Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bookspotting: Week 24

This week I went to Kowloon Tong to photograph the latest walking tour. On the MTR escalator I saw a young girl reading The Princess Diaries. I saw a woman on the bus reading Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu. I saw a man on the MTR carrying Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big to Fail. This week I also attended a poetry reading where Singaporean poet Dr. Eddie Tay read aloud from his own collection. My birthday was this weekend, and when I arrived at my birthday dinner one of my friends was reading a book by Bear Grylls while waiting for everyone else to show up.  I spotted four Hong Kong guidebooks within about 7 minutes on a busy, touristy Saturday. I saw five Chinese books this week, plus two graphic novels.

What are people reading in your town this week?


  1. Oh, Shannon,I didn't realise it was your birthday. Happy belated wishes from me. On the ferry to Lamma I saw several guide books; two Lonely Planet in English and another one which wasn't in English, French, German or Spanish ( the only European languages I recognise from a distance). Judging from the owner's appearance, it could have been Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish. Nothing else to report this week.

  2. Thanks Joyce! I've noticed so many guidebooks lately too, and I think they are usually from Lonely Planet. Looking forward to catching up with you in August!


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