Too Many Tuesdays

If you’re an avid bookworm with a calendar full of highly anticipated release dates or a book blogger with deadlines (i.e. Our Audience) then you know that literally every book is published on a Tuesday.

As an adult with a day job, I have to wonder: whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

Just release it on a Friday! I get paid on Friday. I’d even take a Thursday release over Tuesday. I wake up before the sun on Tuesdays and get home after it sets. And I’m driving, always driving, so I can’t even read it if I do pick it up on a Tuesday.

And were I still in school–high school, not college– I would have to get up early and STILL WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO READ BECAUSE I’M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE!

We joke about it a lot behind the scenes here at Booked All Night. When’s that book coming out? I bet it’s a Tuesday. Oh, hey, Tuesday is here, I wonder what book came out. And as I’ve mentioned many-a-time on the podcast: I long for the days of midnight release parties.

Recently, there was an event near me on a Tuesday night, and as any bookworm who doesn’t live in New York City or Seattle knows, local events are hard to come by. The event started at 7pm, I got out of work at 5pm. It seemed ideal. Except, that by the end of the day all I could think about was travel time.

And on my way home from work I thought if this was a weekend I wouldn’t care.

Well, actually first I thought if I were younger I wouldn’t care but then I thought about it and yes I would.

Tuesday is such a horrible day for anything to get released. Everyone is busy–or tired from being busy. And how could you ever have a midnight release on a Tuesday? Why does Tuesday even exist? DOWN WITH TUESDAY PUBLICATION DATES!


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Published by J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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