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julesG
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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#TheBoxer in this story, is the German jew Max whom Liesl and her foster parents are hiding in the basement. After regaining some strength, he pretend boxes against Adolf Hitler to keep fit.

#WinterWonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Great pick, from a great book ❤️ 12mo
julesG @TrishB Still glad @MinDea persuaded me to join the #ZusakAMonth and read it. 12mo
julesG It should be #MonthofZusak though 🙈 12mo
Cinfhen Totally forgot he was a boxer 🤭 12mo
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julesG
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Although I have issues with some of the German language and culture described in the book, I really liked it.

I'll certainly recommend it to anyone.

#ZusakAMonth @MinDea @EadieB

GingerAntics I was wondering about that. I don‘t remember much German, but some of it seemed really weird and even the translator couldn‘t quite make heads or tails of it. I still liked the story, though. 12mo
MinDea So glad you liked it! Stinks that something so small as correct translation and cultural references aren't right in the book! 🤨 12mo
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julesG
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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About to finish my 8th hour. #25in5 @Andrew65

I've snorted with laughter at the swear words in German. Then was confused by some German sentences that didn't make sense, in German. Nobody would say it like that.

Overall, I'm enjoying this story very much, especially the narrator of the story being Death and the narrator of the #audiobook doing a really good job.

#ZusakAMonth @MinDea @EadieB

Sarah83 Was ist das denn oben rechts im Bild? Stoffe? 12mo
julesG @Sarah83 Yep, Berge von Stoffen für meine Kinder. Ich hoffe ich kann sie damit zu je einem Pulli überreden 12mo
Sarah83 Sehen toll aus 💓 12mo
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Andrew65 Brilliant! 🙌 12mo
MinDea Are you listening/reading it tranlsated into German? Or is there German in the story? I can't remember. 12mo
julesG @MinDea There's lots of German in the story. Some correctly used, and some bits are translated back from English to German and hence make no real sense. A lot of the swear words don't make sense, also some of the dialogue between the children/teenagers; they are okay in English, but nobody would say it like that in German. Still, as I've said, I'm enjoying the book. 12mo
MinDea Aaaahhhh, I totally forgot about that. I just picked it up and only 50 pages in but already coming across German. That stinks. Translated tranlations definitely aren't good. I hope it doesn't ruin/take away from the story for you. 12mo
julesG @MinDea It is slightly annoying, but also funny. It makes me realise just how many differences in culture there are that can be noticed in small phrases. Also, you'll know when you get to it, German windows cannot and could not be slid open; they open like a door. 12mo
MinDea Can I send you my copy and have you correct it? Make it accurate! 🤨😆😆😆 12mo
julesG @MinDea 😂😂😂😂 12mo
julesG @MinDea I'm looking forward to the discussion! 12mo
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julesG
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Here's what I did all day, I made myself a sweater dress. My first time, hence it took me ages!

I listened to the tagged book from time to time and had to laugh a lot about all the swearing in German.

