Yup, I'm a geek, I had the new HP book pre-ordered less than 24 hours after Amazon announced you could and it got delivered to my doorstep this afternoon. I was actually pleasantly surprised since I had gotten email from Amazon saying that it had been shipped last night (and the tracking stuff said it would be here on the 19th). I was resigned to waiting for it for a few days because I had gone with the free & slow shipping instead of the not-free & "it'll definitely be there by Saturday" shipping, so that was definitely a pleasant surprise.
Of course, as luck would have it, I can't really get into reading it just yet. I have stuff to do this evening and for the next several days. I might actually try and re-reading the previous books before diving into this one. I don't think I've read any of them since before the last one was published.
Hmmmm.... decisions decisions.
*Update* 11:55pm - Cool. Amazon just let me know that they'd lowered the price of the book so they're giving me a refund of a whole $1.00. Heh, not a big deal, but nice nonetheless.