My knowledge of foreign languages amounts to “can read some French okay and could conceivably order a beer and ask where to bathroom is if I really had to.” Despite this, I still can’t get enough of a German grandma reading what I’m pretty sure are children’s books on Twitch.

I do not speak any German at all, so I can’t really tell you much about this woman—I was browsing Twitch Creative and clicked on the profile for MarmeladenOma, because she seemed nice. Upon plugging in my headphones I realized she wasn’t speaking English. I’m not sure what she’s reading, but she seems like she’s about to bring me some milk and cookies. I’m sold!

In a way, it’s more relaxing to listen to this without understanding the language. I’m not getting wrapped up in the plot, I’m just listening to a kindly-sounding voice. Who wouldn’t want that? She could read the phone book for all I care. I just hope she’s not saying anything, uh, super weird. When I sent the channel to my friend Denis, who speaks German, he had this to say.

Oh! Neat!

Just in case you need a sleep aid, MarmeladenOma has a YouTube channel with dozens of archived videos of her reading. A quick trip to Google translate tells me that she at one point read Cinderella, but honestly, I don’t want to ruin the mystery.

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