Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Bookspotting: Week 25, Bali Edition!
This week I kicked off my summer holiday with a trip to beautiful Bali. I met up with two friends from university and we've been having a fantastic time. As always, I am keeping an eye out for books along the way. In the airport in Hong Kong, a girl who was also waiting for my flight to Denpasar was reading a book by Hermann Hesse. I noticed two Bali guidebooks in addition to the one I was reading on the plane. When we arrived in Kuta, I counted a total of 17 beach readers. I couldn't catch every title that people were reading as they sat in the sun, but I saw books by Jodi Picoult, David Baldacci, Dan Brown, and Danielle Steele. I saw a few more Bali guidebooks, and my friends are reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles and a book about finding your inner genius.
This evening we left the beach behind and moved to the mountains of Ubud. This is where much of the action of the third section of Eat Pray Love takes place, and I'll be posting my review of that book tomorrow.
What are people reading in your town this week? What's your favorite beach read?