Monday, July 9, 2012

Bookspotting and Birthdays

This weekend I celebrated my 24th birthday with karaoke and Hong Kong's best Mexican food. It was a nice reminder that I've been lucky enough to find a terrific group of friends in my two years in Hong Kong. One of them showed up to the party with a brand new Kobo e-reader she bought at Swindon Books in Tsim Sha Tsui. It had a pretty lavender cover and she asked that it be included in this week's bookspotting post. It's fortunate that she mentioned it because I didn't spot any book titles this week. I only spotted three Chinese books on the MTR.

In other birthday news, my fiance came back from a business trip to London this week with some Olympics gifts for me. These included Wenlock, one of the London 2012 mascots. Wenlock and Mandeville are meant to be drips of steel from the Olympic stadium. They're a bit scarier than the adorable Fuwa from Beijing, don't you think?

In less than a week I'll be heading back to the US for a month, so expect bookspotting posts from California, Oregon and Arizona. What are you all doing this summer? What are you reading?


  1. No offense to my British friends, but the Olympic mascot is absolutely freaky looking! LOL! :)

    1. I totally agree. That thing has been staring at me for the last four days! Olympics mascots are usually weird though...


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