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Question: If There Was A Book About You, What Would The Title Be?


I think that the key to a good book title is saying a lot in few words, and having it also fit the story. So, how do you sum up thirty two years of life experience into five words of less? Julie turned to her husband to help with her answer to this week’s question, so I figured I’d do the same, but the only problem with that is that Jason was willing to poke fun at himself with “How To Live With An Idiot” while as my DH was not. His suggestions ranged from bad to obscene as I tried to strong arm a decent response out of him, and the best he could come up with (that I’m willing to share) was “I Got Lucky Because My Man Has A Big Dick & Cooks For Me”. LOL Now, you understand what I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Carina Press posed this Q to their Facebook like-rs last week, and I read over the answers hoping for inspiration, but alas you can’t exactly compare one life to another which means that I was pretty much on my own. Now, if it was blog specific I’d go with something along the lines of “I Like Wolves, Eh?” because I do, and not just the ones in books (you’d have to visit my house to really grasp my level of obsession), and the last word ties in to me being Canadian.

However, the title is supposed to encompass everything, not just my addiction to books, so I’m going go to with “I Should Have Been Born Blonde”. My intention isn’t to offend anyone with this hair colour, but it was my parents’ motto for me growing up, and it has carried over into my adult life. I’m a HUGE ditz, and I like to have fun, so yeah, I think it suits me! I know that today is a difficult anniversary for many of my neighbours to the South, and I hope that my silly post brought you a bit of sunshine. Never forget.


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Owner, designer and main blogger behind Rabid Reads. Avid book reader, snowboard bunny, video gamer and Supernatural fan. I love all things paranormal, werewolves especially. Oh, and I’m Canadian, eh!

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  1. OMG your guy is hilarious, hahaha. You two are clearly on the same page when it comes to humour. 😉 If my book title referred to blogging it’d be something like “Always One Step Behind” because whenever a book gets massive hype I always end up reading it like a year later. Sigh. If the title were about my life it’d probably be something like “Word Vomit: Get a Grip on Yourself Before Someone Kicks Your Ass.” This is referring to my unfortunate tendency to get incredibly rowdy and say controversial things when I’m out with my friends…or in class…or at family functions.

    • If my guy and I didn’t share the same sense of humour, I don’t think we’d have made it this far. LOL Word Vomit—love it! I’ve been known to put my foot in my mouth a time or two. 😉

  2. The Girl who Tripped through Life!

    Seriously I am the BIGGEST clutz on the planet. At any given time I have up to 4 bruises on me that I couldn’t tell you where I got them 🙂
    Felicia S (The Geeky Blogger) recently posted…#LoveMyLibraryCard Guest Post: Classy Cat Books

    • Yup. That’s me too. #1 is constantly asking me about the origins of my scrapes & bruises, and most of the time I have no freaking idea how they got there.

  3. lols…love it Carmel. Mines would probably be the same…I’m a total ditz, a nut my mother likes to call me :d

    • Nut is slightly less insulting than my parents’ version. Hehe But, I’ve owned it, so who cares!

  4. I always ask this question in author interviews, love it!!! It’s hard to answer though now that it’s been turned back on me. I actually think my blog name is a pretty apt title for my life, it’s why I chose it originally, but I think the word “chocolate” would need to be mixed in there as well since chocolate plays a big role in my day to day world. *wanders off to the kitchen to find chocolate*

    • I’m a total chocoholic too, Jenny! But then again, aren’t most women? I didn’t really feel the need to include that in my title because it’s pretty much a given IMO.

  5. Men, gotta love ’em right?
    I like your title! And honestly there is no way I would be able to think of one either.
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Made For You by Melissa Marr

    • Yep. We had a good laugh over his suggestions, but they devolved from that one. LOL

  6. What a cool question – for a non cool person such as myself it would probably be something incredibly boring that would put people to sleep lol

    • Aaww, I’m sure you’re not THAT boring! You should give yourself more credit.

  7. WHat a fun question! ummm, Dirty Wifey.
    LOL although, like Danya, I’m always behind on my reads and reviews too.
    angela carr recently posted…Romance Rewind: Bridgertons by Julia Quinn

    • Are you calling me Dirty Wifey, or is that your title? 😉 Either way, it works!

