... book that I was waiting for: "Arduino Cookbook"...
Call me old-fashioned and I won't argue, but I really prefer ink and paper to Kindle or Acroreader or whatever.
When I was just getting started with Arduino, I ordered this book on May 10, 2010 (with pre-publication discount), for delivery in Summer of 2010. I have endured various publication delays, and have never considered canceling the order because I have complete faith in the O'Reilly series. I have many, many O'Reilly titles, and I have never bought one that didn't meet or exceed my expectations or that I thought wasn't worth the money. (And I have somewhat limited resources---I take these things vary seriously.) I mean, lots of books (actually, just about all books
) have interesting Tables of Contents and Publishers Blurbs on their web sites, but O'Reilly is the Real Deal. At least that's my experience. (I have no connection with any publisher or author or vendor of anything I mention here or elsewhere.)
Over the last ten months, Amazon has been kind enough to send update notices and status reports, and I just received one indicating expected shipping date of April 11, 2011. I'm waiting with bated breath. See Footnote.
Actually, I just now shared a can of tuna with my gorgeous neighbor's scruffy cat, and we are both waiting with baited
breath. (Me and the scruffy cat; not me and the gorgeous neighbor---she goes back inside her house every time the cat decides to honor me with a visit. Oh, well...)