Quick! It’s an emergency! You just got an urgent call about a family emergency and had to rush to the airport with barely time to grab your wallet and your passport. But now, you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to read. What do you do??
And, no, you did NOT have time to grab your bookbag, or the book next to your bed. You were . . . grocery shopping when you got the call and have nothing with you but your wallet and your passport (which you fortuitously brought with you in case they asked for ID in the ethnic food aisle). This is hypothetical, remember….
First, let me just say that it is very seldom that I leave the house at all without books or knitting - and I often have both. But okay, I'll go along with the hypothetical. And, of course, the answer is that I would buy books at the airport! One good thing about reading lots of genre fiction is that it's easy to find mysteries or romances at airports or Target or even the grocery store, if you're stuck. And if for some reason the bookshop wasn't open, surely there would be somewhere to buy a newspaper or some magazines, at least, right?