When I was about to graduate from Ole Miss (in 1991) with a degree in English, all my friends and family helpfully told me about all the English majors they knew and what they'd done with their degrees. My brother won with the story of an English major he knew who had become a lifeguard. He also gave me a lapel button with the motto "There are plenty of jobs out there if you can say, 'You want fries with that?' "
I answered the question by immediately going to library school. Being a librarian is great fun, because it's pretty much never the same from one day to the next, and if I have to wake up the homeless guys and police the public internet terminals a lot of the time, I also get to talk to people about what they like to read.
I have the best job I could ever possibly have.
I don't read as much as I used to, probably thanks to the internet. But when I read something interesting, or watch a good movie, I like to say a few words about it.