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From Graz, Steiermark Austria
Age 40
Joined Monday, December 22, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 7 4,785
released in the wild 6 3,794
controlled releases 0 484
releases caught 2 484
controlled releases caught 1 370
books found 0 655
tell-a-friend referrals 0 82
new member referrals 0 31
forum posts 5 3,174
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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 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 is down, please contact linguistkris or Plum-crazy, who hold my address for this purpose.

BOOKS READ (i.e. finished reading) IN 2019:
(titles in red = REDUCE MT TBR CHALLENGE 2019)

  • 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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