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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Life as a Book 2011

I have to jump in with my friends Christine (Pop Culture Nerd) and Michael (It Rains . . .  You Get Wet) and play this fun meme.

If you want to play, please join us.  All you have to do is fill in the blank with a book you've read this year. 

My Life as a Book 2011

  1. One time at band/summer camp, I: met "Three Weird Sisters" (Eleanor Brown)
  2. Weekends at my house are: spent "In the Woods" (Tana French)
  3. My neighbor is: living in "The Forgotten Garden" (Kate Morton)
  4. My boss was:  "A Live Wire" (Harlan Coben)
  5.  My ex was: "A Dead Connection" (Alafair Burke)
  6. My superhero secret identity is: "A Deadly Cliche" (Ellery Adams)
  7. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: I become "The Most Dangerous Thing" (Laura Lippman)
  8. I'd win a gold medal in: finding "A Pizza to Die For" (Chris Cavender)
  9. I'd pay good money for: "Silent Mercy" (Linda Fairstein)
  10. If I were president, I would: spend "Sundays at Tiffany's"  (James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet)
  11. When I don't have good books, I: would rather be in "Georgia's Kitchen" (Jenny Nelson)
  12. Loud talkers at the movies should be: expecting "Poetic Justice" (Amanda Cross)
Want to give this a try?

8 comments:

le0pard13 said...

Love it! I especially appreciate your answers to #5 and #12, Kaye ;-). Thanks for this and the shout-out.

LJ Roberts said...

You bet; I'll play:

My Life as a Book 2011

1. One time at band/summer camp, I: met "The Lace Reader"
2. Weekends at my house are: “Sanctury"
3. My neighbor is: living in "A Wild and Lonely Place"
4. My boss was: "Dead Cold"
5. My ex was: NOT "The Perfect Husband”
6. My superhero secret identity is: "Gentle Warrior"
7. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: I become "Dangerous to Know"
8. I'd win a gold medal in: being president of “The Survivors Club"
9. I'd pay good money for: "A Moment of Silence"
10. If I were president, I would: “Have Mercy on Us All"
11. When I don't have good books, I: would rather be at "The Cottage by the Sea"
12. Loud talkers at the movies should be: expecting the "The Bum’s Rush"

Julie D said...

OK. I'm in!

My Life as a Book 2011

1. One time at band/summer camp, I: met "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" (Lisa See)

2. Weekends at my house are: spent "Swimming to Catalina" (Stuart Woods)

3. My neighbor is: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Jonathan Safran Foer)

4. My boss was: "The Prince of Tides" (Pat Conroy)

5. My ex was: a "Bold Angel" (Kat Martin)

6. My superhero secret identity is: "Shanghai Girls" (Lisa See)

7. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: I become "The Poison Tree" (Erin Kelly)

8. I'd win a gold medal in: "Midnight Sins" (Lora Leigh)

9. I'd pay good money for: "A Kiss at Midnight" (Eloisa James)

10. If I were president, I would: be an "Interpreter of Maladies" (Jhumpa Lahiri)

11. When I don't have good books, I: hold my breath for "61 Hours" (Lee Child) until I see "A Crack in the Lens" (Steve Hockensmith)

12. Loud talkers at the movies should: develop "A Quiet Belief in Angels (RJ Ellory)

Beth Anderson said...

It took me "61 Hours" to find all the books I've read this year. Then I heard "A Haunting Refrain" that spoke to me. Unfortunately, it was my deceased ex-husband, still bragging about his "Big Grabowski". I wanted to call :The Dogs of Rome" to shut him up, but I wasn't in Rome. I was "Shaken" but I left him a message. "Watch Me Die!" Not that he would, but you can't beat a good book title.

Dave Bennett said...

My Life as a Book 2011

One time at band/summer camp, I: discovered "The Secet of Chimneys" (Agatha Christie)
Weekends at my house are: spent in "Corsairville" (Graham Coster)
My neighbor is: living in the "Empire of Ivory (Naomi Novik)
My boss was: living a "Never-Ending Story" (Michael Ende)
My ex was: a "Turncoat" (Don Gutteridge)
My superhero secret identity was: "An Impartial Witness" (Charles Todd)
You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: "I Shall Wear Midnight" (Terry Pratchett)
I'd win a gold medal in: finding "All Good Things" (Michael J. Friedman)
I'd pay good money for: "Charlemagne's Tablecloth" (Nichola Fletcher)
If I were president, I would: spend "Inside of a Dog" (Alexandra Horowitz)
When I don't have good books, I: would rather be in "Loco Motion" (Mary Daheim)
Loud talkers at the movies should be: expecting "ARed herring Without Mustard" (Alan Bradley)

Jonathan E. Quist said...

One time at band camp, I: kept on marching down The Road. Cormac McCarthy

Weekends at my house are: Worth Dying For. Lee Child

My neighbor is: The Professional. Robert B. Parker

My boss was: Bossypants Tina Fey

My ex was: The Cat Who Wasn't There. Lilian Jackson Braun (I have no ex...)

My superhero secret identity is: Flesh and Bone. Jefferson Bass (Sadly, more flesh than bone...)

You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: Silence is Golden. Jeanne M. Dams

I'd win a gold medal in: Casablanca. Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein & Howard Koch

I'd pay good money for: a Miracle on 34th Street. George Seaton

If I were president, I would: probably be Gone Tomorrow. Lee Child

When I don't have good books, I: think it's An Unpardonable Crime. Andrew Taylor

Loud talkers at the movies should be: Torn Apart. Shane Gericke

Beth Groundwater said...

What a fun meme game! You'll see my answer on my blog on September first. :)

Jody said...

My Life as a Book 2011

1. One time at band/summer camp, I: Lye in Wait (Cricket McRae)

2. Weekends at my house are: Faithful Place (Tana French)

3. My neighbor is: The Boy Who Dared (Susan Campbell Bartoletti)

4. My boss was: The Saint )Madeline Hunter)
5. My ex was: Everybody's Suspect in Georgia (Cecil Murphy)

6. My superhero secret identity is: The Arranger (L.J. Sellers)

7. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because: I have Murder on the Mind (L.L. Bartlett)

8. I'd win a gold medal in: Right Hand Magic (Nancy A. Collins)

9. I'd pay good money for: The Secret of the Old Clock (Carolyn Keene)

10. If I were president, I would: have an Expiration Date (Duane Swierczynski)

11. When I don't have good books, I: drink Strong Spirits (Alice Duncan)

12. Loud talkers at the movies should be: Spell Bound (Kelley Armstrong)