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  • Sunday December 2, 2001:
    To celebrate the first advent sunday at Bookworm's Lair here's the review to "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. Perfect for the pre-christmas-season.

  • Sunday November 18, 2001:
    November is Anne-Rice-Month. At Bookworm's Lair you'll find the review of the latest part of the Vampire Chronicles "Blood and Gold", the story of Marius.

  • Thursday November 1, 2001:
    Is there a better way to spend Halloween than with vampires, werewolves and a good horror novel? Time for the complete review of the third Anita Blake novel "Circus of the Damned" by Laurell K. Hamilton at Bookworm's Lair.

  • Tuesday October 23, 2001:
    At the suggestion of some visitors who gave me their feedback to the Venice-website I made a page with links to the best and most useful Venice-information online. From Vaporetto-lines and hotel tipps to opening hours of museums and churches you'll find all information on one page. Feedback and additions are always welcome, of course!

  • Sunday October 21, 2001:
    The new review at Bookworm's Lair is about a short but wonderful story: "Novecento" by the Italian author Alessandro Baricco. Unfortunately this novel hasn't been translated into English yet. But maybe you'll recognize the movie with Tim Roth as the "Pianist of the Ocean".

  • Thursday September 20, 2001:
    Bookworm's Lair has some news from Sequoyah, Oklahoma: the second novel by Billie Letts, "The Honk and Holler opening soon", also takes place there. But it's no sequel to "Where the Heart is". Even though some strange characters sit around again at the local diner ...

  • Thursday September 6, 2001:
    At Bookworm's Lair the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton continues, this time with a long review for "The Laughing Corpse" and a Little Worm for "The Lunatic Cafe".

  • Sunday September 2, 2001:
    For everyone who would like a taste of Venice at home there's a new multimedia page. There you'll find travel guides, novels, cookbooks, videos, dvds ... everything concerning this beautiful Italian city. And if something is missing: just email!

  • Saturday September 1, 2001:
    One Benjamin January is not enough: at Bookworm's Lair there's the review of the second historical New Orleans-crime thriller by Barbara Hambly: "Fever Season"..

  • Sunday July 8, 2001:
    New review at Bookworm's Lair: For an author his second novel is often much more important and difficult to write than the first. Thomas Staab was able to follow up his amazing vampire novel "Vampire's Waltz" with another unique horror story: "Heart of Ice, Blood of Fire".

  • Tuesday June 19, 2001:
    A must have for every large homepage: the SEARCH. Now also available at Bookworm's Lair. Either as an advanced search with many different criteria on its own search page. Or directly through the search field on the author page. May you find all you're looking for!

  • Sunday June 17, 2001:
    A new author with a great vampire-series has settled in Bookworm's Lair: Laurell K. Hamilton. The series starts with "Guilty Pleasures" but you won't have to wait long for the next two installments. For the second part "The Laughing Corpse" there's already a 'Little Worm' which will be replaced by a longer review soon.

  • Tuesday June 5, 2001:
    The alphabetical list of authors on the Bookworm's Lair main page got a little bit too long. Therefore bigger changes were necessary. Bookworm's Lair now has its own Main Page from where one can reach every other page very conveniently. The book reviews can now be reached at the new Authors Page where I grouped the reviewed books into categories. When you're interested for example in horror-novels you can find all reviews regarding the genre in one category. The same goes with romance, biographies or thrillers. And there's still an alphabetical list of authors. All right?

  • Tuesday May 22, 2001:
    Finally ... the review of the fourth part of Diana Gabaldon's Highlander-Saga is online at Bookworm's Lair: "Drums of Autumn".

  • Saturday April 28, 2001:
    I guess it showed at Bookworm's Lair that lately I've only read very very long novels ... but now the large pauses between reviews are over. Today there's "The Seville Communion" by Artuor Pérez-Reverte.

  • Sunday April 15, 2001:
    Spring cleaning at doroundjuergen.de! The "Christmas look" of the main page (so called by Jürgen) has been replaced by a new design. Faster, more clear and (in my opinion) more beautiful. The redesign also touched this What's new-page which now has the same look as the other ego-sites (Profile and Wedding). Oh yeah, and the title of the homepage has been changed as well ... we're back to the good old "doroundjuergen.de". Comments can be sent by eMail or said in person to the Webmistress.
    And finally there's the chapter "doroundjuergen" in real live: today we celebrate our 15th anniversary ... to the next 15 years and beyond, Schatz :-)

  • Sunday March 18, 2001:
    According to Bookworm's Lair it's time to finally read "It" by Stephen King. Don't miss a masterpiece of the genre!

