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Friday, June 11, 2010

Readin', Ridin', No 'Rithmetic

While reading fellow BEA book blogs, I came across The Zen Leaf blog by Amanda (a really great blog, by the way). She had a post about books she saw people reading on the subway, titled Books in Transit. I liked it so much, with a tip of the cap to Amanda for her fabulous idea, and since I live in NYC and travel by subway and bus often, I am instituting a new regular feature. When I was a little girl, my Dad asked us if we were learning "readin', writin' and 'rithmetic" in school, and it always made me laugh. So I'm calling this:

Readin', Ridin', No 'Rithmetic

This week I saw the following:
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, seen on the 6 train
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, seen in Bryant Park
The Pirate King by R.A. Salvatore, seen on the 6 train
A Rogue of Her Own by Johanna Lindsey, seen on the 6 train
Light a Penny Candle By Maeve Binchy, seen on the 6 train
The Real Inspector Hound By Tom Stoppard, seen on the 6 train

The only I have read is Maeve Binchy's. I like her books, and have read many of them. Everyone is reading the Larsson trilogy, I have not yet succumbed.

What have you seen people reading on buses, subways and in parks?


  1. Diane - I love to do this too - NYC is great for people/book watching!

    check out this site - it chronicles books on NYC subways every week - fascinating! http://coverspy.tumblr.com/

  2. Oh, thanks for the link. It looks so interesting.