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film, music and books by carla

This time some recommendations for books, films and music from my wonderful friend carla gröppel-wegener. translator, blogger and pastry chef  (warning: extremly delicious picture, from extremly delicious pastry).

Now, this is really hard for me. I’ve been meaning to make a list of my recommendations for weeks, but could not decide on what to put down. So many great books/music/films I want to share with you and read/listen to/watch again… So finally I decided just to randomly take five examples each from my all time favourites. My choice yesterday might have been different and tomorrow I most probably would take a different pick. Depends on ones mood, I guess. Anyway. I hope you’ll enjoy these! – carla


Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries (2013)
Magnus Mills: The Restraint of Beasts (1999)
Rebecca Solnit: A Field Guide To Getting Lost (2005)
Moritz Rinke: Der Mann, der durch das Jahrhundert fiel (2011)
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (Wordsworth Classics) (1813)



Ang Lee: Sense and Sensibility (1995)
James Ivory: A Room With A View [DVD] [1986]
Ethan and Joel Coen: The Big Lebowski (1998)
John Michael McDonagh: The Guard [DVD](2011)
George Lucas/Irvin Kershner/Richard Marquand: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]



Ella Fitzgerald: Don’t Fence Me in
The James Hunter Six: One Way Love
Imelda May: Five Good Men
Bryan Adams: Lonely Nights
Crowded House: Nails In My Feet – CD

Carla Gröppel-Wegener
©Jordana Schramm 2014


freelance translator (English and Italian into German) specialised on culinary topics, is also a Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef and currently studying at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She is based in Berlin.






i would love if you would submit your recommendations, i made a google form for you, to make it as easy as possible: click here