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What's New - Archive.
These are "What's new"-entries from January 7, 2002 until November 24, 2004. Recent entries are here.

Wednesday November 24, 2004
The next review is online in record time. With a newborn baby you have to use your free time whenever there's an hour available ;-). This time its all about one of the latest works of Dean Koontz, "One Door away from Heaven" ... a terrific page-turner.
Saturday November 20, 2004
I'm starting to get used to living with a newborn baby and therefore I'm able to squeeze in a new review again. The honor goes to Charlaine Harris and the fourth installment of her 'Southern Vampire Series', "Dead to the World".
Sunday November 14, 2004
I found some interesting sweepstakes: Win copies of the latest books by James Patterson and Janet Evanovich!
Sunday August 22, 2004
Today's review is about a so-called 'backlist' title: "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man" is the first novel from author Fannie Flagg from 1992. In the meantime she has become world-famous with "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe".
Sunday August 15, 2004
Sometimes it seems that I only read old stuff, but I don't ;-). Today I can recommend "Sam's Letters to Jennifer", the new lovestory from James Patterson. Right now after six weeks still at number 6 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Friday July 30, 2004
A new author to look out for if you're a fan of the horror genre: Brian Keene. His zombie-novel 'The Rising' is just incredible.
Tuesday June 15, 2004
I found two new contest worth mentioning: One for the release of "Stranger than fiction" by Chuck Palahniuk and one for James Patterson's "Sam's Letters to Jennifer". Both contests are running until the beginning of August.
Monday May 24, 2004
After quite some time finally a new author at Bookworm's Lair: Ann Patchett, a review of her great novel "Bel Canto", her complete bibliography and excerpts.
Monday April 19, 2004
Today I've added a review of one of the first books by Alessandro Baricco, written 1993, but by no means old: "Ocean Sea".
Friday April 9, 2004
The easter bunny was already there and he brought a new review of "Survivor" by Chuck Palahniuk. Happy Easter everyone!
Thursday February 26, 2004
Long overdue: the review of "Lord John and the Private Matter" by Diana Gabaldon.
Tuesday February 24, 2004
I found a great new website for excerpts: BookBrowse.com. Therefore you'll find at Bookworm's Lair some new sample chapters from Mitch Albom, Jasper Fforde, Diana Gabaldon and Dean Koontz.
Monday February 16, 2004
A new week, a new review. Let's see how long I can keep this up ;-). This time its a book which I didn't like: "Blue Moon" by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Tuesday February 10, 2004
Finally something's happening again at Bookworm's Lair ;-). A lot of reviews are waiting for publication. The next one is about "By the Light of the Moon" by Dean Koontz.
Monday February 2, 2004
It took me quite some time but here it is: The review of Anne Rice's "Blood Canticle".
Sunday November 2, 2003
The novel "Microserfs" by Douglas Coupland is about the internet-hype of the 90s, and even though Coupland wrote it seven years ago and the hype is long gone, its still interesting and worth reading.
Sunday October 4, 2003
In time for the release of the German version here's the review of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling.
Sunday September 28, 2003
When you travel around the whole of Germany from one Wolfsheim-concert to another you don't have much time for reviews. But from time to time I have a few minutes left ... this time for a review of "Nights in Rodanthe" by Nicholas Sparks, who just now takes the US bestseller list again by storm with his newest release "The Wedding".
Sunday August 10, 2003
Right before a small two-week summer break at Bookworm's Lair there's a new review: "Blood Trail" by Tanya Huff.
Saturday August 2, 2003
Six weeks have gone by since the last review. Quite some time! But in the meantime I've been to the States and brought back some new vampire-novels, e.g. by Christopher Golden and Cheri Scotch. I'm anxious to read them myself. But today its all about a well-known author (at least here at Bookworm's Lair): Charlaine Harris and "Club Dead", the third part of the Southern Vampire series.
Sunday June 15, 2003
A genre-premiere at Bookworm's Lair: The first real erotic novel which is reviewed here. But its by a well-known author: Anne Rice's "Exit to Eden".
