From The Guardian:
It all started after [Uli Beutter Cohen] was immediately struck by “how quiet the subway is in New York. People have this unspoken code of conduct, even on packed trains,” she explains. “You have this image of New Yorkers – so chatty, and curious, and I thought: ‘It can’t be that I’m standing in front of all these people and not talking to them.’” Books became an excuse to start conversations – and she is amazed at “how much of people’s lives is connected to the books they’re reading”.
Check out some of the great book reviews she has collected from strangers on the train at Subway Book Review!