from 2005 until 2011 I commuted to work by train daily. Best thing to do while on a train? Eavesdropping other people’s conversations. No, I’m kidding. Best thing is to try to escape banal reality by reading beautiful stories put to paper by smart and creative people.
New Yorker Ourit Ben-Haim documents people riding the New York underground whilst reading. She snaps a picture of them and posts the results daily on her website. But never without asking for the titles of the books her subjects are reading. Ben-Haim then links every photo to library search engines for if you would like to borrow the book from a library near you and to amazon, for those who don’t borrow but buy.