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Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by LizzieMaine, Aug 30, 2010.
always the current sears catalogue.
You're not a Janeite I take it?!
I wouldn't read Austen in the loo, because Jane would find the idea abhorrent! I read her everywhere else though!
I would read her in the loo.
I would read her in the zoo.
I would read her here or there --
I would read her anywhere!
Meanwhile, the current contents of my own book basket --
Radio Personalities for 1936 -- A Pictorial and Biographical Annual.
National Geographic for April 2012, featuring a new look at the wreckage of the Titanic.
The Spalding-Reach Official Baseball Guide for 1941
Uncle Remus -- His Songs and Sayings, by Joel Chandler Harris
Caught Short -- A Saga of Wailing Wall Street by Eddie Cantor
Too cheap to buy real Toilet Paper??? Dad said that you should use the pages with lingerie first, clothing second, and tools last. The pages with lingerie on them were softer...
An elderly couple Sven and Lena won one of the door prizes at the Sons of Norway lodge meeting, a toilet brush. They tried it for a week and eventually went back to toilet paper.
Hi have all the latest motorcycle magazines, a copy of the Autobiography of the Agha Khan. Raffles by E. W. Hornung its a novel not a hotel guide, King Solomons Mines by Rider haggard, Octaine, a high end Classic car magazine, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind(had to add that one, and yes I have read it). Long way down(yes I know) by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boreman, and at the moment I am reading Uneasy Rider, a comedy book about a motorcycle adventurer. And the Mrs has a stack of TV chat type of mags.
A copy of the Summa Theologica, Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America, States' Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, A Young Man's Guide to Being a Gentleman, and the past editions of Style magazine.
"America's Capacity to Produce" (Brookings Institution, 1934)
"American Memoir" Henry Seidel Canby
"QST" September 1925
"Review of Reviews (Incorporating World's Work)" November 1933
"The American Home" August 1931
"Citizen's Radio Call Book"
a collection of old Kohler and Ferguson catalogs.
A "Radio Yesteryear" catalogue from c. 1975
The Baseball Register for 1942, with a notation on the cover: "Stolen from Crosley Field Press Box." Tsk.
The Saturday Evening Post for 2/10/40, featuring the first part of a serialized biography of F. W. Woolworth.
An owner's manual for a 1939 Plymouth. I can dream, can't I?
Brahma Chellaney's "Water: Asia's New Battleground" heavy reading for the ol'WC.
I must be another of the weird ones.... It's the one room I try and spend as little time in as possible. I do what is necessary and leave. Reading there for me isn't one. Besides, I have yet to sit upon a toilet seat that was even half way comfortable. I know people who can spend over an hour reading in there.... I can't for the life of me figure out how they can stand the seat for that long. The rare time I take a book or magazine is if I'm sick at my stomach and know I may be there awhile longer than normal.
Several books travel in and out, depending on what im reading, or find laying about. But the books and things that are always in there are Making Faces, by Kevin Aucoin (its a makeup tutorial book) , the totally awesome book of eighties toys, several MAD magazines, usually an old pulpy paperback, for reading the tub, and a novel called Leonardos Swans which I have brought in years ago, read a page of, and its been sitting in there ever since.
Now in the downstairs bathrooms, we keep janet evanovich books and uncle john's bathroom readers.
Current Meditation Room Offerings --
SPERDVAC (Society For the Preservation and Encouragement of Radio Drama Variety and Comedy) Radiogram for July 2012, with an excessively detailed study of the 1932-35 caveman serial "Og -- Son Of Fire"
The Tastemakers, the landmark 1954 study of the evolution of American cultural tastes by Russell Lynes which defined the terms "highbrow," "middlebrow," and "lowbrow." Among Lynes' conclusions: the highbrow and lowbrow are natural allies in the ongoing war against creeping middlebrowism.
Shop Manual for my 1941 Dodge, liberally stained with motor oil and wheel bearing grease.
Better Homes and Gardens for October 1941, with the bold proposal "For Lusty Fall Appetites, Let's Have Pie!"
The Atlantic Monthly for July 2012, with the controversial headline "Why Women Still Can't Have It All." Wait, you mean I don't already?
The WC is where I keep the fashion magazines I subscribe to. Harper's Bazarr, Vogue, Allure and Glaomour. My husband has often told me that's exactly where they belong.
I've been reading "Gunfighters: The Outlaws and Their Weapons ", which is a great resource for Cowboy Action shooters. I may get in to that, if not I'll have a great book to sell.
A few fly fishing supply catalogs and magazines...
I've upgraded to a stack of MAD magazines, and my Bathroom Reader.
Usually the latest Atlantic Monthly, the latest Private Eye, and whatever the Baroness has in there - currently An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture by Dominic Strinati, and E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class (a fantastic read).
I also keep a copy of Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
I don't spend enough time for reading. And since I don't keep spare reading glasses in there, I usually just look at the pictures in the latest catalogs from Lands End, The Bow Tie Club, and Beau Ties of Vermont.