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

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