Posts Tagged: public transportation

Subway Reading Just Got Easier

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Reading is one of the best ways to make the most of an unpleasant commute. Presumably with that in mind, Penguin Random House, in partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, launched a program aptly called, “Subway Reads.” Now, NYC commuters can read free e-books using the New York City subway’s wireless network, which covers almost all stations.

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The 411 on reading and crying while commuting

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Embrace those subway tears, urban commuters!

Busses and trains are great places to read, but how do you cope when you’re on a crowded train making limited stops and the book you’re reading causes those tear ducts to flood? Preeti Chhibber at BookRiot has some anecdotes and solutions of her own on how to play it cool when literature takes you for an emotional ride.

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Train Spottings

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The strange confluence of affection for both literature and modes of public transportation is highlighted by The New Yorker today, in their post about the website Underground New York Public Library.

The website catalogues two types of subjects: people who read on trains, and the visibly disgruntled strangers who sit next to them, many of whom seem displeased or bemused at the prospect of their picture being taken.

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