My Life in Books: A meme

Posted: September 3, 2011 in memes

I spotted this meme at Margot’s Confessions of  a Mystery Novelist [via Pop Culture Nerd].  

 My Life as a Book  is a meme in which players complete sentences about themselves with titles of books.  Some memes are just too demanding on the brain box, but I had a look at this one, and decided it could be completed with just books I had read this year. So here goes: 

One time at band/summer camp, I: (went) Missing [Karin Alvtegen]

Weekends at my house are: The Tin Roof Blowdown [James Lee Burke]

My neighbour is: The Troubled Man [Henning Mankell]

My boss is:  The Abominable Man [Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo]

My ex was: All Yours [Claudia Pineiro]

My superhero secret identity is:  The Leopard [Jo Nesbo]

You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry because:  No One Loves a Policeman [Guillermo Orsi]

I’d win a gold medal in:  Bandit Love [Massimo Carlotto]

I’d pay good money for: A Lily of the Field [John Lawton]

If I were president, I would: (be in) An Uncertain Place [Fred Vargas]

When I don’t have good books, I: (am in a) Frozen Moment [Camilla Ceder]

Loud talkers at the movies should be: (taken to) A Beautiful Place to Die [Malla Nunn]

Margot’s meme included photos of herself, so not to be out done, this one was taken in one of my better moods. I can imagine this photo being dropped by the RAF over Berlin, and Grand Admiral Doenitz being called in to explain why the U-Boat campaign had so obviously failed to cut off Britain’s food supply.   

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Norman – Oh, your answers are wonderful! This is just great! I especially like your response to My boss is: and you’ve chosen a very good superhero identity, too. Well done 🙂
    And what a terrific ‘photo! I really like that determined look on your face and that sturdy stance.

  2. kathy d. says:

    Adorable photo, and babies are supposed to be healthy and sturdy-looking.
    Your answers are very good, reminding me to do mine at a blog; I’m stewing over them, as this year’s completed titles have no zing.

  3. Great answers and thank you for sharing the picture! Mine are ready for tomorrow, but I can see I´ll have to add a photo 😀
    Just you wait.

  4. Maxine says:

    Aren’t you cute, Norman?! Budding dentist with that chair, obviously 😉
    Great answers to the meme, must see if I can do it….

  5. Norman says:

    Thanks Margot, Kathy, Dorte and Maxine.
    Determined, sturdy stance, cute; my dear mother told me I was hanging on for dear life scared I would fall.
    I hadn’t thought of the “dental chair”.

  6. kathy d. says:

    Norman, You’re too nice. congenial, easy-going and witty to have been a dentist! Maybe it was your alter-ego.

  7. […] to this year, Margot at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist and Norman at Crime Scraps Reviews have both undertaken the 2011 version, so I’ll have a go here. The idea is to answer the […]

  8. Norman says:

    Kathy, don’t encourage me. 😉

  9. harvee says:

    I have this meme up as well, with different questions. I filled it in with book titles I read in 2013. Hope you will visit. It was fun to do.
    Book Dilettante

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