Bücherliste Juni

Bevor der Juli rum ist, hier mal die Liste der Bücher die ich im Juni konsumiert habe.

Zum lesen bin ich kaum gekommen, aber hören geht zum Glück fast immer, also war dieser Monat wieder mal sehr audiolastig, und weil man so schön abtauchen kann (und ich es wirklich gerne mag), war es überwiegend Fantasy. Es sind auch so einige Bücher dabei, die ich im Austausch für eine unvoreingenommene Rezension umsonst bekommen habe. Eine Niete war nicht dabei. Besonders gut haben mir ‘Hollow City’ und ‘Uprooted’ gefallen. Beide Bücher sind grandios vorgelesen, aber man sollte bei Hollow City auf jeden Fall die Photos anschauen, die natürlich entweder im Buch sind, oder als PDF-Download vorliegen (als Teil des Hörbuches).

Einige der Bücher waren im Kindle unlimited (Probe)Abo enthalten, und zwar als ebook UND Hörbuch. Da guckt der deutsche Buchhandel mal wieder in die Röhre, mir ist jedenfalls kein vergleichbares Konzept bekannt.

Interessant finde ich es auch, dass ich gestern auf einer Verlagsseite die Printausgabe eines Buches gefunden habe, als ebook gibt es das aber nur bei Amazon–mit Verlagspreis. Was soll mir das sagen? Ich fand das merkwürdig, aber jetzt habe ich nachgeforscht, und es ist ‘booksondemand’, also Eigenverlag. Es ist nur über eine Rezension auf die Verlagsseite geraten. Das erklärt natürlich das ‘Fehlen’ des ebooks auf besagter Seite.


Aber genug geschwafelt, hier ist meine Liste:


Infernale (Uninvited #1) von Sophie Jordan (383S)

The House by the Lake bei Ella Carey (234S)


The Hidden Relic (The Evermen Saga Book 2) von James Maxwell (13:18h)

The Path of the Storm (The Evermen Saga Book 3) vonJames Maxwell (12:30h)

The Lore of the Evermen (The Evermen Saga Book 4) von James Maxwell (13:08)

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children von Ransom Riggs (11:39)

An Inconvenient Ward (Inconvenient Trilogy, Book 1) von Audrey Harrison (07:03)
An Inconvenient Wife: Inconvenient Trilogy, Book 2 von Audrey Harrison (07:06)
The Space in Between von Jen Minkman (10:20)

Origins of the Never (Prequel to the Neverwar Series) von CJ Rutherford (1:31)

Souls of the Never (Book 1 of the Neverwar Series) von CJ Rutherford (5:34)

Uprooted von Naomi Novak (17:20)

The House on the Shore von Victoria Howard (08:27)


(Hör)Bücher April 2016

Jo, April war auch wieder sehr Hörbuchlastig. Das lag unter anderem daran, dass ich Robin Hobb entdeckt habe, und mir die Serie so gut gefiel, dass ich unbedingt mehr hören musste, außerdem habe ich mal meine Ohren in ein komplett anderes Genre getaucht und gegen Rezension ein bisschen Western-Romantik gehört.

An Papierbüchern war die Ausbeute mager, nur zwei habe ich fertig gelesen.


Love at Second Sight by Ada Leverson

The Magicians’ Guild (Book 1 of the Black Magician Trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (15:24) – Loved it, bought the sequels immediately

The Novice (Book 2 of the Black Magician Trilogy) by Trudy Canavan (18:33)

The High Lord (Book III of The Black Magician Trilogy) by Trudi Canavan (21:25)

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (18:52) — I won a free audio book of my choice, and since I like the books by Kate Morton, and was really impressed with the narrator of ‘The Lake House’, I chose this one.

The Rithmatist by Brian Sanderson (10:23)

Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb (Book 1 of the Tawny Man Trilogy) (23:09)

The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb (Book 2 of the Tawny Man Trilogy) (25:06)

Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb (Book 3 of the Tawny Man Trilogy) (31:41)

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb (Book 1 of the Fitz and the Fool Trilogy) (27:18)

The Western Baby Train by Emma Ashwood (Mail Order Bride Series) (01:48)

The Bride’s Safe Haven by Emma Ashwood (00:58)

Train Station Bride by Holly Bush (Crawford Family I) (05:45)

Contract to Wed by Holly Bush (Crawford Family II) (06:08)


Die Inselfrauen – Sylvia Lott (479 S.)

