So, you get home after being out for the afternoon, and you have a trunk full of groceries (including perishables). Before you bring them in from the car, you notice that your wonderful postman has left not one but two boxes from Amazon at your doorstep. Do you:
A) Put away the groceries first, so that they don't spoil;
B) Dig through the bags to find the perishable items, put those away, and then leave the rest so that you can open the boxes of books; or
C) Leave all of the groceries until you've checked out the books?
In my case, the answer is C. It's all a matter of having priorities. What would you do?
Between my library visit this afternoon, my two Amazon boxes, and a package today from Chronicle Books, I'm simply drowning in books. Today's new titles include:
- Little Lord Fauntleroy (inspired by a combination of a post at A Fuse #8 Production and several references in A Drowned Maiden's Hair).
- Promise Me, an adult mystery by Harlan Coben, one of my favorite authors.
- The Smell of the Night by Andrea Camilleri, another adult mystery, set in Italy.
- King of Shadows by Susan Cooper, for the Scholar's Blog book group.
- Heat by Mike Lupica, a Cybils MG shortlist title.
- Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce, another Cybils MG title.
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, a Cybils YA shortlist title. I had to pick this one up because I have such faith in the nominating committee to have picked wonderful books.
- The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin. Ditto.
- 1-800-Where-R-You #5 by Meg Cabot. I must here admit to a weakness for this series, as well as Meg's Mediator series, both drawing to a close.
- From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books by Kathleen T. Horning and Stacy Innerst, which I had to pick up to help me with the Cybils, on Mindy's recommendation.
- Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall from Chronicle Books.
As I'm already in the middle of Grist by Heather Waldorf (a review copy received previously from Red Deer Press), and enjoying it, all of the above titles will have to wait. Fortunately, I have a reading weekend coming up. For 2007, I wish you all plenty of books.
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