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Old 10-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #16
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Not for me, for visitors.
I kind of meant if I was a visitor who spent long periods of time in a hosts bathroom I would bring my own ereader.

Anyway interesting in that I cannot imagine myself occupying someone else's bathroom except in extreme emergency cases long enough to read, even if they had at least two bathrooms.

Possibly due to having shared a single bathroom with as many as eight people at different points in my life, and yes it can actually be done politely

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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Guests should be over to visit me, not spend time in my bathroom. I wouldn't worry about having reading material in there for them.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #18
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You guys are kind of gross. Do you take the same e-reader from the bathroom to the dining room? If so, how do you sanitize it in between? If not, do you wash your hands on the way out? Just saying...

I don't have a problem with someone taking something to read into the bathroom, but once it enters, it is not welcome in the places I generally read.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:01 PM   #19
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One drawback - you'ld almost certainly have to provide instructions for the thing !

By the time they've worked through that and got it working, it would, ummm ........... be time to come out, as it were ....

Unless they do have ....dietry problems, in which case, frankly, the ereader will probably be of little interest anyway !
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You guys are kind of gross. Do you take the same e-reader from the bathroom to the dining room? If so, how do you sanitize it in between? If not, do you wash your hands on the way out? Just saying...

I don't have a problem with someone taking something to read into the bathroom, but once it enters, it is not welcome in the places I generally read.
Well, I would hope you are not using the reading materials to wipe...
(in all seriousness...yes sanitation is important....its called 'put down the book, wipe, wash hands pick up book'...I see no possibility of contamination there...unless of course you have some medical issues.) ;P

Most people I know also have materials in the bathroom. If you spend enough time to read a lot then yes you need to look at you're diet (ie more than a few paragraphs tops. I think one of the TD drs somewhere said it its more then 5 min in there they you need more fiber or a dr visit!). I try not to have a novel in the bathroom...thats just temptation to linger.

So to answer the original Q not sure I would but a ereader in there for my visitors. a) my friends wouldn't yet know how to use it and b) if I was the visitor I'm not sure I would be comfortable using someone else reader....it would kind feel like snooping. A magazine lying there well ya no problem but an electric I would need to turn on and brows through...meh, I feel like I'm snooping. (and the temptation to linger thing...once the guest figures out how to use it they will never want to put it down.)

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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You guys are kind of gross. Do you take the same e-reader from the bathroom to the dining room? If so, how do you sanitize it in between? If not, do you wash your hands on the way out? Just saying...

I don't have a problem with someone taking something to read into the bathroom, but once it enters, it is not welcome in the places I generally read.
I was just thinking this after looking at the "e-reading and eating thread"
Personaly I never had to read the "kids" a story before they jumped in the proverbial pool.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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You guys are kind of gross. Do you take the same e-reader from the bathroom to the dining room? If so, how do you sanitize it in between? If not, do you wash your hands on the way out? Just saying....
Seems a bit extreme to worry about this unless you dunk it in the bowl or, as mentioned, don't wash your hands.

Do you change your clothing at every visit? Wash your eyeglasses, if you wear them?

And to answer the original question, although I am an avid reader, I don't leave reading materials in the bathroom, as a rule. I have been known to carry a book (or ereader) in with me, though, if I'd got to a good spot and didn't want to stop reading.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #23
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just wipe it down with some hand sanitizer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #24
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It's not just handwashing after, but other things, like a certain gender that has an affinity for scratching certain places in the bathroom....

But mostly this:

From WebMD:
" Close the toilet lid when you flush. "Flushing aerosolizes all the organisms found in feces, and there are 3.2 million microbes per square inch of toilet bowl," says Duberg. That means that when you flush with the lid up, it's like pressing the nozzle on a spray canister full of infectious organisms."

So I don't leave anything in our bathrooms if I can help it. ( i.e., easy in the 3 of our bathrooms that have a door between the toilet and sink area, but the guest/powder room is one room, and I have a table with some essentials on it. I keep antibacterial wipes in there.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #25
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If you are still wondering it was a Kindle3 that survived a trip into the toilet.

Also I think that the humidity buildup during a hot shower might be an issue for your electronics. But these ereaders are getting cheaper...
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #26
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My wife dropped her ereader in the toilet, it still works fine.
As one would expect, unless the porcelain chipped or something.

Oh. Nevermind.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:21 AM   #27
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Actually, why would you want to encourage people to spend a long time in your bathroom? That is exactly what providing reading material does. A two-minute affair may turn into a 10-minute affair because they want to finish the article, whatever.

If you like them then you want them to get back out to spend time with you, if you don't like them then you will want them out of your house/apartment a.s.a.p.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:19 AM   #28
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And sometimes you just need a ten minute break from them when they yap too much.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:39 AM   #29
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As a parent to young children, I whole-hearted support reading in the bathroom as it's often the only quality "alone" time I get, pre-bedtime. I am, however, reluctant to encourage guests to "linger" as often the number of restrooms are fewer than the number of urgent users, especially if beer is involved.

If you feel you must provide entertainment, I'd suggest nothing too engrossing. Perhaps an LCD monitor hooked up to a Raspberry Pi, showing an endless loop of "The Far Side", "Calvin and Hobbes", or their Swedish equivalent.
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In a few years when you can pick up a used 7" tablet for $39.99 I'm fairly sure some will install them for just that purpose. Maybe hook them up to the flusher so it automatically starts a video about cleaning up the floor if you use the WC standing up.
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