Impact of the title

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Re: Impact of the title

Post by Andie-j » 09 Jan 2019, 03:13

It's a title you are not likely to forget :D
It is what it is :tiphat:

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Post by dublinkmy6 » 09 Jan 2019, 19:03

But's--that's quite creative. I think that was enough to attract me to the book.

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Post by BeatrixPotter » 09 Jan 2019, 20:07

It's a good play on words that gets to his main theme.
"There's so much more to a book than just the reading."
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Post by sonya01 » 10 Jan 2019, 09:00

I think that it's a clever play on words and makes you read it twice, perhaps three times, just to make sure you read it right! It's also quite amusing and attracted me immediately, as it really stands out amidst other more mundane titles. Wish I had thought of that one!

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Post by Sunnyroyish » 10 Jan 2019, 10:40

The title is catchy and at the same time funny. The use of but's is hilarious. I really liked the title.
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Post by BeatrixPotter » 10 Jan 2019, 15:21

My thought was, "seriously?" The pun is a bit gross, but it did make clear the subject of the book, as well as the writing style of the author. It's a bit risky.
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Post by Swat3737 » 10 Jan 2019, 23:26

It took me a couple times seeing the title to recognize the play on words. It's very clever and now I really want to read it! I also think there are a lot of people that could use a simple short reminder like this title that sometimes, you gotta just take some action and make things happen.
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Post by summerleiann » 11 Jan 2019, 07:03

I feel like a lot of self help books have quirky titles like this. Personally, I love it. It sets the tone for the book itself.

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Post by Techelight » 11 Jan 2019, 11:41

the title of the book have great effect to the content of the book. the title drive readers to the material.

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Post by nonamer_miss » 11 Jan 2019, 23:04

Titles are very important and this one, in my own personal opinion, is too long but also precise, so I don't really mind.

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Post by steigerd » 13 Jan 2019, 15:07

The title threw me. If Life Stinks Get your head out of your Buts is easily misread as the first part of the title leads you to think about where it stinks. So I wasn't interested at first. It was not until I read several of the reviews and start reading the book that I took a second look at the title and realized that it said Buts instead of Butts. I believe the title and the cover greatly affects a person's choice to read a book.

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Post by GCamer » 13 Jan 2019, 21:37

I actually like the title. For me, it made sense. It could be a good motivational quote to. Funny yet deep.

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Post by desareedany » 14 Jan 2019, 13:56

The title is literally like a kick in the pants. It lets you know right away that if you read this book, don't expect any real answers to your problems to be handed to you. It says if you hate your life, get up and do something about it! And while truthfully sometimes that really can be impossible, it is still always possible to see the bright side of things. Even if the only bright side is the most extreme thing like, hey I'm still alive after all.
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Post by Braunsucre » 14 Jan 2019, 15:54

Yes, I loved the title. It caught my attention and I just want to read the book right away.

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Post by lotus784 » 14 Jan 2019, 20:19

It reminded me of something my favorite teacher might say. It sticks with you.

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