Thursday, January 21, 2010
reading on the subway
I have never been able to read while in the car. When we moved to Toronto without a car and I got a job with a 40-45 minute commute I was quite concerned! How would I pass the time? I am NOT a morning person, and have never been one to strike up a chat with strangers. While listening to music is enjoyable, I would rather be reading!
I figured that left me with my good old Ipod and I assumed I would have to rely on audiobooks again!! I got into audiobooks in grad school when my eyes were too tired to read after pouring over textbooks and planning therapy sessions. I NEED TO READ before bed. It's how I relax. Since I couldn't read my books I decided to listen to them I listen before bed, driving to and from class, and driving from school in North Dakota/Minnesota back home to Winnipeg. I went through all of the Harry Potter Books (after reading them twice already), made my way as an adult through The Chronicles of Narnia, a number of Dan Brown's books (Deception Point very nearly ended up smashed to pieces on I-29 thanks to the nagging voice of the narrator), and a few chick-lit novels as well! I loved every minute of my audioboks, but boy was I glad when grad school was done and I could finely get my hands on real live PAPER books!!
So back to reading on the subway-I CAN READ ON THE SUBWAY!! By some miracle unknown to me (because I still can't read in the car without waves of nausea coursing through my body), I can now get through page after page after page with no problem!! With 90 minutes of (usually) uninterrupted reading every day, I can almost get my fill of reading....almost!
The New York Times has an article about top reads on the subway. I've read 6/21 of the Top Books! How about you? Have you read any of the top magazines, books, or newspapers?