I got my author copies for Tuki's Grand Salon Chase! I am glad to report that I am not a jaded, oh-yawn-what's-in-the-mail writer yet. Once I got the news that the books had been dispatched, I contemplated taking leave from work and waiting for them full-time. Alas, my office is not as flexible as that. As a result, when the books finally did arrive, I was at work. Appa and Amma mailed me - books here, come soon, in the manner of telegrams of yore. While I would have liked to fly on the wings of a cloud or whatever else is the preferred mode of transportation of poets these days, I had to wait.I walked inside and there it was, a brown box of the sort that comes home every other day, bearing books, except this time, they were mine.