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 Sonderbooks 95

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
In this site, you can find good books for yourself or for friends.
You can hear about books to read, talk about books you've read, and order your own copies.
Subscribe, and I'll notify you when I've posted the next issue, approximately every three weeks.
Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

I'm happy to report that, as of this issue, I now have more than 1000 reviews posted!

Happy reading!

May 12, 2005


****The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
****The Complete Peanuts:  1953 to 1954, by Charles M. Schulz
****Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers, by Fred Rogers
****Walking a Literary Labyrinth, by Nancy M. Malone
  ***Garlic and Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl
  ***Being Perfect, by Anna Quindlen
***City of the Soul, by William Murray


****The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
***Table for Five, by Susan Wiggs
  ***Blackbird House, by Alice Hoffman

Young Adult Fiction

*****In the Coils of the Snake, by Clare B. Dunkle
  ***The Xanadu Adventure, by Lloyd Alexander

Children's Nonfiction

***The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm, retold by Doris Orgel, illustrated by Bert Kitchen

Children's Fiction

****Permanent Rose, by Hilary McKay
  ****Conrad's Fate, by Diana Wynne Jones

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction): *****Searching for Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede

Picture Book Pick

****The Story of Honk-Honk-Ashoo and Swella-Bow-Wow, by Ralph Cosentino

Quotation of the Week

“That is why I read, I guess,
to stay alive, to be as fully alive as I can be.
In books, almost the whole world and everything in it are available to me to feed that life.”

—Nancy M. Malone in Walking a Literary Labyrinth

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