  8. I love you guy. He sounds very familiar to me. LOL I think a lot of people might say The Bitch, but I think Split Personality would be more appropriate. I am a true Gemini. ^_^
    sherry fundin recently posted…5 Star Review & Giveaway for Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby

    • I’m sure lots of my followers can see their guy saying something along the same lines as my #1’s title. I don’t know very many Geminis, so good to know. 😀

  9. I have no idea what the title would be but I can sympathize with yours. My uncle used to call me the boxed brunette.
    Kristina D recently posted…Some Thursday Randomness

    • It’s such a simple question, but it actually requires quite a bit of thought. Boxed Brunette—nice!

  10. Hilarious 🙂 OMG yea I think my hubby would give me the obscene answers too. Man I just can’t think of anything, that’s a tough one!
    Julie recently posted…That’s what HE said Thursday- September 11, 2014

    • That’s what I get for asking my guy for help with blogging. I should have known better. Hehe

  11. Fun question! I have a morbid sense of humor and I hate mushy stuff. My friends and family say I have a black heart or that I’m heartless (joking around…I hope). When I saw the title for that book My Heart and Other Black Holes, I thought that would be a perfect book for me 🙂
    Nereyda recently posted…Book Mood Board (7): Princess of Thorns ..

    • You sound like me in high school, one of my BFF’s used to call me Black Hole Sun (like the song title). LOL

  12. Mine would be, “You Can’t Handle This Book” 😉
    Mogsy recently posted…Tough Traveling: Tyrants

  13. I can understand you struggled, I have no idea….

    Books, sugar and cats – Diary of a Lazy Klutz
    blodeuedd recently posted…Author Interview and giveaway: Samantha Grace

    • That’s a good start, it’s easier when to add on a tag line. 🙂

  14. I have no idea! Books, cats a dog and kids I guess, oh and a husband. I like your husband’s response it made me snicker.
    Heidi recently posted…Review: Trial by Fire(Worldwalker #1) by Josephine Angelini

    • I normally try to avoid swearing on the blog to keep my content PG13, but I couldn’t resist sharing that one.

  15. Wow you are a lucky beeotch indeed! LOL

    I don’t know what mine would be, it will probably be Please Pass the Sex or something stupid like that.
    Braine Talk Supe recently posted…Loved It: Slash & Burn by Alice Bello

    • I seem to have acquired the bad habit of only telling my guy he’s sexy when he’s cooking dinner, and it obviously hasn’t gone unnoticed. LOL

  16. Haha. fun and difficult questions. I have no idea what my title would be. lolz
    Mariya recently posted…TV Review: Outlander 1X05: Rent

    • Quit tempting me with your Outlander posts!!!

      • LOL! It’s not my fault that was the last post I did. Oh, well. I guess it is. ahaha!!!

  17. I remember loving the title Marilu Henner gave to her life story: “By All Means, Keep Moving.” I think that sounds pretty much like me. I always just keep moving forward, no matter what happens in life. Although I’m not as high energy as she is!
    Stephanie Faris recently posted…Release Week Giveaway: Ashelyn Drake, Into the Fire and Perfect For You

    • It’s true, as far as life is concerned, you just have to roll with the punches.

  18. Ha, this made me laugh. I have no idea what mine would be, something like Again? Why me? LOL
    Lea Krnjeta recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday (67)

  19. HAHA, Carmel. Your husband sounds like a riot. 😛 I would have to think about this extra hard because that question is so difficult. Hmm, maybe The Life of an Insufferable Foul-mouthed Book Hoarder. 🙂
    Sarah recently posted…Review: Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell

    • He has his moments. Hehe It certainly made for a entertaining discussion. Yours has a nice ring to it!

  20. LOL!! I love your title, especially since your parents gave it to you. This is a really hard question! I just read a quote that made me smile and nod at the same time, one I’m going to appropriate for this particular chapter of my life (not a whole book but a strong chapter nonetheless!): “Life is fucking hard but you just gotta fuck it harder.” (This chapter obviously needs cursing.)
    Mary recently posted…If you were a library book, I’d check you out!

    • This question would have been so much easier had I broke it down into chapters. That’s a lot of f-bombs, but oh so true!

  21. Oh that is too funny. You know if you’ve been to my blog and read through some of the posts it’s pretty easy to see what I’m obsessed with. My book would be called, The Crazy Rat Lady.

