Okay, that's it.
Someone show me the hidden cameras, because there has got to be a freaking joke going on. A joke that has apparently gotten popular among the publishers/authors of novels being released in 2013 - or if I dare say, 2014?! A WHOLE YEAR?!
So then, answer for me this one question ... why the heck is the cover already up?! Is this supposed to be some way for readers to want the book more? Because I think that publishers might want to take into the consideration the emotional turmoil people are being faced with. By people I mean humans, readers, bibliophiles, addicts that are trying slowly to ease of their addiction ... or not. Seriously.
Maybe I'm overreacting, but let's see if I can make my point of view more understandable, shall we? Let's say I just up and decide, one day, that I want to be a freaking armpit licker for a living. That's like putting all the delicious armpits out there in front of me, and telling me "No, you're only allowed to lick them until six months from now!" No - just NO. It's just not fair.
The not having the book part, I mean.
If this comparison was not relevant in any way to my argument, then I apologize. But, my point is VALID. I'm getting really frustrated seeing all these amazing authors that are releasing beautiful book covers to their wait-an-eternity-to-be-published books. And ... I - we, I mean - want to have these books in our hands, but we can't. I feel like anytime this happens, publishers are saying something along the lines of "Silly rabbit - er reader -, you have to wait 3 more years to read this!" You think that's funny, DO YOU NOW?!
It's just down right WRONG. Inhumane. I DON'T KNOW! Call it what you must. NO ONE DEAR SUGGEST ENTERING GIVEAWAYS. BECAUSE THAT MY FRIEND, IS WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING! Rafflecopter hates me, First Reads giveaways hate me, Library Thing giveaways hate me, LUCK HATES ME. So you know what LUCK?!
And then you know what pisses me off?! Not pisses me off - but irritates me to the point where the The Book Thief's got nothing on what I plan to do to anyone who gets a book I want before I do. When people GET ARCS - no not ARCS, because I get them sometimes, maybe three times every one and a half to two months - BUT WIN ARCS EVERY WEEK. Then, they make a blog post in which they talk about how excited they are to have the books they've received. WELL GUESS WHAT? I'M JUST FREAKING ECSTATIC. Sometimes, I just look at those posts and cry while typing some really nice comment like "OMG, I'm so jealous. You're so lucky. Keep me posted, okay?" But, what I'm really calling them are book whores. I'm a book whore, too. It's hypocritical, really.
I should clear up the fact that I'm totally happy for you, if you've received ARCS, or get them every week, but if your luck is just out of this world ridiculous, then YES, THIS PART OF MY RANT IS ABOUT YOU. Want to know what really TICKS ME OFF, though? When you finally get the book, and it wasn't what you expected. Now, I don't mean you being disappointed or anything along the lines of disappointment. I'm talking - ruined your whole-week-boring, you didn't-even-finish-the-book kind of thing. So then you're just there like:
Okay, so I'm calming down, now... I think I'm going to bring this rant to an end. I'm terribly sorry if I've scared you, or angered you, or made you uncomfortable about your amazing luck.
Today's lesson kids, is that it is NOT okay to release covers up to one or more than a year before a book's publication date. It's irritating, quite honestly.All in favor of sending me to the loony bin, say I? (I secretly hope no one reads this, because then I'll just seem really psycho. And I swear sometimes I act normal... sometimes ...rarely ... never.)