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Do Tell: What's the Last Thing You Read in Print?

Do Tell: What's the Last Thing You Read in Print?

The New York City subway roars beneath the city's streets, which means one thing to its riders. No cell phone or Internet reception. (Two things if you don't like climbing stairs!) I consider both to be pluses. No reception means no irritating, one-sided conversations and no furious fingers typing away on smartphones. It gives New Yorkers time to fill their idle moments the old-fashioned way — like eavesdropping on real conversations, or maybe even reading.

Because a blog that chronicles everything its writer sees people reading on the R train isn't enough, the New York Times asked its readers what the last thing they read on the subway was. The top magazine was the New Yorker, the top paper was the New York Times (good job, NYT!), and, more interestingly, the top book was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Since we're not all riding the underground, let me remove technology from the equation and put the question to you: what was the last newspaper, magazine, or book you read?

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kaylasix kaylasix 7 years
alan greenspan's "the age of turbulence" hah not by choice but it's actually full of really interesting stories about really powerful people... i'd recommend it
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 7 years
magazine: vogue newspaper: local paper book: Secrets of the Model Dorm and In the Presence of Mine Enemies.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Yogaforlife - the Monster of Florence is a true story about one of Italy's biggest most expensive murder crimes. I've read two other books by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Still Life with Crows and The Cemetery Dance. The first remains to this day my all time favorite horror book, the second was also very good.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Douglas Preston wrote Relic right? I loved Relic (not so much the movie though). Is "The Monster of Florence" along the same lines?
Meike Meike 7 years
The very last thing I read: "Berliner Platz 2", I'm learning German. Current leisure read: "The Time Traveler's Wife"
cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
book - wicked, the local paper,
brandysbug brandysbug 7 years
book I'm currently reading "Our Lady of the Forest" by David Guterson...he is a favorite author of me and my husband. When we first started dating, we noticed we both had a copy of "Snow falling on Cedars" so, during a long-distance time in our relationship, we would call each other and read a few pages or a chapter at a time over the phone.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Since I'm a college student I do nothing BUT read. The last thing I read was an essay by Weber called 'The Spirit of Capitalism''. The last FUN thing I read, however, is the 2nd Harry Potter book. I'm rereading my way through the series. =]
thisideup thisideup 7 years
Magazine: Glamour Book: The Castle of Otranto and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
book- the evolution of jane- it sucked. imo.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
LOL that is weird! Did you like it? It's grabbed me right away so I'm hopeful that I'm going to really enjoy it.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 7 years
Kimpossible...I just finished the Monster of Florence this morning...that's random.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Magazine: The Oct. issue of IronMan because my hubby is featured in it :-) Books: Last night I finished Julie & Julia. This morning I started The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston.
Incubuslvr14 Incubuslvr14 7 years
currently reading "enchantment" by orson scott card, also every morning i read a bit of an article in wired magazine, also brush up on my reader's digest now and again! :)
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
Dies the Fire, by S. M. Stirling. It's a post-EMP type society book, so it's a little dark at times. The Wiccans among us might enjoy it. A high priestess is one of the main characters.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Read the school paper yesterday. Last book I read I finished 2 weeks ago? and I just got a new one so I'll start that soon. :)
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
I always read a book. Currently reading the House on Tradd Street. Unfortunately in Boston some cell phone companies have added service underground to some of the stops so people have the ability to use their cell phones.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
The last thing I read was an essay on the 1st summer reading book written by one of the few hundred students I have. Vastly more entertaining than some of the stuff you read in the paper nowadays!
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
Hey kea i loved atonement! and brothers karamazov is my favorite book so im sure u will like it. I also read books all the time so basically i always have a new book in my purse or whatever, currently big sur by jack kerouac :)
kea718 kea718 7 years
Magazine: current issue of Cosmopolitan (it's a guilty pleasure) Book: right now Atonement- Ian McEwan, before that The Stranger- Albert Camus and after Atonement, The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoevsky. I love reading and I just can't get into technology doing my reading for me. There's something about holding a book in your hands and turning the page by hand.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I read the local paper. I like to stay informed of stories that aren't just national
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
The Sunday paper.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
Haha, woops. I just noticed it was the top book!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I always have a book to read. I'm currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Just read a few chapters a minute ago.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
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