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From Graz, Steiermark Austria
Age 41
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)

Please don't use my old address (Grabenstraße) anymore. PM me or my address buddies for an update.

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 is down, please contact linguistkris or Plum-crazy, who hold my address for this purpose.

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

  • 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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