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. K

    The Silver Chair– The gold sofa
    The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe- The tomcat, the wizard, and the closet
    Magician’s Nephew- The Sorcerer’s Niece
    The Last Battle- The First Make-up
    Prince Caspian- Princess Caspio
    The Horse and his boy- The Zebra and her Girl
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader– The home-coming of the Night Walker

  2. Rachel

    Cool!I’ll do mine:
    Dangerously Alice=Safely Elizabeth
    Gathering Blue=Giving Red
    Alice on the Outside=Elizabeth on the Inside
    The Titan’s Curse=The Mortal’s Blessing
    The Mother-Daughter Book Club=The Father-Son Video Game Group
    Freaky Friday=Normal Monday
    Fool’s Gold=Wise Person’s Silver
    Skeleton Creek=Muscle River
    The Summer of Cotton Candy=The Winter of Fruitcake
    My Life as a Bludering Ballerina=My Death as a Coordinated Gymnast
    Moon White=Sun Black
    The Last Olympian=The First Child
    Double Identity=Single Memory
    Running out of Time=Jogging Into Space

  3. Eruanna

    The LOTR-Lover speaks…
    The Lord of the Rings= The Servant of the Anklets
    The Fellowship of the Ring= The Enimies of the Earring
    The Two Towers=The Three Holes
    The Return of the King=The Fleeing of the Peasant

  4. suel36

    New Moon > Bright Sun—
    the lion ,the witch, and the wardrobe > the kitten, the girl, and the dresser–

  5. GNOletsgo1

    LOL! Here’s mine.
    Candy Apple books into
    Fruity Chocolate books,
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince into Voldemort and the Pure-Blood Peasent,How I Survived Middle School into How I Failed Elementary School,and Fairest into Unfairest.

  6. Ara

    Harry potter and the half blood prince: Voldemort and the full blood princess
    Harry potter and the camber of secrets: Voldemort and the hallway of truth

  7. Ara

    Tuck everlasting: Foster never
    Ella enchanted:Char free
    The two princesses of bamaree: The prince of the Eskerns
    Fairest: Foulest

  8. kate

    power of 5/gatekeepers
    raven’s gate=hawk’s fence
    evil star=good sun

  9. Noel

    YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW FUN THIS IS AT ALL,NO SIREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. bookworm936

    This is so awesome!!!!!!!!!
    Here’s mine:
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Last Straw-Journal of a Strong Adult:The First Tube

  11. Jp98

    Skeleton Creek- Body River
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Harry Potter and the Room of Truth
    New Moon- Old Earth
    Eclipse- Solar Eclipse
    Breaking Dawn- Fixing Twilight
    Midnight Sun (Book 5)- Noon Moon
    39 Clues: beyond the Grave- Near the Hospital

  12. Jp98

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Journal of a Brave Adult
    Cirque Du Freak: A living Nightmare- Fair Du Normal: A Dead Dream
    The Last Olympian: The First Titan
    The Titan’s Curse-The God’s Spell

  13. annehathawayscreaming

    The Titans Curse=The Devils Blessing
    The Battle of the Labrinth=
    The Treaty of the Sidewalk
    Beka Cooper Terrier=Burk Coulter Great Dane

  14. Ali Ali

    I’m doing Harry Potter 2.
    Sorcerer’s Stone- Commoner’s Beanbag!
    Chamber of Secrets-Closet of Facts!
    Prisoner of Azkaban- Freeman of Alcatraz!
    Goblet of Fire-Plate of Ice! Order of the Pheonix-Mix-up of the Sparrow! Half-Blood Prince-Mudblood Pauper! Deathly Hallows- Baby Garbage

  15. Ali Ali

    These are 39 clue ones (40 statements)
    The Maze of Bones- The Line of Mucles! One False Note- 2 true letters! The Sword Theif- The Pillow Giver! Beyond the Grave- In Front of the Birth

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