I’ve noticed this lately with all of the posts listing books coming out later in the year. Most people have dozens of books preordered – to arrive the exact day when it’s released. And here’s another odd thing: I have never, nor will ever, preorder a book.
*collected gasp of shock*
I know, I know. But I have a good reason! And I will say that I’m considering preordering Ruin and Rising, because I want that poster. *grabby hands* But that’s really the only one I’ll go with. I guess I actually have two reasons.
One: I don’t know if I’ll have the money when the time actually comes to pay for the book. My financial situation is month to month, so I hate making commitments like that. I know I can cancel them if I need to, but with everything I have to keep straight in my head, I just know that I’ll forget!
Two: My book buying choices will vary up and to the point where I’m actually handing over cash at the Barnes and Noble counter. Two months ago, I had planned on buying all fantasy books this month, like City of Heavenly Fire. Now, I’m getting Since You’ve Been Gone and Take Me On, plus another contemporary that may slip into my hands (whoops). So the chances of me preordering something and then actually being in the mood to read it is usually about 5%, and then I have all these books I’m not in the mood for.
So, yup. That’s my excuse. Now to you: is there a legit reason I should preorder books? Am I missing out on some special club or something??