April 25, 2009

Book Titles for Opposite Day (Or Not)

Posted by at 8:28 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

Oppositeday_130 Today is Opposite Day! Or should I say, "Today ISN'T Opposite Day" in order to make that true?

If you're as big of a Zac Efron fan as I am, then I bet you watched his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. Obviously, I was glued to the TV for that. But while I loved the parody of HSM, I actually laughed the hardest at one part of "Weekend Update" featuring a band that takes classic rock songs and changes the lyrics to their "opposites" — sometimes using the word "opposites" pretty loosely. For example, the song "That's What Friends Are For" became "That's What Enemies Are Five." (Get it?)

I was inspired to do the same thing, but Splot-style. So I came up with some "opposite" book titles:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid –> Skywriting of a Brave Adult
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire –> Harry Potter and the Collander of Ice
  • Inkdeath –> Wite-Out® Birth
  • Esperanza Rising –> Desperación Falling
  • Because of Winn-Dixie –> In Spite of Safeway (or In Spite of Food Emporium, In Spite of Gristedes, In Spite of Stop & Shop — take your pick)

Now it's your turn. Leave a comment with your opposite book titles! Or, you know, don't . . .

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

  1. whitelily

    I’m doing some more!
    The ruby key< The stone lock
    Ella enchanted< Plane tom
    The lion the witch and the wardrobe< The lamb the scientist and the closet
    Alice in wonderland< Zack in reality
    Dorothy and the wonderful wizard of oz< Toby and the mad scientist of earth

  2. Lili

    This is GREAT! lol
    1- The Mysterious Benedict Society = The All Known Catherine Anarchy
    2- Septimus Heap Magik = One Pile of Muggles (lol)
    3- Sea of Monsters = River of Faeries

  3. thumbelina08

    These are all Sisters Grimm book titles:
    The Fairy Tale Detectives-The Myth Suspects
    The Unusual Suspects-The Usual Detectives
    The Problem Child-The Answer Adult
    Once Upon A Crime-Happily Ever A Heist
    Magic And Other Misdemeaners-??? And No Other Problems
    Tales From The Hood-(check out whitelily’s!)
    The Everafter War-The Mortal Peace

  4. LostinBooks

    This is fun!!!
    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry= Crack of Lightning Ignore their Laughter
    The Little White Horse= The Giant Black Donkey

  5. whitelily

    Tales from the hood > Stories into the boot
    Harry potter and the sorcerer stone > Anne and the scientist’s vial
    Meet Samantha > Good bye Eddie!
    The Thief Lord > The Giving Peasant

  6. Wolfsong11

    The Lightning Thief- The Thunder Giver
    Paint The Wind- Color The Ground
    Among The Hidden- Without The Reavealed
    YOU HAVE NOOOOO IDEA HOW FUN THIS IS!!!!!

  7. Crystal

    Ooh… let’s see:
    Things not Seen = Things Obviously Saw
    No More Dead Dogs = More Live Cats
    The Lightning Thief = The Thunder Giver
    That was fun!

  8. Saquester

    All right, I know this isn’t a title, but I just wanted to point something out for Opposite Day.
    If it’s Opposite Day, and everything is opposite, then wouldn’t it mean that it’s a normal day, since it’s opposite? *chuckles* I’ve been staring at this post for days and that just came to me. :D

  9. Songheart

    That’s funny!
    One False Note>One True Letter
    The Maze of Bones>The Place of Living Beings
    The Sword Thief>The Knife Bearer
    The Hunger Games/The Full Games
    Inkheart>Lightheart
    The Secret Garden/The Known Garden
    Everything you Need to Know about Science/ Everything you don’t Need to know about Science

  10. Aly

    Oathblood> liewater
    Oathbreaker> liekeeper
    By the sword> hi the pillow
    The hunger games> the feast work
    Jimmy Coates Blackout> Jimmy Coates sun in

  11. Aliyah (_feelin'_sorry_4_sev_)

    Those are so funny!!!
    Here’s mine:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows = Voldemort and the New-Born Garbage

  12. Alicia

    This is so fun! Preschool set:
    Cat in the Hat > Dog in the Shoe
    Where the Red Fern Grows > How the Blue Tulip Dies
    My Mama is a Llama > Your Bro is a Crow

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