My daughter was practicing writing sentences from some stories. When I read the sentence below and wondered about sliding into place, she shrugged her shoulders.
Everyone slid into place
I then asked her about the context and the source, and said "what is the story called anyway?"
I know you would ask about books by title/entitle, but honestly I rarely hear people in conversations ask about stories or books with the word title/entitle in their question.
Would asking about books titles by using the word called still sound natural?
If not, what other informal ways of asking about the book other than using the word title?
Note Well, it turned out that people do use call to ask about publications. I remember I used a collocations dictionary but did not find what I was looking for: call + book. However, my question is still about books whether they are stories or not.
Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary
NAME 1. transitive + object + noun to give someone or something a name, or to know or address someone by a particular name
• They've called the twins Katherine and Thomas.
• What's that actor called that we saw in the film last night?
• His real name is Jonathan, but they've always called him 'Johnny'.
• What's her new novel called?
• I wish he wouldn't keep calling me 'dear' - it's so patronising!