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What does your toilet reading material say about you?

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TettyLouBar Sun 18-Sep-11 20:09:48

We have:
How to be proper Cornish
A Cornish Language Dictionary
A 1930's little book of Don't's for husbands
The Pendants revolt (Truth about facts you thought were true)
Is it me or is everything shit? (Pessimistic rants about everything)
The Official Encyclopaedia of the Cornish Pasty
The little book of Cornwall
The little book of classic cocktails
& Never push when it says pull (Humorous life observations type stuff)

So basically, we are pasty munching, cocktail swigging, factoid hungry pessimists!?

Just curious...your turn grin

herbietea Sun 18-Sep-11 20:12:39

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BatmanLovesRobin Sun 18-Sep-11 20:15:28

At the moment, a book about place name meanings. I like a book to read in the bath that isn't the one I have on the go and can just be dipped in and out of.

bamboobutton Sun 18-Sep-11 20:16:36

until it was packed up for moving we had

the profanasaurus
off with their heads - a concise book on the best bits of british history
a book that explains where sayings such as 'brass monkeys' comes from
knitting magazines
simons cat

thats all i can remember at the moment

SnapesOnAPlane Sun 18-Sep-11 20:22:55

There isn't anything.
We are an illiterate family? grin

ReadRideABikeSwim Sun 18-Sep-11 20:24:16

there isn't any - we don't have cakey poo bums and minging books

ColdSancerre Sun 18-Sep-11 20:25:12

We also don't have toilet reading material. Do people really keep books in the loo?

StuckUpTheFarawayTree Sun 18-Sep-11 20:25:20

I take my phone and MN!

Tortoise Sun 18-Sep-11 20:26:30

No book reading on the toilet here but I do sometimes quickly check mn! Never in there long.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 18-Sep-11 20:26:35

Hate books/mags by the toilet. Never touch them when I see them in other people's houses. Plus, I never have time to read on the lav, even if I wanted to.

CroissantNeuf Sun 18-Sep-11 20:28:51

No books or magazines here.

I've never understood the desire to read whilst you poo confused

ChippingIn Sun 18-Sep-11 20:30:21

Another one that doesn't have reading material in the toilet. Yuck.

BodyUnknown Sun 18-Sep-11 20:31:40

The Economist sometimes comes in with me blush
But no toilet-specific reading material.

My mum has books about Buddhism, and takeaway menus. She has never in 15 years ordered a takeaway so I have NO idea what they are for.

TettyLouBar Sun 18-Sep-11 20:31:45

readride PMSL cakey poo bums?! They're only books! I don't read them cover to cover! Theyre really just there for something to look at. I don't really put them there to allow people to spend hours with their rear ends parked on our lav filling their brains with uselss info, just nice to have something to have on the shelf. .... and I do wiped them over so theyre clean.

beanandspud Sun 18-Sep-11 20:32:27

The last time there was a thread like this I think I counted 43 assorted books and magazines. Visitors often disappear for a poo and we don't see them for days.

I do like to think that they replace things before wiping though.

ReadRideABikeSwim Sun 18-Sep-11 20:37:18

BodyUnknown - i guess the menus are there to get things 'going' get the gastric juices flowing wink does she suffer from constipation? or maybe not thanks to the menus!!! grin

Tettylou wink

SinicalSal Sun 18-Sep-11 20:38:26

I think it's disgusting (sorry) to read in the loo - so I have to it in secret and leave no clue.

TettyLouBar Sun 18-Sep-11 20:40:09

sinicalsal LOL

Catsmamma Sun 18-Sep-11 20:40:41

National Geographics and Private Eyes in the upstairs bathroom, and Posh London Hotel mags, museum leaflets/floor plans, exhibition details and M&S toilet humour books in the downstairs.

beanandspud Sun 18-Sep-11 20:42:20

If it is any consolation I do draw the line on recipe books or Good Food magazines in the loo though!

:: quite low standards emoticon::

OriginalPoster Sun 18-Sep-11 20:42:44

An excellent book called 'passing time in the loo' ,(in lieu of a classical education) it's a mix of facts, poetry, quotes, biography, jokes, history, trivia questions.

I'm on volume 2, which is as good as volume 1.

The kids like it, too.

Geeky bunch, we are.

My granny had a phone installed and bookcase full of books above her loo. The phone was brown. Yes, really...


TettyLouBar Sun 18-Sep-11 20:45:56

original awesome idea. You could actually place your takeaway order whilst on the loo!

southeastastra Sun 18-Sep-11 20:46:00

we had punch magazines years ago

oh i miss the time when i used to read on the loo grin

southeastastra Sun 18-Sep-11 20:46:58

i read the toast fashion catalogue grin on the loo the other day

the price of the clothes made me laugh so much my stools were loosened a treat

Meglet Sun 18-Sep-11 20:49:49

The current Sunday newspaper magazine or Vogue.

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