Thursday, May 01, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Mayday!

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….

This one is easy peazy. I head straight for the nearest news stand/book seller and peruse the books. I will probably pick up a magazine to which I don't currently subscribe (The Economist is good for long flights) as well as at least one book. I will probably skip over the bestsellers and head for the older stuff. I might hit up a non-fiction book since so many of the fiction titles at airports are romances or true crime. Okay, if I am in that sort of a mood, I will pick up a Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy just for old times' sake. I used to devour those books when I was traveling to Detroit every month. Yes, I did purchase some of those in airports when I would run out of books on the return trip.

This makes me long for a vacation flight!

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