If you’re like me, you grew up reading everything under the sun, like the cereal boxes while you ate your breakfast, the newspapers held by strangers on the subway, the tabloid headlines at the grocery store.
What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever read? (You know, something NOT a book, magazine, short story, poem or article.)
This is good stuff. I am ravenous for words, and my eyes seek them out anywhere they can find them.
Which means I find myself reading without realizing I'm reading.
Once at the airport, I was reading the article on the back of some guy's newspaper (which contained an article about Lindbergh! How could I resist?) and he caught me (which made me realize I was reading some random man's newspaper) and he was very kind and gave me his newspaper after he'd finished reading it. It was kinda embarrassing and kinda very nice, too.
The thing I'm surprised to catch myself reading these days is quilt fabric. I was in a quilt shop recently, and I kept getting pulled in by fabric with words or letters printed on it. Wonderful swirly script, and weird funky letters, and Scrabble letters printed on fabric.
I love the stuff. When I sewed myself a knitting bag, I lined it with cream-on-cream fabric covered in French words, most of which I can't even interpret. (My French is about as good as my knitting. We'll just leave it at that.)