I almost labeled this post, “Books By the Pound.” We just got back from the bookstore with a haul of 39 children’s books. Last week, 6 other books arrived by mail. Before you step on your, “Use the Library!” soapbox, let me tell you why I spend so much money (and time) buying books.     Our youngest son LOVES books, but he’s still pre-verbal. Sometimes he finds a page in a favorite book that upsets him. Sometimes he also finds a marker:    Other times, he can’t find his favorite toy ice cream cone or a real ice cream cone. But he wants to look at the pictures in his favorite ice cream book.    So he eats the book.  He has loved and…