It went very well, with some eighteen to twenty people showing up, and the discussion was lively and interesting, and at least six people "bought" a book, three of them on the spot from me and the others saying they were going to stroll down the street to the local bookstore and pick up a paperback copy of "Jin SHei" from there. I always thoroughly enjoy talking to readers about my stuff, but this morning, in this company, was particularly wonderful.
I also ate *the entire meal* with chopsticks, putting in some practice for Japan - and I actually managed to get myself fed without making a total prat of myself in public, and learned some philosophy lessons at the same time - "you have to hold it lightly, hold it too tight and it will slip out of your grasp", one lady instructed me when a piece of chicken was proving particularly recalcitrant to pick up - talking about the chicken or any other treasure you're reaching for, it's good advice.
In other news, no UPS package today [grin] Just in case any of you were waiting for news on that front.
No chipmunk, either. I guess he'll be back when the squirrels kick enough of the birdfeed out of the upstairs feeder.
Beautiful day in paradise. As always.