Apr 1, 2012

Bathroom Reading Confessions

There's a reason I'm usually reading three books at once. I keep one in my purse, and one, well, in each of the two bathrooms of the house I use the most.

My entire family is bathroom readers. We spend way more time that she should on the throne, just reading. It's a biggest issue at night, when I lose track of time and realize, oops! I wanted to be in bed an hour ago!

I mean, sure I could take the book out of the bathroom and go sit on the couch. But what usually happens then is I spend all day on the couch and all my tasks go out the window. Life if full of distractions, and I don't read as often as I used to. Writing takes time, blogging and social media take time, and those five minutes waiting here and there I'm more likely to take out Rose (my smart phone, I name everything. My current laptop is Prowl) and fiddle with my apps than the book in my purse. Though I do have a fourth book on her too.

Now that I think about it...most of my reading time is actually in the bathroom. And that's just...sad. But the location does provide a good reason put your bookmark back in and go about your life. Either your butt gets sore or my parents start pounding on the door.

And then they do the same thing XD

Actually, Mom my be worse cuz she takes her iPad in with her to read.

Anyone else bathroom readers?


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  1. Well... no. But I take a Book to Bed. Or my BC ... I mean PC.

  2. Lol, I've never really understood the whole bathroom reading thing! I read anywhere, but usually in bed. :)

  3. Our bathroom is way too small and nowhere to keep a book or put it down! I do know people who spend hours on the toilet reading though, so I know where you're coming from!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  4. Erm... sometimes my phone, I use it to decide what emails are important enough to turn my laptop on for.

  5. Only magazines in my bathroom! The only non-school related reading I get done is in bed before I go to sleep! I've noticed I've completely lost the ability to just sit on the couch and read a free time book (unless I'm on vacation...which is never) It's pretty sad! I'm hoping getting a Kindle will help me read more, especially when I'm on the go!

  6. Haha - this was hilarious! Can't say that I partake in the bathroom reading phenomenon...but I do read just about everywhere else. :)

  7. I've never actually lived with anyone who took longer than two minutes to use the toilet, and two minutes doesn't justify breaking out the reading material.

  8. I love the way you name everything. I always feel that I'd make a book unclean if I read it while sitting on the toilet. I know that logically there's no difference from sitting anywhere else but it's too powerful a phobia to overcome.

    I blogging the A to Z Challenge too at A to Z of Nostalgia

  9. This post humored me to say the least. I read everything (you know, like cereal boxes or cans)but I can't say that I would take that long on the toilet to read a book. However, I have read chapters in the tub. Does that count?

    Anyway, I will be back to read more from you. If you wish, come by and check out my blog. I have a little confession of my own. lol

    Peace...Naila Moon

    1. Oops...my link....

  10. Too funny! Yes, I'm a bathroom reader, but I do tend to read more in bed or on the couch.

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  11. I can honestly say I've never read on the loo! Don't fancy sitting there getting a red ring round my bum! Great post, Gwen! Made me chuckle!

  12. I too am a bathroom reader.

    I'm a bath reader as well, which is really hazardous. I've had to re-buy quite a few books over the years after dropping them in the bath.

    Happy A-Z :)


  13. Too funny. I grew up in a family of non-bathroom readers. It always shocked me when I went over to other people's houses and they would have a magazine rack or a couple of books in there. I mean, it's almost like they weren't uptight about their bodily functions!

    Over the years I became a stealth bathroom reader, sneaking my book in with me.

    Now I live with an admitted bathroom reader and we've got a bunch of magazines in there. Life...is good. I still do most of my reading outside the bathroom, though. (TMI? No, I didn't think so.)

    A-Z @ Elizabeth Twist

  14. The only reading I do in the bathroom is actually in the bath :-)

  15. Hello, Fellow Challenger, from #424-Rockin'Chair Reflections! I'm a bathroom Sudoku solver. Just recently started adding old magazines that need to be read before throwing. Don't know how that will work. Great post.

  16. My hubby is a total bathroom reader. I can't do it. I have to be comfy, and the place I am least comfy is the bathroom :)

  17. I tend to be a bedroom reader. I love going to bed early and curling up in the warmth with my book :)

  18. I take my phone and read blogs on my Google reader. :)