How can my book be "On Backorder" if I freaking pre-ordered it? I'm extremely tempted to purchase another copy elsewhere just so I can read it now, but there's a possibility that I'll have to buy another copy at the signing next Friday, and I don't think I need three hardcover copies of this book, nor do I really have the funds for such an extraneous purchase. Grrrr. Patience. Patience. But what if it stays backordered for a long time? Or what if I don't get a first edition, first printing? Or what if, heaven forbid, I have to wait another month?!
Oh the humanity! Whatever shall I do?