Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cassandra Clare - It's All Your Fault!

January 23, 2012

Damn you, Cassandra Clare and your Infernal Devices.  If I hadn’t been in such a hellfire hurry to read the Clockwork Prince, I wouldn’t be in the mess I am now.

Let me start out by saying that I love my Kindle – a lot – but in my burning desire to read the Clockwork Prince minutes after finishing Clockwork Angel (which was hard-cover by the way) I have shot myself in the foot and destroyed my existing Kindle library.

It all started innocently enough the day after Christmas when I gleefully added my youngest daughter’s new Kindle to my existing account.  We had both received Kindle cards and I was thrilled to activate them.  In my post-holiday haze and stupor I accidently applied the cards to two separate email accounts.  No big deal, I thought, until today (enter the wretched Miss Cassandra Clare).

Having devoured the Clockwork Angel yesterday, I was salivating for the next book in the series.  Aha! I thought, the perfect opportunity to use my gift card.  Oh, how wrong I was.  It seems that I cannot get a Kindle book on my Kindle due to my Kindle being registered to a different email account.  ARGGGGGH!

In answer to your questions:  Yes, I did contact Amazon via live chat (pretty cool, by the way), Yes, I did try to transfer the gift card (can’t do it), Yes, I did ask if I could purchase a gift card WITH a gift card and transfer it (nope).  Alas, in my frustrated and desperate state, I did the unthinkable – I deregistered my Kindle and reregistered it to a different email.  I’ll tell you that I was feeling pretty smug with myself when the Clockwork Prince showed up.   That was until I realized that I had lost all of my other content.

So, in order to alleviate my humiliation at my own stupidity, I blame YOU, Cassandra Clare, for writing such an addictive story that I lost my sanity (and all my Kindle content) getting your next book.  Shame on you (okay, and on me, too).

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