The Read While Waiting project comes out of the Random Alphabets group in Malaysia. The YouTube video below explains it - of how this Saturday they are hoping to start a world wide movement encouraging people to pick up the practice of reading while waiting for buses etc, or wherever they are with time on their hands.
Curiously I have always been someone who gets twitchy if I don't have something to read in my shoulder bag. However, these days I get equally, if not more stressed, if I don't have a a pen and notebook to hand as well. So a parallel campaign to reassert the power and influence of the 'common place book' might also be fun. In short, for me, its increasingly a read/write world.
"When I was 5 I was given a present..."
That said - lets hear it for the RWW posse - definitely worth three minutes of your attention if only for the quote from Sean Connery - 'it's that simple, and that profound'
And thanks to Paula E from NZ School Librarians Group for the reference.