I got the proofs of my book from the typesetter a few days ago. I'd expected to receive a large packet through the post with all the pages set out as a kind of loose-leaf version of the book. In fact, modern technology means I was sent a pdf file and directed to a website to download a plug-in for the Adobe Reader that allows one to mark-up the pdf with those funny squiggles used by typesetters. It is exciting but somehow the electronic version is just a little bit less romantic than using a pencil on paper. Whichever method is used though, I still have to learn what all the squiggles mean before I can make corrections to the proofs. I've got just under 3 weeks to finish the job if the 12 July publication date is to be met. I can't wait.