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anathema-device

From Graz, Steiermark Austria
Age 41
Joined Monday, December 22, 2003
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books registered 5 4,844
released in the wild 8 3,864
controlled releases 0 503
releases caught 0 486
controlled releases caught 0 386
books found 0 659
tell-a-friend referrals 0 82
new member referrals 0 31
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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), 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. When I'm having a bad day and need some cheering up, I eat chocolate and/or pastries and binge on mysteries or comics/graphic novels/manga. I also have a growing collection of international myths and fairy tales.

I'm a vegetarian. If you send sweets in a RABCK, swap or sweepstakes parcel, 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 (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 RABCK.com is down, please contact linguistkris or Plum-crazy, who hold my address for this purpose.



BOOKS READ (i.e. finished reading) IN 2020:


  • 45. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection #5 by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 44. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection #4 by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 43. Mimi's Ghost Stories by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 42. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection #2 by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 41. The Junji Ito Horror Comic Collection #1 by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 40. Black Paradox by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 39. New Voices in the Dark by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 38. Voices in the Dark by Junji Ito (re-read)
  • 37. Putzis Lustige Streiche (Gesamtausgabe) by Annelies Umlauf-Lamatsch
  • 36. The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin
  • 35. Wunder wirken Wunder by Eckart von Hirschhausen
  • 34. The Searcher by Tana French
  • 33. Mord im Gurkenbeet by Alan Bradley
  • 32. Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan et al.
  • 31. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • 30. Collective Gravities by Chloe N. Clark
  • 29. The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • 28. Mord auf Widerruf by Reginald Hill
  • 27. Victory Point by Owen D. Pomery
  • 26. Die großen Vier by Agatha Christie
  • 25. Friends in High Places by Donna Leon
  • 24. Tarepanda Goes on an Adventure by Hikaru Suemasa (re-read)
  • 23. The Trespasser by Tana French
  • 22. The Secret Place by Tana French
  • 21. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
  • 20. More Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl (re-read)
  • 19. Asterix and the Soothsayer by René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo
  • 18. Broken Harbour by Tana French
  • 17. Philbert Desanex' 100,000th Dream by Gilbert Shelton
  • 16. A Tale of Truths by Berit Ellingsen
  • 15. Franka, Vol. 3: Das Geisterschiff by Henk Kuijpers (re-read)
  • 14. Faithful Place by Tana French
  • 13. And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave (re-read)
  • 12. The Likeness by Tana French
  • 11. Trees Volume 3 by Warren Ellis
  • 10. Oma Luzie gründet einen Indianerstamm by Janosch
  • 09. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
  • 08. Calypso by David Sedaris
  • 07. The Wych Elm by Tana French
  • 06. Der Glöckner von Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • 05. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (re-read)
  • 04. The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol. 2 by Dan Lockwood et al.
  • 03. The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol. 1 by Dan Lockwood et al.
  • 02. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 2 by Leah Moore, John Reppion et al.
  • 01. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 1 by Leah Moore, John Reppion et al.


BOOKS READ (i.e. finished reading) IN 2019:


  • 60. Goblin by Ever Dundas
  • 59. The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess et al.
  • 58. Herr Sokrates und die veilchenblaue Dame by W. J. M. Wippersberg
  • 57. Death of a Peer by Ngaio Marsh
  • 56. Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh
  • 55. Das Yogasutra: Von der Erkenntnis zur Befreiung by Patanjali
  • 54. Wenn Schnuddel in die Schule geht by Janosch
  • 53. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Siebenschläfer, der nicht einschlafen konnte by Sabine Bohlmann & Kerstin Schoene
  • 52.Winterkartoffelknödel by Rita Falk
  • 51.Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • 50.The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
  • 49.Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma
  • 48. Strength of Water by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
  • 47. Wenn Licht ins Dunkel fällt by Rex Stout
  • 46. Doe Lea by M. John Harrison
  • 45. Nichts: Was im Leben wichtig ist by Janne Teller
  • 44. Nur über meine Leiche by Rex Stout
  • 43. Schwarze Orchideen by Rex Stout
  • 42. Living with Intent by Mallika Chopra
  • 41. The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini
  • 40. The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters
  • 39. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
  • 38. Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores
  • 37. Miffy at the Gallery by Dick Bruna
  • 36. Das Glücksprinzip by Spencer Johnson
  • 35. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • 34. They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
  • 33. Wonton Soup by James Stokoe (re-read)
  • 32. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • 31. The Ice House by Minette Walters
  • 30. Die Pyramide by Henning Mankell
  • 29. Tales of the Slayers (BTVS) by Joss Whedon et al.
  • 28. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
  • 27. An Advancement of Learning by Reginald Hill
  • 26. Endless Night by Agatha Christie
  • 25. Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser
  • 24. N or M? by Agatha Christie
  • 23. Die fabelhaften Heldentaten des weisen Narren Mulla Nasrudin
    by Idries Shah
  • 22. Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy
  • 21. By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
  • 20. Rain (Blackwater #6) by Michael McDowell
  • 19. The Fortune (Blackwater #5) by Michael McDowell
  • 18. Ragged Alice by Gareth L. Powell
  • 17. In the Woods by Tana French
  • 16. The War (Blackwater #4) by Michael McDowell
  • 15. The House (Blackwater #3) by Michael McDowell
  • 14. The Levee (Blackwater #2) by Michael McDowell
  • 13. The Flood (Blackwater #1) by Michael McDowell
  • 12. Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories by Annie Proulx
  • 11. Inverted World by Christopher Priest
  • 10. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
  • 09. Butter, Brot und Läusespray by Wigald Boning
  • 08. Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie
  • 07. Triton by Samuel R. Delany
  • 06. Maigret et la vieille dame (en français facile) by Georges Simenon
  • 05. The Smoke by Simon Ings
  • 04. The Woman and the Ape by Peter Høeg
  • 03. The Moon Moth (Graphic Novel) by Jack Vance & Humayoun Ibrahim
  • 02. Tentacle by Rita Indiana
  • 01. Monster Portraits by Del Samatar & Sofia Samatar

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