    No doubt about it. lol
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…Digging Box For Rats

  22. Your hubby made me giggle! This question is hard so I have no idea at all.
    Sharon – Obsession with Books recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday: Chaos (Guards of the Shadowlands #3) by Sarah Fine

    • Don’t tell him that, or it’ll go straight to his head. 😉

  23. Funny title; not sure what mine would be

    • This week’s Q wasn’t easy, but I think I made out ok.

  24. The Beauty and Obese.

    I think that says a lot about me and the continuing battle with the scale. Sigh.
    Joy (Joyousreads) recently posted…Morsels [14]: On the Fence and The Bridge from Me to You

    • Aaww *hugs* Dieting SUCKS. Why can’t loosing weight be easy?

  25. The Beaver Whisper. LOL
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  26. I love this and the comments are a hoot. So not loving the blonde thing *blows up stirring blonde locks* Thiz iz hard. Tale of a Caffeinated Homebody or Don’t Poke a Caffeinated Momma Bear.
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

    • The commenters today are really letting ‘er rip today. So much fun! I knew that coffee would be in your title somewhere, Kimberly. Hehe

  27. HA – You should go with your man’s suggestion. I’d read that. 😀

    Mine would be something like “Do You Hate Me Yet?” LOL
    Christy recently posted…Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga

    • LOL When I told him I was posting it on the blog he was like “sweet, it makes me look GOOD.” Silly man…

  28. What a fun question! Your husband’s response just made me laugh! 🙂
    Nicole recently posted…Let’s Discuss – Why I Wish I Could Blog in Bed

    • Hmph! Everyone seems to like his title more than mine. So unfair! 😉

  29. Life in a Brady Bunch but not really ( oh wait that’s a tv show )
    Maybe the Good student but still trying to figure out what to do and Happily married with kids and all about education for my kids.
    julie recently posted…Rebel Nation

    • Those all sounds like good possibilities to me, now all you have to do is try to blend them all together somehow.

  30. This is a really tough question. I do love your answer though and I’ve got a friend who would probably use the same title 😀 I don’t know for mine – it’d be something like “Girl that never wanted to grow up” 🙂 or “Girl of fairy tales” . 🙂
    Tanja recently posted…Cover Reveal: Where the Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes

    • Growing up SUCKS. My dad warned me to never do it, but somehow it happened any way. Stupid adulthood… *grumbles*

  31. HA I love BOTH of your book titles (although I would have mentioned something about Mounties in there as well :p )

    My title would probably, “Growing Up is Overrated.” seeing how I went to Disney World for my honeymoon and I still watch cartoons (although the 90s cartoons are still the best).

    Have a lovely weekend Carmel!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    • LMAO Disney would be a GREAT place to go to on your honeymoon—I love it! Obviously you & hubby are made for each other because he was on board with that plan too.

  32. Oh, that’s a good question. I’m not sure for me. I can think about what a YA version would be, something morose like “The Empty Spaces In Between” (which is actually a YA book I’m working on that’s semi-autobiographical). As for my adult life, maybe “Never Too Late To Grow Up”? I only recently completed the transition to true adulthood, where I feel comfortable calling myself a woman.
    Leila recently posted…That’s What HE Said Thursday

    • True adulthood gets old quick, trust me! Good luck with your current WIP. 🙂

  33. hum that’s really a hard question and since i have dificulty to describe myself it doesn’t help…. perhaps ” the girl who tried her best” it doesn’t always work but i do try
    miki recently posted…Witch Song ( tome1) par Amber Argyle

    • All you can do is try, so that title makes complete sense!

  34. I wish I were blonde too, Carmel. But I hate dying my hair so that’s such a problem. That’s one dream that will never come true, LOL. I did have some blonde highlights when I was 14 but I hated them. Made my hair look green, in my opinion. Everyone denied it but, yeah, green. XD

    • My hair is dark brown, so the only way I can be blonde is by bleaching my hair which I did once, and never again! Plus, I have an Irish complexion with freckles, and all, so the lighter hair colour just looks unnatural. Hehe

  35. This is a difficult question. I have been writing my book, sort of. I have been torn on whether I should focus on one life altering aspect and make it a series of unfortunate events or just tell the whole thing. Today if I had to choose a title it would be “It’s Amazing What You Can Get Used To” or “Just Another Day in Paradise”(dripping with sarcasm) neither tells the whole story.
    Karen Blue recently posted…Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica

    • It’s hard to narrow it down to one because you’re right, the title changes from day-to-day. Thanks for weighing in!

