Actress Emma Watson has been surprising commuters in London, by leaving copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom, the latest pick for her feminist book club “Our Shared Shelf.” In a video posted to her Facebook page, she can be seen leaving the books on the sides of the escalators in the London underground. Even though she’s a huge star, Watson apparently went completely unrecognized. She left personal notes inside the books, which have already been found by several lucky Londoners, many of whom touted their finds on social media. “You are the finder of Our Shared Shelf’s bi monthly book choice. Each pick is made with careful love and attention — we hope you like it,” the note reads. “Just one hundred copies were hidden on the tube by Books in the Underground. Take special care of it and when you are finished please leave it on the tube again for someone else to find. If you enjoyed it or have thoughts – please let me know on goodreads.com/oursharedshelf. Love, Emma x (Watson) London”
Watson’s book club is part of her work with the United Nations to promote gender equality around the globe. On the Goodreads page for the club, Emma described Mom & Me & Mom as Angelou’s final novel and the first to focus on her complicated relationship with her mother. “The story is about the special connection between mother and child; both women found a way to move on and form a profound and enduring bond of love and support,” she writes, adding that the 2013 book is one of her personal favorites. Watch a short clip of Watson dropping off copies of the book below.
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