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Sonderbooks 107

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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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Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

I have to apologize—This is the longest I’ve ever gone between issues of Sonderbooks.  I’m still behind on writing reviews—I have a stack of books I’ve read but haven’t reviewed yet.  Once again, I thought I’d better post the reviews I do have, and try to catch up later.

I’ll be moving in August, so the next couple of posts may be farther apart still, as life gets very busy with the multitude of details to be looked into.  I’m frantically trying to read all the library books I have checked out before we move!  It's an impossible task, so I'm trying to focus on only the best.

Happy Reading!

June 30, 2006


*****Diary of a Medical Intuitive, by Christel Nani, RN, PhD
*****Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
*****How We Choose To Be Happy, by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
*****How Good Do We Have To Be? by Harold S. Kushner


*****Jane Austen in Scarsdale, by Paula Marantz Cohen
****One Good Knight, by Mercedes Lackey
****Moving Is Murder, by Sara Rosett
****Blue Shoes and Happiness, by Alexander McCall Smith

Young Adult Fiction

*****Hit the Road, by Caroline B. Cooney
****Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Children's Nonfiction

****The Wand in the Word, compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus
***My Librarian Is a Camel, by Margriet Ruurs

Children's Fiction

****Strange Happenings, by Avi
****Hanne's Quest, by Olivier Dunrea

Old Favorite

(Fiction): ****That Hideous Strength, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

****Terrific, by Jon Agee

Quotation of the Month

Most problems could be diminished by the drinking of tea
and the thinking through of things that could be done while tea was being drunk.
And even if that did not solve problems,
at least it could put them off for a little while,
which we sometimes needed to do,
we really did

—Alexander McCall Smith, in Blue Shoes and Happiness

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