The Bookworm, Beijing


Sorry for the hiatus — went on a trip to Beijing and things have been crazy (before and) after I got back.

Anyway, before I start tackling the posts I owe you (I have a growing list of interviews to transcribe), let me share with you my bookish outing in Beijing, to the famous Beijing book cafe, The Bookworm!

I knew we would have a tight schedule in Beijing so I had to carefully plan any solo expeditions, most of which had to fall on the afternoon we arrived in China. I had anticipated navigation to be a problem, so I only marked out two destinations: the Beijing International Art Material Center (for crafty goodness) and The Bookworm.

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A bit of Asian flavor

With just a week to go in the year, I’m now working overtime on my A-Z Challenge, with four books to go and eight reviews to write. In an attempt to make it before the clock strikes twelve on the new year, I am trying to rad the remaining books and churn out their reviews as fast as I can, and I’ll deal with the backlog of my regular reading list in the first week of the new year.

Let me start with an Asian selection: Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto and A Loyal Character Dancer by Qiu Xiaolong.

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