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Apart from the ebooks I read two paper books during this vacation.

Oliver Lepsius, Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus (eds.): Inszenierung als Beruf. Der Fall Guttenberg.
This was the premier political scandal in Germany 2011: After a crowd of anonymous Internet users had proven that his doctorate dissertation had been mostly copied from other sources, the german minister of defense, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, had to step down due to public pressure. "His" university of Bayreuth held a symposium about the case, and the participants' contributions are included in this book. Extremely interesting essays from a number of top intellectuals.

Jacques Berndorf: Eifel-Connection
Berndorf writes whodunit novels placed in the Eifel region of far western Germany, and this is one of them. Like Paretsky's, his protagonist, an aging journalist living on the country, is beaten up in every one of the books, uncovers a major conspiration, and succeeds only with the generous help of his friends. But like hers, his books have a certain (though different) charm about them that I happen to like.
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