Plus! Rubber plant decapitation poll results! Weird trash roundup!
This episode is jam-packed! "Could summer get more exciting?" 😂
Love that these authors responded. Lauren’s analysis is particularly good. So great that someone else has already conducted an even more involved study of this topic. I love people. Kills me that your neighbor put “propagate” in all caps.
BRB, writing "The Beekeeper's Daughter" so I can become a household name.
After reading three posts, I’m hooked! Such fun and enlightening stuff here, and now I have some books to check out. I also will be eagerly anticipating the decapitation!
Those large teddy bears are the WORST. They shed everywhere eventually.
Also, I’m going to think very carefully about my book titles since the market is so crowded with clones. On the other hand, I better get into the market first! 🙃
You should make a data viz chart for these titles! Like this one, my favorite: https://popchart.co/collections/prints/products/grand-taxonomy-of-rap-names
How about all the "the girl with the..." titles? What does this say about young women, btw?
Are most of these titles in relation to a male parent? I see the mermaid’s daughter, but most of them might be about defining girls by their father’s deeds.
38 now! Oh wait.
Wowee 37 comments already! Daughter FTW!
Next time you'll have to do an examination on titles with "Winter"--another big pleaser. According to a Goodreads list, there's 417, so not to upstage you, but....
I admit that I entitled one of mine own with this seasonal delight, "Winter Fortress" but there's also
The Long Winter
The Winter's Tale
The Lion in Winter
The Winter of Our Discontent (the most dour title in history)
I could go on, but consider yourself prompted for your next dispatch on overdone titles!
There’s also The Butcher’s Daughter, a NY restaurant specializing in vegetarian/vegan food
The Torturer's Daughter must be really popular! You listed it it twice (first and last) in the "Bad Dad" paragraph!
BTW, love that you're reading everything by George Orwell. If you're interested in reading about George Orwell too, I highly recommend a book by Thomas Ricks called "Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom." It's a fascinating dual-biography.
Excellent idea to email the authors! Loved their responses. Also, this post has me rethinking my entire approach to fiction. I’m going to write a book with this title construction. It’ll be a bestseller for sure!
So much as usual to bang around in my head with this issue.
(1) while your trash heap sources may be reliable, these are starting to look a little staged. Makes me wonder about my judgement though as I'm not sure there actually are people who stage garbage heaps. Finally Karen M's photo is so crazy! Why is it so important in NYC to have barbers that are certified and licensed while people are mashing potatoes with an indoor outlet on the outside of the building? NYC needs more electrical inspectors and less barber inspectors. Tell that to your colorful mayor.
(2) The daughter books was fun. However, I am now depressed that later this year in my history bookclub we are reading "The Daughters of Yalta" -- ugh.
(3) Regardless of the poll results, I still think there are tons of dead stalks from YOUR overwatering. I think you gotta repot that plant and let the one stalk enjoy less competition and more space! Even corn needs 8" between stalks!
I googled The Farmer's Daughter so you don't have to.