Why read while riding the train?
If you’re the type of passenger who’d rather not meet the eyes of the other passengers, reading a book is a great defense. A book shields the gaze of others on your face and prevents you from looking at other people, albeit on purpose or not.
Plus reading is also more diversionary than just listening to songs on the player, be it yours or someone else’s.
But I just had to start reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief even before I got to the office. That or the sights from the train have begun to become very deathly predictable.
That one dull experience of reading without disturbance began this for me.
Of course, it helped that the book I was reading was based on mythology. That alone could prove to be the hook, line, and sinker for me. And I just had to read on the train, even if it was too crowded, too stinky, and too humid inside. And if you have taken the LRT anytime between 5-7 pm on a weekday, you have a pretty good idea of what I go through just to flip a page.
Seriously why read while riding the train? I could do something I love while doing something I have to do.
Reading on trains can prove to be inconvenient, uncomfortable, even a waste. But that is for the inexperienced, the quitter, and the untrained.
My name is Mati. I read on trains.