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2020: Paul S and his books - 3

1paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 3:11pm


a corona flag on the Mittlere Brücke in Basel

a ferry crossing the Rhine

2paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 3:25pm

I am Paul from Switzerland, widower and father of three (30, 32, 34 years old) and grandfather of one (10 months).

I work part time as a librarian and part time in a Caritas shop, selling food and stuff to refugees and low-income-people. And I work in different functions in a free church.

Hobbies are reading, photography and hiking. I also do some proofreading for wikisource, and occasionally load up a picture to wikipedia (especially photos of free book places I find, which are also to find here in LT local). I also fill up the graveyars on findagrave.com with pictures of graves of Swiss and German cemeteries.

My wife Suki was a Korean from Kwangju, Cheollanamdo. She was working as a nurse in Switzerland. So I do know a little bit Korean and love Korean food. She died three years ago of cancer.

3paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 3:14pm


the minster/church of Bern (Bern has no cathedral - there was never a bishop residing in that town


view from the tower of the church down to the river Aare

4paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 4:47pm

Bern

view from the church tower, with 100,6 m the highest church tower in Switzerland, above the city of Bern


344 steps leading up to the top

5paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 5:06pm

Book Meme

Describe yourself: Ein Mensch mit Zukunft (a man with future)

Describe how you feel:

Describe where you currently live: Das Labyrinth der Welt (the labyrinth of the world)

Your favourite time of day is:

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Die glücklichen Inseln hinter dem Winde (The Happy Islands behind the Wind)

Your favorite form of transportation: Fahrerflucht (hit-and-run)

Your best friend is: Bruder Cadfael und der Ketzerlehrling (brother Cadfael and the heretic apprentice)

You and your friends are: Käpt'n Kaos und die Schoko-Aliens (Captain Chaos and the chocolate aliens)

Your worst enemy: Das Monster vom blauen Planeten (the monster from the blue planet)

What’s the weather like:

You fear: Der Fliegenmelker (the fly milker)

What is the best advice you have to give:

Thought for the day: das Glück ist eine Schmusedecke (happiness is a cuddle blanket)

How you would like to die:

Your soul’s present condition:

What is life for you: Leben ohne Alltag (a life, which is not only everday life

Your favorite pet: Kleiner Frosch ganz gross (little frog, so big)

Your favorite food: Heilige Wasser (holy waters)

A slogan to remember: Hoffnung ist kein Märchen (Hope is not a fairy tale)

Favorite hobby: Mord nach Muster (murder by pattern)

A good place you like reading books: Der verzauberte Garten (The enchanted garden)

Something you carry always with you: Der Ring (the ring)

A last word: Shhh!

6paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 3:40pm

books read so far

1) Leben ohne Alltag : kleine Erzählungen by Wilhelm Busch
2) Das Monster vom blauen Planeten by Cornelia Funke
3) Spuren im Schnee by Patricia M. Saint John
4) Sonnenvogel : Toms abenteuerliche Reise um die Welt by Detlef Eigenbrodt
5) The tale of Timmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter
6) Den hingeschlachteten Völkern! by Romain Rolland
7) Tom auf der Flucht by Detlef Eigenbrodt
8) Die weinende Susannah : Roman by Alona Kimhi
9) Kleiner Frosch ganz gross by Michael Schober
10) Der kleine Mock : aus dem Leben eines Stadtbübleins by Olga Meyer
11) Die zwölf kleinen Propheten und ihre endgeschichtlichen Weissagungen by Samuel Limbach
12) Ein Mensch mit Zukunft : im Gespräch mit Abraham und Mose by Peter Rüesch
13) Das Attentat : Roman by Graham Greene
14) Findus zieht um by Sven Nordqvist
15) Didache = Zwölf-Apostel-Lehre. Tradition apostolica = apostolische Überlieferung ed. by Georg Schöllgen
16) Käpt'n Kaos und die Schoko-Aliens by Thomas Klischke
17) Zwölf jüdische Erzählungen by Adam Zieliński
18) Shhh! : Lift the flaps. Peep through the holes by Sally Grindley
19) Bruder Cadfael und der Ketzerlehrling : ein mittelalterlicher Kriminalroman by Ellis Peters
20) Heilige Wasser by Ignace Mariétan
21) Liluli : mit 32 Holzschnitten by Romain Rolland
22) Die Tadschiken im Spiegel der Geschichte : Band 1 Von den Ariern zu den Samaniden by Ėmomalī Raḩmon
23) Mord nach Muster : Kriminalfälle des Richters Di, alten chinesischen Originalquellen entnommen by Robert Hans Gulik
24) Oben in der Villa : Roman by William Somerset Maugham
25) Altes Brauchtum in den Werken Jeremias Gotthelfs by Fritz Huber-Renfer
26) Das Labyrinth der Welt : Roman by Ross King
27) Dreiklang neuer Erzähler by Hedy Weber-Dühring, Hans Mohler, Wolfgang Eric Wiesner
28) Der Schrecksenmeister : ein kulinarisches Märchen aus Zamonien von Gofid Letterkerl ; neu erzählt von Hildegunst von Mythenmetz ; Roman by Walter Moers
29) Obelix GmbH & Co.KG by René Goscinny
30) Evie Blackwell - Tote Spuren by Dee Henderson
31) Das weisse Krokodil : Roman by C. C. Bergius
32) Die Dame aus Dubai : Comic by Thierry Smolderen
33) Das Kamel mit dem Nasenring by Salim Alafenisch
34) Mein schwarzer Hund : wie ich meine Depression an die Leine legte by Matthew Johnstone
35) Ein Tag auf dem Piratenschiff by Christa Holtei
36) Berndeutsch und Hochdeutsch im Werk Jeremias Gotthelfs by Fritz Huber-Renfer
37) Chamzas Augen : Comic by Thierry Smolderen
38) Grossmutters Familienfest by Diane Goode (Illustrator)
39) Zum Frühstück Krokodile by Alison Lester
40) Lügnerin : Roman by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
41) Hoffnung ist kein Märchen by C. S. Lewis
42) Der Ring by Herbert Plate
43) Mord in Mompé : Kriminalroman by Jon Durschei
44) Noah baut die Arche by D. M. Prescott
45) Inspektor Jury schläft ausser Haus : Roman by Martha Grimes
46) Frau Schmitt fährt mit : Fröhliche Reisegeschichten zum Vorlesen und Erinnern by Uli Zeller
47) Das Reispflanzerlied : Roman by Eileen Chang
48) Wer die Vergangenheit stiehlt by Tony Hillerman
49) Fahrerflucht by Carlo Meier
50) Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse : Roman by Thomas Meyer
51) Luftgärten : Kate Brannigans zweiter Fall by Val MacDermid
52) Der Fliegenmelker und andere Erzählungen : Geschichten aus Damaskus by Rafik Schami
53) Nach der Ewigkeit by Maxim Ossipow
54) Die glücklichen Inseln hinter dem Winde oder wo Tante Julies Reise endet : Geschichten vom Glück ; vom vierundsiebzigsten bis zum achtzigsten Tag by James Krüss
55) U is for undertow by Sue Grafton
56) Das lose Glück by Matthias Zschokke
57) Der verzauberte Garten by Edith Nesbit
58) Blumen für Polt : Kriminalroman by Alfred Komarek
59) Die Villen der Frau Hürsch : Roman by Alfred Komarek
60) Die Peanuts - das Glück ist eine Schmusedecke by Charles M. Schulz
61) The sellout : a novel by Paul Beatty
62) Pia Plappermaul by Sandra Grimm and Brigit Antoni (Illustrator)

7paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 4:15pm

9paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 4:42pm

the alphabet according to my own books

A: Das Attentat : Roman by Graham Greene
B: Bruder Cadfael und der Ketzerlehrling : ein mittelalterlicher Kriminalroman by Ellis Peters
C:
D:
E: Evie Blackwell - Tote Spuren by Dee Henderson
F: Findus zieht um by Sven Nordqvist
G: Die glücklichen Inseln hinter dem Winde by James Krüss
H: Hoffnung ist kein Märchen by C. S. Lewis
I: Inspektor Jury schläft ausser Haus : Roman by Martha Grimes
J:
K: Kleiner Frosch ganz gross by Michael Schober
L: Leben ohne Alltag by Wilhelm Busch
M: Ein Mensch mit Zukunft by Peter Rüesch
N: Noah baut die Arche by D. M. Prescott
O: Oben in der Villa by William Somerset Maugham
P: Pia Plappermaul by Sandra Grimm
Q:
R: Der Ring by Herbert Plate
S: Spuren im Schnee by Patricia M. Saint John
T: The tale of Timmy Tiptoes by Beatrix Potter
U:
V: Der verzauberte Garten by Edith Nesbit
W: Die weinende Susannah by Alona Kimhi
X:
Y:
Z: Zum Frühstück Krokodile by Alison Lester

10paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 4:42pm

the alphabet according to borrowed books

A: Altes Brauchtum in den Werken Jeremias Gotthelfs by Fritz Huber-Renfer
B: Blumen für Polt : Kriminalroman by Alfred Komarek
C: Chamzas Augen : Comic by Thierry Smolderen
D: Didache = Zwölf-Apostel-Lehre. Tradition apostolica = apostolische Überlieferung
E:
F:
G:
H: Heilige Wasser by Ignace Mariétan
I:
J:
K: Der kleine Mock by Olga Meyer
L: Liluli by Romain Rolland
M: Das Monster vom blauen Planeten by Cornelia Funke
N: Nach der Ewigkeit by Maxim Ossipow
O:
P:
Q:
R: Das Reispflanzerlied : Roman by Eileen Chang
S: The sellout : a novel by Paul Beatty
T: Die Tadschiken im Spiegel der Geschichte by Ėmomalī Raḩmon
U: U is for undertow by Sue Grafton
V: Die Villen der Frau Hürsch : Roman by Alfred Komarek
W:
X:
Y:
Z: Die zwölf kleinen Propheten und ihre endgeschichtlichen Weissagungen by Samuel Limbach

12paulstalder
Editado: Ago 22, 2020, 3:22pm



welcome

13johnsimpson
Ago 22, 2020, 4:07pm

Happy new thread Paul.

14quondame
Ago 22, 2020, 4:56pm

Happy new thread!

>12 paulstalder: What a delightful young one!

15FAMeulstee
Ago 22, 2020, 5:41pm

Happy new thread, Paul!

>4 paulstalder: 344 steps is a lot, I would not even try.

16figsfromthistle
Ago 22, 2020, 6:16pm

Happy new one!

Great pictures

17drneutron
Ago 22, 2020, 7:13pm

Happy new thread!

18PaulCranswick
Ago 22, 2020, 8:36pm

Happy New Thread, Paul.

19paulstalder
Ago 23, 2020, 3:37am

>14 quondame: thanks, Susan. He is a real sunshine. He is crawling around a lot, so the parents have to put away all the flowerpots and other stuff on the floor

>15 FAMeulstee: I was pretty exhausted after the main part, 254 steps. Up there they checked your tickets :) - and the lady there asked me if I wanted some water or needed some help. No, I was just trying to be as quick as my much younger colleague who went ahea of me ...

>16 figsfromthistle: thanks, Anita. We had a bib.rel.ch meeting, a meeting of librarians who work in religious/theological libraries. At the end we had a guided tour through the church of Bern

>17 drneutron: thanks, Jim

>18 PaulCranswick: thanks for coming by, Paul

20thornton37814
Ago 25, 2020, 7:26am

Enjoyed the photos from Bern near the top of the thread. That really is quite the view from the tower!

21SirThomas
Ago 25, 2020, 8:10am

Happy New Thread Paul, Thanks for the wonderful pictures!
>12 paulstalder: I am glad that he is doing so well.
I wish you and yours a good time.

22karenmarie
Ago 28, 2020, 10:24am

Hi Paul! A belated happy new thread.

>4 paulstalder: 344 steps reminds me of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in my state of North Carolina. They were a little bit wider but as steep and I also remember my legs cramping after going up and down! I did this when my daughter was 8 and we were on a 3-day/night field trip. It’s not something I’d ever attempt again, 19 years later.

>12 paulstalder: Such a darling little boy.

23paulstalder
Editado: Ago 30, 2020, 6:36am

duplicate

24paulstalder
Ago 30, 2020, 6:35am

>20 thornton37814: Bern is a nice city to visit, Lori, not too big.

>21 SirThomas: Thanks, Thomas. We are very grateful for his good development now.

>22 karenmarie: Thanks, Karen, yes, that he is :)
The stairs climbing would have been okay, if I hadn't tried to follow my colleague in front of me - I should have taken my own pace from the beginning

25paulstalder
Ago 31, 2020, 3:38pm

63) Tod am Cours Mirabeau : ein Provence-Krimi by Mary L. Longworth. Close to Marine Bonnet's apartment in Aix-en-Provence, a new restaurant opened, there is a fountain in the garden in the back of it which has a curse on it: as soon as there happens a murder or so, the water stops flowing - and really when a body buried is found near the fountain, the water stops running ... judge Verlaque is investigating. A fair mystery with some local flair.

26paulstalder
Ago 31, 2020, 4:55pm

64) Eine feine Gesellschaft : Roman by Amanda Cross. During student unrest on the campus, a professor takes the wrong medicine and dies ... Kate Fansler is present and starts to ask around ... a bit too many characters, and a lot W. H Auden quotes. A mystery in a university setting

27paulstalder
Set 12, 2020, 4:11am

65) Der Narr : Lebensweisheit in Parabeln by Kahlil Gibran. Short parables about life.

