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Bumped to Berlin

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  8 reviews
It all started with a dream. During a semester abroad in Europe, Savannah Page visited Berlin, got lost in a former East German neighborhood, and made a discovery…and a promise. She was enamored of the multikulti city that offered her everything she wanted in a home: big city-life, rich history, on continental Europe, and a diverse community. She was determined to call Ber ...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 359 pages
Published December 7th 2011 by Pearls and Pages (first published December 1st 2011)
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After reading "Bumped to Berlin" I am going to buy some fresh flowers, open a nice cold German beer and look at plane ticket prices to Berlin ASAP! Savannah paints a picture of Berlin that is so warm and inviting - that I can't help but to hope to include Germany in my next round of travels. Savannah, ready or not here I come to visit "your" Berlin. I dare you to read this book and NOT want to find a German husband and make the move across the pond!
I so enjoyed this book and I look forward to her next one. I have been to several cities in Germany over the last couple of years. Last year we were in Germany but only spent one day in Berlin so I can see we missed out on so much. Even though I haven't lived there, I can relate to many of the differences I observed between our American culture and the German lifestyle. I have loved both of my trips there and look forward to many more to come. We have also hosted some German students and friends ...more
I would expect an aspiring writer to proofread and to know the proper use of effect and affect, for example.

I enjoyed reading about her experiences in Berlin and her reflections on the cultural differences. I didn't enjoy all the pages spent on her personal shopping obsession.
Being a former ex-pat in Zurich made this book really click for me. It was enjoyable.
There was a really good book in here somewhere, but it sorely needed some copyediting and proofing. I enjoyed reading about the cultural differences between the US and Germany, and had some LOL moments while reading about the grocery shopping experiences of the author. A German friend of mine mentioned to me how nice the cashiers are in the US compared to Germany. I wasn't sure I entirely believed her until I read this book. :D I expect to hear more from this author in the future and hope she co ...more
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book, so it was just okay. I suppose if I realized ahead of time that it was a How-To-Survive-in-Berlin guide, I would have appreciated it more. But, then again, I probably wouldn't have picked it up because I don't have any immediate plans to visit Berlin, let alone live there. The advice was handy, but the writing was a bit dull and pedantic for my taste. However, if/when I make plans to visit (or move to) Germany, I'll definitely reread this!
Für mich als ehemalige Berlinerin einfach nur toll :-).
I read about a 1/3 of this and just wasn't enjoying it
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Savannah Page is the author of the seven-novel When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women's fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor.

When she isn't writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, Frasier & Gossip Girl re-runs, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat.

Currently she's working on two new women's fi
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