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Old 6th Oct 2009, 11:17   #1
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When I was younger, I used to walk around reading books. When I see someone walking down the pavement with a book open I still feel like giving a cheer.

But what about reading underwater? Or at sub-zero temperatures.

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I do active reading, certainly when the book I'm reading on the train or tube has not reached a natural stopping point by the time I need to get off. It's not very safe in central london though... bus drivers feel more of a sense of obligation to veer towards rather than cheer at the wandering reader.

Never tried reading and cycling, though Oxford might be a place where you could get away with it.
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On the way to work this morning, I noticed that the woman in the car behind me had a book open on her steering wheel and seemed to be reading aloud while she was driving. A little too active if you ask me!
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On the way to work this morning, I noticed that the woman in the car behind me had a book open on her steering wheel and seemed to be reading aloud while she was driving. A little too active if you ask me!

A pastor friend of mine told me of driving down 54 Highway(Kellogg St.) in Wichita Kansas and seeing a driver attempting to steer while reading the newspaper. I first thought he was joking; now I'm not so sure! This is THE most dangerous stretch of road around. It's nothing to turn on the radio and hear reports of two or three accidents along Kellogg at the same time. In the winter, it's even worse. The road has been under construction continually for the past five years or so, as they made it a true interstate-no stoplights. What's weird is there's a five mile stretch where whenever there's an overpass, the concrete has prose engraved. Who can read it at 60 mph? We laugh everytime we see it.
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That's not active reading, that's extreme reading.
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That's not active reading, that's extreme reading.

Isn't that just a kinder, gentler way of saying 'stupid'? Even Evel Kenievel had more sense.
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