28paulstalder
Set 12, 2020, 4:24am

66) Herz der Finsternis : Erzählung by Joseph Conrad. A journey on the river Kongo during colonial times. A dark atmosphere, uneasy description of colonialism, slavery, hunt for ivory.

29paulstalder
Set 12, 2020, 4:44am

67) Der Argentinier : Novelle by Klaus Merz. An old man tells his grand daughter about his emigration to Argentina and his return to Switzerland and his love. He wanted to be a gaucho but had an allergic reaction to the Argentinian hay, so he learned tango. When returned home he never danced except at the wedding of his daughter ... a search for his own self

30paulstalder
Set 12, 2020, 7:30am

68) Die lateinischen Grabinschriften in den Kreuzgängen des Basler Münsters by Andreas Pronay. The Latin epitaphs in the cloister of the Basler Münster are all translated now, this book contains 199 epitaphs. A photography of the epitaph, the Latin text, a German translation and some additional information. A useful source book.



I used it for enriching my pictures of the epitaphs on findagrave. Since I don't know Latin, this book was very helpful in translating/transliterating the Latin texts. There are now 438 entries for the Cathedral of Basel there https://de.findagrave.com/cemetery/1964327/cathedral-of-basel

31paulstalder
Set 12, 2020, 7:47am



This is one of the epitaphs: Jacob Bernoulli, the mathematician. There is a spiral on the epitaph - but the wrong one, Bernoulli wanted a logarithmic spiral, not an Archimedean spiral, which the stonemason made :)

32LilyMann
Set 12, 2020, 8:10am

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33paulstalder
Set 20, 2020, 4:51pm

69) Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier. In the 17th century delft Griet becomes the maid in the house of the painter Jan Vermeer. She has to support her family, so has to work hard in this household. She also loves colours and learns a lot about painting there ... a great story about a young woman

34paulstalder
Set 20, 2020, 5:10pm

70) Das Tal der Abenteuer by Enid Blyton. Philip, Dinah, Jack and Lucy board the wrong plane and so land in another country in a valley where all the houses were destroyed and a treasure should be hidden in a cave ... great children story



What struck me now, is the fact, that there is talk about a war in that country, but the children reacted as they would know nothing about a war or that that happened a long time ago. The book was first published 1947

35paulstalder
Set 21, 2020, 10:28am

71) Boarding Time : Kriminalroman by Peter Hänni. Five friends fly from Switzerland to South Africa, there they hire Harley Davidson motorcycles and tour the country. But then one of them gets attacked nad dies in the hospital. But who is behind the murder? Why was he attacked? ... a Swiss mystery about friendship, loyalty and greed

36figsfromthistle
Set 22, 2020, 7:26am

>34 paulstalder: Sounds interesting

37paulstalder
Set 26, 2020, 11:24am

>36 figsfromthistle: it was interesting. But I think I was enjoying it more when I read it when I was a teenager

38paulstalder
Editado: Set 26, 2020, 11:34am

72) Ein Liebeslied zwischen Himmel und Erde : das Hohelied by Dave Brander. A short introductory and commentary to the Song of Songs. First comes a short history about the development of the interpretation of the Song of Songs, and the a commentary chapter by chapter, always linking the chapter to the present. He regards the Song as a love poem (Salomo and his love) but also an allegory (Christ and his bride). Interesting read

39paulstalder
Set 27, 2020, 10:17am

73) Wien kann sehr kalt sein : Kriminalroman by Georg Koytek. During a rehearsal of Hamlet in the Burgtheater in Vienna, king Claudius fell off the stage and was impaled by metal lances underneath. An accident? Free lace policeman Conrad is smuggled in undercover as a Komparse (extra) .... a strange world at the famous Viennese theater, sometimes I was a bit confused by the building and the historical tidbits inserted in the mystery

40paulstalder
Set 27, 2020, 11:53am

74) Jorinde und Joringel : ein Singspiel für Kinder by Marianne Garff. A play for children. The witch takes Jorinde away and changes her into a bird. Joringel, the shepard boy, goes out to find the magic flower which will break the spell ... text and songs from the 1950s

41paulstalder
Set 29, 2020, 4:59am

75) Der Fels des Schreckens by Heiner Gross. A 16-year-old disappears and an anonymous caller reports a corpse beneath the Rock of Witches, but the police arrives, no-one is found. But where is the girl? Kommissar Morger is investigating, his twins helping him ... a good mystery for teenagers

42SirThomas
Set 29, 2020, 7:25am

Congratulations on reaching the magic 75, Paul!
I wish you a wonderful autumn.

43figsfromthistle
Set 29, 2020, 8:03am

Congrats on reading 75 books!!!

44quondame
Set 29, 2020, 6:08pm

Congratulations on reaching the 75 books/year!

45drneutron
Set 29, 2020, 9:11pm

Congrats!

46paulstalder
Set 30, 2020, 4:21am

>42 SirThomas: >43 figsfromthistle: >44 quondame: >45 drneutron: thanks a lot. I am pleased that I reached that number. It didn't look so good a month or two ago. I still feel a bit strange and have cut down on various things I'd usually do

47paulstalder
Set 30, 2020, 4:41am

statistics for August

1183 pages, 6 books,

5 books were written in German, in 1 English, and 0 in Swiss German

nationalities: CH , D 1, GB , A 1, CDN 1, USA 3

dead 2, alive 4
male 3, female 3

oldest 1989, newest 2017 (book, my copy)
oldest 1970, newest 2016 (work, first published)

I added 0 bookmarks and 19 books to my collections

48paulstalder
Editado: Set 30, 2020, 5:30am

add-ons

41) Das grosse Buch vom Essig : Hausrezepte aus Grossmutters Zeiten Emily Thacker
- first published: 1994
- first words: Wer hat sich nicht mindestens einmal im Leben gewünscht, unsterblich zu sein?
42) Der Regenkönig : Roman by Saul Bellow
- 1958
- What made me take this trip to Africa?
43) Erzählungen und Tagebücher by Katherine Mansfield
- 1974
- In den Tagen unserer Kindheit wohnten wir in einem grossen, alten, verwinkelten Haus, das einsam inmitten von ausgedehnten Gärten, Obst- und Weideland hockte.
44) Die Braut im Schnee : Roman by Jan Seghers
- 2007
- Als die Zahnärztin Gabriele Hasler am Nachmittag des 11. November hörte, wie ihre Sprechstundenhilfe die Praxistür hinter sich ins Schloss zog, wurde sie, wie schon mehrfach in den vergangenen Tagen, von einer unerklärlichen Unruhe erfasst.
45) Die Kaffeehausgeschichten des Abu al Abed by Jusuf Naoum
- 1987
- Es gibt bei uns in den arabischen Ländern Berufe, die eine sehr lange Tradition und eine grosse Bedeutung haben.
46) Nymphen gehören ins Meer! : Roman by Margaret Millar
- 1982
- Das Mädchen fiel auf, noch ehe es die Kanzlei betrat.
47) Der Salon : Roman by Gerhard Meir
- 2002
- Schutzlos wie nasse Welpen sassen sie da.
48) Gaukler : Roman by Christine Teichmann
- 2017
- Das schreckliche Schafkostüm dämpft nur kurz die Flammen, das Feuer brennt schon lange und ist stark.
49) Denn rein soll deine Seele sein : Roman by Faye Kellerman
- 1986
- "Für einen guten kugel brauchst du vor allem natürlich gute Kartoffeln", rief Sarah Libba über den lärmenden Haartrockner hinweg Rina zu.
50) Der geteilte Himmel : Erzählung by Christa Wolf
- 1963
- Die Stadt, kurz vor Herbst noch in Glut getaucht nach dem kühlen Regensommer dieses Jahres, atmete heftiger als sonst.

