A Quiet Place to Read


I’d like to pose some questions for consideration and discussion. Now I know there aren’t too many people that read this blog, so for those of you who do, it would be helpful if you can talk to friends and family and get their opinions too.

Question #1: Do you like to read while on the toilet?

Question #2: Do you feel that reading on the toilet contaminates the book, magazine, newspaper, etc.?

Question #3: If you lent someone a book and found out they read it while on the toilet, how would you feel about it?

Question #4: If someone lent you a book they had read on the toilet, what would you think?

Question #5: If you have borrowed a book from someone else, do you think it’s okay to read it on the toilet?

Question #6: If you were in clean public restroom, and there were a magazine rack by the toilet that also looked clean, would you pick up a magazine and read it?

Question #7: What about reading in the bathtub?

My answers are as follows:

1. Always. 2. Not really, but even if it does, our immune systems need something to fight. 3. I would be fine with it. 4. Also no big deal. 5. Um, I don’t know if it’s okay, but I do it anyway. I don’t really even think about it. 6. Yes. 7. It’s the one place to read that’s even better than the toilet.

Linda Winegar

My greatest blessings call me Mom.