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.
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)
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…