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49paulstalder
Editado: Set 30, 2020, 5:49am

add-ons
51) Der Verfolger by Julio Cortázar
- 2009
- Dédée rief mich am Nachmittag an, um mir zu sagen, daß es Johnny nicht gut gehe, und ich bin sofort ins Hotel gegangen.
52) Coole Nummer : als ich der Grösste war ; Roman by Jason Reynolds
- 2014
- "Okay, hör zu", sagte Noodles.
53) Niemand sieht dich, wenn du weinst : Die dramatische Lebensgeschichte einer jungen Afrikanerin by Fauziya Kassindja
- 1998
- Nach dem Mittagessen kehrte ich in meine Zelle zurück.
54) Red mist by Patricia Cornwell
- 2011
- Iron rails the rusty brown of old blood cut across a cracked paved road that leads deeper into the Lowcountry.
55) Schwestern schenkt der liebe Gott by M. Z. Thomas
- 1956
- Wenn man nach langer Zeit bekannte Gesichter wiedersieht, gibt es eine Menge zu erzählen.
56) Die Nacht der Wünsche : Roman by Salim Alafenisch
- 1996
- Vor langer Zeit lebte ein mächtiger Sultan.
57) Die Souffleuse : Roman by Friederike Kretzen
- 1989
- Da gerade glitt die Sonne draussen vorbei.
58) Villa Cassel : ihr Erbauer, ihre Gäste, ihre Wandlungen by Ulrich Halder
- 1978
- Am 3. März 1852 wird dem Kölner Bürger Jacob Cassel und seiner Gemahlin Amalia, geborene Rosenheim, ein Büblein geschenkt.
59) Die Schattenkönigin by Assia Djebar
- 1987
- Schatten und Sultanin; Schatten hinter der Sultanin.
60) Fasten : dein persönlicher Leitfaden by Gemeindezentrum Bethel (Wettingen)
- 2018
- Ich gratuliere dir dazu, dass du dich mit dem Thema Fasten auseinandersetzt.

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50paulstalder
Editado: Out 1, 2020, 3:45pm

add-ons
61) Die einsamen Schrecken der Liebe : Roman by James Meek
- 2005
- Als Kyrill Iwanowitsch Samarin zwölf war - Jahre bevor er, neben dem Duft von Büchern und Parfüm im Rock eines Mädchens den Geruch von Dynamit einatmete -, bedrängte er seinen Onkel, ihm zu erlauben, seinen Vatersnamen gegen einen anderen zu tauschen.
62) Die Pharaonen by Christian Jacq
- 1996
- Grosse Pyramiden, riesige Tempel, Kolossalstatuen, die zugleich streng und freundlich erscheinen.
63) Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch ; a novel by Terry Pratchett
- 1990
- It was a nice day.
64) Ein ganz besonderer Fall : ein mittelalterlicher Krimi by Ellis Peters
- 1985
- Der August nahte im Sommer des Jahres 1141 lohfarben wie ein Löwe und schläfrig und schnurrend wie ein Kätzchen am Herd.
65) Mutters Geburtstag : Notizen zu einer Reise und Nachdenken über A. ; ein Bericht by Laure Wyss
- 1978
- Im Halbkreis vor der Kathedrale, den Erklärungen des Reiseführers lauschend, sahen sich die Touristen zum erstenmal ins Gesicht.
66) Der Gesang der Blinden : Roman by Franco Supino
- 1999
- "Do you know where Binga is?"
67) Limmatfalter : vo abe-mischte bis zwitschere ; auf den Limmatblüten gesichtet by Fritz Herdi
- 1956
- abe-mischte - gründlich die Meinung sagen
68) Emergent : The Power of Systemic Intelligence to Navigate the Complexity of M&A by Mieke Jacobs
- 2019
- 'Our company has a strong DNA,' he says.
69) Der Gesandte des Papstes : Roman by Christoph Lode
- 2007
- Das Mädchen regte sich unter der Decke und murmelte etwas.
70) Der Rest war Schweigen Roman : Roman ; Anastasijas zweiter Fall by Aleksandra Marinina
- 1997
- Das schwarze Kleid umschloss eng die schlanke Figur, betonte vorteilhaft die schönen Brüste und die schmale Taille.

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51paulstalder
Editado: Out 1, 2020, 4:26pm

add-ons
71) Bad Banker : Thriller by Markus Will
- 2010
- Freitag, 2. Oktober 2009, St. Lawrence Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut, gut eine Stunde nördlich von New York City.
72) Entscheide gut - lebe besser! : Der heilsame Prozess, aus Fehlern zu lernen by Henry Cloud
- 2014
- Ich weiss es noch, als wäre es gestern gewesen.
73) The Musical Journey of Opera Singer Lenora Lafayette : A Louisiana Treasure by Kyla Dean Pitcher
- 2006
- On July 26, 1953, the Times-Picayune States Roto Magazine featured an article about an African-American soprano from Baton Rouge who rose to stardom on “an empty stomach.”
74) Adolf Guyer-Zeller (1839-1899) : extracts from the journals of his travels 1857-1862 by Adolf Guyer-Zeller
- 1994
- The locomotive whistled, the train set off and 5 hours later I was in Lyons, a city with an imposing population of 300,000 inhabitants - a figure which, by its very size, indicated that great things were in store for me.
75) Das Louis Chevrolet Abenteuer by Pierre Barras
- 2004
- "Am fünfundzwanzigsten Dezember achtzehnhundertachtundsiebzig, 25. Dezember 1878, um halb elf Uhr nachmittags, ist in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Rue du Grenier 22a, Louis Joseph Chevrolet geboren, ehelicher Sohn von Joseph Félicien Chevrolet, Uhrmacher und von Marie Anne Angeline, geborene Mahon, von Beurnevésin, seiner Frau."
76) Durst : Kriminalroman by Jo Nesbø
- 2017
- Er starrte in das weisse Nichts.
77) Offshore : ein Fall für Kostas Charitos Roman by Petros Markaris
- 2017
- "Das Leben im Grabe, in dem du liegst, o Christus ..."
78) Um der Engel willen by Derek Prince
- 2003
- Als Paulus Anweisungen gab über die Art und Weise, wie die Gemeinde des Neuen Testaments mit dem Bereich Anbetung umgehen sollte, schrieb er: "Darum soll die Frau eine Macht (ein Zeichen der Autorität) auf dem Haupt haben um der Engel willen."
79) Mennonites in transition from Switzerland to America : emigrant and immigrant experience Anabaptist documents by Andrea Boldt
- 1997
- In the course of revising our brochure, especially by supplementing it with additional documents, the project has undergone a slight shift of emphasis.
80) The Ammann family of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1450-1950 by Ernst Rüedi
- 2005
- The history of an old family of a city (as is the case in this presentation) is always somehow linked with the general events and well-being of the city in which the family has lived and perhaps has even become illustrious. Ammann family of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1450-1950 by Ernst Rüedi

