One of the great things about books is that they’re transportable, and one of the great things about public transportation is that you can relax with a book while someone else battles traffic on your behalf. Hence the concept of Underground New York Public Library, a blog/gallery of photos of people reading in New York subways.
I love this idea! I’d like to do the same thing here in Minneapolis. What do you think? Readers, if you get a picture of yourself reading on MetroTransit and send it to me (ejsmith at loft dot org), I’ll post it here on this blog.
I found out about UNYPL from 101 Books, a blog written by a guy who has set out to read 101 books this year and write about his experience–also a great site to read if you want inspiration to take on great literary feats.