Hi there, I’m Sven. I’m a dad, husband, musician with a thing for blogging and taking pictures. Here you find all those Articles that I sweated over writing, and shorter notes you find in the Microblog or browse the blog. You can learn a bit more about me, check out the books I read and the question what’s going on right /Now is answered here. If you must you can drop me a message.

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Some things that I recently wrote:

  • The Ocean(s) at the End of the Lane(s)
    Much to my surprise my expected, and already delayed delivery of the illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman's "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" somehow managed to pass through the postal-strike and arrived yesterday! Mystified … Read more
  • Another Update on my Reading List
    My two latest arrivals Even though time is limited I try to read on a daily basis and additionally routinely forget to update the blog accordingly. But here are my latest finished books. As I of … Read more
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    While reading the introduction to "The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft" I ran into many, unknown to me, classics of horror fiction and read "Carmilla" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu which served from my understanding as inspiration … Read more
  • More new books – Just in time for Halloween
    The theme of the books that have arrived today, seems about right for Halloween Upon first glance the "Annotated Lovecraft" is spectacular and I'm sure that I will without doubt also order the recently released second … Read more
  • The forgotten Reading-List updates
    The long overdue update! It's not that I didn't read anything. It's been a while since my last update, but in fact I read a lot during the last few weeks but didn't quite came around … Read more

Lately on the Microblog

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    From the recent light-show event in the city. I like to believe Kylo Ren’s lightsaber to have been an inspiration for this one.

  • The Thing with the missed Blog-Anniversary

    Since I renewed my WordPress.com subscription yesterday, I got reminded that I missed my Blog-Anniversary. Shame on me.

    A screenshot from 2009

    The beginnings of this blog are a bit in a grey zone as I remember starting blogging more or less consistently in middle of November of 2007 on the photoblog platform Pixyblog (I still remember how I set up the blog in my stupidly small teaching room with a flaky internet connection) and then eventually moved over to WordPress where I hosted for the longest, yet ever so often tried a hotch-potch of other platforms.

    As said, the beginnings are a bit blurry and most of my oldest posts are lost. I did manage to recover some and my oldest at the moment dates back to August 2008.

    So, for the time being this blog is either 11 or twelve years of age. Maybe one day I’ll be able to recover my oldest posts.

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    While my copy of the newly released illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” is still in the mail, and, I’m afraid, will continue to be so for a while thanks to the postal strike, I am though happy to see that the launch-event from London (?) can be watched here. Looking forward to watch it.

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    Since the weather turned rainy, gray and generally dreadful a quick reminder of just a few days ago.

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    And suddenly it’s Winter.

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