Monday, June 25, 2012
Bookspotting and Guest Posting
This was quite a successful bookspotting week. First I walked beside a boy reading what looked like a typical middle grade chapter book. I couldn't see the title, but I looked over his shoulder and saw that there's a character named Galen in the story. Does anyone know what book it was? A few days ago, I saw a young man sitting outside a restaurant reading a huge book (I'm talking Robert Jordan hardback size) and smoking a big cigar. A woman in a bookstore was sitting on a bench reading Now You See Me. I saw a guy walking with his girlfriend on one arm and small pile of books in the other, one of which was called What Money Can't Buy. I spotted four Chinese books this week and one guidebook. How about you?
We just have one month to go before the London Olympics begin! This week I'll be hopping around to some different blogs to promote my e-book The Olympics Beat: A Spectator's Memoir of Beijing. First up is a guest post about the inspiring nature of Hong Kong at Susan Blumberg-Kason's blog. Susan is a writer who reviews a new book on her blog each week, usually about China, and it's a great place to go for recommendations!
The blog tour continues tomorrow with a review on a great new literary/travel blog!