Was sollte ich lesen, bitte?
March 9, 2014 2:54 PM Subscribe
Please help me find some interesting german-language blogs or online magazines or articles to read on my commute.
posted by tinkletown to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I speak reasonable german (upper intermediate/C1 level) and am looking for things to read on my commute. I read novels already, but I am so slow it takes me months to finish a novel, and I'd like something a bit quicker that I can skim.
I already read nationalgeographic.de, and the Zeit culture/lifestyle pages, but I'm looking for some alternatives. I like cycling/outdoorsy things, openwater swimming and scuba diving, snowboarding, food, travel. I'm happy to read about exciting things I don't do! So I found reading Heinrich Harrer on mountaineering fascinating, even though I never plan to climb a moutain.
I would also happily read slightly trashy women's page type things that would probably annoy me in english, in the name of understanding german popular culture and improving my slang vocab. If you're British, I'm thinking of Grazia/Marie Claire, rather than Heat. I'm not really looking for heavy economic or political analysis or world news, this is to browse on the tube in the morning with my coffee. I'm open to blogs and podcasts too if you have recommendations.
So english-language equivalents would be Grazia, Outdoors, Runnersworld, White Lines, Diver, Metafilter, Captain Awkward, Sunday Times Style/Travel/Food supplements. Hopefully that's a pretty wide net. Looking for relatively well-written, fairly breezy style, lots of pictures.
What else might I like? Give me some inspiration.