I used to read on my short (25 minutes door to door) commute to work when I worked out of our downtown office. I even perfected the art of simultaneously walking and reading so I could squeeze in a couple more pages to and from the subway.
But in April, our department got moved to the company's head office building. The upside is it's closer to home so I can walk or ride my bike along Vancouver's stunningly beautiful seawall, but I usually ride because I can get to work in 15 or so minutes (door to door) vs. a 30 minute walk that can get a bit sweaty (TMI!) in the warmer summer months. Unfortunately, reading and walking the seawall results in my feeling motion sick - I think it's the small bricks used as pavers because I see them out of the corner of my eye as I'm reading. Strange, I know, but there you have it.
Sadly, I have not perfected the art of simultaneously cycling and reading. So that means I have to carve out other time to read and I'm still struggling to do that because that "other time" is my sewing time.
I did get some fabulous quality reading time on holidays last week, and I read The Town That Drowned written by Riel Nason, who is a quilting blogger!
I. Loved. This. Book. So warm, so lovely, so touching. Typically Canadian in its beautiful sense of place, this novel is a coming-of-age story and so much more.
Have a lovely weekend!
I would get "sick", too, walking and reading along our seawall in Narragansett, so I can sympathize. And I was just thinking about Riel's book and that I have not gotten my hands on it yet! Thanks for the reminder. I wonder if it's available at B&N on my Nook. If you accomplish reading and biking at the same time, kudos to you! Ha!ReplyDelete
I hope you perfect the art of riding a bike and reading soon, because I'd love to see that!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the book recommendation!
I've always wondered how people managed to walk and read. I'd be worried about tripping over uneven sidewalks or curbs.ReplyDelete
Do you ever listen to audiobooks? Even though I actually like to read, I get through a lot of books by listening to them these days!
I'm glad to hear you haven't started biking and reading! I'm a stationary reader myself. I love to read! I just re-read Tara Road this week after I heard that Maeve Binchy had died.ReplyDelete
Audiobooks are great! I listen to them and podcasts when I have to run alone. There is a company called LibriVox that has tons of books recorded and they are free. You can use their website (which is kind of chaotic in my opinion) or search for LibriVox on iTunes.ReplyDelete
Ok, you're I think the eighth person to rave about this book in the last six month so I've pretty much got to add it to the "must read" heap. I'd call it a pile but it's getting out of control.... :-)ReplyDelete
Oh I know how you feel about reading. I love it too but gosh I wish I got more time to read too. So relaxing but nothing like finishing a book.ReplyDelete
Yay for biking to work! I also bike to work so if you do master biking + reading simultaneously please let me know the secret :)ReplyDelete
:-) Love it. I haven't looked at any quilt blogs in soooo long then I decided it was about time to go down my Google Reader list and I saw this! Thanks so much for the word-of-mouth Felicity. And I may have to email you for some quilt shop suggestions once I find out if I have any free shopping time in my VIWF schedule!ReplyDelete
I pre-ordered Riel's book and loved it!ReplyDelete
I loved Riel's book, too. A very talented lady! And I think it was you who recommended the Woefield Poultry Collective to me, I read that this summer and loved it! If it wasn't you...well, read it ;) Another fave from my summer books read was The Glass Castle, have you read that one? Excellent.ReplyDelete