Booking Through Thursday: Desperation

Today’s question is suggested by Carrie.

What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material?
If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Going to squeeze this in!

Man, I can't stop reading. I've thought of this before. If it's in front of my face, I read it. As an experiment, I tried not to read once. It wasn't possible. I was thinking to myself about how the illiterate see the world. I couldn't imagine it. I've been reading for so long I feel like I've been born reading. How bewildering it must be for those who can't read.

So, I've read cereal boxes, brochures, flyers, dictionaries anything. If it's there, I'm going to read it.


  1. As someone said, people who is reader tend to read everything LOL If it come desperate measure, I would read anything too :)

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  2. You know, I just remembered that I read signs constantly when I'm in the car. I'm not talking about traffic or street signs, I mean just signs on stores etc. My mom did the same thing. LOL.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
    I too often wonder what it would be like to be illiterate. I can't even really imagine it. Sometimes I take for granted how even the simplest things could not be done if I could not read.

  4. LOL, I mentioned something similar on my blog. Readers read. Period!

    Mine's up here.

  5. You are like me, I read everything in front of me too. I often tell people I think I was born with a book in my hand and I can't remember a time when I was younger and I wasn't reading something. I can't begin to imagine being illiterate...

  6. Same here, Chris. Same here. Have a good weekend!

  7. And then I make up words for license plates letters as a matter of course when I can't read, I'm driving.

    But you've got a point! I read all the time. Everywhere, everything. It's a reflex. Menus. Brochures. But usually I have an actual BOOK to read. In the absence of that - -


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