Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book in Life as Meme

Almost a year ago, I participated in my dear friend's (and fellow Angeleno, Pop Culture Nerd) continuation of a book title meme. Mine definitely were not as clever as PCN's, though. As we are coming up on that meme's anniversary, she's at it again. As usual, she's got more than 50 books in her bank of titles to use. While I can't compete with that (hey, there's a reason the word Lazy is in my blog's title), I will again offer a response by answering this year's questions using only the book titles I've read this year. Anyone wishing to join in is more than welcome. Now if she only used movies, I'd might have a chance...

In high school I was: The Lock Artist (Steve Hamilton)
People might be surprised I’m: Elsewhere (William Peter Blatty)
I will never be: The Cleaner (Brett Battles)
My fantasy job is: The Mystic Art of Erasing All Signs of Death (Charlie Huston)
At the end of a long day I need: California Fire and Life (Don Winslow)
I hate it when: Kindness Goes Unpunished (Craig Johnson)
Wish I had: The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King)
My family reunions are: Why We Suck (Denis Leary)
At a party you’d find me with: The Guards (Ken Bruen)
I’ve never been to: The Rainy City (Earl W. Emerson)
A happy day includes: The Gentlemen's Hour (Don Winslow)
Motto I live by: Print the Legend (Craig McDonald)
On my bucket list: K2 (Ed Viesturs)
In my next life, I want to beRoad Dogs (Elmore Leonard)


  1. LOL--love your family reunion title!

  2. That one was the easiest question I had an answer to. Thanks, Naomi.

  3. Loved the fantasy job. I'm still cracking. I'm expecting to post mine on Sept. 2nd so last one is exactly one year old.

    Anyway. Your list is great. I'm writing most of them to be included in my TBP pile (P as in purchased, at least 80% of them).

    Thanks for this, cousin!

  4. I'm really looking forward to your list, Poncho. I know it'll be great. Thank you, cousin.

  5. Yay! This is awesome. I'll be posting mine on Friday, but they don't make me smile as much as yours and PCNs.

    I'd also like to comment on how you are so NOT lazy!

  6. Thanks, Jen. Like Poncho's, I'm looking forward to your book title answers.

  7. Hahahaha! Another great list! Since you often talk about your family reunions, I was especially looking forward to that answer and you didn't disappoint. SO funny.

    Are you sure your fantasy job isn't STRIP (Thomas Perry)?

    Maybe we should do this with movie titles. Off to consider spin-off possibilities...

  8. Thanks, Elyse. But, I think you were in rare form with your meme answers this year. I'd also be all for a movie title meme.

  9. Ooh, fun! I want to play!

    (oi! I still can't say that without thinking of The X-Files episode that Stephen King wrote.)

  10. Great! Your contribution to this meme should be very interesting, Rachel. Thanks.

    p.s., kudos for that X-Files and Stephen King reference  8-) .

  11. I have to say, I find your fantasy job MOST disturbing. Which is why this little game is so much fun. I guess I need to read The Guards by Ken Bruen since several of you have used it. I couldn't find him at my library. I'll give it another go.

  12. Yeah, that was a little dark. But, it does work for Charlie Huston. I did very much enjoy the answers you employed with this meme, too. And like others, I really recommend author Ken Bruen. He is a poet among the hard boiled, that one. Thank you very much, Jenn, for comment.

  13. I just saw that Mystic Arts is getting the HBO treatement...

    (I am an X-Phile!)

  14. A wonderful list, le0pard13.  Your highschool talent still comes in handy?  Don't answer that. ;)

  15. Great list. I see we'll be working together at that fantasy job. ;)

  16. Hehe. Thanks, Shell.

  17. I'll speak with Po Sin about scheduling us on the same shift. Thanks, Elizabeth.