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).
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?
Is this not the best idea ever?
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.
Next up … taming the beast.