I happen to like praying the rosary a lot, and have tried to keep a once-a-day pace for the past several months (I pray the rosary because grace has given me the desire to do so, not because I have to do so, and not because someone else tells me to do so).
Unfortunately, I am also one of those people who will make up a set routine for praying—and then will never do it (the usual case of scheduling something meticulously and never doing it).
So many of my past 200+ rosaries (I keep a spreadsheet chart of days on which I do a rosary, and days of which I do not, and if I miss a day, I normally do two of them on another day) have happened on the bus. I have no free time in the day, and I do not drive. My home church also happens to be really noisy before and after Mass, so as a place to pray, it is no better than a bus. I pray virtually all of the time on a bus—secretly, of course (I am from the Matthew 6 school of prayer).
As you might imagine, although I have the happy assurance of praying on the bus where I spend huge chunks of my day, I have cycles of easiness and difficulty. I am still working on that happy talent of praying in the silence of your conscience even when the world is noisy around you.
The only thing I can think of to alleviate my little dilemma (prayer aside) is simply reading the rosary. I could type out a pamphlet for which each page would contain a prayer from the rosary. That would make a pamphlet of 55-60 pages (I do not remember the exact total of prayers offhand), with one Hail Mary on each of 53 pages (it is 53, I think). The pamphlet would kind of be like a Rosary flipbook, where I could simply turn a page, read the prayer and meditate, and then turn the page again.
A huge disadvantage of praying the rosary on the bus is that you can often lose track of where you are—since I almost always use fingers and have never used (and never want to use) the beads; it would make my job a lot harder, since I easily lose things and the beads could very well fall on the street without me noticing. I am also extremely forgetful. I can sometimes do 20-30 Hail Marys on the same mystery and think that I have only done ten. The rosary book would clear up this problem.
What does everyone think? Is reading the rosary from a book (prayer for prayer, 55-60 prayers in all) a viable way to pray the rosary? Of course, prayer is conversation with God, and God is not scrupulous, but please be candid in your thoughts.