do you read on buses?

@gabbana (1815)
China
August 8, 2008 11:47am CST
i often read on buses as long as i can find a seat. since it's a long way from work, i have to take 50 minutes on bus one way, taking out my working materials or book for interest to read. do you share the same habit like me?
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12 responses
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
Yes, I do but in my case the mode of transportation was different. Here in the Philippines the main mode of transportation is a jeepney, and when I have a ton of exams I read my reviewers on the jeepney on the way to the university since it takes an hour to get there that way I can cram a little bi more before I get to school... lolz... :)
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
you are also the kind of person who treasures time. good for you. and what is a jeepney? is it just a jeep? or what ever?
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
jeepney - philippine jeepney...
It is kind of like a jeep but instead of having a few rows in the back for someone to seat on there's a long row on either side for people to seat on... here's a pic of it..
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
8 Aug 08
im a student and will take 30 minutes for me reach the school by bus..i often study on bus,irresponsible of getting seats...im a last minute preparer and in exam times,i must read or i'll fail in exams,lol... so i almost always read on bus...not only me,many of my friends coming ib the bus(almost all) read in the bus... Great post..You rock.. Thanks, Sri
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
hi, i'm so glad to meet one person who reads on bus just like me. thank you. and your photo is terrific :)
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
and thank you for your comment. hope to see you upcoming message. good day.
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
8 Aug 08
The last time I was on a bus was probably 20 years ago. I was on my way to California (around 3000 miles (4,828.03 km) from here. I had many ways to divert myself, books, music, and other people to chat with. The trip took 3 days (whole days, we only stopped at the bus stations.).
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
woo, you must be a person who understands how to enjoy your time. you are so resourceful, finding so many ways to spend the long hours on train. hope to hear from you again.
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• Dayton, Ohio
10 Aug 08
Thanks for the BR. That was the best bus ride, I met a lot of new poepl,e even wrote to one of them for a while.
• Sweden
11 Aug 08
Yes i do read news paper or novel book cause it takes me 15 minutes to get to school.Or sometimes i listen music while on the bus.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
11 Aug 08
lucky you. it takes me over 50 minutes to get to work. so i would not waste my time sitting quietly and listening to people gossip.
@karjyo (830)
• India
10 Aug 08
No, i don't read when i am traveling in a bus because it puts a strain on your eyes. Its considered bad for your eyes to read in a moving vehicle!!!! It would be better to listen to music instead!!!!
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
well, reading on vehicles does bad to our eyes, that's true. and don't forget listening to music with earphones also hurt our listening. good day.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
9 Aug 08
I love reading at home or outside somewhere pleasant. I can read on a train and feel quite well however I can't read on a bus because I end up feeling motion sick. When I am on a bus I look out of the window at the passing scenery. So if it gets dark my journey on a bus gets a bit boring. I can listen to my personal stereo though, a language program or music. I sometimes read whilst waiting for a bus or if the bus has stopped off for a break.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
hi, good evening, maximax, i can tell you love reading by my instinct, :) i occasionally read while standing waiting for a bus. people around me may think i'm presumptuous, i don't care. i just want to read at that time.
• United States
8 Aug 08
back when i lived in california I used to take a bus about an hour one way twice a day, so I read all the time. I lived in a tough neighborhood, so sleeping was out of the question. listening to music only worked sometimes, because having a CD player would sometimes make people a target for theft, so books were great for me.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
oh my goodness. someone steal CD on train?? that small item? for self-use or for money? i can't understand.
@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
8 Aug 08
Yes I read while even when travelling by foot also(roads are pretty free from traffic here). Thats the only time I can find to read a book and I love reading
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
very cute bookworm :) thumb up for you. i dare not read while walking for fear of bumping into a tree or something.
@roypiyas (189)
• India
8 Aug 08
it helps me on xam time, otherwise i prefer listening music becoz i luv to read at my home in a calm place.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
10 Aug 08
hello, roypiyas, i don't know whether you are still taking exams. well, i read on buses ,and when i am doing so, noises around me doesn't work on me, i can still concerntrate on my book. good to receive your reply. be happy.
• India
8 Aug 08
I do that only if i have an exam or an interview .... otherwise its an unnecessary strain on the eyes ... i prefer 2 hav a nap on longer journeys.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
8 Aug 08
i do it for work or study. in a word i don't want to waste my time on road. so i always take a book which interests me in my bag.
• United States
8 Aug 08
When I did take the bus, I would read an available book or magazine, it helps the time fly by while you're waiting to get to a destination.
@gabbana (1815)
• China
18 Aug 08
yeah, i not only read avaible ones but take one myself. thanks
@peggysue (24)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Hi, when Im on a bus, I get really nauseous when I read. I even get a slight headache while reading or composing a text message on my cellphone. Is it only me, or does anybody suffers the same nauseous attack when reading on a bus?