Introducing Title Tangents!

Monday, 18 January 2016



Hi everyone! For a little while now I've been thinking about starting my own blog feature to not only add more variety to my posts here, but also give you all a chance to get involved. And so, I introduce you to 'Title Tangents'!

How The Idea Came About

Going through my old boxes of school things for storage, I came across some old exercise books from primary school. Each week with our 'spelling words' we had to choose a certain number and use them to include in a paragraph. Well, instead of making this 'homework', I thought why not take a bookish spin on it and inspire some more creativity!

How It Works


  1. Every two weeks there will be a list of 5-10 books whose titles you have to somehow integrate into a paragraph of ~ 200 words. This is just a rough guide, if you are a little under/over it's up to you :) (I don't think anyone is going to be sitting there counting the words on the screen, and definitely not me!)
  2. Highlight/use a different coloured font for the titles
  3. The fun thing is, it can be as whimsical or realistic, serious or downright hilarious - the situations those titles find themselves have endless possibilities. The characters, settings, and whether there's dialogue or not are entirely your choices
  4. Take a screenshot/type up your paragraph 
  5. Link back to Genie In A Book with the blog banner on your post
  6. There will be an optional theme each week, such as book titles from a particular genre, author, series etc. which I'll put to a vote


This Week's Selection



My Title Tangents













Vote for Next Week's Theme




Share Your Title Tangents!

24 comments :

  1. This is really interesting!! =D

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  2. This was so much fun! I just wrote my own post and have it scheduled for tomorrow. Thanks for hosting this, Eugenia! I love the idea and I love the paragraph you wrote!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

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    1. I loved your post Ally, thanks for participating!

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  3. THIS IS SO COOL!! I love it. And it reminds me that I should really bring loony blurbs back one of these days...

    Can't wait to come up with my paragraph :)

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    1. Yes you should - I do miss Loony Blurbs!

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  4. This is brilliant idea, utterly brilliant!I'm definitely going to be participating.

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  5. Ooh, LOVE the concept! SO unique! I struggle horrendously at coming up with new features, and this is fantastic. :)

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    1. Thanks Kara - it took a lot of brainstorming but I'm glad I got there!

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  6. Sounds like a fun and unique concept Genie, it would definitely be challenging and you did so well!

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  7. So so in love with this idea! And the result was mesmerizing - I hung on to every word <3

    ~ Booknut101 @ 21st Century Once Upon A Times

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    1. Wow, thanks Booknut glad you enjoyed it :)

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  8. Ahh this is SUCH a good idea!! And I love what you came up with...it's nearly poetic, omg. Good on you for starting something this awesome. :D

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    1. Coming from you, that's a big compliment! Thanks Cait :)

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  9. This is so creative and you did an excellent job with it <3 I hope you'll do a scifi or fantasy next, if only because those titles would be quite the challenge XD

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    1. Good to hear you liked it Aentee :)

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  10. Oh my gosh this is such an awesome idea! YAY I'm glad you know about 738 Days, doesn't it sound great??

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. It does sound great - I definitely must read it one day :)

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  11. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I loved this idea so much, I went ahead and did it on my own blog even though it was originally linked up almost a year ago, lol. Thanks for the cool post idea! :)


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing this with me Alexa! I'll be re-launching it here soon :)

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