Before leaving home, I stubbornly decided that I could survive three months in Asia without books.
Who was I kidding? In the first week I’ve accidentally read the whole of Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ in Kinokuniya… They provide seats, and apparently, its perfectly acceptable in Taiwan to snuggle down and read in a bookstore – but it rubs decidedly against the western ideal that “This is a book store, not a library.” Which I’ve been told on several occasions by disgruntled managers (grumble grumble, stingy s0-and-sos…). On returning to my accommodation, I tore apart the molty downstairs library in search of something to read. As it turns out, this is the only non-cheap-paperback-sci-fi novel in the whole of the library in English.
WHO has been stocking it? WHO??
At least this might last me a month… Yummy.
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