I’m catching up with last week’s question as well.
March 5 Musing: When you walk into a bookstore — any bookstore — what’s the first section you head toward (what draws you)?
Fiction and literature. Two reasons: (a) I’m most interested in literature and (b) I almost never buy non-fiction. They are library books. Recently on my trip back to my hometown, Hong Kong, where reading doesn’t score you extra points (because people are busy making money, working long hours, and/or raising kids, and eating out), the few bookstores that carry titles in English have surprisingly great offerings. A quick scour of the fiction section affords a paperback copy of The Sense of an Ending, a Vintage UK edition. Hong Kong is a great place to stock up on books for which paperbacks are yet to be available in the U.S.
Today’s Musing: What book do you wish you were reading right now? Where would you take it to, if you could go anywhere to read for a while?
Somewhat related to the question above because I also pick up Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White in Hong Kong. It’s also an UK paperback! I’m looking forward to reading it, either on a beach in Hawaii or back in my hometown Hong Kong. It’s wittily meandering tale of the relationship between two friends over three decades, then the last people to grasp them are Jack Holmes and Will Wright, the pair in question.