What is in your "loo-brary"?

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   Posted 5/17/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I read once in a book about constipation that you can always tell if someone has gut problems by the amount of reading material in their bathroom.
Right now, I have a small "loo-brary" accumulated in my small bathroom.  It is well stocked with months of issues of Gourmet, Savuer, and Food and Wine.  I also have two books that I am reading and unfortunately, plowing through rather quickly (due to the amout of time I've been spending in this, my "favorite" room).
Last week, on Martha, Jeff Beszos demonstrated the new "Kindle" available through Amazon.  This little gadget holds over 150 books, magazines, and pictures and weighs under 10 ounces.  You can download your favorite reading material and carry it with you everywhere!  No more unwieldy books with pages that won't stay flat! 
I've already told my family that this should be their Christmas gift to me!
How about you?  Does your bathroom resemble your local public library?

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   Posted 5/17/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Mostly home decorating magazines! Or the latest TV Guide and/or People. But there is always something to read in there. The two go hand in hand - long periods of time spent on the commode = downtime to read. Sometimes I do my grocery list in there!

We have paisley printed wallpaper in my favorite bathroom - our downstairs powder room. Do you know that I have now found at least 10 faces in that paper? LOL Yes you can tell I'm spent hours in there......he he

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   Posted 5/17/2008 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
At my first apartment I had a huge bathroom. Large enough that I put a book shelf in there and loaded it up with some romance novels, science fiction and lots of Reader's Digests and some computer game magazines. I also stashed all my extra TP on those shelves because it was right across from the can. Great for when the ex used to leave the empty roll there and nothing stinks more then rushing in and finding out after your pants are around your ankles and halfway through being done that there is no toilet paper. But for this bathroom I just keep my latest bathroom novel in there. I'm reading two at once. One in the bathroom and one in the rest of the apartment. Lately I've been finishing the bathroom one before I've been finishing the other one due to the amount of time spent in there.

My dad has the best bathroom reading ever. The Great Bathroom Books. All stories, novels, essays, plays and studies condensed into two pages meant to be read in the bathroom.

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   Posted 5/17/2008 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I just keep the current novel I'm reading in there. I spend enough time, I can finish a book while sitting on the throne.
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   Posted 5/17/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
This is silly, because I don't consider myself a real "girly" girl, but I keep a bunch of stupid fashion magazines on my throne. I prefer to be mindless when I'm a garden hose...don't know about you all :)
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   Posted 5/17/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
We keep a good variety of magazines in there, but with urgent D, I'm in and out so quickly that I never get to read anything good! Pretty much as soon as I take my seat, I'm done.

I love the term "loo-brary" though. I plan to work it into my next conversation with my huband. Brilliant.

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   Posted 5/17/2008 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   

LOVE IT!  I knew I could count of you guys to have some great stories of your own!

Absolutely loved the "bathroom novel" vs. "regular novel" concept.  And I agree, really heavy reading is inappropriate as it interferes with the intense concentration required to fulfill the mission!

Love the faces in the drapes!  I try not to focus on the decor of my bathroom too much because I will find too many things wrong in there!

My friends and family always want to know how I can possibly read as much as I do!  I just don't have the heart to tell them, although if they were even mildly observant, they would certainly figure it out!

For me, a VERY successfull "mission" is one where I don't even have the opportunity to crack the spine of a book, or get to the first paragraph of a magazine article. Clearly, those instances are very rare indeed.

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