Happy Thursday, naughty readers!
Back in January, in an effort to get through the 240 unread books on my Nook, 329 unread books on my Kindle, 9 unread books on iBooks (I’m not a dedicated iBooks reader!) and 52 hardcover/paperbacks on my unread shelf … I made a deal with the devil.
Those are real, unexaggerated numbers. Holy fuck balls, I wish they were exaggerated. *sigh* So many fabulous books … waiting. Some for a very long time.
So, my deal (with myself, I’m the devil): NO MORE ONE-CLICKING.
Y’all know what I’m talking about. You’re killing a few minutes on Amazon, just looking around, no big. You find a smokin’ hot cover. Oh man! It’s written by an author you’ve read and loved in the past. How did you miss this one? Damn, it’s only $2.99. *wicked laugh* *one-click* Hey! Look at that book (if you like this book, you’ll love …)! Wow, that looks like a good one too! *one-click*
And on and on and on and on and on and … I digress. Ahem. No one-clicking!
Instead, I’ll add books to my wish list. Still a one-click, but doesn’t cost me any cash. Rome was thrilled. Plus, I have a list of what I want to read once I get through what I already own. Win-win, right?
Now, I know myself well enough to include some exceptions. The “fine print,” you could say. Disclaimer: this deal doesn’t include any of my favorite series’ – those few that I pre-order every single installment, wait until midnight of release, and refresh my device until the effin thing shows up. (Hey, it’s my contract. I can include “effin” if I want!)
Okay – so the deal becomes: No one-clicking unless it’s a series I actively follow and will die a painful death if I have to wait to read. Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lords of the Underworld, Dark-Hunter, Sentinel Wars, Demonica, Rough Riders, Blacktop Cowboys, Castle of Dark Dreams, the Mackenzies, Hard Ink, …fuuuuuuuck.
Are you starting to see my problem?
One last adjustment and now the deal is: No one-clicking unless it’s a series I actively follow and will die a painful death if I have to wait to read AND/OR unless it’s a book I’m going to read immediately (or close to). No waiting.
No one warned me about .99 cents, limited-time only, boxed sets. Son of a– *rips up deal*
What about you? Do you have one-clickitis? Any purchasing rules?
Maybe we can form a support group.
Until next time … *one-click*