Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mostly books

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who left good wishes here and over at the Novel Racers for me and mine during the difficulties we're having in Bangkok. I've had some wobbly moments and your thoughts and good wishes have really helped. Husband got a flight to Phuket from Singapore yesterday. He left Phuket in a taxi this morning: it's a 8-10 hour car journey! (Update: Arrived home 7.30pm)

With no coup, the kids and I went off to see Twilight yesterday afternoon. Daughter is 200 pages in; Son's read it and I have no intention of reading it. It's not my kind of thing at all and it did have flaws, but I really rather enjoyed it. Beautiful landscapes. I still have no desire to read it but I'll watch another film...

After the cinema we went into Kinokuniya - our wonderful, wonderful English Language bookshop (How could I survive anywhere without copious English books?) We went in to buy New Moon, Stephenie Meyer's second book in the Twilight Saga. We also found some Christmas presents, and on the New Arrivals table, I found this:

Kate's books are always available here but the hardback of The Secret Shopper's Revenge hasn't been available to buy here. It's always very exciting to find a Novel Racer's book here in Bangkok.


Kate said...

Ah, thanks so much for taking the picture, that's lovely! I'm so excited to think it's been shipped all the way to Bangkok.

Still thinking of you. Hope all settles down very soon.

Kate xx

HelenMH said...

Glad to hear husband's making his way back and you're all OK x

sheepish said...

So glad all is well.

Debs said...

So glad that you are all okay, though poor husband having to endure an 8-10 hour drive.

Loving those books.

Flowerpot said...

glad he's back JJ - you must be so relieved.

wordtryst said...

Glad to hear you're all safe, JJ.

Those Racers do get around, don't they! As for Stephanie Meyer, my teenage niece is crazy for her books. Me? Uh-uh. No interest in paranormal.

JJ said...

Kate, It's not a brilliant picture because I had to be surreptitious. I do 'stupid foreigner' every time I want to take a picture but the bookshop security guard was very close.

Thanks Helen.

Sheepish, thank you.

Debs, he was so pleased to get back.

Flowerpot, I am.

Wordtryst, thank you. Here's hoping we see more novel racers in Bangkok!