Monday, June 4, 2012

Back to Bookspotting

Thanks again to everyone who helped make the launch of my e-book, The Olympics Beat, a success. It's still holding on to its position on the Amazon bestseller lists for China and Beijing travel. I'll be getting back to my regular blogging schedule for the next few weeks, but I'll add in an occasional peek at my pictures from the Beijing Games in the run-up to London 2012. If you want to see more of those, visit my writing website:

Now for the bookspotting... I saw a Chinese woman on the MTR reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven. A Western woman on another train was reading a paperback with a title that started with The Girl Who... The book looked old, so I don't think it was one of the Stieg Larsson books. I spotted a woman reading A Thousand Splendid Suns on yet another MTR train. On my way home this afternoon, I saw someone reading Call to the Center: Gospel's Invitation to Deeper Prayer. Across the train, another woman was reading something along the lines of Tuerre a Marrakech, though I'm pretty sure that isn't the exact spelling. Any idea what this book is about? I spotted two Hong Kong guidebooks this week, including one near a famous dai pai dong close to my home.

I spotted a man with a Kindle one afternoon, and I was tempted to recommend my new e-book to him :).

What are people reading in your town?


  1. I usually read my Kindle during my MTR commutes. So give me a shout if you ever bump into a guy with a Kindle during rush hours.

  2. On the Lamma fery on Sunday: "Iodine and why you need it". Also on Lamma: "Pre cold blood" paperback, no author, not by Capote as far as I can make out from amazon.On a bench near Central pier: a man reading "game of thrones". By our pool, 2 teenage sisters, one reading "hunger games" the other (older!) reading "50 shades of grey" Several Chinese books on the MTR, including some with Hong Kong Public Library stamps.A pretty good week and it's only Tuesday!

    1. Wow, I'm impressed Joyce. I looked at 50 Shades of Grey in the bookstore the other day, but I have a feeling it's not one I'll love.


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