Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Life According to the Books I Read in 2014

Hello friends! Remember me? I know this space is covered in a thick layer of dust, but I'm sweeping away the cobwebs this week. I'm so disappointed in myself for not posting anything here since last January. I've still been reading, albeit not nearly as much as I have in past years. I've also been investing time on instagram, where I have been participating in daily photo challenges and in essence, micro-blogging in the captions of my daily photos. It has been fun and rewarding, but I do miss the interaction here, especially over books and bookish related topics. And food, fitness, travel, crafts and everything else! I truly hope to revive this space in 2015. 

I couldn't let the year end without revisiting this favorite book meme. I first spotted it on Angie's blog several years ago and have made it an annual end of the year tradition on my blog ever since. It's a fun, creative way to reminisce about all the books you read throughout the year. I'd love for you to join me! If anyone stumbles upon this post, anyway.

To play along, use only titles of books that you read this year (2014) 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 2014, please leave a comment below so I know to visit your blog and see what you've come up with!  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 2014: 

Describe yourself: 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor 

How do you feel: 
Hearts of Chaos by Kira Brady

Describe where you currently live: 
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 

Your favorite form of transportation:
Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh 

Your best friend is:
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Weiss 

You and your friends are:
Unveiled by Courtney Milan

What's the weather like: 
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh [re-read]

What is life to you: 
Birthday Gift by Courtney Milan 

Favorite time of day: 
His At Night by Sherry Thomas

Your fear:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

What is the best advice you have to give: 
Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Thought for the day:
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews [re-read]

How I would like to die:
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

My soul's present condition: 
Unlocked by Courtney Milan 

My family is
Daytripper by Fabio Moon

(this last prompt idea is from Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories Thank you, Tanya!)

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 2015! xxx


  1. Hi Carole Rae! I've missed you too! Thank you so much for commenting.. I didn't know how long it was going to take until someone noticed I posted. ;) I'm hoping to blog more in the new year.

  2. I'm glad you posted this. I look forward to your year-end tradition. I've posted mine at:

  3. Happy New Year, Christine! Love this end of year meme.

  4. Christine, I'm so happy to "see" you here again!!!
    I'll do my own post at my blog soon as well.
    Kiss! ****

  5. Happy New Year! Maybe we can attempt a coffee meet this year, OMGosh. My life has been really, really stressful since Oct 2013, dealing with a family situation but it's settling down now, I'm expecting great things for 2015.

    I love seeing your pix on Instagram. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. Welcome back Christine!!

    Nice meme. I like your answers for best advice and way to die. I'm planning to do this meme. Hopefully this week-end! :)

  7. Sonya! Thank you so much for coming by and sharing your link. I'll be checking it out as soon as I reply to everyone here. x

    Angie, Happy New Year to you, too. Thanks so much for introducing me to this fun meme.

    Wendy, thank you!

    S. Happy New Year and thanks for the warm welcome. Looking forward to your answers.

    Mari, Happy New Year! Yes, let's please try to meet up soon. I'd love to catch up. I hope 2015 is a great year for everyone! Hope your Christmas was wonderful too! x

    nath Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Can't wait to see your answers. x

  8. *waving madly*

    Welcome back, Christine, you have been missed. I'm looking forward to 'seeing' you around a bit more this year. Here's to a wonderful 2015!

  9. Hey Christine!

    I'm all late but I loved your answers as always! I love this meme!


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