Today's NY Times has an interesting piece on how New Yorkers read on the subway.
I almost never ride without a book, and reading on the subway gives a distinct pleasure. The train moves slow enough that you're never dizzy (unlike when I read on the $15 Chinatown bus to Boston), it gives me a chance to zone out, stave off boredom, and ignore others on the train. It's fun to see what other people are reading, too. I hadn't thought that this would be something unique to NYC though. Do you read when you commute? On your way to work? I love paperbacks that are easy and light to carry. Do you own a Kindle?
N.Y. / REGION
Words on Rails
Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Most of New York’s subway system is still devoid of Internet access, so many riders look to the printed word. What they read is as varied as the riders themselves.
Photo slide show http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/09/06/nyregion/20090906-reading-ss_index.html
Article - http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/09/06/nyregion/20090906-reading-ss_index.html