Like a junkie needing a fix, I'm itching to buy some books online and am currently at a stalemate. I'm waiting on Amazon to credit a gift certificate to my account, then I'm finally going to order A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith and a whole slew of erotica. I don't know about you all, but I almost exclusively buy my erotica online these days because I get annoyed when I walk into a Borders to find that some asshole has bent the spines on all the Black Lace titles. Yes, I know I'm militant when it comes to spine creasing but color me crazy - if the book is being sold in a bookstore as new, it should look new (Which is why I think all new bookstores should banish comfortable seating. Yes, I know that view won't make me popular, but I'm not spending $7.99 plus tax on a paperback that has a spine all bent out of shape.)
I also have been putting off an eHarlequin order. I still haven't ordered all the yummy looking holiday-themed books that Harlequin SuperRomance put out in November. And now? Well now eHarlequin is doing their 12-days of Christmas promotion and I'm trying to decide the best time to order. Given that many of those holiday HSR titles are 50% off today, I might be ordering today instead of waiting for December 12, when all books are 40% off (I need to catch up on my Harlequin Historical buying as well).
If that weren't bad enough, I now have the last two issues of Romantic Times that I've only flipped through. I'm a plot synopsis ho, which is why I shell out the bucks for RT. Plot synopsis is the first phase in landing on Wendy's Coveted To Be Bought List. The TBB is a living, breathing entity, with titles getting added or dumped as more information is made available (Soul mates? Gone! Virgin hero? Come to Mama!). Yet there they sit. Two magazines chock full of plot synopsis completely free of highlighter markings. Sad Wendy, just sad.
Side note: Lonesome Dove Update: For those who care (probably not many of you). I almost called in sick today so I could read more. Honestly, I have a problem. Page 548 and counting....