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CollectionsJ.R.R. Tolkien (193), Harry Potter (22), Jane Austen (26), Bronte Sisters (25), D.H. Lawrence (26), Goethe (92), England (139), Scotland (111), Wales (55), Ireland (81), Australia (109), Classics - English (156), Classics - German (185), German Lit. since 1945 (75), Contemporary Literature (61), Drama (66), Poetry (74), World Literature (23), Autobiography (56), Biography (85), Novels in general (109), SciFi/Dystopy (2), Fantasy (137), Historical Fiction (77), Crime (85), Children's lit (141), English Studies (21), German Studies (22), Medieval Studies (45), Fairie & Mythology (11), Ancient History (27), History (80), Contemporary History (13), Religion (26), Arts & Music (52), Architecture/Interior Design (37), Historic fashion (2), Coffee Table Books (150), Bibliophile (11), Gift Books (19), Christmas (21), Food (8), Cook Books (19), Yoga (4), Self-help (5), Film & TV (41), Football (11), Languages (14), Dictionaries & Reference Books (49), Nature & Animals (38), Travel (44), Travel Stories (45), Guidebooks (114), Germany (99), Western Europe (67), Southern Europe (56), Northern Europe (18), Eastern Europe (25), Middle East (12), Africa (35), Asia (62), Americas (50), Oceania (12), Arctic & Antarctica (9), Disney Comics (19), Didaktik (33), Unterrichtsmaterial Deutsch (406), Unterrichtsmaterial Englisch (316), Unterrichtsmaterial Kommunikation (11), Your library (2,947), Currently reading (4), To read (745), Favorites (120), All collections (2,951)


Tags* (266), DT (261), Umschlag! (249), D Oberstufe (143), Leseliste (142), Uni (100), UK16 (97), E Oberstufe (96), D Jgst EF (96), K (92) — see all tags

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Recommendations222 recommendations

About meMy two favourite passions are traveling and reading! So what could be better than combining the two and reading books about traveling and different places in the world? This is why I have been reading more and more travel books lately. Another connection is that I like to visit places associated with my favourite authors. So far I have visited Oxford, Warwick, Leeds and Bournemouth (J.R.R. Tolkien), Bath, Chawton, Lyme Regis and Winchester (Jane Austen) and Haworth and Scarborough (Bronte sisters).

About my libraryApart from travel books I read about many other topics. I admire and love everything Tolkien and am an avid collector of his books and any secondary literature. I also have particular interest in 19th century woman writers and when finishing my masters degree in German and English Studies I wrote my final thesis on George Eliot and the Bronte sisters.
As with most members of LibraryThing, there are many more topics I like to read about and genres I enjoy, and my library reflects this.

Read in 2017:
1. Max Frisch: Homo faber (****) REREAD
2. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield (*****)
3. Muriel Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (****°)
4. Christian Liederer: Bertolt Brecht - Leben und Werk [audiobook] (****°)
5. Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (*****) REREAD
6. Kurt Rothmann: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers - Erläuterungen und Dokumente (****) REREAD
7. Emily Bronte: The Night is Darkening Round Me (***°)
8. Christian Liederer: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Leben und Werk [audiobook] (****)
9. Theodor Fontane: Der Stechlin (***)
10. Bertolt Brecht: Der gute Mensch von Sezuan (*****)
11. Antonia Fraser (ed.): Mary Queen of Scots - An Anthology of Poetry (***)
12. D.H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley's Lover (*****)
13. Henry James: The Beast in the Jungle (*****)
14. Herman Melville: The Maldive Shark (***°)
15. Stieg Larsson: Verblendung (****)
16. Jojo Moyes: Me Before You (****)
17. Johann Wolfgang Goethe: Römische Elegien (****)
18. Dionne Brand: What We All Long For (****)
19. David McCleery: Schnellkurs Romantik [audiobook] (***°)
20. Bertolt Brecht: Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe (***) REREAD
21. Clive Unger-Hamilton: Schnellkurs Romantik [audiobook] (****)

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, Arthurian Legends, Australian LibraryThingers, Baker Street and Beyond, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, German Library Thingers, It's a LondonThing, Medieval Europe, Naval History and Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Agatha Christie, George Eliot, Cornelia Funke, Diana Gabaldon, Rebecca Gablé, Elizabeth Gaskell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Bernhard Hennen, Thomas King, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Rosamunde Pilcher, Theodor Storm, J. R. R. Tolkien, Christa Wolf (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAngus & Robertson - Cairns Central, Armchair Books, Blackwell's Oxford, Bookends (Keswick), Bosorne Books - The Cook Book, Buchhandlung Memminger, Buchhandlung Morisse, Dominicanen (voorheen Selexyz/Polare), Edinburgh Books, Eduard Höllrigl, Elizabeth's South Terrace, Elizabeth’s Bookshop, Perth, Exchange Bookshop, Globetrotter Köln, Harbour Bookshop &(closed 2015), Leakey's Bookshop, LUDWIG Presse- und Buchhandlung im Hauptbahnhof Köln, Mayersche Buchhandlung Köln Neumarkt, Newlyn Books, Oxfam Books & Music - St Ives, Stanfords, The Old Town Bookshop, Tolkienwinkel, VUB Printmedia Filiale an der Universität, Waterstone's Edinburgh (West End)

Favorite librariesBodleian Library, British Library, Durham University - Palace Green Library, James Cook University Library Services - Cairns, Trinity College Library Dublin, Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek Köln, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, University of Manchester - John Rylands Library, Deansgate

Other favoritesThe British Museum, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Sydney Opera House, Nationalmuseet / National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen, James Cook University Cairns

Favorite listsAustralia and New Zealand Books, Best Arthurian Fiction, Best of Travel Narratives, Books Set in East Asia, Female Protagonist, On the Road Again - Quests, Voyages and Journeys, Read the book and saw the movie, water on the brain: maritime fiction

LocationGerman North Sea Coast

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 15, 2012

Currently readingThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux
Andrina and Other Stories by George Mackay Brown
London Poems. by Adolf (Hrsg.): Barth

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