Monday, June 23, 2008

The Read While Waiting Project

Count me in for this!

10 comments:

Ted Mahsun said...

Do we have to read two pages' worth? I don't think I could stomach such an exercise!

bibliobibuli said...

a whole two pages?? however will we cope!

ZainHD said...

Thank you, thank you for supporting this project. I've done a few and I'll be doing more in the future. But this one, I've got my heart in it. :)

Anonymous said...

Ted, is it possible you've misunderstood the project and think you're supposed to read aloud? I'd balk a bit at that too, so I was just wondering if that's what you thought ;-) . After all, just reading 2 pages of a book or magazine or newspaper silently to yourself in a public place isn't that big of a deal, and I'm guessing you've done it hundreds of times before!

PS

bibliobibuli said...

ted has tongue firmly in cheek i think preeta.

i actually thought of doing something along these lines with banned books - as a protest. esp in a place where it would get lots of public attention.

Ted Mahsun said...

ha ha! I was just being silly by referring to that survey where they say Malaysians only read two pages a year...

Reading two pages is certainly no problem for me...especially when I'm waiting! I do it all the time anyway... my only problem with this project is that I might forget to actually forget to "wait and read" at the allotted time...

bibliobibuli said...

yeah - can you imagine that having to wait for the signal, and all the time itching to get back into your book

Anonymous said...

Ah okay, your irony went totally over my head, but in my defense, I don't know you so I thought maybe you were seriously concerned :-) . Also, I didn't know about that survey -- how distressing!

Reading banned books in public -- a great idea, especially since some of these banned books are openly on sale anyway, so no problem getting them!

-- PS

bibliobibuli said...

you've not met ted? we must put that right when you get back in october! ted is a very good litblogger and literary activist organsing readings at raja ahamad's gallery and a writer of delightfully and quirky stories ...

but you're right it's so hard to know when someone is kidding or not without an ironic eyebrow to lift ...

Ted Mahsun said...

You are too kind, Sharon. But I'm not much of a literary activist or a litblogger... I've been so lazy to blog in recent weeks, I haven't even blogged about the latest kata-suara. :D

Will remember to raise my digital eyebrows in irony next time (-_^) and am looking forward to meeting you, Preeta, in October.