This week I saw a woman on the MTR reading a paperback Sherlock Holmes book, but I couldn't tell which one it was. I saw a man walking up Wellington Street carrying a Kindle without a cover. I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon on Lamma Island, where there was a man sitting at an outdoor cafe with a stack of three books on the table next to him. He had The Motorcycle Diaries, A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre, and a novel by John Le Carre. I counted a total of three Hong Kong guidebooks between the ferry and the island. I saw four Chinese books this week, most of them on the train. I also bought a last-minute plane ticket to Taiwan, so look for Bookspotting: Taipei Edition next weekend.
What are people reading in your town this week?