  • Monday March 5, 2001:
    Bookworm's Lair has a new review of a great book from a (momentarily) unknown author: when you like vampire stories you shouldn't miss "Vampire's Waltz" by Thomas Staab.

  • Tuesday February 20, 2001:
    The site Expedition to New Orleans received the "Star Site Award". A great surprise which I really enjoyed!

  • Monday February 19, 2001:
    Review number 48 at Bookworm's Lair: Clive Barker's "The Damnation Game". To celebrate the fact that I have become editor of the German language Clive Barker category in the Open Directory Project.

  • Monday January 29, 2001:
    The latest novel by Nicholas Sparks, "The Rescue", is worth reading again! Read the details at Bookworm's Lair.

  • Tuesday January 9, 2001:
    The new year at Bookworm's Lair starts with a new author-page. It's for Barbara Hambly, whose historical mystery "A Free Man of Color" is a must for every New Orleans-fan (and those who still have to become fans go this way first).

  • Thursday December 21, 2000:
    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year to all visitors of doroundjuergen.de!!
    I don't want to start my two-week winter vacation without a new review in Bookworm's Lair. For Christmas it's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling. See you next year :-)

  • Thursday December 14, 2000:
    The new bookreview in Bookworm's Lair is from the 'The Crow' series: 'Quoth the Crow' by David Bischoff.

  • Sunday December 10, 2000:
    A new addition to the travel section: the pages on VENICE are live!! Make an expedition to Italy: Canale Grande, Palazzi, Carnival, the cemetery island and much more are there to be looked at.
    If you're looking for the Ardéche and Altmühl-valley pictures: from now on they can only be found at http://www.doroundjuergen.de/vdb/ (and the pages are still in German only).

  • Sunday November 26, 2000:
    Bookworm's Lair: Finally even I have arrived at the third part of the Harry Potter-saga. Here is the review of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban".

  • Saturday November 18, 2000:
    Up-to-date at Bookworm's Lair: the review of Anne Rice's new novel "Merrick", currently number 7 on the New York Times bestseller list.

  • Sunday November 12, 2000:
    New at Bookworm's Lair: The bestseller lists have been updated (lots of movement on the US paperback list!) and there's something new to read: "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks. Have fun!

  • Monday November 6, 2000:
    An addition long overdue: the translation of the "What's New-page" into English. Don't ask me what took me so long ... I just don't know. But here it finally is!

  • Tuesday October 24, 2000:
    The third review in one week on Bookworm's Lair: "Ploughing Potter's Field" by Phil Lovesey. But there is a reason for this amount of news: I'm on vacation for two weeks and want to provide you with something to read while I'm gone. But in the second week of November the updates of the bestseller lists and the reviews will continue.

  • Sunday October 22, 2000:
    Here it is: the third part of the highland-saga by Diana Gabaldon, "Voyager"!

  • Saturday October 21, 2000:
    The three missing pages are back. You can surf again to Florence (German only), New Orleans and to the profile!

  • Wednesday October 18, 2000:
    Finally ... a new review! "The Vintner's Luck" by Elizabeth Knox, the story of a friendship between an angel and a vintner.
    It seems that right now three pages of the homepage are not working (New Orleans, Florence and the profile page). I don't know why but I will find it out!

  • Sunday September 17, 2000:
    I've read it some time ago and finally here's the review of Clive Barker's "The Great and Secret Show".

  • Sunday September 10, 2000:
    At Bookworm's Lair the bestseller lists have been updated (and there are a lot of news in the US-lists!) and the next Harry Potter-review is here: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

  • Sunday September 3, 2000:
    The Golden Web Award has been awarded to Bookworm's Lair. *vbg*

  • Wednesday August 23, 2000:
    At Bookworm's Lair there's a recommendation for the perfect short-time holiday reading: Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding.

  • Wednesday August 16, 2000:
    In my vacation I finally had time to read an Anne Rice novel again: Taltos.

  • Wednesday July 26, 2000:
    There's a new review at Bookworm's Lair: "The Saving Graces" by Patricia Gaffney.
    And on some pages you'll find a new feature: book recommendations. If you, for example, like 'The Saving Graces' you find a small list of titles which may also interest you at the end of the page. It's still in the works.

  • Sunday July 16, 2000:
    Bookworm's Lair received the German Lesertreff Award. Many thanks!
    And then there's a new book review: "Dragonfly in Amber" by Diana Gabaldon.

