Guys, this is going to be really bad for my self-control.
Both the BPL and the Minuteman Overdrive networks--my source for library ebooks--have added a "suggest a purchase" feature. You search for the book you want, and if it's not in your library, you can expand the search to overdrive, and suggest they order it.
And they do! They will! They have! They were wise to put in a maximum (though I haven't quite figured out the limits, I know I hit them at one point), because every book I asked for they have bought for me. They bought them! Because I asked! And now anyone who wants can read The Empress Game by my sister's childhood friend Rhonda Mason, or Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan, which looks kind of trashy but delightful, or the new Mindy McGinnis book, A Madness So Discreet. Anyone! Because I asked for them!
Guys. Guys. This is a power that should never have been put in my hands. Someone warn the librarians, and maybe get me some smelling salts.