You know I'm a nerd when I start quoting things from old Zelda games. I believe I'm a little slap happy at the moment, dearies. I was up until after 3 AM last night (which is Friday night) and slept in until 11:39 AM (today, Saturday). I was writing and reading, since I couldn't clean my room or else I'd wake my mom up.
ANYWAYS. That is not the point of this article. The point is something entirely different.
It all starts with giveaways. I love giveaways. I love when my fellow bloggers run giveaways. Almost everything about the giveaways is epic awesomeness. Except for one thing... Often, a lot of these giveaways feature new releases. And when they feature new releases, you can't help but enter. Chance to win a new release in a giveaway? HECK YEAH! None of us can avoid the temptation. Little do we know we have now fallen into a trap.
A trap? Whatever do you mean, Jessica?
The "I have to wait until this giveaway ends to know if I've won the book or not so I know whether I can place an order for this book" trap. You know you've been there. Waiting on the edge of your seat. Counting down the days until a giveaway ends. Sometimes you can't remember how many giveaways you entered or on which blogs so you can't find all the links to figure out when they all end so you know when you haven't won. And it's a flipping book you've been wanting FOREVER and counting down the days until it gets released so that you can finally hold it's beauty in your hands and hug it to your chest with delight. Which makes you so antsy that you're bouncing around in your chair at the computer with a cart full of books on Barnes & Noble staring you in the face, saying, "Buy me... buy me... BUY ME!!!"
And then you yell out, "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!" and close the tab.
*sigh* Time to calm down.
It seems like a never-ending battle. I suppose owning two copies of the same book wouldn't hurt. I mean, I could let a friend borrow it. Or I could offer it in a giveaway of my own... and let somebody else suffer through the torture of WAITING. Mua-ha-ha...
But for now, I'm going to be good and wait. I don't need these books immediately anyway. Waiting another week or so won't hurt. Plus, my checking account might thank me.
How about you?
Have you ever been there before? What do you do? Do you suffer through endless days patiently or do you freak out? Do you place orders even when you're waiting on giveaways to end for the same books? Let me know in the comments below!