Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Life According to the Books I Read in 2013

Well hello dear blogging friends.


It's been way too long since my last post. While I may have lost my blogging mojo in the last several months, I haven't forgotten all of you sweet friends and I have been missing you all and thinking of you often. I'm looking forward to some new blogging energy in 2014!

It's that time of year again! I first spotted this meme on Angie's blog [http://angie-ville.com] several years ago and have made it an annual end of the year tradition on my blog ever since. I love this book meme--it's a fun, creative way to reminisce all the books you read throughout the year.

What's even more fun?

Having your friends do the meme, too!

To play along, use only titles of books that you read this year (2013) and complete the prompts below.

Try not to repeat any book titles. Think creatively and have fun!

Once you've posted your Life According to the Books You Read in 2013, grab the link to your blog post and come back here to add you name and link to the Simply Linked list below. I can't wait to see what you come up with and spread the word! It's so much fun reading everyone's responses.

Also, Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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My Life According to the Books I Read in 2013:

Describe yourself: 
 The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

How do you feel:
 Spellbound by Nora Roberts

Describe where you currently live: 
 Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
 Paradise by Meljean Brook

Your favorite form of transportation: 
 The Last Unicorn [graphic novel] adaptation by Peter S. Beagle

Your best friend is: 
 Any Man of Mine by Rachel Gibson
(my husband)

You and your friends are: 
 Working Out by Marie Harte

What's the weather like: 
  The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsely

What is life to you: 
  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Favorite time of day: 
 Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare

Your fear: 
 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

What is the best advice you have to give: 
  Wanderlust by Kitty French

Thought for the day:
 It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman

How I would like to die: 
 At Home in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller

My soul's present condition: 
 One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry

My family is:* 
 To Die For by Linda Howard

*this last prompt idea is from Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories http://momssmallvictories.com/ Thank you, Tanya!

Can't get enough of reading these lists? Check out past years:
My Life According to the Books I Read in 2012
My Life According to the Books I Read in 2011
My Life According to the Books I Read in 2010
My Life According to the Books I Read in 2009

If you have any suggestions for prompts to add to next year's meme, please leave it in the comments below!

Happy New Year and here's to some more great reads in 2014! xxx

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  1. Fabulous meme, Christine!! And so glad to 'see' you back before the end of 2013!! Happy New Year to your and yours :)

    FYI - love Linda Howard!!

  2. Happy New Year! I've been thinking about you too. Hope all is well!

  3. Sweet! I love reading these :)
    Happy New Year

  4. Happy New Year! I've enjoyed your end-of-year book meme the past couple years.

  5. Great Expectations! What a great one. Happy New Year Christine! I hope it's a beautiful and joyous year for you.

  6. So glad you posted, Christine! Happy new year, may it bring you and your loved ones, good things only!

  7. I love that you do this each year, Christine!

    The Winter Sea is such a lovely read...

  8. Hello Christine, welcome back... I'll make a post like this one too...when I can.
    Hope everything is better, have a wonderful 2014!!!!

  9. Oh fun! I would love to read Great Expectations again :-)

  10. Happy New Year to you too! I hope 2014 is full of many wonderful things for you and yours :)

  11. Happy New Year to you and your family, Christine! Hopefully, we'll both get the blogging bug back :P

    You have some great answers! I find the "You and your friends are Working Out" so funny because knowing you, it's really true! I've started working on mine :) Hopefully, I'll post it soon!

  12. Happy New Year, Christine! I always love how creative you get with this meme.


  13. I will reply to all of you tomorrow but I must confess! I read the graphic novel adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. I know, I know, such a slacker, especially knowing it is one of Dickens' shorter works. But it was an original text version at least now I know more about this classic than I did before. My eldest read the original novel, so at least someone in the house is on top of things. ;)

    Happy New Year! More tomorrow..

  14. Oh I love this one! Will have to do it and get back to you. As always, love your answers :)

  15. This was another great list. It made me smile and chuckle so it's a total win. I remembered to do one after seeing this on Nath's blog. Woot!

  16. Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for commenting. I hope 2014 is off to a great start for all of you. I'm still feeling a bit frazzled with my days..but I am hoping like mad that I'll be able to find a regular rhythm to blogging again.

    Thanks to everyone who played along with this meme. The link is still open so latecomers, please join!

    Thank you all for the warm New Year wishes. I wish the same and more for you. xx

  17. I'm always late to join in but I'm back this year! I love this meme and it's so fun to see what everyone has read and chosen to share for their list. Happy 2014 to you!


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