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From Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
Age 47
Joined Tuesday, April 13, 2004
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"You of all boys should know that Man is the Storytelling Animal, and that in stories are his identity, his meaning and his lifeblood. Do rats tell tales? Do porpoises have narrative purposes? Do elephants ele-phantasise? You know as well as I do that they do not. Men alone burns with books." from: Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie

"Ramchad loved the book above all the others that he possessed, even though he didn't like to admit it to himself. After reading it, when he placed it on the top of the fast-increasing book pile that now had five books, he began to feel the first stirrings of a book-collector's possessive pride." from: The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa

"Sometimes I would see myself as a book with bad binding. You know, like one more reader, one more face-down on the bed and I was going to spill everything, lose control."
from: EM and the big HOOM by Jerry Pinto

Browsing my shelf and my reading-lists, you'll find books in different languages. First of all there are a lot of German books. Well, I am German. Then you'll find quite a lot of books in Dutch. As I lived in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2011, I did of course read a lot of Dutch authors. I've always been reading English books, too, but in 2012 and 2013 I lived in India, so I read a lot in English. Back in Germany I took up Spanish lessons again, which is why you'll find books en español in my reading list every now and then, too. Then came a year in Kyoto and with it a few children's books in Japanese. Back in Germany once again, I became a member of the local library and now I binge read during my daily commute on the train.

My Lifetime Challenge (in German only, sorry):
Leben und Lesen mit der Überlebensbibliothek

Bücher, die ich 2021 gelesen habe

Bücher, die ich 2020 gelesen habe

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Bücher, die ich 2018 gelesen habe

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Bücher, die ich 2016 gelesen habe

Bücher, die ich 2015 gelesen habe

Bücher, die ich 2014 gelesen habe

Books read in 2013

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gelezen in 2011

gelezen in 2010

gelezen in 2009

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