Aside #1: Why does it sometimes take ten seconds to get a picture emailed to me from my phone, and sometimes it takes an hour? I will load the photos when they someday arrive in my in box.
Yes, an advertisement is getting second life on a blog. But we are not averse to that sort of thing. The movie studio sent us Les Miserables tee shirts and we're all aflutter. "So soft!" "I might go see the movie tonight!" "If I were in the Academy, I'd be talking about Ann Hathaway at my Oscar Discussion Group." "Did you know that Victor Hugo wrote over fifty novels? I wonder what his third most popular book is*?" See how these tee shirts generate discussion?
Aside #2: Jason confirmed that we are getting deliveries on Monday. And he thinks we might get a FedEx order tomorrow. There's nothing like getting stuff we need before Christmas.
*According to Ingram demand, the next most popular Hugo novel appears to be The Last Day of a Condemned Man, which is said to be a precursor in spirit to Les Miserables. The edition I found, however, is POD, short discount, and nonreturnable, meaning you won't likely see it on the shelves at Boswell. So the next most popular we'd carry would be the Modern Library edition of Toilers of the Sea, a well-regarded-at-the-time, change-of-pace follow up to Les Miserables. Gauging from demand, it's not particularly popular in the United States.