Die Schönheitskönigin von Jerusalem –  Sarit Yishai-Levi  (618 S.)

I. B. Stoughton Holborn: The Child of the Moat


I. B. Stoughton Holborn: The Child of the Moat 1557 A.D. A Story for Girls; G. Arnold Shaw, New York 1916
I. B. Stoughton Holborn: The Child of the Moat
1557 A.D. A Story for Girls; G. Arnold Shaw, New York 1916


On the analogy of the famous apple, “there ain’t
going to be no” preface, “not nohow.” Children do
not read prefaces, so anything of a prefatory nature
that might interest them is put at the beginning of chapter
As for the grown-ups the story is not written for grownups,
and if they want to know why it begins with such a
gruesome first chapter, let them ask the children. Children
like the horrors first and the end all bright. Many
grown-ups like the tragedy at the end. But perhaps the
children are right and the grown-ups are standing on
their heads. Besides they can skip the first chapter ; it is
only a prologue.

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15 Years of Distributed Proofreaders


I know, I’m a day late. I meant to do a blogpost yesterday, but a cold prevented it — my head just wasn’t up to any coherence.

If you haven’t heard about DP yet, never fear, there is the website explaining things.

And of course, there is a blog, which will enlighten you for the whole month of October with tidbits and stuff about DP. You can find the first blog post in that series here.

The banner above was created by Donovan, a PD volunteer.

I joined DP a bit more than five years ago–at first as a proofer, then I became a P2 mentor–that means, I welcome newbies and provide feedback on the pages they have done in specific projects.


Then, there are various forum threads, one of them is dedicated to giving birthday greetings to all the DPers who have a DP anniversary. Others used to run this thread, but for various reasons (health, work, etc) had to stop doing it, so now I try to keep it going.

In the running up to 1st October, there was a flurry of activities, like a countdown thread, the selection and preparation of special projects (which will pass through the rounds in hope of getting them finished by the end of October), etc.

Every volunteer was asked to join in and contribute whatever they saw fit. Jokes and bonmots made the rounds, and they’ll be collated somewhere, so they can be printed as flyers, bookmarks, or whatever.

My favourite was:

Q:How many Distributed Proofreaders does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: We wouldn’t change a lightbulb; we’d just leave a note: [** lightbulb broken].*

(*The thing about proofreading at DP is, that we don’t ‘correct’ the original scan, we leave it as we find it, but can leave a note as shown above. Find out more about it here. )

People added to that joke, so it was nearly a short story in the end, and it was a lot of fun.

One book project was chosen to be published as the 50,000th unique title at Project Gutenberg.

The whole community pulled together to bring


John Gutenberg, First Master Printer by Franz von Dingelstedt through the rounds, and it was finished within two days.

Since I’m a member of Librivox , I thought it might be a good idea, to have this project available as audio book, too, so I recorded it. My dedicated proof listener was a volunteer who, like me, is on DP and LV, so the collaboration continued.

If you are interested, you can find the audio file here. It is my fourth solo recording, and it took me more than two days from start to finish (I needed 13 days), but I think it’s the fastest solo I have ever done. 🙂


The celebrations aren’t finished yet, as mentioned above, there are various special projects going through the rounds, and we have a Smooothaton. For info, follow the link and read what it is all about.


You don’t need to sign up to take part in the smoothaton, however, you’d need to know a DP member if you’d like to transmit your findings.

So, why don’t you join in the celebrations, grab a book form the smoothreading pool, and get reading?


If you have any questions, please post below.



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Vor knapp einer Woche war es soweit: mein drittes Solo für Librivox wurde fertiggestellt und katalogisiert.

Es ist das erste Solo, das ich in deutsch gelesen hab, die beiden anderen sind in englisch. Es hat wesentlich länger gedauert, als ich erwartet hätte, aber ich hatte Phasen dazwischen, wo ich zu nichts gekommen bin. Continue reading