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Kismetology
Jaimie Admans
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Anya Von Bremzen
The Mirror Lied: One Woman's 25-Year Struggle with Bulimia, Anorexia, Diet Pill Addiction, Laxative Abuse and Cutting.
Marc A. Zimmer, N.R. Mitgang, Ira M. Sacker
Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet
Stephen Manes
Sisterland
Curtis Sittenfeld
Flora
Gail Godwin
The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens, Norman Page
The English Eccentrics
Edith Sitwell, Richard Ingrams (Introduction)

30 Day Book Challenge (Day 28) - Favorite Book Title

Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger

I like it when authors utilize bits of poetry as titles, provided that they are meaningful to the substance of the book.  Taken from William Blake's "Tyger, Tyger," the symmetry in Niffenegger's title refers to identical twins, and the fearful secrets that are hidden in their relationships.  I like it when a book's title makes me think about what it actually means.  I loved that this book was set in Highgate Cemetery, that it has a ghost, and that it's brimming with Gothic atmosphere.  I know some people were disappointed because it was not The Time Traveller's Wife, but I've not read it, and I had no reason to be disappointed.  I loved it.