Yes, I bought myself another book. I blame a combination of circumstance and personal weakness.
The Long Version
I signed up to be a regifter in reddit’s Color git exchange. I had several things I wanted to order off amazon for my person. Riff offered to place an amazon order for me through his prime account with my credit card. I brought it up to him 3 times via technology but life happened in between face-to-face meetings. Either way, Riff’s offer was kind of like my current friendship with Magenta, seems nice but lacked substance and sincerity.
I finally give up on him acknowledging he ever made the damn offer and just order the stuff. This involved a lot of fancy footwork since Amazon raised the free shipping minimum (bastards). Hours later I got my match for the sci-fi exchange. Had I waited 4 hours, this might not have happened. Instead, I had to make 2 orders in the same day and do the cart dance of “I’m too stubborn to get prime” to get free shipping. With a $25 order of books to get free shipping, it wasn’t that difficult.
The Short Version
I was buying a reddit gift, the price was good, I’ve been wanting it for a while, I wanted free shipping (which was only $25 for books), and I’m weak.
Either version ends with me getting a feminist speculative fiction anthology.
- Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
- This Is Why You’re Single by Laura Lane & Angela Spera
- Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken & Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
- The Green Man by Ellen Datlow
- Sisters of the Revolution edited by Ann VanderMeer