My Life According to Books 2012

It’s that time again, when I share a little bit about my life, using sentences that have to be completed with titles of books read in the current year. This is based on a post I saw 3 years go at Reactions to Reading.

I always make up the sentences before I peruse my list of books to avoid tailoring them to my titles. My favorite genre is crime fiction so the results are usually a little nutty, but that’s part of the fun.

So, with books read in 2012 (they could have been published any year), here’s my life report this year:

Every Monday I look/feel like: The Nightmare (Lars Kepler)

Last time I went to a doctor/therapist was because: False Negative (Joseph Koenig)

Last meal I ate was: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Jenny Lawson)

My savings account is: Bleed for Me (Michael Robotham)

When a creepy guy/girl asks for my number, I: Never Tell (Alafair Burke)

Ignorant politicians make me: Dead Scared (S. J. Bolton)

Some people need to spend more time: (in) The Facility (Simon Lelic)

My memoir could be titled: Lunatics (Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel)

If I could have, I would’ve told my teenage self: What Comes Next (John Katzenbach)

In five years I hope I am: Leader of the Pack (David Rosenfelt)

Your turn! Either post your sentences in the comments, or link to them on your own blog and I’ll check them out. Have fun!

Click here for last year’s version.

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25 Comments

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    Bernadette
    September 24, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Great sentences again…I have to go now and see which book can truly represent my Monday self 🙂

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    Bernadette
    September 24, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Easier than I thought – thanks

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    le0pard13
    September 24, 2012 at 5:52 am

    This is always one of my favorite meme’s of yours, Elyse.

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    Jen Forbus
    September 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Love it, love it, love it!!! Will be working on mine today…

    And by the way, you’re already the Leader of OUR Pack! 🙂

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    Jann
    September 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Great sentences! And Jen, you’re right, she is the leader of our pack! I’m so glad that I get to take you all on my move to another state next week…a first for me. At least I will have built in bookie friends.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      September 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      You’re leaving CA?

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    Eddy
    September 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    For some reason, I’ve read an appallingly small number of books thus far this year, so the number of titles that I have to draw from is somewhat limited. That being said, some are a bit of a stretch.

    Every Monday I look/feel like: Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)

    Last time I went to a doctor/therapist was because: (I was using a) Helmet for My Pillow (Robert Leckie)

    Last meal I ate was: A Feast for Crows (George R.R. Martin)

    My savings account is: Thicker Than Water (G.M. Ford)

    When a creepy guy/girl asks for my number, I: (have an) Odd Interlude (Dean Koontz)

    Ignorant politicians make me: Blown Away (G.M. Ford)

    Some people need to spend more time: With the Old Breed (E.B. Sledge)

    My memoir could be titled: In One Person (John Irving)

    If I could have, I would’ve told my teenage self: Dance with Dragons (George R.R. Martin)

    In five years I hope I am: Riding the Rap (Elmore Leonard)

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    Naomi Johnson
    September 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Nice choices, PCN! What did you think of DEAD SCARED? Had you read the previous book, NOW YOU SEE ME? I’ve read the latter, not the former.

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      Pop Culture Nerd
      September 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      I have not read NYSM, but liked DEAD SCARED, my first Bolton. Found it fast-paced and creepy. Thought the ending was kind of abrupt, though, and

      **SPOILER**

      some of the bad guys weren’t punished enough. They were BAD and made me MAD!

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    Coffeymuse
    September 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I love this! Did this last year and did it again 🙂 Thanks for posting this!

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    Elizabeth A. White
    September 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Always a fun meme! 🙂

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    Patti Abbott
    September 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

    http://pattinase.blogspot.com

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    Margot Kinberg
    September 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Oh, thank you for doing this meme again :-). Here is my contribution.

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    Lauren
    September 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Every Monday I look/feel like: The Next One To Fall (Hilary Davidson)

    Last time I went to a doctor/therapist was because: Everyone Sees The Ants (A.S. King)

    Last meal I ate was: Out There Bad (Josh Stallings)

    My savings account is: The Lifeboat (Charlotte Rogan)

    When a creepy guy/girl asks for my number, I: Start Shooting (CharlieNewton)

    Ignorant politicians make me: Pray For Silence (Linda Castillo)

    Some people need to spend more time: (doing) One Good Turn (Kate Atkinson)

    My memoir could be titled: The Devil All The Time (Donald Ray Pollack)

    If I could have, I would’ve told my teenage self: Dare Me (Megan Abbott)

    In five years I hope I am: (on) Redemption Street (Reed Farrel Coleman)

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    Pop Culture Nerd
    September 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Sorry for the delayed response, everyone. It’s been a crazy week (and it’s only Wednesday?).

