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View Poll Results: Do you read in the bathroom? (Poll is not public, so voters' can keep their privacy)
Yes I do and I think it's normal 116 85.29%
Yes I do but I find it weird 3 2.21%
No I don't but I think it's normal 7 5.15%
No I don't and I find it weird 10 7.35%
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:25 PM   #16
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But of course! I read just about everywhere including the bathroom. I also read whilst brushing my teeth -- 2 minutes is a looong time to brush and I get bored. (By the way, I love the British English word 'whilst' and use it when ever possible.)
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Yes I do, as you get older everything takes longer. I don't have a bathtub & have not yet resorted to reading in the shower.
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:39 PM   #19
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We have a big Jet tub in our bathroom, the only reason I would stop reading in it is when the water gets frigid.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:03 PM   #20
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Hi. As an avid reader and with exams and a strict mother, I spend large amounts of time in the bathroom to read. Do you read in the bathroom as well (not necessarily for the same reasons, although a strict spouse could replace a strict mother) ? Do you think it's weird to read in the bathroom, unaware that you are done with your business?

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That's why it's called the Necessary Room, isn't it?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:12 PM   #21
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It's not that I choose to read in the bathroom, I just don't put my book down unless I have no alternative (and even if I'm not holding it I'm still reading, particularly now I've got a tuff-luv case with a stand for my reader).

I have an aquapac for my reader, but I also have a technique for reading pbooks in the shower.

Entering the bathroom just isn't a reason to stop reading.

Both I and my mum can remember as children reading the labels on all the cleaning products in the bathroom when we weren't allowed to take books with us.

Sometimes I do listen to the radio instead - also have a waterproof radio
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #22
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But of course! I read just about everywhere including the bathroom. I also read whilst brushing my teeth -- 2 minutes is a looong time to brush and I get bored. (By the way, I love the British English word 'whilst' and use it when ever possible.)
Aha! I'm NOT the only one who does that!

(trying to think of a room I haven't read in... nope - none come to mind)
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Being a Kindle owner, I have even purchased books while in the bathroom. In our house the euphemism for using this particular room is "doing a little light reading".
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #24
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Everyone I know reads in the bathroom. It is much more entertaining than staring at the wall Kind of related to this poll--how many people read cereal boxes, soup can labels, etc. when they are at hand and nothing else readable is? Reading is an addiction and we're all hooked.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #25
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Kind of related to this poll--how many people read cereal boxes, soup can labels, etc. when they are at hand and nothing else readable is? Reading is an addiction and we're all hooked.
*raises hand* oh yeah, i do that.
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Everyone I know reads in the bathroom. It is much more entertaining than staring at the wall Kind of related to this poll--how many people read cereal boxes, soup can labels, etc. when they are at hand and nothing else readable is? Reading is an addiction and we're all hooked.
*another hand goes up* Since all of our labelling has to be in both official languages, it is a little test of translation.

WDE.
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And another one. I'm really glad I know the ingredients in my shampoo and toothpaste!
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And one more! I have no idea WHAT the ingredients are most of the time, but it's something to read! (Takes me forever to grocery shop , BTW)
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*another hand goes up* Since all of our labelling has to be in both official languages, it is a little test of translation.

WDE.
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But of course! I read just about everywhere including the bathroom. I also read whilst brushing my teeth -- 2 minutes is a looong time to brush and I get bored. (By the way, I love the British English word 'whilst' and use it when ever possible.)
Yes, yes, yes!! this is totally me!! if I'm reading a really good book, it takes me a while to get ready for work, but my teeth are super clean.... so, in other words, whilst I brush and comb and wash and sit, I READ!

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Everyone I know reads in the bathroom. It is much more entertaining than staring at the wall Kind of related to this poll--how many people read cereal boxes, soup can labels, etc. when they are at hand and nothing else readable is? Reading is an addiction and we're all hooked.
YES! I'm so glad to not be weird on here!! everyone else I talk to thinks that is just bizarre-- how I read anything, everything, everywhere at every minute. turns out I was the only kid in my family to read on the pot. I don't know how I got started, but apparently it wasn't "normal." Apparently, reading cereal boxes while eating, reading shampoo bottles while in the shower... apparently those things aren't done by a lot of people. go figure!
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