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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom | 278 comments How literary is your loo?
Who are your "bathroom muses," as Charles Simic puts it in this humorous and revealing NYRB blog post.

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/...

For me, generally, it's my favorite op-ed columnists: Leonard Pitts, Gail Collins, Maureen Dowd, Frank Bruni, Kathleen Parker, Charles Krauthammer. Oddly, I enjoy George Will at the breakfast table, but not in the loo. Not sure why: his arch tone and convoluted prose just doesn't sit well while sitting on plastic ...


message 2: by Barbara (last edited May 03, 2012 02:34PM) (new)

Barbara | 6006 comments There are always New Yorker magazines in my loo because I never quite catch up on them. My husband usually leaves Money magazine there.

I used to like to read George Will though my politics are very different from his, but I think he's losing his edge as he ages.


message 3: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 9429 comments Poetry. Good length for loo. Right now it's Cecila Woloch and Margaret Atwood.


message 4: by Tom (new)

Tom | 278 comments Barbara wrote: "There are always New Yorker magazines in my loo because I never quite catch up on them. My husband usually leaves Money magazine there.

I used to like to read George Will though my politics are v..."


Agreed Barbara. Poor George has just gotten tediously repetitive in his obsessive cataloguing of "big gov't squashing entreprenurial spirit." And I make this criticism on literary, not partisan, grounds. I think he's just run out of things to say, and so keeps recycling the same stuff with different examples. We get it, George, we get it already. Friedman has gotten a little stale in that regard too.


message 5: by Sherry, Doyenne (new)

Sherry | 7695 comments I do crossword puzzles.


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol | 7055 comments What a topic. Readers Digest and health magazines.LOL!


message 7: by Greenegirl (new)

Greenegirl | 30 comments I usually carry in my kindle or my iPhone, so pretty much whatever I want to read!


message 8: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 1505 comments Sherry wrote: "I do crossword puzzles."

That's the latest in our loo as well!


message 9: by Sherry, Doyenne (new)

Sherry | 7695 comments I have a different book of crosswords in each loo possibility.


message 10: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 96 comments No books allowed! Does anyone remember that Seinfeld episode where George takes an expensive art book (relaxing landscapes?) into the restroom at a bookstore and ends up having to buy it? "This book has been flagged sir; it's been in the restroom"!


message 11: by Tom (new)

Tom | 278 comments Indeed, Andrea. That's why I stick to newspapers!


message 12: by Sara (new)

Sara (Seracat) | 1801 comments I haven't a clue what you all are talking about! :-)


aPriL does feral sometimes  (CheshireScratch) Greenegirl wrote: "I usually carry in my kindle or my iPhone, so pretty much whatever I want to read!"

Me too. I used to bring in magazines like The New Yorker, but that makes my husband upset. I put the magazines on top of his police gazette sections of local little newspapers and he couldn't find his readings. The Kindle solves everything. I'm knitting a little bag for it so I can carry it on a jeans belt loop around the house. ; D


message 14: by Peggy (new)

Peggy (psramsey) | 326 comments That's what catalogs are for!


message 15: by Carol (new)

Carol | 7055 comments Ah clear the body and wallet in one fell swoop!


message 16: by Grace (new)

Grace | 38 comments Oh, I'm not as literary in the loo. No crossword puzzles, no New Yorker (sorry, I'm Canadian), no poetry, no newspaper (our paper is too thin anyway!). If I can't put a book down then yes I'll take it in. Mostly I just listen to the radio, and yes, it is CBC.
Crossword puzzles sound good, though.


message 17: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 17 comments I usually read Country Living or Coastal Living magazines to get ideas for my imaginary second home.


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