After a lovely month of holiday that included a visit to San Francisco with one of my best friends from Colgate University...
...two and half weeks in beautiful Bandon, Oregon...
...and two weeks with my family in Arizona (that's Wenlock the Olympics mascot at the Grand Canyon), I'm back in Hong Kong.
Yesterday I returned to work to begin my third year as an English teacher in a local primary school. Jet lag has been waking me up early, so this morning I got to watch the sun rise above the familiar skyscrapers outside my window.
Now that the Olympics are over, I'll be getting back to my normal book blogging schedule. If you want a recap of all the guest posts and articles I wrote while promoting my mini travel memoir, they are available at my writing website.
On my way from Phoenix to HK via San Francisco, I spotted a satisfying number of books. A woman waiting in the check-in line had a copy of 50 Shades of Grey. There was a man reading The Green Book by Muammar Al Qathafi in First Class. A couple by one of the gates sat reading paperbacks side-by-side. I couldn't see the titles, but he was on chapter 3 and she was on chapter 8. I saw two young men carrying paperbacks by Michael Crichton (one of his books with a red cover) and John Grisham (The Testament). A young woman on one of the planes had a dog-eared copy of The Secret Life of Plants. Finally, I spotted what I'm sure was a Game of Thrones book as I passed a seating area on a moving sidewalk.
How was your summer? What did you read? What books did you spot?
|My catch after deep sea fishing in Bandon|