Jan 25, 2012

What’s a girl gotta do?

Posted by Kirsten at 1/25/2012 12:09:00 AM

What’s a girl got to do to get a signed copy of John Green’s brand spankin’ new book The Fault in Our Stars? You’d think that preordering it back in June of 2011 when it didn’t get released until January of 2012 would be plenty. Especially when he spent the summer  signing all of his preorders. Of course, you, like me, would be wrong. Because Amazon would have a problem processing your payment and would then cancel your preorder, causing you to have to go back in and have to reorder the book you’ve been waiting patiently for during the last

 8 FREAKIN’ MONTHS!

OK, well maybe it was 7 months. Of course, this means that its no longer a preorder and while you now have the book you’ve been waiting for for so long, its not the signed copy you’ve been dreaming about. It’s not the copy that may or may not have had a yeti drawn on it by John’s wife or been one of the 5% that got hanklerfished by Hank Green, both of which would’ve been beyond awesome. Nope. Not for me. I got my nice brand new pristine copy (which I’m excited to read) that I’ve heard so many great things about already. I can’t even look at the copy I got in the mail today without a humongous wave of disappointment. Of course, if I’d just wanted to read a copy I could’ve borrowed it from my library. It’s not like my library doesn’t have it. I mean, I order the books so of course we have it!!! I read so much teen fiction that it isn’t possible for me to buy them most of the time, so me not only buying a  copy, but preordering it before there was even an official cover was huge! I’ve been discussing it and all of his books with my teen patrons for ages now. But now, here I am, probably the only John Green fan in the entire United States without a signed copy of TFiOS. I can guarantee on thing. I’ll be frequenting either Borders or store driving the hour to Kids Ink  in Indianapolis from now on. Amazon is definitely made its way onto my list along with other pet peeves and annoyances such as people who only type in caps (seriously, would they shout all  the time in real life?) and the people who have no understanding of personal space.

I know that there are more important things in life to be disappointed about but right now, at this moment, in this second, my entire week has been crapped on and I have to say, I am not happy about it. This sucks more than when I wanted that Barbie Dream house when I was a seven and my dad sent me the crappy super tiny house that I couldn’t even fit my dolls in. I got over it though and I’ll get over this. Hopefully, by next week I’ll be beyond my fit of anger at Amazon, beyond my unhappy thoughts of preordering mishaps and be able to look at my shiny new copy of the book without wanting to go cry in a corner.

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