Happy The Fault in Our Stars Release Day (also known as Alaska Young Day), everyone! I have decided that my first review for my new blog will be for The Fault in Our Stars!
However, while many of you have picked up your copy from your local book store or are patiently awaiting the delivery of your copy, I was a doofus and selected standard shipping when I pre-ordered from Amazon. I believe my line of thought, way back in August, was "I'll have already waited so long, I can wait a few more days." Stupid.
So yesterday when I checked my account and saw that the expected delivery date for my copy was January 13th-January 17th, I thought, "Well, I'll just change the shipping." But it was too late for that - there wasn't even an option to change the shipping. Then I thought, "I'll cancel my order and make a new order and do overnight shipping." But when I tried that, it said that the cancellation couldn't be guaranteed, because it was so close to the ship date. Which I understand - they probably had it already boxed and labeled and ready to ship. So this morning I got an email from Amazon saying that my order had shipped and the expected delivery date was Thursday, January 12th. Which is only two more days, of course, but one of my friends has already gotten hers and I want to read it NOW! (Oh, boohoo, Andrea, suck it up.)
So all this basically means is that my first review on my new book blog won't be posted until probably Saturday or Sunday. But that's okay. As long as I have read the book before the 21st (when my friends and I are going to the Tour de Nerdfighting in Austin, TX!), I'll be okay. And then, while there, I'll be getting two more copies (one for my spot at the event and one for my hubby's spot, although I don't think he'll be able to go because it's so late and it'll be past our son's bed time) that I'll most likely be giving away on my new blog!
Today I'm also excited about the release of A Million Suns by Beth Revis, which I should also be getting in the mail on Thursday.
So I hope you all enjoy your nice, new, shiny signed copies of The Fault in Our Stars, and be on the lookout - I'll post here when my new book blog officially goes online!