Inkheart, Cornelia Funke (F, 20s, wearing workout gear, grocery bags, eating a slice of white bread straight out of the bag, F train)
I wish that I had had the space on coverspy to talk about how amazing and weird this moment was. This girl was really into reading this book, so much so that she was kind of oblivious to the people around her to the point of not realizing that her bags were in the way, and so on. At one point, while keeping her eyes on the page, she rummaged around in a grocery bag with one hand, pulled out a single slice out white bread and put it in her mouth and just ate it slowly without the assistance of her other hand, which was needed for other important duties such as holding onto the rail and turning the page.
It was bizarre and lovely. She was so clearly rapt by the story that she did not care about anything else happening on the train, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she later missed her stop.