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From Graz, Steiermark Austria

Age 38

Joined Monday, December 22, 2003

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Do me a favour:
You take this book
and read it some time.
And then later on,
you can tell me what you think.

(Ghost Dog)


RABCK information:
I read books in English and German (and easy ones in French, or at least I used to), in almost any genre (except chicklit and most books that count as "romance"). Whenever possible, I prefer to read books in their original language. I'm especially fond of SFF and anything with tentacles, and recently I find myself picking up a lot of nonfiction and auto/biographies, too. At the moment I'm in the middle of an extended comics/graphic novels/manga binge, and I have a growing collection of international myths and fairy tales.

I'm a vegetarian. If you send sweets, please make sure they don't contain gelatin. I like chocolate (milk and white is fine, nuts and fillings too, dark not so much, and chili is out of the question - also please real sugar, not stevia), flavoured hot chocolate, cookies, and salted caramel anything. And I love, love, love (original red) Twizzlers (which I can't get around here) and mochi (especially taro or pandan flavour). I also like all kinds of teas and tisanes.

For anyone wanting to send me something as a surprise while is down, please contact linguistkris, who holds my address for this purpose.

BOOKS READ (i.e. finished reading) IN 2017:

  1. 121. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  2. 120. Chiemsee Blues by Thomas Bogenberger
  3. 119. Shadows at the Door: An Anthology by Mark Nixon (ed.)
  4. 118. The Vault by Ruth Rendell
  5. 117.The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
  6. 116. Nackt by David Sedaris (re-read)
  7. 115. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (re-read)
  8. 114. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 15 by Junji Ito
  9. 113. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 14 by Junji Ito
  10. 112. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 13 by Junji Ito
  11. 111. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 12 by Junji Ito
  12. 110. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 11 by Junji Ito
  13. 109. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 10 by Junji Ito
  14. 108. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 9 by Junji Ito
  15. 107. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  16. 106. Giants at the End of the World by Johanna Sinisalo & Toni Jerrman (eds.)
  17. 105. Spukguide Wien: Die schaurigsten Plätze der Stadt by Gabriele Hasmann
  18. 104. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  19. 103. Hand in Glove by Ngaio Marsh
  20. 102. The Cold Calling by Will Kingdom
  21. 101. Providence Act 3 by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
  22. 100. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 8 by Junji Ito
  23. 99. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 7 by Junji Ito
  24. 98. Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 2: The Death Card by Mike Mignola
  25. 97. Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 1: The Descent by Mike Mignola (re-read)
  26. 96. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 6 by Junji Ito
  27. 95. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 5 by Junji Ito
  28. 94. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 4 by Junji Ito
  29. 93. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 3 by Junji Ito
  30. 92. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 2 by Junji Ito
  31. 91. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection, Vol. 1 by Junji Ito
  32. 90. The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  33. 89. Bram Stoker's Dracula: Graphic Novel by Roy Thomas, Mike Mignola & John Nyberg
  34. 88. Die unheimliche Tante Elli by Vera Ferra-Mikura
  35. 87. The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge
  36. 86. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  37. 85. Wetti und Babs by Christine Nöstlinger
  38. 84. The Sleep of Reason: The James Bulger Case by David James Smith
  39. 83. The Worst Breakfast by China Mieville & Zak Smith
  40. 82. A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne
  41. 81. Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney
  42. 80. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Seth Grahame-Smith et al.
  43. 79. Ransom by David Malouf
  44. 78. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
  45. 77. Boundaries and Other Horror Stories from Finland by Matti Järvinen (ed)
