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 Sonderbooks 91

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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.

Don't forget to check my new posting on the Children and Books page.
Today's entry is about specific books my own toddlers loved.
Also, be sure not to miss my list of 2004 Stand-outs, my favorites of all the books I read in 2004.

Happy reading!

February 3, 2005


*****Writing About Your Life, by William Zinsser
****The Child That Books Built, by Francis Spufford
****Glimpses of the Devil, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
***Blowing My Cover, by Lindsay Moran
***Babyhood, by Paul Reiser
***Behind Enemy Lines, by Marthe Cohn with Wendy Holden
***The Meaning of It All, by Richard P. Feynman


****The Well of Lost Plots, by Jasper Fforde
  ****A Moment on the Edge, edited by Elizabeth George
****Every Boy's Got One, by Meg Cabot
***The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, by Alexander McCall Smith

Young Adult Fiction

  ****Gifts, by Ursula K. LeGuin
****By These Ten Bones, by Clare B. Dunkle

Children's Nonfiction

***If the Walls Could Talk, by Jane O'Connor, illustrated by Gary Hovland
***See the City, by Matteo Pericoli
***Gargoyles, Girders, and Glass Houses, by Bo Zaunders, illustrated by Roxie Munro

Children's Fiction

***The Wrath of Mulgarath, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction): *****Emily Climbs, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

*****Ish, by Peter H. Reynolds

Quotation of the Week

“To see that your life is a story while you’re in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.
It’s unwise, though, to think you know how it’s going to go, or how it’s going to end.
That’s to be known only when it’s over.”

—Ursula K. LeGuin in Gifts

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