This was a big writing week for me, and I spotted more computers than books as I worked at various spots around town (the MacBook Pro appears to be the laptop of choice in Hong Kong coffee shops). I saw a lot of people studying and a fair number were also writing. I'm working on a travel memoir about my time in Hong Kong. I've found great places like this terrace in Central (Kosmo Wellness Cafe) that are perfect for soaking in the noises of the city as I try to tell its story.
I saw two people with Hong Kong guidebooks this week, one near my home and one in line for the chocolate afternoon tea at the brand new Ritz-Carlton. It is currently the highest hotel in the world, by the way. I saw a very determined woman rushing through the MTR station with a yellowed paperback in hand, and a young girl standing quietly on the train reading a new English hardback. I saw four Chinese books this week and one graphic novel.
What are people reading in your town this week?