Sunday June 1, 2003
This weekend summer came to town. Time for a good summer-vacation-novel. And because I already had my beach vacation in April I brought something to recommend to you: "Full House" by Janet Evanovich.
Sunday May 25, 2003
The second murder-mystery-review in a row, but I won't make a habit out of it. This time its James Patterson's "2nd Chance".
Sunday May 18, 2003
The 51st author who gets an author page at Bookworm's Lair is Kathy Reichs. I must have missed the anniversary last week :-(. I read "Dèjà Dead" by Ms. Reichs and can highly recommend it.
Saturday May 10, 2003
A new author-page for a woman whose debut-novel has received a lot of attention last year: Ann Packer's "The Dive from Clausen's Pier".
Saturday April 26, 2003
This month Laurell K. Hamilton has already published the 11th part of the Anita Blake series, entitled "Cerulean Sins". I'm only up to number 7. So here is the review for "Burnt Offerings".
Wednesday April 2, 2003
Before I start my 3-week vacation I added a new author page. Neil Gaiman is finally included in the list of reviewed authors at Bookworm's Lair and you'll find reviews for "Stardust" and "American Gods".
On Sunday (4-6) I'll do an update of the bestseller lists and then it's off to Kenya. More news after 4-22. Jambo!
Thursday March 13, 2003
Another new author, but this time it's someone very popular who has an incredibly long bibliography (many thanks to the owner of the website Moonlight Bay from who's work I was able to profit): I'm talking about Dean Koontz, whose books I've read before but whose novel "The Door to December" is the first one reviewed here. The rest (which I could remember) is represented with a 'Little Worm'.
Tuesday March 4, 2003
Instead of celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orelans I wrote a new review. Did you already hear of "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde? If not then have a look.
Saturday March 1, 2003
It's hard to categorize the books of Lawrence Norfolk. Are they history or fantastic fiction? Make up your own mind on "In the Shape of a Boar".
Monday February 17, 2003
Fortunately as good as the first part of the "Southern Vampire Series" by Charlaine Harris: "Living Dead in Dallas", a new adventure of Sookie Stackhouse and Bill, the Vampire.
Saturday January 25, 2003
A sharp contrast to last week's review: The acclaimed horror-novel "Lullaby" by Chuck Palahniuk. What happens when nursery-rhymes turn deadly?
Friday January 17, 2003
A good novel for long weekends by Fannie Flagg: "Standing in the Rainbow", the follow-up to "Welcome to the World, Baby Girl".
Friday January 3, 2003
"Prey" by Michael Crichton is at the top of the US bestseller lists but at Bookworm's Lair it doesn't rank that high. Read here why.
Sunday December 15, 2002
You can read a new review of the beautiful novel by Italian Alessandro Baricco: "Land of Glass". This may well be the last review before the Christmas holidays, so I wish all visitors of Bookworm's Lair a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Thursday December 5, 2002
The annual November ritual had to be postponed until December because of an illness: the review of the new Anne Rice-novel "Blackwood Farm", the 9th installment of the Vampire Chronicles.
Saturday November 23, 2002
Just in time before your regular family-madness starts around Christmas here's the perfect book on the subject: "All families are psychotic" by Douglas Coupland. After reading it your own family doesn't seem so bad after all.
Sunday November 10, 2002
New review: "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. A wonderful book which should be on everybodys christmas wishlist.
Friday November 1, 2002
After all the sample chapters finally another review: "The Summons" by John Grisham ... unfortunately a complete waste of reading-time.
Thursday October 31, 2002
Happy Halloween!! For the time being I'll add today the last bunch of sample chapters. New ones will be added as soon as I'll find them without further announcement. New are Phil Lovesey, Patricia Gaffney and Sue Monk Kidd.
Tuesday October 29, 2002
Some more sample chapters: Janeane Garofalo/Ben Stiller, Clive Barker, Tom Wolfe and Frank McCourt.
Monday October 28, 2002
New sample chapters form works by Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Elizabeth Knox, Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Simon Singh. And, of course, new bestseller lists.