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52paulstalder
Editado: Out 1, 2020, 4:51pm

add-ons
81) Schlafen werden wir später : Roman by Zsuzsa Bánk
- 2017
- Liebste Johanna,
heute Morgen hat Simon beim ersten frühen, viel zu frühen Kaffee gesagt, wäre er zehn Jahre jünger und hätte drei Kinder weniger, hätte er mich schon verlassen
82) Hilfe, ich habe meine Lehrerin geschrumpft by Sabine Ludwig
- 2006
- Ich heisse Felix Vorndran, und man braucht nicht viel Phantasie, um sich die blöden Bemerkungen vorzustellen, die ich mir wegen dieses Namens anhören muss.
83) Bretonisches Vermächtnis : Kommissar Dupins achter Fall by Jean-Luc Bannalec
- 2018
- Es gab Tage, da war die Welt vor allem eines: Himmel.
84) Die Geldmacher von Harlem by Chester B. Himes
- 1957
- Hank zählte den Packen Geld ab.
85) Der Hühnerdieb : Roman by Shulamith Lapid
- 1991
- Als Lisi Badichi loszog, um über die Beerdigung von Polizeiinspektor Awner "Rosi" Rosen und seiner Freundin Tami Simon zu berichten, wäre ihr im Traum nicht eingefallen, dass der Tote bei ihrer Rückkehr in ihrer Wohnung sitzen würde.
86) She by H. Rider Haggard
- 1886
- In giving to the world the record of what, looked at as an adventure only, is I suppose one of the most wonderful and mysterious experiences ever undergone by mortal men, I feel it incumbent on me to explain what my exact connection with it is.
87) Wendemarke : Roman by William Faulkner
- 1935
- Eine ganze Minute lang stand Jiggs in den dünnen Konfetti-Spritzern vom vergangenen Abend, die wie verwehter, schmutziger Schaum am unteren Rand des Fensters lagen, wippte leicht auf den Spitzen seiner fettfleckigen Tennisschuhe und betrachtete die Stiefel.
88) Der Kreuzworträtsel-Mörder : der ehrliche Bericht über einen Mord in Halle by Kai Meyer
- 1993
- Am Vortag war ein Schneesturm über den Harz hinweg getobt, wie ihn das Land seit Jahren nicht mehr erlebt hatte.
89) Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
- 1940
- "Elinor Katharine Carlisle."
90) Ein Liebeslied zwischen Himmel und Erde : das Hohelied by Dave Brander
- 2020
- Ein Abend im Spätsommer 2010.

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53paulstalder
Out 2, 2020, 3:52am

statistics for September

2152 pages, 11 books,

10 books were written in German, 1 in English, and 0 in Swiss German

nationalities: CH 5, D 1, GB 2, A 1, CDN , USA 1, Lebanon 1

dead 5, alive 6
male 8, female 3

oldest 1978, newest 2020 (book, my copy)
oldest 1899, newest 2020 (work, first published)

I added 0 bookmarks and 28 books to my collections

54FAMeulstee
Out 3, 2020, 3:45am

>41 paulstalder: Congratulations on reaching 75, Paul!

>51 paulstalder: Noticed you also passed 75 in books added :-)

55paulstalder
Out 3, 2020, 5:25am

>54 FAMeulstee: Thanks, Anita. It all slowed me down readingwise, but I am improving now.
And getting more books is easy with all these public book cases blocking my way ....

56paulstalder
Editado: Out 3, 2020, 5:41am

add-ons
91) Menschen der Reformation : sola scriptura - sola fide - sola gratia - solus christus - soli deo gloria by André Gujer
- 2017
- Am 31. Oktober 2017 jährt sich zum 500sten Mal der Thesenanschlag Martin Luthers an der Schlosskirche in Wittenberg.
92) Nicht die Nacht allein : Roman by Cecilia Samartin
- 2009
- Draussen ging gerade die Sonne auf, als Ana vom Fenster im ersten Stock aus nach Dr. Farrells Wagen Ausschau hielt.
93) Larchmütz 5632 by Jean-Bernard Pouy
- 1999
- Das Leben verläuft zumeist wie eine Honigspur an der Innenwand einer Betonmischtrommel, und dann bringen absurde Ereignisse ganz plötzlich die Dinge durcheinander.
94) Am Anfang war das Meer : Roman by Tomás González
- 1983
- Ihr Gepäck reiste oben, auf dem Dach des Busses.
95) Das klärende Feuer : kleine Erzählungen aus dem Alltag by Elsi Guggisberg-Jossi
- 1985
- Auf einem hohen Draht sitzt ein Star und sucht sich einen Nistkasten aus, der ihm gute Aussicht und Sicherheit bietet.
96) Les Agneaux : roman by Ania Carmel
- 1982
- Nous sommes trois dans le salon.
97) The encyclopedia of butterflies by John Feltwell
- 1993
- In addition to the color plates, information is given about the butterfly species in two ways: in the text and in the symbols.
98) Dshamilja : Erzählung by Tschingis Aitmatow
- 1958
- Wieder einmal stehe ich vor dem kleinen Bild mit dem schlichten, schmalen Rahmen. Morgen in aller Frühe muß ich in den Aul (Dorf) fahren, und ich betrachte das Bild lange und aufmerksam, als könnte es mir gute Wünsche auf den Weg mitgeben.
99) Meine Suche nach Wahrheit by Helmut Mehringer
- 2015
- "Was ist Wahrheit?" - diese Frage stellte schon Pilatus, als Jesus Christus vor ihm stand.
100) Grüezi Gummihälse : warum uns die Deutschen manchmal auf die Nerven gehen by Bruno Ziauddin
- 2008
- Dass ein Schweizer die Deutschen nicht ernst nimmt, kommt eher selten vor.

