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Old 02-19-2018, 04:30 AM   #1
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Smile Is reading better for you than a spa?

I just came across this article on the BBC News website.


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-43004760

It made my day.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:17 AM   #2
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Co-founder Cressida, a freelance editor, said: "The idea came to me because I'd had a difficult year and my husband said, 'why don't you do a spa retreat?'. I thought, well, I could - but my books would get soggy.
Why pick just one? This is what the Kobo H2O, Kindle Kindle Oasis, and the like are for.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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There is very little about most Spas that appeals to me. I can't manage steam rooms or saunas, I can't breath in the heat. I don't care for massages, facials, or pedicures.

Being somewhere where everyone has the same goal of quiet reading sounds wonderful. I love to read while I eat, not all the time though. If my husband isn't home for dinner, I will read while eating.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:16 AM   #4
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Why pick just one? This is what the Kobo H2O, Kindle Kindle Oasis, and the like are for.
Indeed, nothing better than to relax in a nice pool with a good book
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:22 AM   #5
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Why would I want to visit a spa when I live in one????? In the summer we experience 115° F and 100% humidity.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:10 PM   #6
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Spa, no. Books, yes.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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A spa treatment is too expensive. You could buy a lot of eBooks for the cost of one spa treatment.
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I will never Spa for one thing I do not let people touch me
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:25 AM   #9
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A deep tissue massage helps alleviate my headaches.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:33 AM   #10
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Personally, I never go near a spa but I find sending SWMBO off for a spa day gives me a relaxing day to read (a nice present for both of us ).
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I get the impression that what I think is a spa and what others think is a spa... There is a spa here, close by. It consists of various things, ranging from masages to sauna's. But also a warm mineral water pool. So, hop in that pool, get warm inside and out, climb out of that pool and go relax in a chair, while reading...
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Reading is definitely better than a spa. And cheaper!
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:54 PM   #13
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The one thing that got my attention is the part where Annie says that, if she reads at home, she always thinks she needs to do other things. It's the same with me. I have a hard time reading (or playing games or whatever), because I *know* my e-book library still isn't perfect (need to fix some genre tags in a load of books), I still have some CD's to rip (my Complete Works of Haydn box isn't done yet), there are still inconsistencies in my FLAC music library, there's software to update and/or archive, put into a virtual machine... on top of running a household and working. There's always -something- to do, and then it's hard to just sit down and read.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:21 PM   #14
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I think I'd choose both. Not all spa treatments require laying face-down on a masseur's table! One can read while receiving a pedicure or a face treatment, while soaking in a mud bath or a hot spring... Hmm, now I want to book a spa visit and bring some reading material with me!
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The article gives the impression that ereaders would be forbidden, as they discourage digital devices.
Does anyone know when the item aired? I'd like to hear the broadcast on the bbc iplayer.
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