Monday, March 21, 2011

Instant Gratification. Momentarily Delayed. Dammit!

So I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Moon's books.  Among them, I really enjoyed The Deed of Paksenarrion Trilogy.  And a few days ago, I discovered that after a 21 year break, she had gotten back to the series...expanding it  to a fourth book.  So I rushed right out (figuratively speaking) and bought Oath of Fealty for my NookBook. You can't really "click to LOOK INSIDE"; it's just part of the picture I snarfed off of Amazon.

Anyway, I pretty much devoured the book. Enjoyed it immensely.  And then I scampered right back over to BN (cause I've got a Nook...duh), and bought the NEXT book...Kings of the North.

Excitement and Huzzahs descended upon Brooklyn.  Until I noticed I had actually pre-ordered the book.  D'oh!

It could be worse.  It's publication date is March 22nd.  Which means, assuming they're working in the Eastern Time Zone, I'll be downloading at 12:01 and reading at 12:03.  If they're in the Pacific Time Zone, heads will roll.

Update:  It took BN until almost 12:30 A.M. to make my book available.  I'm pretty sure I've got a multi-million dollar lawsuit opportunity here.  Oh, the pain!  Oh, the suffering!


Phiala said...

I'm finding the instant gratification aspect of Nook ownership much more enticing that I would have expected, much to my credit card's detriment.

Tom said...

I'm a Mooney who hasn't read any Paksenarrion. I discovered her recently (several years ago recently) with the Herris Serrano series, and subsequent. Originally I didn't like the sound of "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" for some reason, not SciFi-y enough, I guess. But having found Elizabeth Moon, I have her older stuff to look forward to. Just like having recently found Lois McMaster Bujold, I'm reading much Miles Vorkosigan.

So, it's 12:28pm, are you reading yet?

Nathan said...

Chapter four.