  • Wednesday July 12, 2000:
    As soon as I start making announcements about new reviews (on the bottom of Bookworm's Lair's main page) something else comes up: J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".

  • Sunday July 2, 2000:
    Not new, but worth reading and full of controversy: "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis.

  • Sunday July 25, 2000:
    Review number 30 on Bookworm's Lair is a bestseller for quite some time now: 'Timeline' by Michael Crichton. By the way: don't forget to check out what's hot right now on the bestseller page.

  • Sunday June 11, 2000:
    Anyone who likes historical novels will love The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The story centers around power, intrigue, a mysterious woman and a deadly fencing thrust which can (almost) not be parried.

  • Sunday June 4, 2000:
    Let's go to San Francisco, USA! The pictures of our December vacation are finally live. Have a look ...

  • Sunday May 28, 2000:
    An incredible family saga about power, ghosts, eroticism and immortality. Curious? Then you don't want to miss the review of 'Galilee' by Clive Barker.

  • Sunday May 14, 2000:
    A great story for your vacation: 'Where the Heart is' by Billie Letts. If you've already seen the movie, you have to read the book now!

  • Monday May 1, 2000:
    Explorers, expeditions, polar ice: do you like adventures? Then have a look at the new review of 'The Voyage of the Narwhal' by Andrea Barrett.
    And on the profile page there are some rememberances of our own adventures: a good-bye to our beloved duck who we had to take to the scrap yard last week. Anyone who knows us will understand that we had to give a tribute to her on these pages. And who doesn't understand it has never owned a 2 CV 6.

  • Sunday April 23, 2000:
    Besides all the rather 'exotic' books which nobody knows and which have never appeared on any bestseller list there's a review of a better known book today: 'Angela's Ashes' on the Frank McCourt-page.

  • Tuesday April 18, 2000:
    A new author-page has been added: Stephen King with a complete bibliography and the review of 'Salem's Lot'.

  • Wednesday April 5, 2000:
    The new thriller by John Grisham is here: The Brethren.

  • Friday March 24, 2000:
    If you know this site and just had a look at the main page of Bookworm's Lair you don't have to worry because the reviews are still there. Every author now has his/her own site with a lot of additional information: the complete bibliography, biographical notes and a picture (when available). This also means that the main page won't take as long to load anymore. If you have any additional information or hints for finding missing pictures just send me an eMail. I would be very grateful!

  • Thursday March 23, 2000:
    The homepage celebrates it's first anniversary! Many thanks to all the visitors who have by now come by 2.834 times. There will be a lot of new features in the future: some elementary changes to the main page of Bookworm's Lair will go live this week. In preparation: San Francisco, cemeteries in New Orleans and pictures of the Coven Party of the Anne Rice Fanclub in New Orleans in 1997 (better late than never).

  • Monday March 06, 2000:
    Apart from the updated bestseller lists there's a new book review: With Nails by Richard E. Grant ... a look into the life of an actor in Hollywood.

  • Thursday February 17, 2000:
    There's a great new feature on Bookworm's Lair, the Book questions. A questionnaire on books: what are you reading right now, which book do you consider totally superfluous, etc. Taking part is really easy: just fill out the text fields and klick on the 'Send'-button. Every entry is published on the Book answers-page. I'm really looking forward to your entry!

  • Tuesday February 8, 2000:
    Bookworm's Lair received the Cyber-Teddy Award. Isn't he cute?

  • Monday February 7, 2000:
    The New Orleans page has been relaunched and updated. With our own pictures, new texts and additional links.

  • Wednesday January 26, 2000:
    A present from San Francisco: The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton.

  • Friday January 14, 2000:
    A new bookreview: Feel this book by Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo.
    As a new feature on this site you can receive an automatic email when this page is updated. Just type your email-address in the box in the upper right corner of the Bookworm's Lair homepage and klick the 'Mind-it' button.

  • Wednesday January 12, 2000:
    The year 2000 starts really well: "Bookworm's Lair" has received its first award - the German Leselupe-Award for excellent literature-websites.

  • Monday January 10, 2000:
    Vacation is over, it's back to business again. I spent a lot of time reading on the flight from New Orleans to Munich. Therefore I have a new book review for you: The Crow: Clash by Night by Chat Williamson. And I brought a lot of other books from the US ... there are some surprises in store! The bestseller lists are up-to-date again, too.

  • Monday December 20, 1999:
    I'm taking three weeks off. The next update will be on January 10th, 2000. But I won't go without a new review: Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!

