know the story, you probably don’t have to actually read them from the first to the last page.

  • Jayden R. Vincente
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 02:08

    Really interesting theme! I am excited to learn something.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:20

      I hope you’ll enjoy it.
      Your challenge sounds awesome. Writing a story on the fligh sounds liek a challenge in the challenge to me.

  • Ramya Abhinand
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 02:36

    Something to learn about surely. All the best for this years challenge

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:21

      Hope you’ll enjoy it. Can’t wait to read about women characters in book through your challenge 🙂

  • Varad
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 03:38

    This is a fantastic topic and right up the alley of this history buff. I’d be sure to keep checking your blog. Have a great AtoZ.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:22

      Always happy to meet a fellow history buff! 🙂

  • Roland R Clarke
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 05:42

    Another great theme, Sarah. I’m looking forward to more great posts from you. (I seem to have lost touch, so I have re-subscribed with my second email.)

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:24

      Hi Roland! So happy to see you here and sorry I’ve shown scant of me on your blog too. The beginning of this year has been crazy, especially at work. I really hope things will quite down soon, because this rhythm is not for me, honestly…

  • Doree Weller
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 06:02

    I love how different everyone’s themes are. I never would have thought of this as a theme idea, so it will be interesting to see what you have to say about it.
    Doree Weller

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:30

      I know, right? One of the things I love about the challenge is seen what themes everyone comes up with. Very often it’s things I’d have never ever thought about.

  • Tarkabarka
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 08:47

    I always learn so much from your themes! I love this one, and I am happy you are joining the challenge again 🙂 See you in April!

    The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 14:21

      So great to see you here.
      I’m so happy to be doing the challange again. It’s like a big party where you find all the people you know and love to hang out with 🙂

  • Tasha Duncan-Drake
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 09:23

    You always have such interesting an intellectual topics – I look forward to learning many things through April. 🙂
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Theme Reveal

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 14:22

      I’m loving your movie moster theme too. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Margot Kinberg
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 15:30

    What an excellent choice for this year’s challenge, Sarah! It’s a part of Germany’s history that most people don’t think of right away. And yet, it was so influential, wasn’t it? I look forward to your posts about it!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 20, 2018 at 18:03

      WWII has sort of cast its shadow to the whole of German history in the XX century. But there was so much more than that.

  • SHALINI BAISIWALA
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 18:23

    A pretty heavy duty theme which requires a lot of fact checking and delving into history; commendable effort for it Jazz – wish you tonnes of luck for it! 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 22, 2018 at 16:45

      Thanks Shalini. It is a very complex subject and I don’t suppose to cover everything here. But it is a first step 😉

  • Dena Pawling
    Posted March 21, 2018 at 05:05

    Fascinating theme. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.
    Dena
    https://denapawling.blogspot.com/

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 22, 2018 at 16:46

      Hope you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Debs
    Posted March 23, 2018 at 13:04

    Excellent choice of theme Sarah, looking forward to it. I’m doing the challenge this year on my co-hosted site which is already adding to the challenging aspect!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 25, 2018 at 08:14

      Thanks for stopping by, Debs. I hope to do this theme justice. There is so much to say.
      Good luck for your challenge!

  • Stephanie
    Posted March 23, 2018 at 20:09

    You are spot on on the benefits of participating in the Challenge! And it’s good to know you considered hosting one of your own. I am definitely in agreement of the commitment it involves, but it’s so gratifying to meet so many from all walks of (Blog) life. I will be adding your blog to my “must read” stash. Sounds fascinating!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 25, 2018 at 08:16

      Thanks for the interest, Stephanie. I really like your theme about fabric patterns. So unique!
      Cant’ wait for hte chalelnge to start… even if I’m soooo behind!

  • Marquessa
    Posted March 24, 2018 at 18:04

    Interesting topic you have there! But then again, you always do! Looking forward to April!

    Marquessa @simplymarquessa from The Next Chapter
    Visiting from the 2018 A to Z Challenge

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 25, 2018 at 08:17

      Thanks Marquessa! I can’t wait for April too!

  • Mandibelle16
    Posted March 25, 2018 at 07:03

    This sounds fascinating for an A tonZ theme. I’ve read your ones from the past, especially the 1920’s. Can’t wait to read this year’s pieces as well. Cheers

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 25, 2018 at 08:18

      Thansk so much for stopping by. Let me tell you that your poem of introduction to your challenge is something I’ve never seen before!

