Advent Calendar 16 – “Katastrophe vor Weihnachten”

 

“Catastrophe before Christmas”

Hallo ihr lieben,

and welcome to day 16 of our Advent Calendar. And behind it is… no, not a catastrophe, it’s a learning novel called

“Katastrophe vor Weihnachten”.

The author is Janine Wolf-Schindler, and if you’ve followed this blog closely this year, you’ll probably already know her because I read two snippets from one of her books.
She’s an independent German teacher, she has a really helpful Youtube Chanel for German smellers and she writes and illustrates lovely little learning novels, or in short: lovels.
And just in time for the boring donkey holiday season, she has a new one out. A crime story set in the Bavarian mountains. So you’re in for some suspense, a great load of colloquial German and a bunch of culture absurdities from the land of the Weißbier and Oktoberhart. Erm… I mean Fest.
And the best thing is …

You can get the book for free!!  

All you have to do is click the link below. AND (and this is absolutely mandatory!!!) once you’re done reading it, you have to leave a review for the book. Doesn’t need to be praise, just your honest thoughts. But without the review, you won’t be able to download the book.
“Uhm… Emanuel… how are we supposed to leave a review after reading the book when we have to have left a review to even download it?”
Well, with a time loop. Duuhhhhh.
But seriously, the book won’t for free forever and reviews help Janine in the shark pool that is Amazon. So if you leave one, she’ll be really really happy.
So here you go, just click the image or the textlink :)

 Janine’s book “Katasprophe vor Weihnachten” for free 

If you want to share some first impressions here or if you’ve read others of Janine’s books, let me know in the comments.
Have fun with the book and I’ll see you all tomorrow.
Tschüssi :)

PS:     Here Janine’s Youtube Chanel – check it out!!! Or else…

for members :)

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Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Vielen dank für das Buch! Wow! My first German book on the Kindle Janine Schmidt? Um, do you mean “German with Jenny”, Janine Schmidt? The link above went to “Learn German with Anna” and I’m thinking, “Janine Schmidt hosting ‘Learn German with Anna’ – now there’s Christmas Unicorn Intervention if I ever saw it!” “German is Easy” and “German with Jenny” are the first two bookmarks on my computer, phone and iPad! I’m hoping Janine and you get together, offer a 2-4 week, full-time class in Germany and invite all of us. No pressure…

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Uh, duh, Janine Schindler, and no other. Sorry about the name mistake above.

Ubungmachtdenmeister
Ubungmachtdenmeister

My download doesn’t work. It asks me to sign in and then I get told it’s not available in my country ☹️

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

to: Ubungmachtdenmeister – Yeah, Amazon is funny that way. If you purchased your Kindle through .com, only books from .com can be downloaded to that Kindle. Same goes for .co.uk, .de etc (usw). Although, that is info I have from when dinosaurs roamed the earth, it may have changed since then, but I DO know that Amazon is sehr komisch about downloads – I’ve been trying to download German music from the amazon.de site and am not allowed to so I am forced to purchase CDs (remember those?) through snail mail. iTunes.de won’t let me purchase anything either, but taunt me by letting me höre, but not kaufe. As for music, check out “Weihnachtsmannen vom Dach” – if I haven’t totally botched up the lyrics, methinks Santa hangs himself in someone’s attic! Who says Germans don’t have a sense of humor! Die Toten Rosen perform – they are/were Die Toten Hosen, I think. Ask Emanual, he knows everything. Google Janine Wolf-Schlinder on your own Amazon, chances are she might be available there, as well.

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Janine Wolf-Schindler has nothing to do with “German with Jenny”. My mistake. I’m really good at mistakes because I make them all the time. ‘Specially the kind that make me look like ein Esel (an ass) – The collabo I had in mind was with “German with Jenny” but this girl seems like a language whiz, prolific author and all around groovy person. My mother wishes I were more like her…

Lisa
Lisa

I’m curious to view the youtube channel for German *smellers* – but the youtube link does go to German with Anna – so I am still confused, a little. Thank you for the book!

Anonymous
Anonymous

No longer available it seems

Antonio Bulgheroni

I’m also not able to download it. Amazon says the title is not available in my country (Germany). What a pity

Germanophile
Germanophile

Unfortunately, Amazon Kindle App is not available in my country, could’nt download it!ra

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin

Started reading the book last night and, WOW! It feels great to understand what I’m reading and have just enough challenging words to keep my dict.cc running warm but not so much as to ruin the reading experience. It is amazing at how easy it is to understand sentences in a context. Some of them would be more difficult to understand if they were standing alone.

Seeing the grammar In Use is really helpful, as well. Sort of like branding it into my brain so that I’ll get a Gefühl for it instead of looking up each noun in a declension table (which is what I do now). The explanations of idioms is sehr helpful, as well!
I’ve already purchased one of her other books on Amazon and sent her a donation to show appreciation for her zeal for teaching us German. Will write a proper review for her when I’m finished

David Ryan
David Ryan

Hi – thanks for the book, I have downloaded a free app for Kinder on PC (I do my German on my computer) and started listening. Then I discovered the app had an audio option – so I turned it on. Once I had stopped giggling I turned if off. I have subscribed to Janine’s You Tube channel as well.

Frohe Weihnachten