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Old 05-11-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Bathtime reading

Short of inventing a waterproof reader, what do you do?
I've dropped a few dead tree bookis in the water, and don't dare take my reader....
I have a few second hand pbooks for bathtime, but it does break up the flow of a book only having one session of reading per day for that particular book.

I'd do a poll on this if I could work out how.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #5
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I read my Kindle in the rain at times by putting it in a ziplock bag, as others have suggested. There are special waterproof cases, but they just seem an unnecessary expense to me. If anything, I find it easier to do than with a paper book. Try turning the page of a paper book while in a bag! :-)

Which makes me wonder... do the new touchscreens work OK in bags, or do they get confused by the weird refraction off the plastic?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:46 AM   #6
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:37 AM   #7
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I do not take baths. I shower, and being a guy, it takes less than 5 minutes.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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I use an Aquapac for my bathtime reading. It is not possible to use the touchscreen through it, but I just cue the book up before putting it in the bag and then use the physical page turn buttons on my Sony 650.
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Real guys don't use shower or bath.

They just splash very cheap after-shave all over - yes, all over.

Ummm.... so I've been told.....

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5 minutes? What on Earth are you doing in there for it to take so long?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #11
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I just take my PRS-650 with me into the bathtub. I don't see there any greater risks than e.g. to drop it onto the pavement while waiting for the train etc.
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5 minutes? What on Earth are you doing in there for it to take so long?
I bet you use soap, don't you?!! Go on, admit it!

I rarely bath, but when I do I just risk it and read the Kindle naked (don't go there...) and have never had a mishap yet (touches wood).
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I just risk it and read the Kindle naked... (touches wood)
Hmm...
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