Impact of the title

Use this forum to discuss the November Book of the month "If life stinks get your head outta your buts" by Mark L. Wdowiak
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 387
Joined: 26 Jun 2018, 06:33
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 170
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Currently Reading: White Jaguar
Bookshelf Size: 1025
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Lara's Story by Diane Merrill Wigginton

Re: Impact of the title

Post by Fuzaila » 16 Dec 2018, 01:49

StelKel1592 wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 14:36
I liked it because of the word-play. I think anything that generates a double-take is going to attract readers. That said, I can definitely see how it would be off-putting to some potential readers.
I would say that the use of 'but's' in the title has no reason to be offending.
"Create your own identity. Let it be unique for yourself yet identifiable for others." :tiphat:

Vitter Krane
Posts: 32
Joined: 16 Oct 2018, 13:05
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Vitter Krane » 16 Dec 2018, 08:08

From the book's title, i could deduce the book to be an inspirational novel. The title is a provocation to the audience.

Posts: 125
Joined: 30 Jul 2018, 18:01
Favorite Book: McDowell
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 28
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman

Post by Flowers123 » 16 Dec 2018, 16:55

Well for me I wasn't captivated by the title. I may have mistaken the 'buts' in the book title for 'butts'. So it sounded kind of dirty to me. However, a look at the sample and also the reviews and I immediately became a fan of this beautiful work

Posts: 258
Joined: 11 Mar 2017, 21:16
2018 Reading Goal: 8
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 475
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Four Funny Potatoes! by Len Foley

Post by GCamer » 16 Dec 2018, 17:34

I like the title. It's funny yet the meaning is actually heavy.

User avatar
Philip Chepsingil
Posts: 94
Joined: 08 May 2017, 06:52
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 30
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 10
Favorite Book: <a href=" ... 38572">Who Told You That You Were Naked?</a>
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 31
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Fox by M. N. J. Butler

Post by Philip Chepsingil » 20 Dec 2018, 05:30

Samuel Waragu wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 04:29
To be honest let me just say that I found it to be offensive. The words sound very strong. On a closer look and consideration however, I decided to give it a trial. I read it. I cannot regret the decision of reading it.
I too found the title of the book offensive. The words used according to me shouldn't have been used for the title of a book.

User avatar
Posts: 217
Joined: 28 Feb 2017, 08:20
2018 Reading Goal: 13
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 69
Favorite Book: The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959)
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 95
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: "Puffy and the Formidable Foe" by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon

Post by GPM » 20 Dec 2018, 21:15

DorcasToo wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 00:57
For me I felt the title made sense and carries a heavy meaning. It also self explanatory and at the same time symbolic.
"A man learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people." - Will Rogers
Latest Review: "Puffy and the Formidable Foe" by Marie Lepkowski and Ann Marie Hannon

User avatar
Vivianne Nat
Posts: 181
Joined: 14 Mar 2018, 02:02
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 52
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Heartaches by H.M. Irwing

Post by Vivianne Nat » 22 Dec 2018, 13:35

The title made this book very interesting. It makes readers wanna read i more because it states everything there is about the book. In summary, if life stinks get your head outta your buts. Great job in having a very creative mind.

“I don't think all writers are sad, she said. I think it's the other way around- all sad people write.” - Langleav

User avatar
Posts: 1222
Joined: 26 Jul 2017, 01:48
2019 Reading Goal: 120
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 49
Currently Reading: Corners
Bookshelf Size: 518
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Superhighway by Alex Fayman

Post by Kibetious » 22 Dec 2018, 14:44

It is true that the title could be a double-edged sword that may draw the attention of some and be less appealing for some. However, the reality is that no one can ignore it.
​​​​​​He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy :techie-studyinggray:

User avatar
Posts: 222
Joined: 27 Apr 2018, 03:06
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by ShailaSheshadri » 23 Dec 2018, 04:49

I think this title fits with the theme of the novel. When nothing works out in life, you have to take your own decisions, not bothering for others' criticisms, and you have to move forward in life. As the author himself says this book is not overly intellectual, I presume, this title is fits well with the storyline.

User avatar
Posts: 5
Joined: 08 Oct 2018, 11:50
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 11
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: End of the Last Great Kingdom by Victor Rose

Post by Ladycakes44 » 23 Dec 2018, 22:39

M Zee wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 10:24
I will be honest, the weird grammatical "But's" in the title was originally off-putting to me. I am still not sure if it's meant to be intentional or some reference to the book (as I have yet to read it, I don't know?). But to someone browsing titles, I am not really sure it would appeal.
I agree. The grammatical structure is very off-putting. It sounds interesting as a self-help book, but another review of the title would certainly make me feel better.

User avatar
Posts: 2
Joined: 23 Dec 2018, 22:33
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Ashleyh22 » 23 Dec 2018, 22:56

I picked this book because of the title it is really eye catching and cute and would make readers want to open it just to see what it is about.

User avatar
Nyambura Githui
Posts: 36
Joined: 22 Nov 2017, 13:38
2018 Reading Goal: 7
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 128
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 10
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post by Nyambura Githui » 24 Dec 2018, 07:17

At first I thought the title somewhat offensive, but I still read a review about it. I do not regret that decision because later I read the whole book with so much enthusiasm.

User avatar
Highly Favoured One
Posts: 46
Joined: 24 Dec 2018, 02:02
Currently Reading: Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks
Bookshelf Size: 10

Post by Highly Favoured One » 25 Dec 2018, 15:29

The title of the book is a succinct summary of the message of the book. However it is bound to offend some readers over its bluntness, as understandably a number of readers are conservative. This group may be alienated from touching it, but the point of the book still rings true.

User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: 25 Dec 2018, 16:31
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by Deborahh » 25 Dec 2018, 16:38

I honestly think the title is a bit too sensitive. However, it will catch the attention of many readers.

User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: 22 Dec 2018, 18:51
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 32
Reading Device: B01J90MSDS

Post by PinkPixi » 25 Dec 2018, 17:37

I think the title is amusing, and it's eye catching because of the play on words. It makes me take a second glance that I probably would not have taken otherwise. If the title wasn't as catchy, I wouldn't be as curious about the content inside the book.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "If life stinks get your head outta your buts" by Mark L. Wdowiak”