I prefer to read books, mostly from the library but amazon's kindle price the new Pelecanos book is too low to pass up. "What It Was" is due out on Jan 23, but if you preorder it, the price is 99 cents. And remember with amazon, they don't charge you until it is released. The hardcover is $22. You could add your name to your library's wait list, but 99 cents is hard to beat.