  • Tuesday December 7, 1999:
    A new review (at last): Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

  • Sunday November 28, 1999:
    The homepage has been relaunched. I hope you'll like it. The wedding is over for five months now and so it became necessary to remove the wedding pictures from the main page. Now you'll find there everything which is hidden behind the address http://www.doroundjuergen.de. And by now this is a lot ... and many things are already in preparation. But wedding-fans don't have to worry: for sentimental reasons there still is a wedding page. Should there be difficulties regarding the new navigation or should you find any broken links I would appreciate an email!

  • Monday November 15, 1999:
    If you want to link to 'Bookworm's Lair' from your own homepage, please use one of the banners or icons I provided at the bottom of the Links-Page. You'll find further details on the booklink page.

  • Thursday November 11, 1999:
    A new review, this time from the genre of 'historic love stories': 'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon.

  • Tuesday November 9, 1999:
    The activities of the (ex-)Digesters (everyone who has worked at Reader's Digest in Stuttgart or is still working there, have found a new home: www.doroundjuergen.de/vdb/. Ok, this site isn't quite advertisement-free but I think the publishing-people can look over one or the other 'direct message'. There you'll find all links who have something to do with our Digest-live: the Ardèche-tour, the Altmühl-valley, the Mailstripper, the Hall of Fame and links to our private homepages (right now only Toby's and mine ... but maybe this will change soon). Sorry, but these sites are available in German only.

  • Monday October 25, 1999:
    Ready for some Halloween horror? Look for the review of 'Exquisite Corpse' by Poppy Z Brite.

  • Monday October 11, 1999:
    I found a new webring: 'The A to Z of Book Reviews Webring' on the English Site of Bookworm's Lair. There are some interesting pages in it ... and don't forget to come back!!
    The bestseller lists were updated as well ... after all it's Monday.
    And a great weekend has to be presented on the internet: the Altmühl-valley-weekend of Reader's Digest. There are a lot of pictures. This site has some advertisement on it. But when you minimize (not close) the window you won't be bothered.

  • Sunday October 3, 1999:
    Review of 'Girlfriend in a Coma' by Douglas Coupland added to Bookworm's Lair.

  • Thursday September 23, 1999:
    Something new to read on Bookworm's Lair: Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg.

  • Tuesday September 14, 1999:
    The translation wizard was at work again: the profile page and the links are available in English. The New Orleans page is bilingual for some time now. And the rest will follow soon. [January 2000: the links-page is not available anymore.]

  • Wednesday September 8, 1999:
    Review of Arthur Golden's 'Memoirs of a Geisha' added.

  • Monday September 6, 1999:
    From now on Bookworm's Lair will also be available in English. The titles are still linked to Amazon.de. Reviews and quotes are always taken from the versions read and are translated into English.
    That's why the Ardèche-page had to be deleted. Complaints can be sent by email to the webmistress

  • Saturday September 4, 1999:
    The Florence-page is live. With lots of pictures and experiences we made on our honeymoon. And if you have a closer look at the pictures you learn a lot about the city. (Available in German only).

  • Tuesday August 24, 1999:
    More links to online bookstores and of course the actual bestseller lists from CW 34 (as every week, but I don't mention it here every time).

  • Wednesday August 4, 1999:
    From now on I'll offer you the actual bestseller lists from the New York Times, the Spiegel and the Gong ... updated every week!

  • Wednesday July 28, 1999:
    I found a new and more beautiful background for the New Orleans-page and registered the page with the 'New Orleans Webring'. With this webring all pages about this city are linked together. Have fun browsing!

  • Saturday July 24, 1999:
    Finally: our wedding pictures have arrived. As one can see from the design of the main page. Yes, I know, the pictures of our honeymoon to Florence are still missing. But one after the other. You might have to come back again for them!

  • Friday July 16, 1999:
    New review of 'Palazzo Dario' by Petra Reski.

  • Thursday July 15, 1999:
    Added five new Ardèche-pictures, with compliments from Grit and Andy.
    Because the wedding is over now the pages 'arrival', 'hotels' and 'gift list' have to be removed. But of course we like to have presents in the future .... just give us a call ;-).

  • Saturday June 19, 1999:
    "Bookworm's Lair" is live. A new page with bookreviews and important links regarding everything on the subject. Have a look!

  • Monday June 14, 1999:
    Now complete: the new Ardèche-page with photos of the canoe tour.

  • Saturday June 12, 1999:
    The first pictures of the Ardèche-tour are online ... on the Ardèche-page of course.

  • Tuesday March 23, 1999:
    Start of this homepage!

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