Yesterday, I attended a local bookstore event at Readers' Books in Sonoma. The event was a "performance" and signing by Elizabeth Monnet for her first novel, A Vintage Year for Insider Training, complete with wine and snacks. I dragged Tom along with me. He wasn't sure if he would like it, but ended up having a great time. (I knew he would.) The author, her husband, and a friend acted out a scene from the book, a fun twist on the more traditional author reading. The book is described as a cozy courtroom comedy drama, is set in wine country, and features a talking Australian sheepdog who assists with the case, all right up my alley. Looking forward to getting started on this one.