“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss
Such gratitude to Books on The Subway! They are an amazing organization:
It’s like a public library, but on the New York Subway.
We go out and leave some of our favorite books on the New York subway. There are new books every day, and they’re there to be taken, read, shared, and most importantly, enjoyed! We want everyone to get involved and fall in love with reading again and we want to make the subway a more friendly and enjoyable experience.
So, if you find a book from us on the subway, feel free to pick it up and take it home with you, but when you’re done, be sure to put it back on the subway for someone else to enjoy.
Thank you for featuring This Way Up this month! I love the image in my mind of women on the subway reading my book.
“Sometimes, the only way forward is up! Women spend so much of life nurturing & giving to others that when they find themselves alone they often struggle with feeling purposeless.
#ThisWayUp is a way out of this sense of loss & into a life filled w enthusiasm, creativity, and joy!”
Books on the Subway supports authors and readers by distributing donated books to people who ride the subway. And they support authors by putting the books on Twitter and Instagram.
It doesn’t matter if you read for success, like these ‘Ultra Successful People’ . . .
Here are just a few top business leaders and entrepreneurs who make reading a major part of their daily lifestyle:
- Bill Gatesreads about 50 books per year, which breaks down to 1 per week
- Mark Cubanreads more than 3 hours every day
- Elon Muskis an avid reader and when asked how he learned to build rockets, he said “I read books.”
- Mark Zuckerbergresolved to read a book every 2 weeks throughout 2015
- Oprah Winfreyselects one of her favorite books every month for her Book Club members to read and discuss
. . . or if you are reading to unwind . . . we all know about the importance of reading. So if you happen to be riding the NYC subway in the near future, pick up a book distributed by Books on the Subway. And if it happens to be This Way Up – please snap a pic and send it to me. I’d love that!
Fittingly, I’d like to close this post with a short video entitled: The Importance of Reading.