Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bookspotting and Nano-ing

This week I spotted a boy reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets near my work. I'm not positive, but I think it was a Chinese edition. The cover image was the same as the British version. Anyone know if the Chinese HP books have their own cover art? Speaking of cover art, I was sitting in a second floor window working on my Nanowrimo project this weekend when I saw a woman carrying The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I recognized the vibrant colors of the cover from my overhead perch. I also spotted two other Chinese books, one English book with a mystery cover and a 2nd generation Kindle around town this week.

I just reached 40,000 words on my Nanowrimo manuscript. There's no way the story will be finished at 50k, so it's full steam ahead into December. You may have noticed there haven't been any book reviews on the blog this month. This is why. Here's what I've read, but haven't had a chance to review yet:

-The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (I'm seeing the movie tomorrow)
-Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
-The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
-7 Days and Counting by Suvi Lampila
-A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

I'm halfway through Hope Solo's memoir and The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters by Bruce Parker. How's that for an eclectic list!

What are you reading this week? What books have you spotted around your town lately?


  1. I loved The Happiness Project. I'm currently reading Life of Pi, in preparation for the movie which comes out soon.

  2. I do not travel far enough from home on a regular basis to places I may spot people reading, but I am myself enjoying A Veiled Freedom on my Kindle.

  3. +JMJ+

    A colleague has a copy of Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational on his desk. =)


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