My Life as a Book 2011

It’s ‘my life as a book’ time of year again, thanks to Pop Culture Nerd for this year’s meme, the concept of which is to share some personal insights into your life using titles of books you’ve read this year. Do play along if you want to and check out the comments at Pop Culture Nerd’s post for links to loads more fun lists

  • One time at band/summer school camp, I (saw): Naked Cruelty (Colleen McCullough)
  • Weekends at my house are: Pandaemonioum (Christopher Brookmyre)
  • My neighbour is: Beyond Fear (Jaye Ford) (seriously my neighbour is strange, house is locked up tighter than a military facility…don’t know what kind of trouble she is expecting…this really is just suburbia)
  • My boss is: Our Kind of Traitor (John le Carre)
  • My ex was: Rotten to the Core (Shelia Connelly)
  • My superhero secret identity is: The Woodcutter (Reginald Hill) (all the best super powers are taken but I’m your gal if you need firewood in a hurry :))
  • You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry because: (I engage in) The Torment of Others (Val McDermid)
  • I’d win a gold medal in: Telling Tales (Ann Cleeves)
  • I’d pay good money for: What Was Lost (Catherine O’Flynn)
  • If I were president Prime Minister, I would: Simmer Down (Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant)
  • When I don’t have good books, I: Meltdown (Ben Elton)
  • Loud talkers at the movies should be: Bound (Vanda Symon) then Burned (Thomas Enger) (I really hate those loud talkers)

My life as a book in 2009 and 2010. Once again I make a mental note to myself to read more books without death, dying and blood in the title.

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11 Responses to My Life as a Book 2011

  1. JoV says:

    LOL, this is great! I tried doing one last year the results can be hilarious. Ah… it takes a while to prepare a post like this… but when it is done, it’s quite a masterpiece!

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  2. Good answers – I agree about those loud talkers and I hope I never make you that angry!

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  4. Maxine says:

    Great answers, Bernadette. “Simmer down” is a good one for the PM. Our PM would not need to simmer down but I do wish he’d be more fearless (education, health, law&order, libraries are IMPORTANT and pumping money into other people’s wars and the bankers are NOT)!
    I agree with you that when one reads mainly crime fiction, these memes tend to take on a certain lethal culture

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  5. Bernadette – Oh, I love your answers to this! They’re just great! You’ve got really inspired responses to My ex was: and of course, your suggestion for loud talkers at movies would probably act as a real deterrent. Or (sadly) maybe not… And if I need wood chopped, I’ll let you know ;-).

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  6. But your ´life´ wouldn´t be half as funny if you read less crime fiction 😀

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  7. Keishon says:

    I came right over after reading Maxine’s. Reading this was fun on a lazy Sunday morning. Can’t wait to see who else participates.

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  8. Pop Culture Nerd says:

    These are great, Bernadette! I’m sure glad you got rid of that rotten ex. I agree witn your proposed treatment of loud talkers, of course. And your superhero identity is deadly because I couldn’t help thinking of that wood-chipper scene in FARGO!

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  9. Maxine says:

    Hmm, maybe you should try The Hanging Wood by Martin Edwards 😉 Or Up Jumped the Devil by Blair S Walker for a “take” on it. (I have not seen the film but get the drift!).

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