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57paulstalder
Editado: Out 3, 2020, 5:54am

I found this nice book case when visiting my aunt in Biberist SO. Here I grew up and learned reading books ...
https://www.librarything.de/venue/115239/Offener-B%C3%BCcherschrank-Biberist

58SirThomas
Out 3, 2020, 11:11am

Beautiful.
I wish you a lovely weekend, Paul.

59FAMeulstee
Out 4, 2020, 6:06am

>57 paulstalder: Looks like a lovely place, Paul. You were born there?

60paulstalder
Out 4, 2020, 2:59pm

>59 FAMeulstee: yes, it is a nice place. When I was in the 5th class in school we left.


the Catholic Church next to the cemetery


the house I grew up in; it had a flat roof, the new owners built a new roof; and there were no other houses around, we were just on the edge on the village, having a little creek to play in and some fields


the river Emme running through the village, the Jura mountains in the back

61paulstalder
Out 4, 2020, 3:05pm

>58 SirThomas: thanks Thomas
We celebrated Felix' first birthday :) he is crawling all over the place and tries to climb on every furniture and leg ...

62paulstalder
Out 4, 2020, 3:21pm

76) Mörderblumen by Agatha Christie. A collection of 7 quite different short stories by Christie. Good reading

63paulstalder
Out 4, 2020, 4:05pm

77) Spitzeltango : Roman by Emil Zopfi. Rob fled from Switzerland after a Communist group tried to place a bomb in a weapon's factory, he emigrated to the USA, started a new life and became a professor for German literature. Now when retired he comes back to give a lecture on Max Frisch in his hometown. But his suitcase doesn't arrive, he is missing now his laptop, invitation and hotel booking, and clothes. He meets an old friend with whom he was part of the Communist party then and learns that the fourth guy in the team, the one who betrayed them, is now a right-wing politician and runs for city maire. Somehow they have to stop that traitor ... Rob's old life gets the better of him. Is there a chance he can expose the old injustice and still go back to his American identity? ... a political thriller with old men trying to get justice after years of lost chances

64thornton37814
Out 4, 2020, 9:14pm

Congrats on moving past 75! Looks like you've had some good reads.

65johnsimpson
Out 5, 2020, 9:48am

Hi Paul, congrats on reaching 75 books read for the year.

66paulstalder
Out 6, 2020, 3:04pm

>64 thornton37814: Hej Lori, thanks. Some books were really well written

>65 johnsimpson: Thanks, John. I am glad my reading is taking up speed :)

67paulstalder
Out 6, 2020, 3:44pm

78) Der sechste Sinn des Mr. Reeder : Kriminalroman by Edgar Wallace. Mr Reeder listens to all the rumours he hears and always thinks the worst of anybody he meets and so solves all the strange mysteries the police is overwhelmed with .... a good read

68PaulCranswick
Out 8, 2020, 10:29pm

Slightly late to wish you but congratulations on passing 75 books, Paul.

>60 paulstalder: Thanks for sharing that.

69Whisper1
Out 8, 2020, 10:32pm

Hi Paul. It's been quite awhile since I visited your threads. Congratulations on becoming a grandfather!

70paulstalder
Out 9, 2020, 5:44am

>68 PaulCranswick: thanks, Paul. It was good to see my old home town again. But I also felt, that I don't belong there anymore. Good memories for sure

>69 Whisper1: thanks, Linda. He is a lovely boy. We celebrated his first birthday last Sunday :)

71paulstalder
Out 9, 2020, 5:52am

79) Einst als ... : 3 Tiergeschichten by Paul Eggenberg. Three different short stories about animals: How the frog got his voice (he asked God to have the roar of a lion as his voice, his wish was granted, but when roaring loud, sitting on the lily pad, he fell into the pond and swallowed a lot water which made his voice quacking...), how a giraffe wandered from the zoo into the city (the birds stole the key from the keeper and let her out), and how the hedgehog got his spines ... interesting reading by this Swiss author

72paulstalder
Out 12, 2020, 6:49am

80) Der Wedelemacher : eine Erzählung aus dem Emmental by Gottfried Fankhauser. When his mother died Peter was given to the farmer on the Kohlmatt in the Emmental. He fell in love with the daughter of the house, but her mother was very class conscious and sent the Güterbub/Verdingbub away and married her daughter to another farmer who was better off ... but that one proved to be a pain in the neck ... a well written story of this Bernese author, first published 1945, printed in Fraktur, with all the direct speeches given in Bernese German



A Güterbub or Verdingbub (contracting boy) was a boy who was placed into a new 'home' by the authorities when the parents died or were unfit to raise their children. The authorities payed some money to the people who took on these poor children but only very few did really care for them. The community of the place of origin of the father was responsible for taking these actions. So Peter had to go 'home' to his place of origin and live there and not in the place he was born and grew up.

Only recently the Swiss government paid some restitution for those still alive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdingkinder

Fun fact: When entering the USA (or any other country) they usually ask for a 'place of birth' and I always enter Biberist SO, then they complain because they see Lüthelflüh BE as 'place of origin' in my passport ....

73paulstalder
Editado: Out 12, 2020, 7:02am

>71 paulstalder: the frog trying to quack like a lion....


Wie der Frosch zu seiner Stimme kam / Paul Eggenberg

74paulstalder
Out 15, 2020, 9:43am

81) Silberkiesel : Roman by Hansjörg Schneider. A courier tries to smuggle diamonds into Switzerland, but when caught he flushes down the toilet at the border train station. A Turkish sewer worker finds them and tries to keep them, but the drug syndicate and the police are chasing him ... a mystery with Kommissar Hunkeler, but somehow I didn't get warm with it


75Berly
Out 16, 2020, 4:24pm

Hi, Paul. Just catching up here! Congrats on passing the big 75; 100 might be in your future. Sounds like your grandson is a happy handful, just as it should be. : )

76paulstalder
Out 17, 2020, 9:06am

>75 Berly: Hej Kim, pleased to see you here. You are right, a hundred books should be read by the end of the year :)

77paulstalder
Out 17, 2020, 9:31am

82) Heimlichs : vier bärndütschi Gschichte by Paul Eggenberg. 4 stories in Bernese German about secretly doings:
Glogge Peter (Bell Peter): Peter was a poor farmer who had to pay his debt to his sister. When she got a daughter he started secretly to save money for her. But when we wanted to bring the gift to the young bride before her marriage no-one opened the door at their house ....
Het' doch müesse passiere! (it had to happen): Robert still lived at home and was well guarded by his mother. When a young woman from the village theater came around to ask Robert to play a role in a play. But his mother was furious about the idea Robert playing a love scene with that girl ...
Füfzgi: Albert celebrates his 50th birthday and is afraid of being pushed aside because of his old age ... but his wife wants to show him that the bloom there must be sweet fruits, during summer the fruits are sour and useless but with age the sweetness and good taste of the fruit show.
D'Amnestie: Gustav was putting money from his business aside without paying taxes. The government now offers an amnesty for all those who specify their hidden money. His wife counts the money and put some aside for herself, secretly ...

well written stories

78karenmarie
Out 17, 2020, 10:46am

Hi Paul! I hope you're doing well.

