I tried finding the answer to this same question for such a long time that I felt like throwing my laptop off the roof of my building. But instead I decided to play around with the Index.php file, and I think I figured it out. This is what I did:
A few lines from the top of Index.php file, there’s a few lines of text inside an <h2> like this:
<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="<?php printf(__('Permanent Link To: %s', 'kubrick'), the_title_attribute('echo=0')); ?>">
<?php the_title(); ?>
Change the words “Permanent Link To,” to whatever you want, such as “Read.” This worked for me and I suspect it should work for anyone.
I hope this answers this question once and for all. If not, well, then take your laptop and throw it off the roof of your building.