Emma Watson’s Our Kind of Person: A Book Fairy!

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While we mere mortals spend our traveling time cruising, riding, driving and scootering hither and yon, Hermione Granger Emma Watson used her commute to sprinkle magic around town (across the pond, that is).

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Of course, by “magic” I mean books, and by “sprinkling”, I mean hiding around the tube; how else is a modern woman supposed to push her feminist agenda?

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Is this not the best idea ever?

📚👀 @booksontheunderground @oursharedshelf #Mom&Me&Mom

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Another piece of helpful advice, there. #booksontheunderground

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Apparently, acting, being a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, and equal rights championing isn’t enough for Watson, now she’s added Book Fairy and Club Chair to the list, leaving copies of Our Shared Shelf‘s latest pick out and about so people can pick it up for free and read. This month’s choice:  the last in Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series, Mom & Me & Mom, which continues chronicling Angelou’s maternal relationship with Vivian Baxter, and highlighting her late mother’s work with charities and women’s organizations. Watson looks positively delighted with her new position as Books on the Underground Book Fairy (I want that title, and to do this!); not only has she left 100 books hidden in London’s metro system, she’s also included a personal note for lucky readers who find the copies. The wonderful organization encourages people to pass on the books once they’ve finished reading; that way, the magic never ends.

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Next up … taming the beast.

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Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • emmalita

    You can do this!* Just leave a book somewhere, like a bus stop, and put a note on the front inviting people to read it and pass it on.

    *Depending on local laws, this may be considered littering. So maybe you can’t do it.

  • HasenKlub

    So,be honest. If you found a book from her with a note in it, are you passing it on? I’ll be the first to say that I’d have a very hard time not keeping it.

    • It’s be difficult, but in this case, I’d take a picture of the note.

      • HasenKlub

        Hmm, good compromise I suppose. The book hoarder in me who also attaches way too much sentimentality to books given to me would still find this hard, but it’s for the greater good.

    • Lucy

      I’d have to keep it.