  46. 76. Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology by Sfé R. Monster (ed) (re-read)
  47. 75. Verräter des Lichts by Joan Aiken
  48. 74. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin
  49. 73. Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink
  50. 72. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  51. 71. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  52. 70. Feuchtgebiete by Charlotte Roche
  53. 69.The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  54. 68. Kein Anschluß unter dieser Nummer by Hermann Moers
  55. 67. City of Glass: Graphic Novel by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik & David Mazzucchelli
  56. 66. Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg
  57. 65. People at Work: On the Railways (Ladybird) by John Forbes & John Berry
  58. 64. Providence Act 2 by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
  59. 63. Geheimnis um... eine Efeuvilla by Enid Blyton
  60. 62. In Flammen by Minette Walters
  61. 61. Nosferatu by Philippe Druillet
  62. 60. The Doll: The Lost Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
  63. 59. Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
  64. 58. Strange Kiss by Warren Ellis et al.
  65. 57. Geheimnisse des Unbekannten: Unerklärliche Begegnungen by Time-Life
  66. 56. Der Sündenbock by Luise Rinser (re-read)
  67. 55. Meine Lieblingsmorde by Alfred Hitchcock
  68. 54. Die Hermetische Garage by Moebius (re-read)
  69. 53. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami (re-read?)
  70. 52. The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
  71. 51. Rita das Raubschaf by Martin Klein & Ute Krause
  72. 50. The Dark Room by Minette Walters
  73. 49. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk (re-read)
  74. 48. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  75. 47. Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing by Lauren Beukes
  76. 46. Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  77. 45. Nova by Samuel R. Delany
  78. 44. Snow Angels by James Thompson
  79. 43. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
  80. 42. Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch
  81. 41. In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle
  82. 40. Providence Act 1 by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
  83. 39. Angela: Asgard's Assassin, Volume 1: Priceless by Kieron Gillen et al.
  84. 38. The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
  85. 37. The Savage by David Almond & Dave McKean
  86. 36. The Ballad Of Halo Jones, Book Three by Alan Moore et al.
  87. 35. The Ballad Of Halo Jones, Book Two by Alan Moore et al.
  88. 34. The Ballad Of Halo Jones, Book One by Alan Moore et al.
  89. 33. With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child, Vol. 1 by Keiko Tobe
  90. 32. Caliber: First Canon Of Justice (Volume 1) by Sam Sarkar et al.
  91. 31. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
  92. 30. Liebesgeschichten by Hermann Hesse
  93. 29. Ein Gespenst und andere Erlebnisse by Knut Hamsun
  94. 28. Food of Ghosts by Marianne Wheelaghan
  95. 27. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
  96. 26. Spürnasenbuch IV: Das Halsband mit den Katzenaugenby Josef Carl Grund
  97. 25. The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky by Alejandro Jodorowsky
  98. 24. Be My Enemy, Or, Fuck This for a Game of Soldiers by Christopher Brookmyre
  99. 23. Museum of Terror, Vol. 3 by Junji Ito
  100. 22. Black Paradox by Junji Ito
  101. 21. New Voices in the Dark by Junji Ito
  102. 20. Voices in the Dark by Junji Ito
  103. 19. Mimi's Ghost Stories by Junji Ito
  104. 18. Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
  105. 17. Lady by Thomas Tryon
  106. 16. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  107. 15. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  108. 14. Gyo, Vol.2 by Junji Ito
  109. 13. Gyo, Vol.1 by Junji Ito
  110. 12. Uzumaki, Vol.3 by Junji Ito
  111. 11. Uzumaki, Vol.2 by Junji Ito
  112. 10. Uzumaki, Vol.1 by Junji Ito
  113. 09. Hellstar Remina by Junji Ito
  114. 08. Boiling a Frog by Christopher Brookmyre
  115. 07. Der Mieter by Javier Cercas
  116. 06. Caius geht ein Licht auf by Henry Winterfeld
  117. 05. Country of the Blind by Christopher Brookmyre
  118. 04. Ritter, Räuber, Spökenkieker: Die besten Sagen aus dem Ruhrgebiet by Hartmut El Kurdi
  119. 03. La Galère d'Obélix by Albert Uderzo
  120. 02. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
  121. 01. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (re-read)

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