Scenario: you are on the train, you are sitting across from a man in a baseball cap reading, say, White Teeth, and in a matter of seconds you’ve visualized an entire literary life with him (the next stop, he gets off, and that future crumbles). If this sounds familiar, or if you’re just a sucker for literary missed connections (and who isn’t?) then The Airship Daily‘s series, Reading in Public: Tales of Love and Literature will be like catnip for you.
She came from another decade, the ‘20s, I thought, but wasn’t sure why, as I stepped on the morning N train. The book she was reading wasn’t familiar, but the author caught my eye. I was a mess that morning, running late, again, sweaty for a job interview.