Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bookspotting: Week 71


This week was a little light on the bookspotting. I spotted two people with textbooks in two different MTR stations. One was a young man whose textbook was so large that he was carrying it on his shoulder like a sack of flour. I spent Saturday in Shenzhen, China, just an hour away from Central, HK. I spotted two people reading Chinese books on the train on the way there, but I didn't see any books in Shenzhen. I did see a lot of other stuff, and I'll be sharing more of my pictures from SZ in my next post.

In other news, it's just 45 days until the start of the London Olympics! If you'd like to read my account of the last Summer Games, check out my e-book The Olympics Beat: A Spectator's Memoir of Beijing on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Olympics flag entering the Beijing National Stadium. 8/8/2008.

6 comments:

  1. I guess the people in Shenzen were too busy shopping. :)

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    1. That's pretty much what we were doing too!

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  2. +JMJ+

    I actually have something to report this week! =D

    When I was in line at a government office, I saw a man in the same queue reading a Charles Frazier novel. (I didn't make out the title, though.) But aside from the two women reading newspapers, no one else seemed to have brought something to read to make the wait seem shorter.

    Later that evening, while walking past a beauty salon, I saw a school girl right next to the window with a thick novel on her lap. I couldn't see any part of the cover, and it wasn't the type of book that has the title or author's name on the top of each page. I tried reading over her shoulder for a while, but then noticed the patrons and stylists inside the salon looking at me strangely, and I feared they thought I was some kidnapper! =P So I can't tell you what that specific book was, Shannon. Sorry! ;-)

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks for reporting your bookspotting adventures. I'm always happy to see those books with author, title or chapter names on each page :).

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  3. I spend a lot of time in Shenzhen as my husband works there. But I don't often go to Luo Wo,the shopping Mecca for expats. In Shekou last week I spotted some Chinese books but nothing in English. On the train from Hung Hom to Lok Ma Chau I was reading my Kindle and spotted another 2 people reading Kindles but no idea what they were reading.In the hotel in Futian, I saw a few Westerners reading from i-pads but maybe it was just e-mails?

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    1. It sounds like you've been all over the place lately, Joyce. I'm hoping I'll be able to explore more of Shenzhen soon. It's so close; I can't believe it has taken me almost two years to get there.

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