Day off today.
I don't know what it is with days off, but I tend to get depressed by the time it's the evening. Which is...rather depressing.
So I'm surfing along blogland and run into Cheryl St. John's post about eHarlequin's new Ebook Boutique. Oooh, I think. I should buy some books!
Er...hmmm....how come a regularly 5.99 book is now 6.30? *scratches head in wonderment* How come we can order a print book for the upcoming month, but can only pre-order it in ebook form?
I found all of this rather depressing. I mean, I like ebooks. I was so happy that maybe I could free up space on my shelves and stop the impulse buying at the store of those category romances. But not when the ebook form is going to be just as much, if not more in some case, as the print book. It just doesn't make economical sense to me. Whose bright idea was it to not offer discounts and instead even raise the prices of some of the books? And how come we can't get those upcoming books? Hmph.
But then, if I couldn't bring myself to buy from there, why not check out something cheaper. Like elibron.com. Nope, didnt find a thing I wanted there (but they do have some recent Brava titles for only 5.99). Maybe SimonSays or Kensington has something interesting. Nope. Fictionwise? nope. Ereader? Nope, I'm still mad that no matter how many times I sign up for their newsletter, I never get it. Thus I never get the damn e-coupon for reduced prices.
*growl* So I'm working myself into a dither. Or at least a state of extreme blah and general dislike of the world.
I mean, come on. I have my credit card out here on the desk all waiting to spend money on books. I've already been feeling like my bookshelves are a bit full and so I have been putting off a trip to the stores. I mean, I even decided to not spend my work bonus on books. The shelves, they really are full.
Well, Nick took me out on a short walk and that helped. So I came back and looked online at what my library may have added to its catalog. I see In Fury Born by David Weber and it looks rather interesting. Hmmm, I think. Maybe that's available in ebook form. Baen book. Aha! Found it at their site for a measly 6 dollars. For a book that's only out in hardback. Sweet. So I've got that. Although sadly, that's ALL I got.
I did finish The Matchmaker by Jamie Denton and really liked it, though. That was good. And got to start the new Stephanie Rowe book. Oooh...I actually kinda like that little book video at the beginning.