Greetings you all! We didn’t do a Top Ten Tuesday in a couple of weeks. Work work work…. But when my Mommy saw this week’s prompt from Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl she had a brainwave. The prompt for today is Book Titles that are complete sentences.
When my Mommy grew up, Mary Higgins Clark was the ultimate queen of crime and to this day, she will still pick up a MHC novel and enjoy it. My aunt Hannelize, has just about all the Mary Higgins Clark books printed. But have you ever noticed how many of her book titles are complete sentences? You can write a novel only with the book titles! Let me proof it:
It was Christmas Eve and the De Winters family had a fun-filled, dashing through the snow, day. All three De Winters children went to bed early to make sure Santa Claus don’t pass them by. We all know that he sees you when you’re sleeping and won’t leave any presents if you are still awake.
Just before midnight, there was a cry in the night. Mrs. De Winters jumped out of bed and ran to the nursery. It was empty. “Where are the children?“, she screamed in terror. The whole room was in a complete mess with toppled furniture and scattered toys. Mrs. De Winters rushed to the corner where she could she the cradle will fall any second. The cradle was also empty.
Within minutes the house was alight with blue and read police sirens and officers trampling over the clean carpets. Detective Sergeant Banes were barking orders. “You look for those children all around the town“. Banes were questioning Mr. De Winters in the study. “Is there anyone who acted suspicious lately on the street where you live?”
Mrs. De Winters were quietly sitting on the leather couch mumbling, “where are you now?” All of a sudden, she sat up straight and asked Detective Sergeant Banes to repeat his question. “Wait a minute!”, she cried out. “The new guy that moved into the house on the corner. Something is creepy there. The boys kicked their ball into his yard two days ago and he was furious. He screamed and shouted at them and told them “I’ve got my eyes on you“! I’m sure he has something to do with this.”, she exclaimed sobbing.
Banes was already on his feet. “Wheep no more, my Lady. We will find your children soon enough.”
I still need to write the rest, I’m sure I can get more titles to complete the latest best seller.
Do you think I can be the new Mary Higgins Clark? My Mommy is just looking at me with a rather bland expression. I think I did quite well!
Lots of Love,
Your posts are always SO creative!
Aaah thank you! We aim to entertain! Kind off.
I love how you put the titles into a story, very clever. I haven't read a Mary Higgins Clark for decades. I should change that.
Hi Helen! I still prefer her older books and don't like the newer ones as much. Haven't read the ones she wrote with her daughter yet.
Love this spin! You know, I've never read Higgins before. Quickly tell me which book of hers is your favorite (hopefully each one can be read as a standalone) — and I can start off from there. ~Lex
Good grief, no Lex! You have to read at least one. The Cradle will fall is really good. And Stillwatch. That was my favorite when I was a bit younger. Okay, a lot younger. Maybe it won't be so awesome anymore…
I love this! So creative!
Thank you Taylor!
How creative! You win TTT this week. 😉 I love it—and I need to know how this story ends!
Yea Dedra! That make me very happy!!!! Thanks for the wonderful compliment. I will need to tell Elza to get writing here. She needs to finish it!
This had me dying laughing! Great take on the topic. I adored Mary Higgins Clark in college but haven't read any sense. I really should do a big binge of her books!
Hi Katherine! Now my work is done! If I could make you laugh and lighten your load, I'm happy! Glad you enjoyed our post. I still enjoy reading her books every now and then.
Love what you did with the topic this week! So much fun!
Thanks Alicia! I had loads of fun writing this one!
What a fun spin on the topic!
My TTT: https://memorymeetsimagination.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/top-ten-tuesday-book-titles-that-are-complete-sentences/
Thank you Alycia!
I never thought of the titles until now!
It really was only a brainwave! It happens every now and then. LOL!!!
This was so much fun and creative. Yes, almost all of her book titles are complete sentences. Very well done Elza.
Thank you Carla! Glad you enjoyed it!
Oh my, what a fun and creative way to do this topic, I love it! How fun that the titles work so well like that. Great TTT!
Thank you Jordan! I appreciate you stopping by and that you enjoyed our post!
Wow this is fun! This might be the most creative take I've seen on today's topic- and there have been good ones! I need to know how this ends now… 🙂
Hi Greg! Jippie Yea!! I am taking this as a compliment. Glad you enjoyed it!
I'll tell Elza she needs to start writing here. I'm not going to finish it for her.
Such a unique and creative take on the topic! Great job incorporating all those titles!
Thank you Kristi!! Glad you could stop by.
I grew up reading MHC! This is such a great and creative post idea, and welcome back to TTT!
So did I! I wish my mother was still alive to also enjoy this post. My sister loved it!
Such a fun, creative take on the topic! Now I am really curious to find out what happened to the De Winters kids though 🙂
Hi Lindsey! Thanks! I had lots of fun writing this post for sure.
I'll tell Elza she needs to start writing so we can get an ending to the story!
My uncle loves her books so much and I keep meaning to read them. Fun way of illustrating all her full-sentence titles.
Hi Sophia! My sister devours her books and my Mom used to love her books too. I'm more of Christie fan, but do read MHC if one passes my way.
Give one of them a try! The Grade will fall is especially good.
Clever. Fun post.
How fun! I love this take on the topic. I'll be waiting to see what happens to the de Winters children.
Hi Jen!! Wha ha ha!! Okay … I'll tell Elza to get writing. ?
I love the way you wrote your post this week! I also love that some of your chosen book titles have punctuation marks in them. 🙂
My TTT this week
Hi Nicole! I also liked the punctuation marks idea! I think it was part of what swayed me to do it.
Thanks for visiting us!
Delightful! Well done.
Eliza did very well! And I like the story too.
Aaah Thank you Margaret! I will tell Elza you are proud of her.
What a creative spin to this week's prompt!
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-book-titles-that-are-complete-sentences/
Thanks Lydia! I had lots of fun with it!