From Shelf Awareness…
Shelf Awareness is a daily newsletter about goings-on in the publishing industry. This morning I was excited to see this brief, that combines my love of books with Alex’s love of transit!
” Beginning in March, some rail commuters in the U.K. will have an entertainment alternative to other people’s cell phone conversations. First Capital Connect, which operates lines between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn, is introducing a new monthly book club, and will hand out chapter samplers 10 days each month at stations. TheGuardian reported that Jonathan Kellerman’s Evidence will be the debut read on the rails.
First Capital Connect “said it hoped the scheme would brighten journeys and help improve its service. It plans to offer a new title in the book club each month, but did not comment on whether Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, in which a man is stabbed to death in his sleep on a train, might be a future offer,” the Guardian wrote.”