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I can no longer attend bookcrossing/or postcrossing for personal reasons and circumstances - (22.02.2019) - and I have finished my activities today. Please do not send me pm´s or letters.

Please excuse me if this is unexpectedly. I myself am more than disappointed that I had to make that decision in the last few days. It was not an easy one. But I do not see an alternative.

Please find in the forum members for organising the following RABCK's:

- Easter exchange game
- Samhain exchange game
- Calendar exchange game

Thank you all for the nice years since 2008.

Thank you for the many and nice acquaintances.

Good luck and all the best to you all and bookcrossing :)
Who is Simson Shilitoe?

Simson Shilitoe (played by Sean Connery), a frustrated poet, is behind in his alimony payments. Simson becomes belligerent when he cannot find the inspiration to finish his big poem so he tries to see the psychiatrist Dr. West, who claims to be able to cure writer's block. Simson ends up with doing silly things while trying to evade the subpoena servers and finish his poem.

From "A Fine Madness" (Simson ist nicht zu schlagen), british-american movie 1966


Hi Everyone!

If you want something to know about me, I tell you some hints. The character of Simson-Shilitoe is only used for Bookcrossing and is not similar to my own character.

I joined bookcrossing since November 2008 (after hearing about it at work). I like reading books for many years but I have no special preferences in literature. Some of my favourite authors are Daphne du Maurier, Jules Verne, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Alberto Vasquez-Figueroa, Edgar Wallace, Ian Fleming and Heinz Erhardt a German comedian, actor, and poet of the 50s and 60s who is famous for his countless pun poems.

Most of my books (about 700), which I got from a second-hand online-bookshop ( are not registered yet. I read books in German and English, sometimes a little bit in French. So Bookcrossing helps to use and develop my English and French knowledge in a playful way. And I get a chance to learn more about other people and countries.

If you would like to exchange books or you find books on my Available-list you would like to read, please feel free to PM me.


I am only a virtual Frenchman.

The French border is only a few kilometres (23) away from the village in Germany where I live. I often make trips, especially by road bicycle, to Lauterbourg (German: Lauterburg), Wissembourg (German: Weißenburg), or Haguenau 3 little towns, which are communes in the Bas-Rhin department in the Region Alsace or to Bitche, which is a commune in the departement Moselle in the Region Lorraine in north-eastern France. All 4 towns are situated on the German border and not far from the German city of Karlsruhe.

A lot of French people work at the Daimler-Benz factory in Wörth, Germany. And a lot of Germans work in the Règion Alsace. We call these people "Grenzgänger", "Grenzpendler" (Grenze = border, Pendler = commuter).

I don`t work or live in France but I like it to be a virtual French bookcrosser and Grenzpendler much more than to be a German bookcrosser.
- Road bicycle racing
- Jogging
- kayak
- biathlon - favourite star: Kaisa Mäkäräinen (Finland)
- football (FC Schalke 04 -
- Formula 1 (current drivers: Kimi Raikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and former
drivers: Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard)
- gardening
- Snooker (current players: Ronnie O´Sullivan, Mark Selby and former players: Steve Davis)

Watching the following F1 race on, 01.01.2019 - 28.02.2019:

F1 1993 San Marino Grand Prix held at Imola and won by my favourite driver: Alain Prost

Further part of some great races and Prost-Senna battles:

F1 1989 Japanese Grand Prix held at Suzuka, laps 40 - 48, Championship decicion

F1 1990 Mexican Grand Prix, laps 60 - 69, absolutely Thrilling End of race

F1 1993 British Grand Prix, held at Silverstone, laps 1 - 11


I collect stamps for many years. So I would be happy about stamps especially from foreign countries.


I like watching old movies (for example: James Bond 007 staring Sean Connery or Thrillers by Alfred Hitchcock), which based on novels. Some favourites:

James Bond 007 - Feuerball / Thunderball, 1965
James Bond 007 - Man lebt nur zweimal / You only live twice, 1967
James Bond 007 - Liebesgrüße aus Moskau / From Russia with love, 1963
James Bond 007 - Goldfinger / Goldfinger, 1964

Die Vögel / The Birds, 1963, Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren
Vertigo – Aus dem Reich der Toten / Vertigo, 1958, James Stewart and Kim Novak
Der unsichtbare Dritte / North by northwest, 1959, Cary Grant and Eva-Marie Saint
Das Fenster zum Hof / Rear window, 1954, James Stewart and Grace Kelly

Frühstück bei Tiffany / Breakfast at Tiffanys, 1961, George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn

Planet der Affen / Planet of the Apes, 1967, Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter

Die Katze auf dem heißen Blechdach / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958, Paul Newman and Liz Taylor

Die Meuterei auf der Bounty / Mutiny on the Bounty, 1961, Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard


And I like watching older TV-series, which based on novels, too. My favourites:

Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone / The Avengers, 1965 – 1967, Patrick MacNee and Diana Rigg
Die “2” / The Persuaders, 1971 – 1972, Tony Curtis and Roger Moore
Simon Templar / The Saint, 1962 – 1968, Roger Moore


For the RABCKs (books or otherwise), wings, trades, postcards and other goodies and for generally making my BookCrossing experience a great one!

klaradyn * shovelmonkey1 * raluk68 * Bloedengel * Danielle23 * blackteiwaz * Herchelle *
mafarrimond * pumpkinpussycat * read-a-bit * Nakipa * pennydainty * kingfan30 * Meg72 * Brunton11 * oppem * Kathmeista * EDBlanch * disneyfreaksam * jules5 * chich * LilyKlip * Kimmi * cat207 * Can-Toi-Tete * tabby-cat-owner * lamelemon * vedranaster * tsjara * madpocky * Izzy5000 * GronnLivsstil * lils74 * Foxears * prachitulshan * smurphie * lizzyblack * minesayn * MiuM * Anne-Elliott * marilina85 * Bjorg * birnsen * xlacrimax * gaboyd * bookworm-lady * Lamilla * snowyalberta * PrincessRainbow * Arvores * Miss_K * rodespringbal * J4shaw * estelle1806

I have sent books to the following countries

visited 61 states (27.1%)
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Algeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Republic The Gambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Central America, Caribbean
Costa Rica, Haiti, Puerto Rico

North America
Canada, Mexico, United States + Alaska

South America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruquay

Middle East
Israel, Kuwait

China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Tajikistan

Australia, Oceania and Pacific
Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott-South-Pole-Station), Kiribati

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City State (Città del Vaticano)

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