Saturday, September 03, 2011
My Life As a Book, 2011
It's always a blast to join in with Pop Culture Nerd and her My Life As a Book series of annual posts. Each year the sentences change, and everyone's invited to fill in the blanks using only the titles of the books they've read that year.
Of course, I have to monkey around with the rules, even when there's only one simple rule.... (I've also been known to color outside the lines and to look outside the box.) What I'm going to do is fill in the blanks with the titles of crime fiction books from my to-be-read shelves. If it ain't a mystery, it's not filling in any of my blanks!
If you've never done this, I hope you'll give it a try. It is soooo much fun! Here we go-----(I've included the authors' names at the end of each line.)------
One time at band/summer camp, I Started Early, Took My Dog. (Kate Atkinson)
Weekends at my house are The Sweet Golden Parachute. (David Handler)
My neighbor is Out Stealing Horses. (Per Petterson)
My boss is Hounding the Pavement? The Merry Misogynist? (Judi McCoy, Colin Cotterill)
My ex was On the Wrong Track? The False-Hearted Teddy? (Steve Hockensmith, John J. Lamb)
My super hero secret identity is (as) An Uninvited Ghost. (E.J. Copperman)
You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because (I'd have) Murder On the Mind. (L.L. Bartlett)
I'd win a gold medal in Whack a Mole. (Chris Grabenstein)
I'd pay good money for A House to Die For. (Vicki Doudera)
If I were president, I would (...me, president?) Have Mercy On Us All! (Fred Vargas)
When I don't have good books, I Don't Think Twice (and head for my favorite bookshop). (Wayne Johnson)
Loud talkers at the movies should be Dipped, Stripped and Dead. (Elise Hyatt)
Some of those were a bit difficult, while others had so many possible answers I had a hard time making up my mind!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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