Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bookspotting: Engagement Week :)


This post is a little later than usual, but I have a good excuse: I got engaged on Sunday! It doesn't really have anything to do with bookspotting, but I thought I'd let you all know :).

Earlier this week on the MTR, I stood next to a Chinese man who was reading an English book that had the words "pastoral" and "salvation" in it (I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Bible). I saw three different people standing on street corners and looking at the map section of guidebooks in various languages. One of the books had the word Enjoy! on the front. I saw a girl carrying a huge textbook called Tort Law in Central station. I spotted eight Chinese books this week, mostly on the MTR.

Have you spotted anyone reading a romantic book this Valentine's Day? What's your favorite love story?

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations for both of you! And it was on Valentine week. Nice terrace with all the trees.

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    1. Thank you Giora! This is a terrace I can see from my window. It looks particularly nice in the spring.

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  2. Big congratulations on your engagement!!

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    1. Thank you Sam! I hope your first year of marriage is going well :).

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  3. Congrats on your engagement! How exciting. :)

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  4. Wow, congratulations on your engagement!!! That's so exciting!! I'm sure this Valentine's Day feels quite heavenly.

    I just saw a Twitter conversation about the most romantic stories and an author I follow wrote "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene (which I loved). My favorite love story growing up was Erich Segal's "Love Story". I read the book once, but saw the movie many times, mostly as a pre-teen when it was on TV every year.

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    1. Thanks Susan! We had a really nice Valentine's Day, and it's actually the first one that we've managed to spend in the same country after being together for 4 1/2 years.

      I've seen "Love Story" but I haven't read the Graham Greene one.

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  5. Congratulations on your engagement!! :D

    Hmmm, my favourite love story...oh there is too many to choose from! But I'd probably have to say something bittersweet like Romeo and Juliet or the romance aspect of The Hunger Games...

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    1. Thanks!

      I loved the romance of The Hunger Games too. It felt more complicated and real than a lot of the YA romances out there. Have you seen the version of Romeo and Juliet with Olivia Hussey? It's one of my favorite movies.

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  6. Congratulations to you and Seb! Wish I had come to Poetry on Wednesday, I intended to, but got back too late from my volunteer interview work at Lignan Uni in the back of beynd. I'll buy you a celebratory drink next week!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! We didn't end up going on Wednesday, but we'll probably be there this week. Looking forward to catching up!

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