While everyone else has shared their amazing BEA books and bling I have a different kind of exciting box of books-the box of books I cart home every summer to read. I have a little contest at school in which students are challenged, prodded, and cajoled into reading books I've bragged about. It works on a few. Books have points and if they get a certain amount of points then they are invited to a frolicking fun pizza party in the library. There's prizes. And pizza. This year there was even mini ice cream cones!
Each summer I have to read a few more books to keep ahead-I'm not really vying for the points but I have to have new ones to rave about. I swear the box gets heavier every year and each year I pray that I actually get them all read.