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Reading Placement

Where do you most like to read?

For me it’s the toilet.

Now before you turn away in disgust let me explain.

I don’t read while using the toilet.

Our toilet in generally the only place in the house that is quiet. Each member of my family like their own respective brand of entertainment: music, television, and while I love music and sometimes watch television I am the only real reader. There is always some sort of noise around and I’m one of those people who can’t read without silence. I ask for your pity, ye who can read against a backdrop of noise, as mine is a frustrating situation. Why thank God it’s Friday when you can thank God for libraries?

Anyway, I digress. I do not always read in the toilet though there have been numerous occassions where people have wondered if I’ve fallen in or got sucked down the sink plug hole. When I take my book in the toilet you can naturally assume I’ll be there a while. If I’m a while in the toilet I’m either reading or really ill and if I’m really ill I’d hope to have taken myself to hospital in advance, such is the length of time I’ve been doing this.

The toilet offers me an escape from the bustle of my household, and no distractions. It has a bath tub I can sit against and often comes with a cat courtesy of the “Feed Me” Society. The toilet is my literary haven.

What’s yours?



May 5, 2010, 5:07 am

You are not alone, me too.

Especially when there are guests in the house and you need just 15 mins to yourself and your book, toilet is the best place :)

Charlie: Hi Violet :) Ironically I’m able to read in my room at those times. Though the useful thing about the toilet (saying that sounds so strange!) is that it’s a valid excuse for leaving a group of people when you need that time.


May 8, 2010, 4:07 pm

I don’t read on the toilet, but I do recognize the feeling of wanting to flee a crowd and just going to the toilet to give your mind some rest. I do that a lot.



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