But I have author's copies of Hidden City in my hall. I have stubbed my toes 4 times on the boxes, which is proof that they're real, the other proof being papercuts. Don't ask.
I expected them to come much later, because they're shipped from Penguin Canada now (for Canadian authors, which does save money), but I think they're shipped directly to the warehouse which just does a straight passthrough.
But it doesn't matter why they're here early -- and I am staring at the book sitting beside my computer like an adolescent in the first throes of love.
ETA: No, I am not actually reading any of it, because it hasn't been long enough since I looked at the galleys. I'm just ... staring at Jody's art & the overall design.