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Welcome to another TTT; this week’s prompt is Books with Long Titles. Generally, we tend to steer toward books with shorter titles, but we were pleasantly surprised to see that we have quite a few books with long titles. Read the full post below!
Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation-Founder of Diabolism by 墨香铜臭
I’ve discussed Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation in a previous WWW Wednesday post because it is such a good BL manhua.
It is so good they even created a bromance Chinese Drama (C-drama) adaptation titled: The Untamed and quite a few more adaptations: an anime, C-drama spin-off series, and more.
Hemingway At War: Ernest Hemingway’s Adventures as a World War II Correspondent by Terry Mort
I was supposed to read this over the summer, but unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to it with school yet. It looks to be a glimpse into a brief but full moment in Hemingway’s life. His work as a war correspondent was not something that I knew about before seeing the movie Hemingway and Gellhorn.
Almost immediately afterward, I came across this book discussing his life during World War II. I don’t remember this being focused on in the movie because the movie was about Hemingway and Gellhorn’s marriage.
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
Thanks to Instagram for this recommendation. I can’t wait to find the time to read this. It looks to be an interesting exploration of the problems that white feminists ignore because of their privilege and how feminism as a movement may be unequal. This is an especially important issue to consider in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Bookshop
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
We both loved this book when we read it this summer. Originally, Sash needed to read it for her essay topic on the race for our Literature of the Fantastic class, but I joined her, and it was a fascinating read.
Thomas has written a well-researched and well-informed exploration of the handling of race in contemporary popular Young Adult books and TV shows. Her approach is insightful and eye-opening. I can not recommend this book enough. Bookshop
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour by Ruby Hamad
Honestly, I stumbled upon this book while looking for books with long titles for this post. The title piqued my interest, of course, but after reading the synopsis, I’m pretty excited to read it.
As a Black woman, Hammad’s modern take on gender and race and, more importantly, I find the in-depth look at gender and race between womxn the most intriguing aspect of White Tears/Brown Scars, which is why I’m so glad I found this book!
Elizabeth’s Women: Friends, Rivals And Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman
This was a dense and well-researched book that focused on the women who had direct contact with Queen Elizabeth I. The expectations and roles that the women in her life fulfilled (or didn’t in some cases) were fascinating. Essentially this book looks at some of Queen Elizabeth I’s most personal relationships. It is a fairly difficult read, so not for the faint of heart. But if you love Queen Elizabeth or women’s history, give it a try.
Burnouts Geeks and Jesus Freaks: A Love Story by Karen Gordan
I read Burnouts Geeks and Jesus Freaks in 2015. Do I remember what I read? No. But, I did write a review which you can read here.
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a book I had to read for my Caribbean Literature class. It was confusing at first since the narration slips from first to third-person at the beginning, making it quite hard to follow the storyline.
It’s best to read with a book club. It’s nice to get different perspectives on what exactly it is you are reading. It seems superficial on the surface, but there are layers. Bookshop
Has anyone read any of Junot Diaz’s other works?
Crazy In Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling
This is the third installment of the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series and was my favourite. It’s a romance surrounding a romance bookstore! How perfect is that? Nina is hilarious and a kick-ass book store employee, while Noah is a tattooed geek. This story is adorable and a hate/ annoyance to love that is so sweet.
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghosts Stories by Michael Cox
This summer, I took a Victorian Ghost course. I’m not sure why since I actually believe in ghosts and am terrified of ghost stories. I also don’t like scary movies. All I can say is I’m glad I took this course during the summer when it was bright and sunny out.
My favourite short story in this compilation of ghost stories is Braddon’s “At Crighton Abbey.” It was pretty funny and not very scary, which is probably why it was my favourite.
Books with Long Titles was an unexpectedly fun post to write. We were able to take a trip down memory lane thanks to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt.
Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)October 13, 2020 at 16:48
THE DARK FANTASTIC sounds super interesting. I haven’t heard of it before, but I’ll definitely be taking a closer look at it now. Thanks for the rec!
My Book JarOctober 14, 2020 at 00:32
It’s interesting but a pretty dense read, I would highly recommend listening to the audiobook.
Dedra @ A Book WandererOctober 13, 2020 at 14:20
Oooh, I’ve never heard of Crazy in Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop! It sounds right up my romance alley. 😉
LydiaOctober 13, 2020 at 08:19
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories sounds so good. And so does that course you took!
My Book JarOctober 14, 2020 at 00:33
It was surprisingly enjoyable, I do not regret it at all!
Patrick PrescottOctober 13, 2020 at 03:12
The one about Queen Elizabeth looks intriguing. I love Tudorian history. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/10/ttt-101320.html