Reading books on public transport – two views

the Associate by John Grisham being read on a train

So I came across this blog today via @inspirationbits: People Reading Books in Public Places

Here in Burkina Faso I hardly ever see someone reading a book in a public place. There is a great discussion in JM Coetzee’s novel Elizabeth Costello about why you seldom see people in Africa reading on buses. It’s not just about low literacy or the high cost of books. Immersing yourself in a story on your own is considered antisocial, and those who can read often choose to keep their reading out of public places.

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Stephen Davies

Children's author: picture books, chapter books and YA novels

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