    I have been reading your sentences and chuckling at the creative ways you’re completing them. Thanks for playing!

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    SuziQoregon
    September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I am so glad I came out of the swirl of insanity that has been my life for the past few weeks in time to see this! I participated last year and almost missed it this year. I’ll get something up on Monday and be back to share the link. Such fun!

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    Sarah RH
    September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    That was a littler harder then I expected which delayed my answers. 🙂

    Every Monday I look/feel like: My Dead Friend Sarah (Peter Rosch) =)
    (yeah, I had to go there)

    Last time I went to a doctor/therapist was because: (of) A Nail Through The Heart (Timothy Hallinan)

    Last meal I ate was: Killers (Jack Kilborn/Black Crouch)

    My savings account is: (The) Destroyed (Brett Battles)

    When a creepy guy/girl asks for my number: (It’ll be) A Hard Death (Jonathan Hayes)

    Ignorant politicians make me: (have) Zero Tolerance (John Luciew)

    Some people need to spend more time: Grounded (Constance Sharper)

    My memoir could be titled: The Morgue & Me (John C. Ford)

    If I could have, I would’ve told my teenage self: Every Precious Thing (Brett Battles)

    In five years I hope I am: (in a) State of Wonder (Ann Patchett)

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    Cathy
    September 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is always so much fun! Here’s My Life According to Books!

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    Teresa
    September 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Every Monday I look like: The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella).

    Last time I went to a doctor (chiropractor) was because: (I was) Tender at the Bone (Ruth Reichl).

    Last meal I ate was: Gumbo [Tales] (Sara Roahen).

    My savings account is: Gone Missing (Linda Castillo).

    When a creepy guy asks for my number, I: (turn into) The Cold Dish (Craig Johnson).

    Ignorant politicians make me: (see) The Evil that Men Do (Jeanne M. Dams).

    Some people need to spend more time: (in) Another Man’s Moccasins (Craig Johnson).

    My memoir could be titled: A Curtain Falls (Stephanie Pintoff) .

    If I could have, I would’ve told my teenage self: Books Can Be Deceiving (Jenn McKinlay)

    In five years I hope I am: Crystal Clear (Jane Heller).

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    Peggy Ann
    October 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This is fun! Can’t leave a link it won’t let me paste on this page.

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    Bev@My Reader's Block
    October 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Here’s My Life in Books. Love doing this every year!

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    Gigi Ann
    October 2, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I find these little memes fun to play, and decided to play along today. You can find my meme at

    http://annsreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-life-in-books-2012.html

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    SuziQoregon
    October 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Mine’s posted today – Such fun – thanks!

    My Life According to Books.

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    Janelle
    October 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Ooohh..this is fun. I just read about your My life according to books on Angela Savage’s site. I don’t keep a list of all the books I read in a year, so I’ve chosen from those titles I still remember or have copies of. So:
    • Every Monday I look/feel like: Kiss of Death (P. D. Martin 
    • Last time I went to a doctor/therapist was because: Dirty Weekend (Gabrielle Lord) 
    • Last meal I ate was: Behind the Night Bizarre (Angela Savage) 
     • My savings account is: Tumbleweed (Janwillem Van de Wetering)  
    • When a creepy guy/girl asks for my number, I: Roadkill (Zoë Sharp) 
     • Ignorant politicians make me: (think) The Most Evil Men and Women in History (Miranda Twiss) 
    • Some people need to spend more time: Further under the duvet (Marian Keyes)  
    • My memoir could be titled: ON the Edge (Barry Oakley) 
    • If I could have, I would have told my teenage self: Why Men don’t Listen and Women can’t Read Maps (Barbara Pease)
    • In five years I hope I am: The Ultimate aphrodisiac (Robert G Barrett)

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    Bookwormcastlegirl
    January 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

    http://bookwormcastle.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/my-life-according-to-books-2012/

    Thanks for the meme- I always enjoy doing this! Here is the link for my post above 🙂

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