Amazon - September 12, 2005

Today I recieved my copy of William Eggleston's Guide. I ordered it over two weeks ago along with another book which it said would take 1-2 weeks to ship. To save some money, I told them to send the books when both were ready rather than pay for shipping twice. As much as I love instant gratification, I'm glad I did it this way. I was excited about the books when I ordered them, but I sort of forgot about it. Then when they arrived today, it was like a little bit of Christmas.

The book I ordered along with it -- which took 1-2 weeks to ship -- is Stephen Shore Uncommon Places: The Complete Works. Amazon dot com thought, in its wisdom, that someone liking Guide would also like Uncommon Places. I haven't looked at either of them, but I'm pretty excited.

And I'll say one other thing. Whoever introduced that functionality to Amazon's site had damn well better be a multi-squillionaire by now. that function has easily doubled the amount I've purchased on Amazon.

Oh, and if anyone who reads this happens to have any idea when "William Eggleston in the Real World" is coming to Boston, please tell me.