I've been doing a lot of reading since arriving in Hong Kong, to fill my spare time. Back home, I have trouble reading anything longer than 5 pages or so, because of the frequent interruptions. Here, I've already plowed through the last Harry Potter, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, and few others that I've long been wanting to read.
Someone gave me a book called "Tai Pan" by James Clavell. I highly recommend that all of you go track down a copy, as it was fascinating. It is about the founding of Hong Kong. I don't understand why no one's made a movie out of it: it has pirates and prostitutes, sword fights and sea battles. Everything you could need in a good movie.
Seriously. I know most of you out there have less time on your hands than I these days, but if you haven't read it, you really need to.
And now I'm off in search of more of his books.