Monday, March 5, 2012

Bookspotting: Week 58


This week, I saw a girl in Central station carrying a copy of The Diary of Anne Frank. Later, I spotted a woman reading Sherlock Holmes on the train. It made me want to get back to reading classics, something I've fallen away from in the last year. Earlier today on the MTR, I saw a woman reading I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson. I spotted another woman reading a thick booklet called Wines and Spirits. This weekend, I saw a woman sitting on a bench beneath the Escalator reading from a latest-generation Kindle. I only spotted four Chinese books this week, plus a lot of newspapers and smartphones.

What are people reading in your town this week?

6 comments:

  1. What about moving two years in the future and posting that saw a young couple reading on the MTR the memoir by Shannon Young. I thought that you'll be at Shanghai Literary Festival this week.

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    1. That would be very cool. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I'm leaving for Shanghai tomorrow morning!

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  2. I've had a few far-flung MTR travels this week, out to Siu Hong and also on another line to Man on Shan, so I've spotted quite a few Chinese books being read. One English paperback, couldn't see the title. My favourite title this week? "Alfred's basic piano course for adults" being studied all the way from Siu Hong to East TST.

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    1. It sounds like you've been having some wide-spread adventures lately, Joyce!

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  3. I just finished writing a post (haven't published it yet) about how I used to read the classics at a young age. Classic books have been on my mind as of late, so your post made me smile!

    I try not to do hardback anymore, but download onto my IPAD. Made my life so much simpler!

    Great post...loved it!

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