20 May 2012

Bathtime Reading

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One of my daily rituals is to read in the bath.  Now that I have retired I can do this without any feelings of guilt.  It is one of lifes' pleasures and one I look forward to every day.  I have a small clock on the window sill so I can keep an eye on the time - otherwise I would find the morning has slipped away whilst I am engrossed in the latest novel.

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It has to be a novel and not a factual book and it has to be a paperback - hardbacks are too heavy and are in danger of being dropped - and there is nothing worse than a book with soggy pages.  I need to lose myself in the pages, whilst topping up with warm water and adding a soothing bath foam with a relaxing fragrance.


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At the moment I am reading Hidden in Paris by Corine Gantz which I found  on her blog Hidden in France




"Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly understands, Annie has trouble venturing away from home since the death of her husband.  And since home happens to be a small jewel of a house nestled in the heart of Paris, why would she ever want to?  But when bankruptcy threatens her beloved house, her one anchor in life, Annie has no choice but to find rend renters, and quick."

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Does any one else revel in a soft, soapy soak in the bath with a good book?

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10 comments:

  1. I only have baths occasionally, Elaine, I much prefer a shower, but there's no way I could read in the bath. I don't even relax in the bath, just get washed and jump out, I think that's why I prefer showers. Mick reads in the bath though, he doesn't have any problems relaxing.

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  2. Showers for me are purely functional baths are a luxury - I would stay in there all day if I could.

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  3. I have to agree I only bathe occasionally just for practicl reasons as it's so much quicker to shower daily. But when I do get in the bath - ooh it's divine and I start to wonder why I can't find the time to do so more often. Love to have candles and a good book though. Mmmm just talked myself into planning more baths - thanks Elaine. x

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    1. I am obviously the only one who hates showers - happy bathtime!

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  4. Always a bath for me too, Elaine. If I have to shower it has to have a moveable shower head so I can hold it at shoulder height as I can't bear water falling on my head. I have tried to read in the bath once or twice but worry too much about dropping the book in the water! I like the sound of 'Hidden in Paris':)

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    1. Hurrah another bath-lover - I am the same as you with the shower - especially those high-powered ones - I feel like I'm being pelted to death. I am really enjoying the book - I reckon I'll finish it in a few more baths.

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  5. I much prefer having a bath! I sometimes read when it's usually an aviation or gardening magazine rather than a book. Flighty xx

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    1. Good - another one on my side - not sure I would run to an aviation magazine though and I rarely buy gardening mags. No it definitely has to be a novel.

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  6. A few years ago, I saw a bath book stand for sale... it included space for a drink.

    I think one of these would make a fine addition to your bathroom!

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    1. Oo that sounds right up my street - thanks for the tip - will google it and see what comes up.

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