My Life as a Book 2010

18th August 2010

Ah, life. Ah, books. Put them together, and it’s one hell of a ride. One of my favorite quotes (anonymous) is: Those who say they have only one life to live have never opened a book. How true is that? Pop Culture Nerd, inspired by another book blogger, took that to heart, creating some sentences that must be finished with the title of a book read in the past year. A bookish Mad Libs? Are you kidding me? I’m game.

Lance Letscher: i can jump

In school I was: The Book Thief (Zusak)

Ok, maybe not really, but wouldn’t that be sort-of cool, in a non-criminal kind of way? No?

People might be surprised I’m: The Undomestic Goddess (Kinsella)

Hm. ‘Surprised’ may be the wrong word. Except others tell me my house looks clean. I am just a bit OCD about it. My baseboards are always dirty. Gah!

I will never be: Careless in Red (George)

‘Never’ is a really strong word.

My fantasy job is: Daughter of Fortune (Allende)

Too late for that? What about daughter-in-law of fortune? I jest.

At the end of a long day I need: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Bradley)

A gal’s gotta eat. And this gal craves sweets 24/7.

I hate it when: Wednesday’s Child (Robinson) [is] Interr’d with Their Bones (Carrell)

Yeah, I cheated. Get over it.

Wish I had: A Dedicated Man (Robinson)

Only not too dedicated. I like my alone time. A lot. So, I wish I had a partially dedicated man. On Tuesdays and Thursdays. With a bottle of wine. And chocolate.

My family reunions are: What Came Before He Shot Her (George)

No, really.

At a party you’d find me with: The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky)

What? Alexei’s a bit too dedicated… But that other one, what’s his name? No, not the maybe-murderer. Ivan or Vanya (why can’t I have two first names?). He sounded hot.

I’ve never been to: Persepolis (Satrapi)

It’s a place. Persia. I’ve never been to it. It doesn’t exist anymore. Yadda yadda yadda.

A happy day includes: Three Cocktails (Wickham)

Although to be honest, two would probably work just as well.

Motto I live by: Push (Sapphire)

Read the book.

On my bucket list: The Known World (Jones)

Every little bit of it. Now I just need funding.

In my next life, I want to be: The Brightest Star in the Sky (Keyes)

No, not Paris Hilton though I’m sure you can see her bling from miles away. Brightest star. As in the sun. My momma always told me to aim high…

  • http://le0pard13.blogspot.com le0pard13

    Love those answers! Thanks.

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Thanks! I had so much fun doing this.

  • http://www.withextrapulp.com.au Elena

    Oh gorgeous answers! I like that you had to add “never is a really strong word” to your Careless in Red response. Also, mmmmmm pie.

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      What can I say? Every once in a while a little wit comes my way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://www.withextrapulp.com.au Elena

    PS the blog looks great! Sorry I’ve been quiet lately – have been slack on the commenting front.

  • http://popculturenerd.com/ Elyse/Pop Culture Nerd

    Oh, you’ve got commentary! Love it. This was kind of a challenge for me but you have perfect answers for everything, though the one describing your family reunions is a bit alarming!

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      I was going for tongue in cheek. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t have a huge family, but there is some extended family that is… well, doesn’t everyone have a branch of family that is unmentionable?

  • http://www.bookgirl.net iliana

    This is so fun. I want to say a meme similar to this went around last year? the year before? who knows, it’s too fun and I think I’m going to have to play again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Isn’t it, though? Elyse said it went around last year from another blogger. I think it’s a fantastic idea.

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  • http://drowningmachine.blogspot.com Naomi Johnson

    I love the commentary! If we do this again next year, I must remember to do that.

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Well, I felt some were a bit self explanatory. Others, not so much.

  • http://kissacloud.wordpress.com kiss a cloud

    Lol. You are too funny. Love the Bros K bit..

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      On occasion, I’ve been known to make people laugh. It’s rare but fun. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.wickedwonderfulwords.blogspot.com/ Willa

    This is so fun – we have the same “In my next life…” answer!

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      I’m headed over to check yours out now!

  • http://www.dolcebellezza.net Bellezza

    I saw this on Iliana’s blog, too, and now I’m really tempted to try it. Like Claire, I love your reference to The Brothers Karamazov (I found something compelling about them, too), and I have What Came Before He Shot Her waiting to be read. You’ve picqued my interest with many of these titles. Will you really never wear red? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      I don’t wear red often, let’s put it that way. ๐Ÿ™‚ This really was a fun little challenge. I hope you do try it. It’s interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

  • http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com Vasilly

    This looks like a really fun thing to do. Love your answers.

    • http://pickygirlfoodfilmfiction.wordpress.com pickygirlfoodfilmfiction

      Thanks! It really was fun, especially since I only used books I’ve read in 2010. Made it a bit more challenging.

      Sent from my iPhone

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