My holds list at the library got a little crazy for a bit recently. I accidentally had a dozen cookbooks arrive all at the same time, then had to have Dann help me get them all home. New rule for the Stockton household: check out only what you can carry on your own. I think it will be a good rule when Abe starts checking out books of his own, too.
The books in this pile came in at three or four different times, so I'm kind of in a sweet spot at the moment. I'm loving The Tsar of Love and Techno, and can't wait to start on Gold Fame Citrus next. Zane and the Hurricane is my latest book for Teachers Pay Teachers, and The Orphan Master's Son came up somewhere online that convinced me I should read it.
Also, we bought a copy of All The World at Tattered Cover a while back, mostly because it was a Caldecott Honor book. I didn't remember that the Caldecott Medal was awarded to the artists of distinguished picture books, although I'm sure they taught us that in elementary school. I wound up spending a good 30 minutes researching and requesting Caldecott winners from the 1940s and 50s, so that I can find some favorites to buy for Abe before he gets big enough for real picture books.
Have you read any of these? Reading anything else good lately? Want to be my friend on Goodreads?