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Subject: Favorite book titles?
Date Posted: 7/19/2010 11:34 AM ET
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The "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons" post made me think of other great titles.

What are some of your favorite book or story titles?

Here are some of mine:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime


Which Lie Did I Tell?

Kiss Me Like a Stranger

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 3:17 PM ET
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The Semi-Attached Couple (by Emily Eden), especially when it is in the same volume as The Semi-Detached House (both novellas) so the title of the book reads as The Semi-Attached Couple & The Semi-Detached House.

Subject: What a fun thread!
Date Posted: 7/19/2010 7:39 PM ET
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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Schadenfreude, Baby!

Calico Palace

Confederates in the Attic

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 10:42 PM ET
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It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 10:45 PM ET
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Almost anything by James Tiptree, Jr., but especially: Brightness Falls From the Air, "Her Smoke Rose Up Forever," "The Man Doors Said Hello To," "And I Have Come Upon This Place By Lost Ways," "Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death," "A Momentary Taste of Being," and "With Delicate Mad Hands."

The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester

All the Windwracked Stars, by Elizabeth Bear

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Alphabet of Thorn and Ombria in Shadow, by Patricia McKillip

Under the Sea-Wind, by Rachel Carson (not strictly a novel, I know, but I love it anyway *grin*)

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, by Samuel R. Delaney

The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World, by Harlan Ellison

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Date Posted: 7/20/2010 5:37 PM ET
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How To Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir   Sounds like a book a cannibal would write. Yuck.

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 7:28 PM ET
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There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

Gone With the Wind

Mistress of the Art of Death

To Kill a Mockingbird

Pride and Prejudice

Bigfoot:  I Not Dead

Death by Supermarket

Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 12:34 AM ET
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Anything by Robert Rankin, but my favorites are

Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

Nostradamus Ate My Hamster

Fandom of the Operator

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 11:28 AM ET
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Wanda Hicky's Night of Golden Memories by Jean Shepard.

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 11:44 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/21/2010 2:20 PM ET
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I love Alexander McCall Smith's book titles:

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Tea Time For The Traditionally Built

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

The Full Cupboard of Life

Blue Shoes and Happiness

The Lost Art of Gratitude

to name several

Date Posted: 7/21/2010 4:38 PM ET
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Last book I read simply based on the name is Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

I was looking for a book by an author with the same last name but this was the only book in my town library by "Handler"  but the title was so intriguing that I had to get it

It is one of the funniest books I have ever read

Date Posted: 7/22/2010 1:37 PM ET
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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker

You're So Vein