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26 January 2007

In Your Pants

YA writer Maureen Johnson has suggested on her (hilarious but often pants-on-fire) blog that all book titles are made much better with the addition of "In Your Pants". This idea was taken up by John and Hank Green in their Brotherhood 2.0 project (check it out if you haven't already).

Here are some favourites from my bookshelves:

Robert Cormier's I Am The Cheese In Your Pants

Robin Klein's People Might Hear You In Your Pants

Robert Holdstock's Unknown Regions In Your Pants

Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh In Your Pants

Isobelle Carmody's The Gathering In Your Pants

Susan Coolidge's What Katy Did In Your Pants

Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy In Your Pants

Inga Clendinnen's Dancing With Strangers In Your Pants

Georgette Heyer's Bath Tangle In Your Pants

A A Milne's Now We Are Six In Your Pants


acanoe said...

And from the political front:

Scott Ritter's 'Target Iran in Your Pants',
Ali Ansari's Confronting Iran in Your Pants,
AnatolLieven's 'America Right or Wrong in Your Pants',
Thomas Carothers 'Critical Mission in Your Pants',
andmy favourite bed time classic,
David Frum's 'An End To Evil in Your Pants'.

emmaco said...

I haven't participated in all these discussions yet (amazing just how many titles sound better with the addition) but a quick look around the study reveals:

-"Last chance saloon in your pants" by Marian Keyes
- "I capture the castle in your pants" by Dodie Smith
- "Intervention in your pants" by Julian May
- "Hidden warrior in your pants" by Lynn Flewelling
- "Faking it in your pants" by Jennifer Crusie
- "Something rotten in your pants" by Jasper Ffore
- "A sudden wild magic in your pants" by Diana Wynne Jones
- "A civil campaign in your pants" by Lois McMaster Bujold

I figure I'd better stop here as this was way too easy. And DVDs are another promising field altogether.

Jellyfish said...

On the shelf in front of me:

The Know It All In Your Pants, by A.J Jacobs

Everything Bad Is Good For You In Your Pants, by Stephen Johnson

Audrey Hepburn In Your Pants, by Tony Nourmand

Five Fall Into Adventures In Your Pants, by Enid Blyton

The Saggy Baggy Elephant In Your Pants, by Kathryn Jackson

Anonymous said...

And... because I have young children...but it seems so wrong:

Possum Magic In Your Pants
Wilfred Gorden McDonald Partridge In Your Pants

(both from Mem Fox)

also...I have a new book coming out...but dare not do this to its title.

kranki said...

Tiz magical

From my mom's book shelf...

Greek Made Easy in Your Pants

Beginning Backgammon in Your Pants

The Practice of Kindness in Your Pants

It's All in the Playing in Your Pants.

Count Your Blessings in Your Pants

Secrets of Better Cooking in Your Pants

p.s. hi Lili

audrey said...

emmaco - I was just about to come here and write I Capture The Castle In Your Pants...spooky. Isn't it a wonderful romp? I've been daydreaming about castles all week...and for some reason, milking cows. I think it's the british countryside imagery...

anyway, from my bookshelf:

Maeve Binchy's "Circle of Friends In Your Pants" (group)
JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince In Your Pants" (slash fic)
Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Virgin Suicides In Your Pants" (bdsm/snuff)
Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love In Your Pants" (boffin)
Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories In Your Pants" (sex on acid)

Emmaco said...

Audrey - It is a great book, although I suspect the damp castle is more attractive in print than in reality seeing as I dislike the temperature dropping below 20. I even like the movie, which doesn't often happen!

audrey said...

Emmaco, I'm just after the Midsummer's Eve rites. I watched the movie sometime last year then discovered it was a book. I'm pleased to find that the movie didn't deviate too much from the sense of the novel.

Cassandra Mortmain is such a brilliant character - just the kind of girl i would have loved to have been at her age, but was too scared to be.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to take this off the literary path, but as an anonymous appreciator of your blog Lili, you should know that there will be a Pants Love party on in February, run by Is Not Magazine (and no, I am not from the magazine). They're already throwing around all sorts of phrases like "There's a party in our pants" and "The kind of love you feel in your pants." I think the idea originated after seeing the movie "The Ladies Man."