Today I got a nice surprise in the mail-- First Edition copies of Half-Blood. For those who don't know the difference between that and ARC, well, these are the babies that go up for sale, what you see in stores and can by online.
I got a big old goofy grin on my face when I saw the boxes. Thanks to my awesome publisher SHP, they sent me some of these babies. It kind of makes everything so much more real. They are printed and bound so differently from the ARCs and yes, I smelled the pages.
THEY SMELL LIKE A REAL BOOK.
Or they smell like a book that has been sitting in a warehouse. Either way, they smell good.