“My Life as a Book 2010”

Ok, you can blame this one on PopCultureNerd from Twitter. She has come up with a very clever meme in which you describe yourself by completing a set of sentences using only the titles of books you’ve read in 2010.

So, without further ado, here is “My Life as a Book 2010” using only titles I’ve read in this calendar year to date… I didn’t even cheat by going into my TBR list!

The Girl Who Played With FireIn high school I was: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)

People might be surprised: I Am Not A Serial Killer (Dan Wells)

I will never be: The Insider (Reece Hirsch)

My fantasy job is: The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death (Charlie Huston)

At the end of a long day I need: Exit Strategy (Michael Wiecek)

I hate it when: The Lizard’s Bite (David Hewson)

Wish I had: The Villa of Mysteries (David Hewson)

My family reunions are: A Thousand Cuts (Simon Lelic)

At a party you’d find me with: The Cutting Crew (Steve Mosby)

Beat the ReaperI’ve never been to: Jar City (Arnaldur Indridason)

A happy day includes: Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)

Motto I live by: Beat The Reaper (Josh Bazell)

On my bucket list: Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)

In my next life, I want to be: The Lock Artist (Steve Hamilton)

Next year I’ll know better to read more books with versatile, clever titles. 😉

You can check out PopCultureNerd’s list here. And if you’re feeling brave enough to play I’d love to see your lists too. If you don’t have enough 2010 titles you can fudge a little and include books from 2009 as well.


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  • Bahnree

    September 12, 2010 - 7:51 PM

    What a great meme! I filled it out here: http://bahnree.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-life-according-to-books.html if you’re interested. 🙂

  • Elizabeth A. White

    August 22, 2010 - 9:34 AM

    Don’t have the nunchucks anymore, but I actually do still have the butterfly knife and a shuriken or two. And a gorgeous katana. And a kodachi. And a wakizashi. And two medieval swords. And… 😉

  • Pop Culture Nerd

    August 21, 2010 - 3:43 PM

    Hey, we can practice nunchucks and throwing stars together! You should change your handle to All Purpose Ninja.

  • Elizabeth A. White

    August 21, 2010 - 8:32 AM

    Naomi and PCN, for better or worse my reputation was set early. A direct quote from one of my high school friends (via facebook) about my answers:

    “I love your responses to this, especially the first one. The Girl Who Played With Fire (and nunchucks… and throwing stars… and butterfly knives…). Thank God I became your friend and never completely pissed you off. To steal a quote from Lady Caroline Lamb, you definitely are “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”

    Who, me? 😀

  • Naomi Johnson

    August 20, 2010 - 9:58 PM

    Maybe I am rude, but that denial of being a serial killer came just a little too pat. Now you have me wondering.

  • Cory

    August 20, 2010 - 6:21 PM

    Haha! Cool! I’m in!

    In high school I was: The Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)

    People might be surprised: The Bodies Left Behind (Jeffery Deaver)

    I will never be: Long Lost (Harlan Coben)

    My fantasy job is: The First Horseman (John Case)

    At the end of a long day I need: 61 hours (Lee Child)

    I hate it when: Gone Tomorrow (Lee Child)

    Wish I had: The Doomsday Key (James Rollins)

    My family reunions are: A Darkness More Than Night (Michael Connelly)

    At a party you’d find me with: The Intruders (Michael Marshall)

    I’ve never been to: Echo Park (Michael Connelly)

    A happy day includes: Death with Interruptions (Jose Saramago)

    Motto I live by: Tell No One (Harlan Coben)

    On my bucket list: Cemetary Dance (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

    In my next life, I want to be: Under the Dome (Stephen King)

  • le0pard13

    August 20, 2010 - 5:11 PM

    It’s great to read this list (and share reads of some titles to this point of the year), Elizabeth. Some fantastic answers! Thanks for this.

  • Pop Culture Nerd

    August 20, 2010 - 1:38 PM

    Hooray–more fun!

    Are you saying some people think you ARE a serial killer? How rude. Sorry to hear your family reunions are so painful. Love your motto and bucket list items.

    Thanks for giving me credit but I didn’t make up this meme, just the sentences.