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My Life In Books 2010 … ‘Happy New Year’

I first came across this challenge on Kirsty’s site, then I took a look at her link to Annabel’s site and decided to have a go myself.

This is a challenge that is particularly useful, if you read a lot of books, so that you have plenty of available choices.

I don’t read very quickly, so my options are quite limited, but I am willing to give it a try.


Using only titles from books you have read this year, 2010, try to describe your life, by creatively answering these questions.

Try not to repeat a book title.

It’s a lot harder than you think!

I have included dated links to the individual book reviews, so that it can be verified that all the books were 2010 reads.


Describe Yourself: ….. ‘A Mother’s Wish’ (Dilly Court)

How do you feel: ….. ‘Family Feeling’ (Judith Saxton)

Describe where you currently live: ….. ‘The House At Riverton’ (Kate Morton)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: ….. ‘Miss Purdy’s Class’ (Annie Murray)

Your favorite form of transportation:….. ‘Wycliffe And The Pea Green Boat’ (W.J. Burley)

Your best friend is: ….. ‘The Art Thief’ (Noah Charney)

You and your friends are: ……  ‘The Girls’ (Lori Lansens)

What’s the weather like: …..   ‘A Killing Frost’ (R.D. Wingfield)

Favourite time of day: ….. ‘Above The Bright Blue Sky’ (Margaret Thornton)

If your life was a: ….. ‘Hidden Agenda’ (Carol Smith)

What is life to you: ….. ‘Affinity’ (Sarah Waters)

Your fear: ….. ‘The Colour Of Blood’ (Declan Hughes)

What is the best advice you have to give: ….. ‘The Power Of  Dreams’ (Rosie Harris)

Thought for the Day: ….. ‘Reach For Tomorrow’ (Jessica Blair)

How I would like to die: ….. ‘A Coffin For The Canary’ (Gwendoline Butler)

My soul’s present condition: ….. ‘False Prophet’ (Faye Kellerman)


I laughed out loud when I read this back, talk about inventive! Why not give it a try?

This will be my last post of 2010, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish my fellow bloggers, wherever you may be in the world, my best wishes for every happiness in 2011.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Happy New Year Yvonne.

    I love this meme (I got it from Simon T at Stuck in a Book). I love the way that everyone can make it fit with a bit of effort, and the choices always read wonderfully.

  • Happy New Year Annabel,

    I must admit it was fun to try. As I have not read many books, it was quite difficult to find titles to fit, but made for amusing reading, when finished.

    I’m off to check out Simon’s site, thanks for the ‘heads up’ on that one.

    Take Care.


  • Hello Nikki-Ann,

    Yes, it was quite fun and something I would look to try and improve on next year.

    It certainly made me smile, when I read it back afterwards. The images I had conjured up of myself, made pretty daunting reading!!

    Have a great 2011

  • Hi Alyce,

    I don’t confess to be a regular on any patricular meme, as there are so many great ones out there, that it would take up all my time and leave no time for the whole reason I started the blog, my love of reading.

    As this is just a once a year exercise, I thought I would give it a try and it is a lot more difficult than it sounds, to get book titles that make sensible answers to the questions.

    I really do hope that I am not anything like the person I have described, or I would not blame my husband for being on the next bus out of here!!

    All the best for 2011

  • Hi ‘Food For Thought’

    I checked your blog out and I can’t wait to see what answers you would come up with, if you tried this meme, with your selection of ‘foodie’ books!!

    The last post on your blog was hysterical, so I may never see this meme in the same light again, hope you give it a try.

    Best Wishes for 2011

  • Hi Yvonne

    It is difficult doing these memes. I chuckled at the thought of your Coffin for the Canary! A Killing Frost is most appropriate as it’s below freezing here. And I’m sure you’re not a False Prophet.

    There are quite a few different memes at the moment and I could easily get sidetracked into doing more.

    Happy New Year (may have already said that – not even sure what day it is today!)

  • Hi Margaret,

    It is definitely all too easy to get side tracked into participating in more and more memes.

    Then I have to be strict with myself and remember that it is my love of reading, which is the main focus for me, not solely the blogging, which could quite easily take up all of my time.

    It is definitely cold and miserable here today, it hasn’t got above freezing yet, so ‘A Killing Frost’ may be quite appropriate!

  • I think it’s amazing how appropriate some of the answers turn out to be! Wycliffe and the Pea Green Boat appealed to me the most. I’m now curious about said book!

  • Hi Cath,

    I love the Wycliffe series, both the books and the television adaptation.

    I think that Jack Shepherd portrays the Cornish detective brilliantly, with the plots not being overly complicated, just written by Burley, with great descriptive style.

  • Hello Geranium Cat,

    Yes, it was a fun meme. Difficult at the time, but very funny when read back, conjuring up all sorts of images of what I am like….! Please don’t answer that!!

    Margaret, over at ‘Books Please’ completed a very similar meme, which also made me smile


    I do review every book I read, but only having about an hour max. in which to read each day, means that my total books read for the year, is very small compared to everyone else. I do enjoy blogging about my finds though and of course, I have met some great people along the way.

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