I was trying to think of something to write about today when I chanced upon a post on another blog about this. Readwalking seems to be something that a lot of people have blogged about, either as the person doing the readwalking or their observations about people doing it.
Admittedly, I am guilty of it! During the week, the only opportunity I really have to read is on my way to work & on my way home at night. This means reading while in transit, including whilst walking! I’ve become quite adept at it, too. I’ve yet (touch wood) to hurt myself while readwalking, which is saying something considering what a clutz I am! I try to be selective about my readwalking – if the sidewalks are busy then I wait until it’s quiet, then open the book again. I do occasionally stumble, but I refuse to believe that it’s a result of the reading-while-walking because I stumble while walking all the time.
I find that readwalking on the walk from the bus home is easier as I take a different route & it’s a lot quieter and there’re fewer obstacles for me to navigate. Reading is something I get immense pleasure from but have so little time for, so if reading while walking means I can fit in 6-10 more pages a day, that can only be a good thing, right?
So, are you a readwalker?