I finally got The Story of Edgar Sawtelle from the library. I wanted it this summer but it was NEVER in stock. The woman commented on what a great book it was at the check out desk. Score. Those are always the very best recommendations.
I also picked up That Old Magic Cape with I think I accidentally stole from someone. The librarian also commented that I was only able to check it out because it was accidentally put back on the shelf instead of held for someone. OOPS. If you're the person who thinks they should have this book, I'm very sorry. I'll let you know when I finish it.
I had reserved Miss O'Dell, which was recommended to me by Amazon.com as a result of my reading Wonderful Tonight. Wonderful Tonight tops my all-time favorites list, so we'll see how I feel about this one. Sometimes I think the people that write these books about the '60s might have fried their brains so badly that forming a coherent sentence is too difficult and should really be left to the professionals.
I also found City of Silver, Rebel Yell, and Sacred Hearts (the same author who wrote Birth of Venus, another favorite).
The librarian informed me last night that I have six weeks to read all of these books. That "after three weeks you can call us back and go ahead and renew those." Nice. Six weeks, six books. We'll see how this goes...
The one thing I can say for the library, is that according to Amazon, they saved me $96.67. Thanks library.