Have you ever thought about what kind of life you’d like to live if not for the one you have now? That’s not to say that you don’t like your current life. But sometimes it’s fun to fantasize about a different one or “what could have been”, you know? I absolutely love my life as a web designer/developer, but it’s fun to imagine a totally different path for myself.
In another life, I’d want to be Neal Caffrey
If you haven’t seen White Collar, then you better get your ass in gear and watch it IMMEDIATELY. It’s a white collar crime show, but it’s sooo much more than that. Neal Caffrey, convicted of bond forgery, is one of my favourite characters of all time.
- He speaks eight languages and has 27 known aliases.
- He can instantly charm anyone.
- He’s confident without being arrogant (well, not too arrogant).
- He can spend 10-30 seconds examining a piece of art and be able to tell if it’s a forgery or not.
- He’s an amazing artist.
- He’s a world-class forger and conman.
- He immediately knows loads of facts and information about art, thieving, and forgeries.
If my soul were reincarnated, I’d want it to become a female version of him. He’s freaking awesome. I’d feel like such a badass if I could just walk into a museum and be like, “Oh, that 5 million dollar painting you have on the wall is a fake.”
But would I want to be a criminal?
But, I don’t know that I’d want to be the criminal version of Neal Caffrey. I think I’d like to be a mixture between Peter, his FBI handler, and Neal. I’d want an official FBI position/rank like Peter does, but with Neal’s skills. The best of both worlds!?
Maybe I’d like to work in law enforcement
For some reason I really like the idea of working in law enforcement. Maybe it’s not all it’s made out to be on TV, but the TV version looks pretty cool. I’ve always been fascinated by this career path when I see things about police officers, FBI agents, and even like CIA secret spies. Combine an FBI career with Neal Caffrey’s epic talents, and my reincarnated soul would have one hell of a life.
Why the hell am I talking about an alternate version of my life?
You may remember that I reviewed Soulprint last week. If you missed it, check out my review so you can see how awesome the book really is! I’m here blabbing about my soul being reincarnated, because that’s what Soulprint is all about. It’s such an interesting concept to imagine!
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens on February 3, 2015
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction
Source: ARC From Publisher
With the science of soul-fingerprinting a reality, Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned for the crimes her past-self committed. In an attempt to clear her name, Alina unintentionally trades one prison for another when she escapes, aided by a group of teens whose intentions and motivations are a mystery to her. As she gets to know one of the boys, sparks fly, and Alina believes she may finally be able to trust someone. But when she uncovers clues left behind from her past life that only she can decipher, secrets begin to unravel. Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat the past.
This compelling story will leave readers wondering if this fictional world could become a reality.
The book brings up so many interesting concepts, like do memories transfer over from one life to another? Are you ultimately the same person with your memory wiped? What about personality traits? Are those similar from one life to another if the “soul” is the same?
Soulprint may be a science fiction book, but it really makes you think about the possibilities in our own world, you know? Things like souls are totally unknown territory when it comes to the real world and science, so it’s really fun to think about.
About Megan Miranda
MEGAN MIRANDA is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance, and Hysteria. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the “why” and “how” of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the “what-ifs.” She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children.
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