  36. God, that chick only wants to read…

  37. Great question and love the honest answer. Mine would be “She is an odd one, and loving every minute of it.” I think I have a odd but funny personality. Some people get it , some people don’t. I ma cool with either.
    Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #94: Shooting Scars

    • Your comment reminds me of one of my fav Lewis Carroll quotes: “We’re all mad here.” 😀

  38. AHAHAHAA. That title your guy came up with is seriously hilarious. He’s ceetainly modest, eh? Hahahahah. My title would be “I should’ve talked to him but didn’t: a memoir”. My friends are always berating me because i don’t talk to or flirt woth guys who show a slight interest in me. Woops.

    • He didn’t believe me when I told him that I was posting it on the blog. That’ll teach him! LOL Maybe you should start carrying a flask in your purse—a bit of liquid courage never hurts. 😉

  39. What a fun question.
    I’m Just A Woman Living In A Man’s World
    I have all males in my home and don’t get much female companionship, so I love my online groups of women and fellow readers! 😀

    • I have WAY more guy friends that girl ones, but that’s by choice. Make-up and gossip are boring; I’d rather play sports or watch action movies any day. Online is indeed a great place to connect with others who share similar interests though.

  40. Hahaha — the title your guy came up with!! This is definitely a fun question, but I have no idea!! Hmm, for my childhood — “Feels like I’m on the Jerry Springer show”” — because my family was so crazy, LOL!! Now it’s more like — “Teenage daughters : challenging my sanity One Direction at a time!” Since we have 2 daughters & 2 female pets, my husband has always said that he’s an island in the middle of estrogen ocean!! 🙂
    Tricia recently posted…Do You Sneak a Peek?

    • Your poor man! We have a pretty balanced household; # 1 & I, and our two dogs—one of each. And, isn’t everyone’s family crazy?? I know mine sure is…

  41. That is a mind boggling question for me, Carmel! I guess if there was a book about me, I’d be the funny sidekick in a space opera 🙂 “Space Odyssey for Dummies” or sth of the sort…
    Great answer by the way! :))) And my hubby would have behaved in a same abominable way! *dissolving into giggles* So funny!
    kara-karina recently posted…YA Fantasy Early Review: The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas

    • Try writing a whole post about it! LOL It seems like a lot of this week’s commentors have similar minded hubbies. Who’d have thunk it? LOL

  42. Hahaha! I know how you feel, Carmel! xD I am a huge klutz. My title would be something along the lines of, “The Life and Times of a Moody Midget.” xD
    Aimee recently posted…Movie Review: If I Stay

    • I mowed the lawn today, and ran into trees, got stuck in a hole… the story of my life. Hehe And, what the heck is a midget?? Your nickname maybe?

  43. Fun question 🙂 Hmmm, for me-“The Eclectic Nerd” about sums it up lol
    Finley Jayne recently posted…Restructuring My Blog

    • No fair! That was almost too easy for you!

  44. LOL your husband cracks me up and I can just imagine what you didn’t share. I don’t dare ask my BF. This is so fun and yet impossible because I go through so many phases – I want to do everything and rarely finish most things… maybe “Commitment ADD: Stumbling through life, one passionate cause after another”? Yikes, that sounds like a psych book LOL (stumbling is appropriate b/c I’m so clumsy too)
    Berls recently posted…Teaser Tuesdays | Austenland Teaser

    • It does sound like a psych book; maybe you should consider a job change. LOL

  45. Love this post! Mine would probably be: Beach, books, love & happiness! or What’s normal anyway? I question the society defined norms lol Loved Aimee from deadly darlings title!!
    Chanzie recently posted…Cover Reveal: Shinigami Eyes by Cheree & Adam Smith

    • I think that title suits you, Chanzie! Welcome back to the wonderful world of book blogging. Hehe 😀

  46. Your post definitely made me giggle, Carmel. I think your DH’s suggestion is hysterical! I’m not sure what mine would come up with. And I think I’ll have to give it some thought…lots of thought! LOL But I like your “I Should Have Been Born Blond” and I’m not offended. 😉 I’m rather clutzy and it doesn’t help that I attempt to read and walk. (this is where audio would come in handy, huh?) Anywho, thanks for a fun post!
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…**Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Beyond the Orange Moon ~ Adrienne Frances**

    • I can only imagine how banged up I’d be if I attempted to read and walk. Audiobooks are a great workaround, but I usually get the earbud cord hooked on stuff. I’m a lost cause!