Officially today is a back to school freebie of sorts for top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) but I haven’t gone to school in a long time and I haven’t had any inspiration for this prompt since I first started doing top ten tuesday. So I am just doing a completely different topic.
Titles are pretty important when it comes to books. Not just for the meaning to the story. How are we otherwise to indicate what book we mean? ‘You know that book with so and so cover’ is not enough to let others know what book you are talking about.
And yet sometimes even with titles we go wrong. Sometimes titles sound like each other or the titles are just too long to remember. I always thought I had a decent memory but the more I read, and even more so after Merijn was born because oh my gosh mom brain is so a real thing, the more I seem to lose names and titles in the chaos that is my brain.
So enjoy this list of my mishaps.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
I love Becky Chambers writing but why do her titles have to be so long? It took em forever to remember this title. Longer than I care to admit haha. Sometimes I still start with Small, Angry Planet. And in my head I keep saying The Long Way to a Small AND Angry Planet. I don’t know why. My mind has decided that is the title and I can’t get rid of it.
Shadow and Bone / Daughter of Smoke and Bone / Children of Blood and Bone
I so often messed up Shadow and Bone and Daugther of Smoke and Bone a few years ago. Honestly, I bought Daugther of Smoke and Bone thinking it was Shadow and Bone. And adding onto that we now have Children of Blood and Bone. And it takes me way too long to remember the correct title in my mind. I’m sorry!
A Thousand Pieces of You / A Thousand Perfect Notes
Look. Look at how similar they are. And they both have a bloody white cover with prettiness on it. And though I know perfectly well which is which my mind keeps stumbling around the titles. I’m sorry Cait. I still love you. Promise.
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Even when I read it my brain stumbles over it…
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I always forget the wardrobe. I’m not even kidding.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
Serie stitles have no business being this long. Seriously. Why? Why not just Nicholas Flamel. Those of us who have read Harry Potter know him which is like 95%. (I’m kidding, I knew him before harry potter haha)
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
I don’t even know with this one. It just won’t stick.
Tempests and Slaughter
I keep typing Slaughters and Tempest, I don’t even know why. For the longest time I was so convinced that was the title, haha.