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Sonderbooks 105

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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, discuss books you've read, and order your own copies.
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Happy reading!

March 5, 2006


*****You Don't Have To Take It Anymore, by Steven Stosny, PhD
*****Waking the World, by Allan B. Chinen, MD
****End of the Spear, by Steve Saint
***Terrify No More, by Gary A. Haugen with Gregg Hunter
***Why Do I Love These People? by Po Bronson
***Dave Barry's Money Secrets, by Dave Barry
***The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide, by Jill Conner Browne
***Our Paris, by Edmund White with drawings by Hubert Sorin


***Size 12 Is Not Fat, by Meg Cabot
***The Haunted Bookshop, by Christopher Morley

Young Adult Fiction

*****The King of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner

Children's Nonfiction

***Let's Sign, by Kelly Ault, illustrated by Leo Landry
***If Dogs Were Dinosaurs, by David M. Schwartz, illustrated by James Warhola
***Freeze Frame:  A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics, by Sue Macy

Children's Fiction

****Lion Boy, by Zizou Corder
***Frantastic Voyage:  Franny K. Stein, Book Five, by Jim Benton
***The Fairy-Tale Detectives:  The Sisters Grimm, Book One, by Michael Buckley

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ****The Arkadians, by Lloyd Alexander

Picture Book Pick

****Kibitzers and Fools, by Simms Taback

Quotation of the Month

In the end all books boil down to one thing:
They offer a philosophy of how to live.”

—Po Bronson
, in Why Do I Love These People?

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