Book Blogger Hop: August 12-15th

“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the

most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

I think the books that I’ve come across with the oddest sounding names have to belong to Douglas Adams. I mean, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish?! Who comes up with something like that 🙂 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul? Yeah, that’s just screams Douglas Adams. But…I have to admit that the titles intrigue me and really make me want to read the books (the only Douglas Adams I’ve read is Hitchhiker’s Guide). So I guess that he succeeded in grabbing my attention.

I also really like Neil Gaiman’s book titles. Stardust, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book…they just sound magical (and they are, I have read all of these).

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books. Essentially, every weekend Jen posts a topic for book bloggers to discuss on their blogs. I know sometimes I find it hard to think of bookish things to write about (that aren’t reviews), so the Hop gives me some great thoughts to ponder.

August 12-15th

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2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: August 12-15th

  1. Gently Mad says:

    It’s true that some titles are alluring. Sometimes the title is the only interesting thing about the book. Other times the title’s boring but-what a book! Found you on CFB hop.
    http://sharonhenning.blogspot.com/2011/08/crazy-for-book-blog-hop.html

  2. mostraum says:

    The first one that comes to mind (apart from the ones by Douglas Adams that you’ve already mentioned) is “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Connie Willis. I also first looked at “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. Others that I really like are “Well of Lost Plots” and “One of our Thursdays Is Missing” by Jasper Fforde, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon, “A Hat full of Sky” by Terry Pratchett.and “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. LeGuin
    What they all seem to have in common is that they’re rather long and tells just enough of the story to make me curious.

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