the book in question

Questionaire, found at Ormuz’s blog

1 – the book you’re reading just now
Glück und Architektur, Alain de Botton

2 – the book you want to read next
Unterm Strich, Peer Steinbrück

3 – your favourite book
too many for a shortlist

4 – the book you hate
can’t think of one, maybe my taste of choice is ok

5 – the book you want to read over and over again
med ana schwoazzn dintn, poems, hc artmann
all Calvin & Hobbes books, Bill Watterson

6 – the book you can only read once (never mind whether you own it or not)
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, Robert Musil

7 – the book that reminds you of someone
Talking it over, Julian Barnes

8 – the book that reminds you of some place
Consider the lilies, Ian Crichton Smith

9 – the first book you ever read
The Bible, various authors. Not in one go, but bit by bit, obviously

10 – a book from your favourite writer
presently: A spot of bother, Mark Haddon

11 – a book you once liked but now hate
none

12 – a book recommended
My year of meat, Ruth L. Ozeki

13 – a book that makes you laugh
Aus dem Leben Hödlmosers, Reinhard P. Gruber

14 – a book from your childhood
Karl May, Vol. 1 – 74

15 – the 4th book from top left on your shelf
Durcheinandertal, Dürrenmatt

16 – the 9th book from top right in your shelf
The Schopenhauer cure, Irvin D. Yalom

17 – close your eyes and just take any book from your shelf
Art & Lies, Jeanette Winterson

18 – the book with the most beautiful cover from your shelf
Theodor Storm, Gesamtausgabe

19 – a book you always wanted to read
The Yale Shakespeare, complete works. Only ever manage a play or a couple of sonnets. It’s such hard work…

20 – the best book you had to read for school
Wunschloses Unglück, Peter Handke

21 – the most stupid book you had to read for school
none. I found them all better than what I had to read at home.

22 – the book in your shelf with the most pages
No idea. By weight, it might well be my treasured Webster’s Dictionary, followed closely by Mr. Shakespeare’s complete works.

23 – the book in your shelf with the least pages
6 volumes of a series of Pocket Penguins with short stories from writers such as Nick Hornby, Will Self,Jonathan Safran Foer, Melissa Bank, Jorge Luis Borges etc.

24 – a book no one would think you ever read
no idea, maybe the Koran?

25 – a book in which the main character resembles you
I will write it, sometime

26 – a book from which you would read your kids to
Der kleine Nick, Sempé/Goscinny

27 – a book in which the main character is your ideal
I don’t think I do have such a thing. So no answer.

28 – thank god they made a film of it!
The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro

29 – why the hell did they make a film of it!
can’t think of any just now.

30 – why the hell haven’t they made a film of it yet!
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time, Mark Haddon

31 – the book you most often gave as a gift
Der Herr Karl, Helmut Qualtinger/Carl Merz

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