  • Liam
    Posted March 28, 2018 at 18:37

    Wow that’s an ambitious topic! I know next to nothing about the Weimar Republic so I look forward to learning 26 new things.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 30, 2018 at 14:55

      Thanks for stopping by, Liam. I’m learning a lot about this time and place as I research. Fascinating one.
      And hey, your challange about documentaries is quite unusual. I’m very curious to see what you’ll come up with 🙂

  • Melanie Atherton Allen
    Posted March 28, 2018 at 21:23

    Ooh interesting choice!!! A fascinating era, and I can’t wait to learn more about it!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 30, 2018 at 14:56

      Thanks for stopping by, Melanie! I can’t wait to read a new story of yours 🙂

  • G Angela
    Posted March 30, 2018 at 07:01

    Wow ! lot of hard work and I appreciate you for taking up this theme, enlightening theme, wishing you the very best and looking forward to read your other posts. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 30, 2018 at 14:59

      Thanks for stopping by, Angela. I’m looking forward for you bookish April. Always like me some good book reviews 🙂

  • Shari
    Posted March 30, 2018 at 15:58

    I like the research you are putting into your topic. Can’t wait to read your posts.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 09:10

      Thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait to read your story about a bookshop. I should sho it to my work mates 🙂

  • Nancy
    Posted March 30, 2018 at 16:13

    Yes. Finally a person who understands the power of A to Z inquiry and writing. I cannot wait to read about this critical time that shaped our world. And I also look forward to reading your fantasy work!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 09:11

      Thanks so much for the nice words, Nancy.
      I can’t wait to read you challange too. Such a different take to the history of women.

  • Jenny
    Posted March 30, 2018 at 16:43

    How interesting! I’m looking forward to learning a lot. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have fun with A to Z!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 09:13

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Jenny. I’m looking forward to read your challange about mythology. I’ve been a mythology buff since I was a kid. I mean. I’ve been lost for quite sometime 😉

  • CV Grehan
    Posted March 30, 2018 at 19:24

    Incredible theme, Sarah! A fascinating era. I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 09:16

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      The challenge starts tomorrow. Can’t wait!!!

  • Tizzy Brown
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 00:30

    This is a really fascinating period of history and I’m looking forward to learning more about it! I’m following via Feedly.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted March 31, 2018 at 09:19

      Hi Tizzy! I’m following you on Feedly too (I follow everyone on Feedly, actually ;-))
      Can’t wait to read your retelling of Alice in Wonderland. That’s been one of my favourite stories since I was a kid. And I’m a sucker for retelling.

  • Ishieta
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 11:23

    A completely new theme and subject… i dont know much and hope to learn insightfully about this.
    Good Luck with AtoZ this year 🙂

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:25

      Hi Ishita, and sorry for such a late reply. It was a demanding month, I’m telling you, more so than every other AtoZ I’ve done. But it was a good one.

  • ~Lee~
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 13:46

    I joined the challenge this year for the first time and am looking at how bloggers format things. I love that you already have your A-Z list in this post. I need to add that to Dragon’s Eye View!
    I’m also looking forward to your topic — I took German in high school and occasionally think about relearning!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:31

      I know this is increbidly late, but welcome to the challenge? How did it go? Did you enjoy it?
      It was such a busy month for me. The hardest AtoZ Challenge so far with days I sure thought I couldn’t make it. But hey, we’re nearly at the end 😉

  • Shilpa Garg
    Posted March 31, 2018 at 13:49

    Loved your last year’s theme which was so interesting and insightful. Looking forward to know a lot more about the Weimer Republic through your posts, this April. Cheeers, Sarah!

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:32

      A late thank you, Shilpa. It was a rollercoster 😉

  • Stepheny Houghtlin
    Posted April 1, 2018 at 02:01

    Lordy, what an ambitious but fabulous theme choice for 2018. I have found you because you left a comment on my Reveal Day post. This is what I love about the #Challenge. I look forward to learning from you. I have to investigate the Chicago connection in your writing because I grew up outside of Chicago in Evanston, IL. I would have looked into the bookstore you work for had I known in time. I hope you have time to join me on the bookstore tour in April. Life would be bereft without our books and bookstores. Happy Easter.

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:33

      Hi Stepheney, and sorry for such late reply. It was such a busy month, and I’ve been behind in ready all the blogs (it had never happened to me in previous challenges). But I’m plannign to catch up ince the chalelnge is over.

      I’m actually from Verona (Italy) and that’s where the bookshop where I work is 😉

  • Andrea Stoeckel
    Posted April 8, 2018 at 00:33

    Not at all an easy task…my Dad was fascinated with this time in history

    • Post Author
      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:41

      Sorry for such a late reply, Andrea. I’ve only just seen this comment, but I hope you manged to read at least a few of the posts and enjoyed them 🙂

  • Felicia Denise
    Posted April 29, 2018 at 07:47

    Good job on the AtoZ challenge, Sarah!

    And I cannot mark Give in to the Feeling ‘to read’…because I’ve already read (and enjoyed) it!

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      jazzfeathers
      Posted April 29, 2018 at 08:23

      Thanks Felicia!
      I’ll put your name in too because you made the effort 😉

  • (Nancy Burgess)
    Posted April 29, 2018 at 22:33

    This is so interesting looking forward to more posts.
    (Nancy Burgess).

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