Training for the Gold Medal in Commuting.

I’m back to the bus these days (oh the challenges of being green) and I’m learning that I’m not very good at it anymore. With a 2 hour journey each way, it’s going to take a while to get back in shape commuter wise.

To make things a bit easier, I’m asking for help from lovers of terry..what are you reading these days? Reading on the bus always helped the journey be a bit easier. The only criteria is that the books can’t be huge (i.e-at 944 pages, Team of Rivals is too big for my purse).

Looking forward to hearing what’s on your bookshelf these days.

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at

10 Responses to “Training for the Gold Medal in Commuting.”

  1. Jordan Dawe

    I’m reading “1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus”. It’s fascinating anthropology. Beyond that, there’s a lot of podcasts out there…

  2. Jon

    Dave Bidini’s Tropic of Hockey. I’m trying to understand this hockey thing.

  3. Sarah Andersen

    John Updike’s “Of the Farm”. It’s one of those books where you read the sentences twice for the sheer pleasure of their language. And it’s slim/easy to pack 🙂

  4. Joanne

    Just about to start, Botany of Desire, A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, Michael Pollan

  5. Carman Lam

    I am currently reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which is absolutely fantastic but decided it was too heavy to bring to work each day! So I switched it up for the slimmer A Clockwork Orange — although I’m not sure if I would recommend it just yet.. let me read a bit further!

  6. shehneen

    the god of small things

    the pedagogy of the oppressed – paolo freire
    the pedagogy of hope – paolo freire

    better – atul gawande

    a thousand splendid suns

    tipping point
    outliers – all malcolm gladwell

    the world is flat

    three cups of tea

    the post-development reader

    these are to start. would love to hear what you’ve been reading. hope the summer is going well. look forward to meeting with you and geoff soon.

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