YES, I have thought exactly that! “Oh, but al least one has the luxury of all that uninterrupted reading!”
"I don’t feel much pride when, on the way to somebody’s house for dinner, I stuff several books into my handbag for…well, for what? Can I really not manage a brief subway ride without textual support? Is that normal? Are there other people who, when watching a documentary set in a prison, secretly think, as I have, ‘Wish I had all that time to read’?"