#audiocrafting #ZusakAMonth @MinDea

zsuzsanna_reads It's great! 12mo
Redwritinghood Looks great! Nice job. 12mo
GingerAntics Loved the swearing in German!!! Those words I knew. lol Your sweater dress looks good!!! (edited) 12mo
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laurenbescoby You look lovely! Love the colour ❤️ 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics Can't remember anyone saying Schweinskerl or even Schweinsmensch. Maybe my great-grandparents used those words, they would have been the same age as the foster parents. 12mo
DivineDiana You are very talented! ❤️ 12mo
GypsyKat Wow!!! I‘m super impressed!!! It looks awesome!!! 12mo
Yeah_I_Read Looks great! 12mo
GingerAntics @julesG I had to go look those ones up. There are some that still seem to be in use. Although I think my German teacher lied to me. He told us the word they‘re saying is bastard meant pig. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
squirrelbrain Looks fab, you‘re so clever! 12mo
Bklover Great job! You look wonderful! 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics Yes, some are still used. Even Schweinskerl is still in use, but it's rare and it's meaning has changed. It does not mean dirty, rather more like arsehole. 12mo
Kaye Very pretty. What talent you have ! How long did it take you ? I‘m such a slow knitter, and can only knit squares ⬛️◼️◾️▪️ 12mo
JoScho So impressed! Nicely done! 🖤 12mo
TheReadingMermaid Haha! Swearing in German just makes it sound even more hilarious 😂😂😂 12mo
julesG @kaye I didn't knit this, it's sewn. Took me all day, from a print yourself pattern to finished sweater about 9 hours. Two hours were spent on cutting and taping the pattern together. 12mo
julesG @kaye @JoScho Thank you! - - - @TheReadingMermaid I could teach you a few choice words. 😉 12mo
TheReadingMermaid I actually know a few choice words. My second language is German 😉 12mo
julesG @TheReadingMermaid So, you're what? My opposite? My second language is English. 😜 12mo
TheReadingMermaid HA! Hey opposites attract right? 😜 12mo
CouronneDhiver Nice work! 12mo
toric Ooo! Well dont you just look gorgeous missus! ❤❤❤😙 12mo
tammysue You look lovely! 12mo
GingerAntics @julesG this has become a master class is swearing in German. Proceed Professor. lol 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics @TheReadingMermaid ? Teenagers these days no longer say 'Du Dummkopf!' they say 'Du Lauch!'. To stay with Zusak's filthy pigs "Schweinskerl/Schweinsmensch", it might be a Bavarian swear word, Liesl grows up near Munich and one cannot say that Bavarian German is spoken all over Germany. It's a class of its own. BTW Bavarians are sometimes frowned upon for being different and there are a lot of rude jokes about Bavarians. 12mo
julesG Filthy pigs would be "Dreckschwein" that's more accurate than "Schweinsmensch". 12mo
GingerAntics This just turned awesome!!! I thought I‘d heard something negative about Bavarians once in passing when I was in High School, but I could never get my German teacher to explain it. It almost sounds like an American southern drawl thing. You can be looked down on because supposedly it make you sound like an idiot...or a Jersey accent supposedly makes you a mob boss. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
julesG There's this rude thing about Austrians and Bavarians, saying that Bavarians are the linking species between Austrians and Humans. I'm not going that far, I know a lot of lovely people in Austria and Bavaria and I've never had too much of a difficulty understanding them. There are a lot of strange customes in Bavaria, though. @GingerAntics 12mo
julesG I've asked my Bavarian friends, they haven't heard Schweinsmensch before. 12mo
batsy You have amazing skills! It looks lovely ❤️ 12mo
julesG @batsy Thanks! I feel like a renaissance man - well, woman - with all this praise. 😉 12mo
GingerAntics I suppose it‘s one of those “to each their own” thing. If it‘s tradition, I suppose why not. If they‘re not hurting anyone. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Youre totally a Renaissance woman!!! I a Jules-of-all-trades, if you will. lol 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics Bavaria politically is strange, too. German parliament decides to take in refugees, Bavarian head of country says 'no way!'. Parliament decides Germany should reduce waste/greenhouse emissions/... Bavaria says 'wait a moment, we need an exception rule'... BUT I don't want to talk about politics. I'll keep investigating the Schweinsmensch conundrum. 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics And I just googled Schweinsmensch - apparently scientists created a chimera of human and pig. 🙈🙈🙈 That's not what I was looking for. Not to mention that it is both fascinating and gross. 12mo
batsy I agree with @GingerAntics ! You are 😁 12mo
GingerAntics Ew!!! Yes...no...not what we wanted. 🙈🙈🙈 Although, that does make it work, interestingly but much differently, as an insult. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 12mo
julesG @batsy 😘 12mo
julesG @GingerAntics But you'd have to explain it all the time. 12mo
Awk_Word_Smith My mother was an Army brat so she was born on a US military base near Stuttgart. When I was growing up, her German nanny would visit it us in the summer and cook and teach us how to cuss in German because our mom refused. I still swear in German to this day. 12mo
julesG @Awk_Word_Smith And hopefully with a Swabian accent, since the people around Stuttgart, and especially in the Black Forest area, speak Swabian German. Sounds like a completely different language from Bavarian German. 12mo
Awk_Word_Smith @julesG Probably sounds more Like an American trying to speak German. 😂 12mo
MinDea Awesome!!!!! You look gwoooooorgeous dawling!!!!!! 12mo
julesG @Awk_Word_Smith 😁😁 12mo
julesG @MinDea Thank you! 😄 12mo
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julesG
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Stealing @Caterina's idea, I am hoping to stick to this #TBR for next month. (just kidding, me and sticking to a TBR, that's quite hilarious)

There are #buddyreads and #ReadAlongs

#ZusakAMonth @MinDea @EadieB
#DraculBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid
#OokBOokClub @TricksyTails
#12Littens12Books @LittleBug - Cinnamon and Gunpowder

Monsternanny and Odd I want to finish reading with my kids, both are in German actually.

EadieB Don‘t forget our Month of Kristin Hannah too! 12mo
julesG @EadieB I have that one on the back burner. Don't know yet, whether I want/can do it, too. Plus, I need to check my personal library for a book by her, I cannot buy another book. I've spent my November and December book budget. 12mo
bunny I love the way you're tracking this! It must be satisfying to be able to visualize your reading progress. 12mo
julesG @bunny I hope so. It's a first for me. As I mentioned, I stole the idea from another Litten. 12mo
MinDea This is such a great way to track all your books! 👏👏👏 12mo
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Joanne1
Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Crap shoes and bug spray, essential items for survival in Australia.

julesG We're having a #ZusakAMonth #buddyread next month. Should you want to join us. Have a look at @MinDea's posts. 13mo
Joanne1 @julesG thanks for tagging this. I‘ll definitely join in. 13mo
MrsMalaprop Am reading this book and had a chuckle at this paragraph too. 11mo
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