Sunday, June 12, 2011
Bookspotting: Week 20
This week in bookspotting was pretty quiet compared to last week, when I spent three days in Taipei. Exam week is in full swing in Hong Kong, so I noticed a lot of young people carrying textbooks and spreading their notes over the tables in cafes across the city. I saw two kids who had taken a break from their textbooks reading graphic novels, and I saw one Hong Kong guidebook in an indeterminate language. I spent a rainy afternoon in the unique Duddell Street Starbucks, where a man was reading a new paperback with a black cover and a title that started with the letter 'D'. I spotted three Chinese books on the train, but I didn't notice any other titles, possibly because I was completely entranced by One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I'll review tomorrow.
What are people reading in your town this week?