I consider myself a little bit of a book snob, but there are certain bookish genres that snag me every time. One of these is the concept-book. The Lover's Dictionary is a concept-book. Its charm lies in the cleverness of its form. The entire book is written in the form of dictionary entries. (Amy Krause Rosenthal did something similar in her book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.) And I loved it. The entries were thoughtful and true and surprising. Book gimmick, you got me again.Here is a little sample:deciduous, adj. I couldn't believe one person could own so many shoes, and still buy new ones every year.