Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Random Ten: Complete with petty annoyances

Well, I wish I could recommend the services of AbeBooks, but at present I don't think I can.  Early-mid last week I ordered a book from them, hoping to have it read for the book club meeting I have this coming Tuesday.  Not only have I not gotten it, but looking at the confirmation email, it's not due to get here until September 26.  That exceeds the 7-21 days shipping speed they promise in the first place.  In the second place, 21 days might be acceptable for long overseas deliveries, but not otherwise.  The dealer is in Florida, I'm in Rhode Island, and there's no way it takes anything a month to get from there to here.

Anyway, I obviously won't have the book read by Tuesday.  Time to get on with my life, I guess.

1. The White Stripes - Do
2. Love - Bummer in the Summer
3.  Chic - What About Me
4. Rasputina - Thimble Island
5. Edith Piaf - Celine
6. Radiohead - Morning Bell (Amnesiac)
7. The Bird and the Bee - You're a Cad
8. Yo La Tengo - The Story of Yo La Tengo
9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
10. Neko Case - Don't Forget Me


susan said...

From what I understand AbeBooks is a bit like E-Bay in that they provide a central site for other sellers who are dealing books. It sounds like you got a bad one.

We've been very happy using the Book Depository - based in the UK yet they ship everywhere free and fast.

Your FR10 this week is less familiar to me than usual but it's always nice to see Edith Piaf on your list.

Ben said...

You're probably right about me just picking the wrong dealer. I may have actually dealth with AB before, with better results. Book Depository sound nice, in either case.

Good Edith Piaf song. Couple others too.