This week I spotted a schoolgirl on the MTR reading a book called Mirrors. A woman on another train was reading a pocket-size Bible with red-edged pages. I saw a woman in Kowloon Park carrying a pink and purple hardcover book that was bigger than most textbooks. On Sunday I saw a group of women sitting on picnic blankets and swapping worn paperbacks. Today I spotted a young man reading a thick Penguin Classic when I was walking into KFC, but I didn't get close enough to see the title. I counted three Chinese books, one graphic novel, and one Kindle in various locations throughout Hong Kong.
In other news, I just booked a plane ticket to Shanghai! I'll be there during some of the Shanghai Literary Festival, and I'll tell you all about it in a few weeks.
What are people reading in your town this week?