People are often surprised to learn that I read IN the bath. Like it’s weird or something. 😉
Probably far weirder than my bathtub reading is the fact that I now find it hard to read anywhere else.
I’m kinda famous for my bathtub obsession, but – I can’t just loll in there doing nothing. At a minimum I need my phone or a magazine, but generally I require more substantial reading matter. And – just as my bathing ritual is dependent on having something to read, it’s become increasingly obvious I can’t read anywhere but in my bathtub.
I’m not sure what it is about being sprawled in the comforting warm water, but reading in the bath has been something I’ve done almost all of my adult life.
Even when I used to have huge work documents to read (mostly when I was with the Commonwealth Government) I’d take them home and read them in the bath. It was never unusual to find oddly crumpled pages in project design documents which *may* have endured a splash or two.
And in more recent years, at the end of each day – when I worked full time and now that I’m part-time or freelancing – I turn on the bath, grab my iPad* (or a book) and settle in for a while.
I realised only recently that my lengthy baths help pass the time of day I find most difficult. Twilight (ish).
I cook and eat pretty late. Sometimes I get home from work and spend an hour or so at my desk on my stuff before heading to the bath. I’m not sure what I’d do with that time if I didn’t read as I suspect that’s a time when couples sit and chat or parents bathe and feed their kids.
Nevertheless, it’s a time I look forward to each day. Possibly even my favourite 2hrs of the day!
If you’re a reader, where do you read?
Wordless Wednesdaying with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys.
PS. When I started receiving books electronically for review purposes I bought an iPad. I also bought a LifeProof (waterproof) cover. For obvious reasons!