This has been a highly successful bookspotting week. For that I credit my new smartphone, an HTC Desire
S, which has turned out to be really convenient for recording book sightings on the spot. I saw a woman on the MTR reading a Jodi Piccoult book, although I couldn't tell which one it was. I saw one man in a coffee shop reading How to Win Friends and Influence People and another man reading a hefty paperback that could pass for The Brothers Karamazov or The Magic Mountain. I sat next to a woman reading a Paulo Coehlo book. A man walking through the MTR station was carrying a Tom Clancy paperback. I spotted a teenager on the train reading a movie tie-in edition of Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightly on the cover. I saw another teenager carrying Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 through another MTR station. I saw a man carrying A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin on the covered walkway near the Central post office. This might be the most books that I have seen (and remembered) since I started bookspotting around Hong Kong.
I also attended the launch of Access: Thirteen Tales by Xu Xi at City University, where I saw many copies of the book of the moment.
What are people reading in your town this week?