>51 paulstalder: Belated congrats on 75.

>60 paulstalder: The house you grew up in with the new development since you lived there reminds me that the field near where I grew up is now an industrial park. We used to catch frogs and pollywogs in the creek that ran through it and wave at the trains.

79PaulCranswick
Out 17, 2020, 9:53pm

Stopping by to wish you a wonderful and peaceful, Sunday, Paul.

80paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 6:47am

>79 PaulCranswick: Thanks, Paul, I was away for a photographic week again in Hemberg SG. I will share some pix later here.

81paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 6:52am

83) Zeichen Seiner Siege by Alexander Morel. A short history of the Blue Cross in the Bernese Jura. Morel was a pastor of the Reformed church who saw the need and suffering of alcoholics. He joined the Blue Cross and helped those in bitter needs - basically by preaching the gospel of freedom in Christ. ... a personal account of this pious man.

82paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 6:58am

84) The four just men by Edgar Wallace. Four men warn a politician to push an unjust law in parliament, if he does not drop that law he will be killed ... an interesting story

83paulstalder
Editado: Out 28, 2020, 2:42pm

some macro pix I made last week


snail attack


Immergrün (vinca)


a natueal heart

84paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 2:51pm


sunrise at Mount Säntis


sunrise at Cow


a little mushroom

85paulstalder
Editado: Out 28, 2020, 3:06pm


a helicoptre on the Ebenalp




under a bridge

86quondame
Editado: Out 28, 2020, 3:54pm

>82 paulstalder: That's sort of an ultimate fantasy - that those who are doing wrong will be confronted with the final stopper.

>84 paulstalder: Holly Cow! The other photos are pretty amazing, too!

87paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 5:03pm

>86 quondame: Hej Susan, thanks for coming by

about >82 paulstalder:: there is always the question about means being justified by the goal; become a terrorist in order to prevent somebody doing bad deeds? God is the ultimate judge, because for us humans, we will never agree what is good or bad - it stays a fantasy as long as we leave God out of the picture

It was fun to take pictures of that cow, I only realised those sun beams when I saw the picture on my computer.

88paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 5:08pm



89paulstalder
Out 28, 2020, 5:15pm

85) Die Kletten by Max Hamsch. Hans and Klaus are know as 'The Burdocks' (nuisances) in the village because they make so many pranks, one night they want to scare someone so they hid in the cemetery covered with bed cloths, but they were careless and fell into a newly dug grave ... a good story but not so skillfully told

90SirThomas
Out 29, 2020, 8:45am

>87 paulstalder: This is so true...
I love your pictures, Paul. They are gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing them.

92FAMeulstee
Out 30, 2020, 4:10pm

>83 paulstalder: >84 paulstalder: >85 paulstalder: >88 paulstalder: Lovely pictures Paul!
Especially the snail, the mushroom, under the bridge and the cat, looking straight into your eyes.

93paulstalder
Out 31, 2020, 6:27pm

>90 SirThomas: >91 harrygbutler: >92 FAMeulstee: thank you so much for coming by. It's a pleasure to share my pictures here

94paulstalder
Out 31, 2020, 6:33pm


the Basel Fair doesn't take place this year, but the ferris wheel is there


a man making soap bubbles for the kids

95paulstalder
Out 31, 2020, 6:37pm


soap bubbles

96paulstalder
Editado: Out 31, 2020, 6:39pm


it barked on this side, so that must be the front :)

97FAMeulstee
Out 31, 2020, 7:25pm

>96 paulstalder: Aww, a Puli, they are adorable little Hungarian herding dogs.
We once almost got a Kommondor, their big white cousin. And ended up with a Kuvasz (also big, Hungarian and white, a bit less hair).

98paulstalder
Nov 1, 2020, 9:23am

>97 FAMeulstee: i first thought there is some kind of bag lying on the floor next to the soap-bubble-producer - but then it moved and I thought of Rastafaris. so, not a Jamaican dog ... I didn't know that

99paulstalder
Nov 2, 2020, 7:13am

86) A letter for Tiger by Janosch. Tiger is missing his friend Bear, so he asks him to send him a letter from the places he goes to. So Bear starts writing letters to Tiger and then to others as well ... a children's book with the message: write letters to your friends :)

100paulstalder
Nov 2, 2020, 7:25am

87) The mystery of the disappearing cat by Enid Blyton. A Siamese cat disapprears and the garden boy is suspected of having stolen it. But the Find-Outers and Dog are his friends and don't believe the accusations, so they hunt for clues in order to find the thief ... fun read

101paulstalder
Nov 2, 2020, 7:47am

statistics for October

1753 pages, 12 books,

8 books were written in German, 3 in English, and 1 in Swiss German

nationalities: CH 5, D 2, GB 3, A , CDN , USA ,

dead 6, alive 4
male 8, female 2

2 books by Paul Eggenberg
2 books by Edgar Wallace

oldest 1945, newest 2013 (book, my copy)
oldest 1925, newest 2013 (work, first published)

I added 0 bookmarks and 28 books to my collections

102paulstalder
Nov 11, 2020, 3:43pm

88) Our man in Havana : an entertainment by Graham Greene. Mr Wormold is selling vacuum cleaners in Cuba. One day he is approached by an Englishman who asks him to work for the secret service. Wormold needs the money and so agrees and starts inventing sub-agents ... a nice and entertaining read

103paulstalder
Nov 11, 2020, 3:52pm

89) Tod im Herbst : Ein Fall für Guarnaccia ; Roman by Magdalen Nabb. Some tourists report a corpse in the river Arno in Firenze. It takes some time till they find out that a German lady is missing from one of the local hotels. She is the owner of a villa in a near-by town which is rented by some young people who seem to consume drugs ... but why was she murdered and thrown into the Arno and by whom? A well written mystery

104paulstalder
Nov 16, 2020, 9:50am

90) Acht Frauen : Amtsträgerinnen der frühen Kirche ; Kirche St. Stephan, Therwil by Jutta Achhammer Moosbrugger. An artist painted a picture of eight women sitting around a table, apparently discussing things. On the empore there are eight names of women of the ancient church written: Mary of Magdala, Martha, Phoebe, Junia, Lydia, Priska, Thekla and the Nameless. The booklet contains a small biography of each woman and an outline about the idea and the working-out of this art work and the theological idea behind it (giving women their place back in Roman-Catholic church, making them visible again).

