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Doing Germany: Book 2

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  12 reviews
DOING GERMANY is a series of books for those who are looking for an easy read and to laugh. This is the second book, but it can be read without reading the first book.

In the sequel to the best-selling DOING GERMANY, Agnieszka Paletta picks up exactly where she left off. She is still a slave to chocolate and wine, still a Polish-Canadian-lover-of-Italy, still a grasshopper
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published February 14th 2016
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Clare O'Beara
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: europe-fact, memoir
This loses a star for being a quite good book about new motherhood, but not so much a book about doing Germany. If you don't want to read about how Munich contrasts with Toronto for baby food (organic everywhere in Germany, full of chemicals in Canada) or feeding baby or the misfortune of losing a pregnancy, this is not the book for you. Try the first book in this duo.

Near the end we get a look at a few farms, such as an ostrich farm and strawberry farm, again from the perspective of bringing a
Carole P. Roman
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Equally charming, Doing Germany 2 continues exactly where the first book ended. Agnieszka now has acquired a home for her new baby and M, her husband. They are setting up, creating a nest for their little family and it is with surprise Agnieszka realizes that rather than a globe-trotting person, she is indeed a haus frau. Life continues, a bit less hilarious, but sweetly chaotic with baby Max colicky, and the seasons coming and going, identified by the various customs for holidays. Doing Germany ...more
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Family rocks!


„In the sequel to the best-selling DOING GERMANY, Agnieszka Paletta picks up exactly where she left off. She is still a slave to chocolate and wine, still a Polish-Canadian-lover-of-Italy, still a grasshopper in a new country, Germany. Two years may have passed, but the moose-in-headlights persists as she continues to discover Deutschland. (After two years, what is there left to discover?) Ye, of little faith. Plenty and plenty and then some! And what's more, with many u
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie-authors
Agnieszka Paletta, geborene Mroszczyk, war als Kind mit ihren Eltern aus Polen nach Toronto ausgewandert, hatte in Kanada studiert und lernt als Besucherin in Polen M. kennen, einen Deutschen aus einer polnischstämmigen Familie. Inzwischen (im Jahr 2010) erwarten die Palettas ihr erstes Kind. Wie kompliziert es sein kann, kanadische, polnische und deutsche Vorstellungen unter einen Hut zu bekommen, zeigt sich in der Namenswahl. Gesucht wird ein Name, den alle Verwandten aussprechen können, aber ...more
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir, humour
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in return for a review. The following is my honest opinion on this book:

Learning to live in a new country with a different language, different customs and a whole new way of life is something that Agnieszka Paletta has done. As she settles into family life there are still many new and funny things to be found when living in Germany.

This memoir starts right where the first finishes and although it can be read as a stand alone, it’s far b
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, arc-s
The best thing about this book is that Agnieszka is so damn relatable. Within pages of the first book I felt like I just got her; a rarity these days for me, particularly amongst the travel memoir type of shelves. It's been a while since I've read Doing Germany, but this book easily stands alone so you can start with either book.

So it's been two years since our chocolate loving, wine worshipping, friend ventured across to beautiful Germany. And for those of you familiar with the first book you'
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Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
After reading and reviewing Doing Germany (Book 1,) I was again given the opportunity to rate another one of Paletta’s work, the sequel.

My first commentary is on the title. Why use the same name for both books? I mean, I understand that Book 2 is the sequel, but wouldn’t it have been better to come up with a name for it, even something like Doing Germany Again or Still Doing Germany? I don’t know, having the same name for both is okay, I guess. I just would’ve done it a little different. That wa
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, humor, memoir
Agnieszka Paletta was born in Poland and raised in Canada where she moved with her family when she was 9 years old. After she graduated from the University of Toronto with a double-major in English and Criminology she worked on various places and different jobs, all around the world – from teaching and IT to waitress and executive assistant.

I started this review with author's bio for clear reason - Agnieszka Paletta due to her life experience understands what big picture is, she has sense of hum
Charles Ray
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Doing Germany by Agnieszka Poletta was a hilarious romp through a foreign culture through the eyes of a hybrid immigrant North American who, despite her multi-cultural background, was something of a naif when she encountered Germany for the first time.
In Doing Germany 2, the author picks up right where she left off in the first book. Married now, to a German-Pole, or is that Polish-German, with a baby newly arrived, Agnes and M (she refuses to name him through two books, can you believe that?) a
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
When I first got the book I expected it to be a funny view on German habits. Being German myself I always enjoy and also reflect on those things I don’t realise I’m doing. That is exactly what you get. In some cases I couldn’t relate to them as I don’t have a baby, a house or a husband. But it doesn’t make the book less worth reading.

What I enjoyed most about this about this book is the fact that in there not only the situation in Germany is shown but also how a similar situation would be in Pol
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
Paletta's second installment of her memoirs as a global citizen living in Germany, buying and fixing up real estate and beginning a family is better than her first book. She seems to have found a more mature voice, while keeping her sense of humor. I loved reading about her adventures in parenting Max, and I would love to see her give fiction, versus only memoir, a try, as her voice is charming and witty. I believe she is an author worth watching grow. Three stars. ...more
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Agnieszka Paletta (née Mroszczyk) was born in Cracow, Poland.

When she was 9 years old, her family moved to Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a double-major in English and Criminology. Various jobs followed, both in North America and in Europe.

Currently being a stay-at-home mom is her most important job, but she also pursues her dream of not just reading a mountain

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