My Life In Books – Redux

Last year I participated in a fun meme to describe my life in terms of the books I read during the year. Now Pop Culture Nerd has created a 2010 version of the meme with new sentences. I couldn’t resist taking part once again, using only books I’ve read so far this year.

In high school I was: On Edge (Barbara Fister)

People might be surprised I’m: Evil Under the Sun (Agatha Christie)

I will never be: Under Orders (Dick Francis)

My fantasy job is: Mistress of the Art of Death (Ariana Franklin)

At the end of a long day I need: The Way Home (George Pelecanos)

I hate it when: The Prophet Murders (Mehmet Murat Somer)

Wish I had: Bold Blood (Lindy Kelly)

My family reunions are: Company of Liars (Karen Maitland)

At a party you’d find me with: A Few Right Thinking Men (Sulari Gentill)

I’ve never been to: The Coffin Trail (Martin Edwards)

A happy day includes: Awakening (SJ Bolton)

Motto I live by: Let the Dead Lie (Malla Nunn)

On my bucket list: Slay Ride (Chris Grabenstein)

In my next life, I want to be: The Railway Detective (Edward Marston)

Once again I found this a difficult task as so many of the books I’ve read include words like death and blood in their titles but it is a fun meme so feel free to play along.

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17 Responses to My Life In Books – Redux

  1. Maxine says:

    Oh what fun – I will give this a go if I have time. Great answers! I’ll have the same problem, though, with all my blackness and shadows.

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  2. Bernadette – Oh, this is wonderful!!! I think my favourite is your response to the I Will Never Be prompt : ). I just love this!

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  3. le0pard13 says:

    Some great book titles and answers. Thanks.

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  4. kathy durkin says:

    Wish I Had: Bold Blood! Now really, how can one top that? I have to tell myself to have Bold Blood today when I argue with a printing company.

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  5. Dorte H says:

    Arrrrrrggggghhhh!

    And you are the person who keeps telling me to run home and write. I won´t let anyone tempt me. I won´t let anyone tempt me …

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  6. This is fantastic! Like you, I read mostly crime fiction so doing this was a bit of a challenge with so many grim titles, but you did such a great job putting a positive spin on them, especially with BOLD BLOOD. Your family reunions answer is hilarious!

    Thanks for participating and making this so fun!

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  7. Awakening! Too funny. These were some really great answers. I read a lot of mystery, but I had enough other types of fiction to keep it from being too gruesome.

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  8. BooksPlease says:

    Very good. I like your response to ‘A happy day includes’ !

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  9. kathy durkin says:

    I did a similar list last night and think it’s funny and I need a place to post it. Since I have no website, can I ask for permission to post it here tonight?

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  10. Oh please do Kathy I’d love to see your list

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  11. Cathy says:

    You have some brilliant answers, and it seems as though we see eye to eye on parties and family reunions!

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  12. kathy durkin says:

    It’s so hard to pare down the list. There are a few oddities in here–one nonmystery and one oldie but goodie:

    In high school I was: In Free Fall (Juli Zeh)

    People might be surprised I’m: Woman with Birthmark (Hakan Nesser)

    I will never be: Caught (Harlan Coben)

    My fantasy job is: Long Lost (Harlan Coben)

    At the end of a long day I need: Friends, Lovers, Chocolates (Alexander McCall Smith)

    I hate it when: The River Runs Orange (R.J. Harlick)

    Wish I had: The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)

    My family reunions are: A Bad Day for Sorry (Sophie Littlefield)

    At a party you’d find me with: The Man from Beijing (Henning Mankell)

    I’ve never been to: Gunshot Road (Adrian Hyland)

    A happy day includes: The Scenic Route (Binnie Kirshenbaum) and
    The Age of Dreaming (Nina Revoyr)

    Motto I live by: Truth (Peter Temple)

    On my bucket list: City of Dragons (Kelli Stanley)

    In my next life, I want to be: The Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (Stieg Larsson)

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  13. Jose Ignacio says:

    Just realised we have not been to the Coffin Trail, Bernadette.

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  14. Oh Kathy I like your answers – especially the at the end of the day one – that sounds good to me. Seems no one is especially fond of family reunions given all the answers I’ve seen 🙂

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  15. kathy durkin says:

    I kept juggling the books around and laughing all the while. Originally, I was going to put down after “At then end of the day I need” “The Hidden Man,” by David Ellis, a legal/suspense. But then I was laughing and just put in “The Man from Beijing,” as whom I’d be at a party with. I mean, come on, how much fooling around could I do–all in my head?

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