28 June 2007

Desperate reading?

Today's Booking Through Thursday question:

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?


I will (and often do) read just about anything! My father used to have a subscription to The Congressional Record, and it was always kept in the bathroom. (I'm pretty sure it wasn't a political statement on his part - more than likely, he was like many men who do some of their reading in the bathroom ...) Anyway, I can remember a couple of times when I would be there longer than usual, and I would pick it up to have something to read.

I guess it turned out to be worthwhile, as I have always been interested in politics, and though a lot of it sailed right over my head, it did make me familiar with the different parts of the government, and the names of members of Congress.

The only lasting problem I have as a result, is that whenever I have worked in a library that subscribed to it, I was always thrown off seeing it on a bookshelf, with other periodicals!

4 comments:

teabird said...

Must...not...make...political...comment... (like, so much of politics belongs...) no... must... not...

Carol said...

Not a bad way to hone your reading skills. See congress speak. Speak, congress speak.

lmj said...

I will read anything that's lying around, especially the bottom of tissue boxes, diaper and wipe wrappers, backs of envelopes, something I've found under the couch, old grocery lists in the bottom of my handbag, old grocery lists in carts I'm using. I used to read out loud to my parents when I was a kid the warning label on packs of cigarettes, just to annoy hell out of them. Then I'd read them the warning on the side of the lighter. I like reading packaging. Okay, I'm moving on...

Carrie K said...

It gets to the point where you're comfortable reading anything, doesn't it?