I finally got my copy of Jane Bennett's Vibrant Matter. First, no one told me that there was a chapter on "Edible Matter." *Looks accusatory at the entire academic blogosphere*.
Second, the book itself is physically quite appealing. This is the second book from Duke press that I came across that is really beautifully put together. The first one being Ed Cohen's A Body Worth Defending (thanks Steph). There is also a third important recent Duke press book, Rodolfo Kusch's Indigenous and Popular Thinking in América, but this one doesn't have same physical presence (though intellectually still up to par).
Finally, I am very excited about the reading group.