to find books and magazines by the toilet unnecessary and unhygienic

(176 Posts)
SunsetMojito Sun 13-Jan-13 21:50:21

I have even seen a magazine rack placed helpfully beside one!
Boak!
and how long to you actually need to spend in there that you cannot manage without reading?

I don't have any in my loos, but years ago my Mum compiled the best of FMH magazines from my brother's collection. People used to go into the loo and not reappear for hours grin ..all appalling funny stories !

WorraLiberty Sun 13-Jan-13 21:53:17

I thought more people brought their mobile phones to the loo instead?

I remember reading on MN about a poster whose DS couldn't shit for days cos he'd lost his mobile grin

FabulousFreaks Sun 13-Jan-13 21:53:59

yabu, whats the problem

gimmecakeandcandy Sun 13-Jan-13 21:55:20

Surely we don't need Magazines now that we can mumsnet on the loo!

Trills Sun 13-Jan-13 21:56:01

If you don't like them you don't have to touch them They can't infect you just by being there.

Arthurfowlersallotment Sun 13-Jan-13 21:56:17

I love reading Take A Break on the loo.

FabulousFreaks Sun 13-Jan-13 21:56:40

I wonder if it was my house Sunset? Please feel free to not bother using my facilities again for fear you may boak

ceeveebee Sun 13-Jan-13 21:56:44

You're right, an ipad is much more hygenic

SageYourResoluteOracle Sun 13-Jan-13 21:57:50

<another secret loo reader. . . only time I get peace!>

ThalianotFailure Sun 13-Jan-13 21:57:51

actually, if you suffer from constipation, reading on the loo is very beneficial! If there's no actual reading matter I have been known to read the blumpf on toiletries bottles!

When I lived with my parents there would often been 4 books propped up against the wall of the loo. DH and I usually have a couple of copies of the Economist and bits of the Saturday Guardian in ours.

BreconBeBuggered Sun 13-Jan-13 21:59:08

As long as nobody wipes their arse on the Take A Break and puts it back on the rack, there's no problem.

Nanny0gg Sun 13-Jan-13 21:59:13

Even two minutes in the loo is boring, Magazines and books (and the paper) are a must.

CelticPromise Sun 13-Jan-13 21:59:25

Yabu. Never come to my house, we have bookshelves in the loo and a stack of newspapers grin

My mum always hated us reading on the loo. I never understood why!

I agree with ThalianotFailure. I sometimes have a had time pooing (and sometimes emptying all of my bladder too), so reading on the loo helps.

If there's no books I read the back of the bleach/cleaning spray/shampoo/wipes etc.

RubyGates Sun 13-Jan-13 22:04:19

YABVU.
(wonders where the last book I left by the loo wandered off to)

BreastmilkNewYearLatte Sun 13-Jan-13 22:04:44

<If there's no books I read the back of the bleach/cleaning spray/shampoo/wipes etc>

Me too. It's how I first learned the Facts of Life from a Tampax box...

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:19

We have a stack of what we call "loo books" that are easy to read a little bit of. Things like Bunny Suicides, Garfield etc.

I dont see that they are unhygienic, as long as no one is actually wiping their bums with the pages!

SunsetMojito Sun 13-Jan-13 22:05:34

its not the reading on the loo thats the problem. No objection to the i-pad that you take in and then take out again with you. It's the piles of paper that have sat there for months being handled by any fucker who uses that toilet, while they are pooing.

lisa1968 Sun 13-Jan-13 22:06:08

I read my book on the loo......its the quietest place.....

McNewPants2013 Sun 13-Jan-13 22:06:31

You read then wash your hands after the loo anyway.

PeerieMootsMum Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:11

I don't think yabu, but mainly because its always foodie magazines DH leaves in there and I can't stand the thought of then baking or cooking from something that has spent days in the loo and so it spoils my fun. Although I am often unreasonably precious about germs / hand washing etc so I defer to the masses on this.

discorabbit Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:40

at the moment i have the boden catalogue next to the loo grin

Greensleeves Sun 13-Jan-13 22:07:49

I keep my proper history books in the loo as it is the only place I can read in a concentrated and uninterrupted way

and ds1 keeps his magazines in there, and dh likes to collect daft sign books and cartoon books

but please, feel free never to visit my house and then you won't have to take a shit in my library grin

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:08:11

I should add that my loo library started in my third full term pg when I had the most awful constipation/evacuation cycle, which meant that whatever stage I was in, every 5th day or so was spent almost entirely on the loo! You soon learn to appreciate books, especially as this was pre-smart phones and wireless internet!

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