To the left are forty-six readers, in shopping malls, on the bus, at a University, beside roadside stands, at a laundromat, and of course, stretched out on the beach. I made a conscious effort to find locals in addition to tourists and photographed, with five exceptions, everyone I saw reading who gave me permission. In the first of these exceptions I was anxious to leave the airport and walked right past two readers at the gate when I arrived; in the second two cases I was on a crowded bus with no way to respectfully and safely take a photo; and in the fifth, I was running to catch my flight home.
At the risk of sounding schizophrenic, this blog is a sister blog to my mother blog, www.peoplereading.blogspot.com. More information is on the mother blog site, but briefly: my PeopleReading blogs are an effort to record the beauty of a book being read at a given time and place, as well as the beauty of an individual's diversity uncovered by outer appearances.
My brief hiatus in O'ahu, as well as my marathon bus trip around the Lower-48 states (see DogearedUSA.blogspot.com) are part of my campaign to inspire PeopleReading blogs everywhere.
I invite you start your own sister (or brother) blog in O'ahu or wherever you may be.