I read to escape the mental torment of feeling insignificant and thoughts of death. I've read so many fanfictions about one character I Mau as well be that person I know them so well. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't read.
When you see this funny sign hanging on a wall, you know times are tough! When budgets are cut and expenses go up, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. That's why the fabled light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off, folks.