Speaking of differences in taste:
I hate endnotes. Footnotes 4 eva!!!
Today in first world problems: Checked on What Hath God Wrought back on Wednesday because I was in the area of the bookstore, it had been exactly a week since ordering, and I thought of it. Figured I might save them a phone call since I know they sometimes get backed up. Learned the order was still in processing somewhere. This is the second book in a row and the third overall the same person working there has ordered me that's had something weird go on. I'm starting to feel a little bad about it since it's not her fault the distributor is being weird but she feels like she has the apologize anyway.
Oh well, due to RL stuff I haven't made much progress with Consider Phlebas so I've got that still to pour down my eyeholes.
Back a ways, I said that I ordered a used copy of Richard E. Ellis's The Union At Risk. There are only two modern works on the Nullification Crisis, so might as well read both of them. After saying that I got my email from Amazon and the price was higher than anticipated. Apparently they pulled some fast one where a featured seller got to slip into the top of the search results with shipping costs omitted. It was only $15, but it annoyed me so I cancelled the order. Then I wrote about Nullification a bit for the blog last Sunday and needed to check the title of the book. Off I went and Amazon now had several much more reasonable copies in good condition. Ordered one of those for five, including shipping. Got notice it shipped on Monday. Thought I'd have it by today. Checked the tracking yesterday and found out that only Wednesday did the post office get the email that it would receive the book at some date in the future.
Well, guess I'll have it Monday or Tuesday but it looks like someone didn't quite report honestly when they told me the thing shipped Monday. Checked the mail today and it was waiting for me. Possibly it time traveled?
So now I have it sitting there making eyes at me in all its TARDIS-blue glory...but I also have like two hundred pages of Consider Phlebas.