Shithouse reading?

#1
Now, i'm a ardent reader of almost anything i can get my claws on. However i have this rather peculiar habit of having several books on the go at once. I do this with no real pre conceived plan i'll have you know.

I can pick up a tome a read it from cover to cover in one sitting if the time frame is good.

I also ALWAYS have a book in the shithouse, that i can do a few pages at a time every day ( currently "under the eagle" by Simon Scarrow )

The thing I'm driving at here is, am i a freaky reader or is this the norm with bookworm type folk?

Your thoughts gents please.
 
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Mr_Logic

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#2
That's all completely normal behaviour.

Reading on the toilet is the mark of a civilised man.
 
#3
Mr_Logic said:
That's all completely normal behaviour.

Reading on the toilet is the mark of a civilised man.
I agree there Mr Logic, however my concern, if there is one. Is that shithouse reading should be a quick and browse-tastic experience, not a full on book type sketch. Where the said book gets dragged out over a week or so.

I thought shithouse reading was supposed to be light ?

As i said before i can have several books on the go at once and still be up to speed on all of them! Maybe I'm just a fookin weirdo. :D
 
#4
Totally normal, I've often had up to three or four books on the go at once.

At present though, I'm trying to limit myself to one book at a time, but since I keep buying new ones, I'm finding it very difficult.
 
#5
NW,

Perfectly acceptable over here. Several books on the go, one in the bathroom (as we call it). Personally I have the books in different rooms and whichever room I'm in determines the read. I also have a traveler to take with me on those short trips when I'll be in the parking lot waiting for the wife.

So far I've never had a problem remembering exactly where I was with each when I last put it down. Must be some left sphere, right sphere thing in the brain.
 
#6
exspy said:
NW,

Perfectly acceptable over here. Several books on the go, one in the bathroom (as we call it). Personally I have the books in different rooms and whichever room I'm in determines the read. I also have a traveler to take with me on those short trips when I'll be in the parking lot waiting for the wife.

So far I've never had a problem remembering exactly where I was with each when I last put it down. Must be some left sphere, right sphere thing in the brain.
Thats my point exactly.

I ALWAYS have a shitter book, but also have normal daytime reading books. If there is such a thing. I usually have a work book as well ( and my field of expertise is not of the sat down all day one either! ) that i read whilst having a smoke........Good to see I'm not a proper crazy bastard with an attention problem then :D
 
#7
Very rarely read whilst sitting on the bog, far too busy writing impressive prose and the odd poem on the walls.
 
#9
NW I'm in the same predicament as you however may I suggest a few copies of the Best of Viz may make for lighter reading as you crimp one out
 
#10
northern_warrior said:
I agree there Mr Logic, however my concern, if there is one. Is that shithouse reading should be a quick and browse-tastic experience, not a full on book type sketch. Where the said book gets dragged out over a week or so.

I thought shithouse reading was supposed to be light ?
Reading whilst excreting is a must, if for some reason there are no literary works of art arround i resort to emergency reading material which can be found on the back of shampoo and shower gel bottles :D

I would say normal toilet reading is light, normally a mag, sometimes those Commando commics, porn (including despiration porn i.e. when you read the instructions to tampax just to get a glimpse of a chuff) etc..

I've taken a book i was reading into the toilet but cant say i've ever had a novel to read specifically for crapping? Am i missing out, are there recomendations?
 
#12
Just back from a visit to the Mess in Lisburn. All very civilised, especially the joke book in the bogs. Always makes the few minutes when squeezing one out almost enjoyable.
 
#13
Schleswig-Holstein said:
Having books piled around the house is totally normal...

However, I am convinced that extended reading sessions on the bog has worsened my piles :oops:
You're possibly correct, it's not advised to sit on the loo when you have piles.
 
#15
Sh1thouse reading should contain pictures of either t1ts, cars , cars with t1ts draped over the bonnet or shaved tw@s

Bathtime reading should consist of the all the above ...laminated
 
#16
JRHartley said:
Sh1thouse reading should contain pictures of either t1ts, cars , cars with t1ts draped over the bonnet or shaved tw@s

Bathtime reading should consist of the all the above ...laminated
Not fly fishing?
 
#17
Vulcan 607....... despite it being about crabs, the Black Buck missions go down as one of the most nails in aviation history.
 
#18
Definitely read whilst 'in chambers'. Usually something light and non-fictional.

For a really luxury dump I take a brew, fags and ashtray, and notify the memsahib to say I am 'not at home' to any callers. Once came out and fashions had changed during my tenure.

Funny old world,'innit?
 
#19
Strangely, I like to read about the history of the Royal Navy while in the bog. Must have been something to do with my potty training.
 
#20
I too am a shithouse reader, i rarely read at any other time.

Currently reading Jeremy Clarkson's new book and i also have a copy of Roger Mellies Profanosaurus on hand just to keep me informed!!
 

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