This week I spotted a little boy carrying the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, which was topping the bestseller charts last time I checked. I saw a teenager reading The Russian Master and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov on the MTR, and I saw an older man reading a slim green book called Inorganic Chemistry. I also noticed a man reading a glossy English book full of pictures this morning on my way to work. I counted five Chinese books this week.
At the Wednesday poetry night I frequently attend, I had the privilege of meeting Chinese poet Zheng Danyi, who read from his acclaimed bilingual collection Wings of Summer.
When Nanowrimo finished on Wednesday I had written about 25,000 words on my new project. That's short of my initial goal of 30k. I spent a lot of this month working on a round of edits of my Hong Kong book with my writing partner. I felt like I was a part of the Nanowrimo intensity even though I spent a lot of time cutting words instead of writing them.
How did your Nano project go? Did you spot any interesting books this week?