105paulstalder
Nov 26, 2020, 4:49am

91) Der Club der grünen Witwen : Roman by Marte Cormann. 4 women in their midlife-crises-years meet regularly and feel that life seems to be over and done. So, they start a project: writing a mystery book, each providing a murder story; each woman provides a victim (the one person she dislikes so much that she would kill him/her) and then they draw lots who has to 'kill' whom and how. First they had to spy on the victims and then tell their story about the murder case. Funny idea, I really liked that setting and the ideas how the victims were 'killed' but the telling of the story was shallow

106PaulCranswick
Dez 6, 2020, 9:18am

Quiet over here, Paul.

Have a restful weekend.

107paulstalder
Dez 7, 2020, 4:58am

>106 PaulCranswick: yes, it is, Paul, I feel like in a wake-up-room after having been sedated - I am here but not quite here. My interested in books has somehow left me, I still read and add books to my libraries but not with the same effort as before ...

108paulstalder
Dez 7, 2020, 5:36am

statistics for November

697 pages, 4 books,

3 books were written in German, 1 in English, and 0 in Swiss German

nationalities: CH , D 2, GB 2, A , CDN , USA ,

dead 2, alive 2
male 1, female 3

oldest 1979, newest 2019 (book, my copy)
oldest 1958, newest 2019 (work, first published)

I added 0 bookmarks and 50 books to my collections

109paulstalder
Dez 7, 2020, 5:50am

92) Das Teufelsmoor : Erzählung by George Sand. Germain is a young widowed farmer, living with his in-laws who put some pressure on him to marry again. He accompanies a young woman to her new working place and wants to meet a possible woman for him to marry in the same village. But they have to go through the Devil's Pool, an area which has strange influences on all travelers ... a good, but simple French story

110figsfromthistle
Dez 7, 2020, 7:35am

Dropping in to say hello. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.!

111quondame
Dez 7, 2020, 3:09pm

>107 paulstalder: I'm sorry to hear you book enthusiasm is at low ebb. I hope you have a renewed enjoyment soon!

112paulstalder
Dez 14, 2020, 3:12am

>110 figsfromthistle: >111 quondame: thank you for saying hello

Friedrich Dürrenmatt once said: «Diä ganz Wält isch ä unkhüri Pulverfabrik, und i däre Pulverfabrik isch öppis nöd z stand cho: s Rauchverbot. Alles schlotet.» (The world is a huge Powder factory, but something did not come about: a smoking ban. And everybody smokes.)

113SirThomas
Dez 24, 2020, 3:28am


I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a peaceful time, remain healthy and full of hope.
I took this picture 2 years ago when we were on our pre-Christmas vacation.
Last year there was no snow, this year we were not allowed to go. Therefore, we revel in fond memories and look forward to next year.

114Berly
Dez 24, 2020, 7:10pm



Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2021 bring you less need for masks, loads of peace and joy, good health and, of course, books!

115quondame
Dez 25, 2020, 1:22am

Happy Holidays Paul!

116harrygbutler
Dez 25, 2020, 7:09am



Merry Christmas, Paul!

117PaulCranswick
Dez 25, 2020, 11:37am



I hope you get some of those at least, Paul, as we all look forward to a better 2021.

118paulstalder
Dez 28, 2020, 9:32am

>113 SirThomas: >114 Berly: >115 quondame: >116 harrygbutler: >117 PaulCranswick: Thank you so much for coming by and all the good wishes. It was a strange year, this double-20 , corona really fogged me in

119SqueakyChu
Editado: Dez 30, 2020, 4:14pm

Stopping by to wish you a happy new year and hope I'll be able to keep in touch with you this coming year.

Your messge #96 made me laugh!

120paulstalder
Dez 30, 2020, 4:38am

>119 SqueakyChu: thanks, Madeleine, let's see what next year brings. I'll try to be in touch, too

121paulstalder
Dez 30, 2020, 4:57am

93) Ruth : Novelle by Georg Speck. Ruth is an orphan who comes to a foster family. She works hard, but her foster father is given to drink and neglects the family. That goes well until the foster mother dies and Ruth has to take over responsibility for the children. She has to collect ears of wheat after the reapers have gone through the fields and things like that in order to feed the kids ... an old Swiss novella showing the consequences of drinking and the good stewardship of a young girl (with happy end)

122paulstalder
Dez 30, 2020, 5:03am

94) The man in the brown suit by Agatha Christie. A young woman travels from London to South Africa on the search for adventures, following strange clues ... fun reading, a thriller with murder, fraud, espionage, love and friendship and lies

123paulstalder
Editado: Dez 30, 2020, 5:42am

95) Unterm Messer : ein Mira-Valensky-Krimi by Eva Rossmann. Journalist Mira Valensky wants to write an article about a famous plastic surgeon. In the sauna of the beauty clinic she then finds a dead nun (cooked low) ... a mystery about gene tech and vanity in the sphere of beauty, health and sports

124johnsimpson
Dez 30, 2020, 4:19pm

Happy New Year Paul.

125quondame
Dez 31, 2020, 10:24pm

126PaulCranswick
Dez 31, 2020, 11:57pm



Paul

As the year turns, friendship continues

128paulstalder
Jan 3, 7:37am

96) Frühling der Barbaren : Novelle by Jonas Lüscher. A Swiss businessman visits partners in Tunisia and learns about the bankruptcy of the UK ... a story about behavior of rich young bankers from the City ... a re-read, but disappointed this time

129paulstalder
Jan 3, 7:45am

97) Tauziehen im Dschungel und andere Tiergeschichten by Paul White. Daudi tells stories about Toto, the little ape in the jungle. Toto plays with a rope when the jackal and the crocodile come around and they challenge him to a tug of war. The little ape wins and he so proud and sure of himself that he doesn't think further when they ask him for another challenge the next time ... Daudi explains his listeners parts of the Gospel and Christian ethics with these parables from jungle experience. Nice stories

130paulstalder
Jan 3, 9:19am

statistics for December

1056 pages, 6 books,

5 books were written in German, 1 in English, and 0 in Swiss German

nationalities: CH 2, D , GB 1, A 1, F 1, AUS 1,

dead 4, alive 2
male 3, female 3

oldest 1908, newest 2015 (book, my copy)
oldest 1846, newest 2013 (work, first published)

I added 0 bookmarks and 12 books to my collections

131paulstalder
Jan 3, 9:48am

I guess I read 3 or 5 more books this year, but I can't remember ...

I also read Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Luke, Matthew, Acts, Proverbs, Pauline letters (except Romans and Ephesians), Hebrews, James, Joshua, John, Judges, Job, Daniel and most of the Psalms from the Bible and the surahs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 43, 57 from the Quran

It was a strange year for me - such a lack of interest into books I've never experienced before

132sirfurboy
Jan 4, 6:23am

Just dropping my star here. Happy new year.

133paulstalder
Jan 4, 6:38am

>132 sirfurboy: thanks for stopping by, but you probably meant my new thread https://www.librarything.de/topic/327779

134sirfurboy
Jan 4, 6:53am

Oops, quite right.

My bad :)