Tuesday October 22, 2002
Another bunch of "sample chapters". Once you start looking for them the pop up everywhere. Today I have some for books by Diana Gabaldon, Donna W. Cross, Bret Easton Ellis, Fannie Flagg, Arthur Golden, L.K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jane Hamilton and John Grisham.
Monday October 21, 2002
New "Sample Chapters" for books by Mitch Albom, Alessandro Baricco, Douglas Coupland and Michael Crichton.
Sunday October 20, 2002
If there is a "Sample Chapter" or an excerpt available for a book it will from now on be shown by the sign beside the books title. The bibliographies of James Patterson, Laurell K. Hamilton, Nicholas Sparks and Barbara Hambly have already been expanded in this way. Others will follow! If you know a good source for sample chapters please send me an eMail :-).
Wednesday October 16, 2002
At last a new review of a vampire-novel, and it's a really good one: "Dead until Dark" by Charlaine Harris.
Wednesday October 9, 2002
A rare occasion but sometimes it has to be: A review of a book I didn't like at all. It's "Instances of the Number 3" by Salley Vickers.
Saturday September 28, 2002
When the evenings are starting to get longer again one nees something nice to read. I've discovered Sue Monk Kidd's novel "The Secret Life of Bees" and can highly recommend it.
And, of course, the bestseller lists have been updated again.
Monday September 16, 2002
Unfortunately I just found out today that the book questionnaire was broken again. On such short notice I wasn't able to find a completely ad-free hosting service. I'm sorry for that. As soon as time allows I will search for an ad-free service again.
Friday August 30, 2002
I had a lot of time to read while on vacation. Among others the romantic drama "A Bend in the Road" by Nicholas Sparks.
Thursday August 15, 2002
A new review before my summer-break: "1st to die" by James Patterson. The next update (including bestseller lists) will be available in two weeks.
Sunday August 4, 2002
At first it was only planned to make a short review of "Miss Garnet's Angel" by Salley Vickers on the Venice Multimedia-page, but then I liked the book so much that I added Ms. Vickers as the 42nd author to Bookworm's Lair.
Thursday July 11, 2002
This time I'll offer you a review of a slightly older book by one of my favourite authors: "Miss Wyoming" by Douglas Coupland.
Saturday June 22, 2002
The current US summer bestseller: Read the review of "The Nanny Diaries" by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.
Sunday June 9, 2002
Not your typical summer-novel but one where you can feel the summer heat of New Orleans on all pages: in the third part of the historical Benjamin January-series "Graveyard Dust" by Barbara Hambly.
Tuesday May 28, 2002
There's only one announcement regarding the book-questionnaires, which are working very well again: there won't be any translations from english to german and the other way round anymore. Questionnaires answered in english will be published only on the english-language site... Everyone who can read german should have a look at the german-language Book-answer page from time to time ... there's still more to read there.
Thursday May 23, 2002
The book questionnaire ist back again. Better, faster and without advertising :-). Have fun completing it!
Sunday May 5, 2002
After quite some time there's a new author-page at Bookworm's Lair: James Patterson is featured with his complete bibliograpy and a review of his wonderful novel "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas". More on Patterson to follow soon!
Monday April 15, 2002
Moving from one appartement into another can keep you away from the computer for quite some time. More so when the computer breaks down in the process. But now it's all up and running again and the bookreviews can continue. Today with the long overdue review of Diana Gabaldon's "The Fiery Cross".
Sunday February 24, 2002
No news from the book questionnaire, but finally a new review: "Dreamcatcher" by Stephen King. He just knows how to frighten people!
Sunday January 20, 2002
The book questionnaire doesn't work anymore. The company HostedScripts.com who provided the hosting of the script suddenly stopped working without further notice. I'm now looking for a new provider and then the questioning will continue!
Monday January 7, 2002
The peaceful christmas season is over. Time for some new vampires, zombies and fairies from L.K. Hamilton's fifth Anita Blake-novel "Bloody Bones".

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