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National Reading in the Bathtub Day!

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 9, 2012 | Categories: Books, Fun, Holidays and Observances
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Two of my favorite things are reading and taking long relaxing baths. When I can do both of these things at the same time… heaven. Did you know there was a National Reading in the Bathtub Day? Well, there is. Today, February 9, 2012, is National Reading in the Bathtub Day!

This isn't the first zany and/or obscure holiday I've written about. I'm intriqued by offbeat holidays. And a reading in the bathtub day, is a holiday I can get behind.

I wish I could spend all day reading in the tub tomorrow. Alas, I have to work and tend to my family and home. However, my hubby is going to take care of Cody while I have at least an hour to read while I take a bath tonight.

Tips For Reading In The Bathtub

  • Get a bathtub caddy with a book support like this Bamboo and Chrome Bathtub Caddy. This one also has a wine glass holder.
  • Keep a hand towel close by to dry your hands when you need to.
  • Never read a book that is valuable (financially or sentimentally) to you, or a library book. Accidents do happen. You don't want to drop a book into the tub and ruin it.

Will you be joining me? No, not in my tub with me… I think that would be a whole other type of zany holiday. lol. But will you be reading in YOUR bathtub, today? I encourage you to do so. C'mon, it's one of life's simple pleasures – don't deny yourself. If you don't have a book, maybe you could read your favorite magazine.

What will I be reading, you ask? Okay, maybe you didn't ask… but for those inquiring minds — I'll be reading, Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz. Something completely for pleasure.


0 Responses to National Reading in the Bathtub Day!

  1. This means giving up my wine & candles? I guess the wine can stay – reading Carl Hiaasen’s newest.

  2. I can get behind this holiday too!

  3. Marcie W. says:

    I LOVE the photo you used! Very retro.

  4. I’ve tried to do it, but I just can’t get comfy in there!

  5. I don’t get enough spare time to enjoy a nice, long bath with time to read. Hopefully soon.

  6. courtney says:

    I love reading while taking a bath!

  7. Theresa says:

    I don’t have time to read in the tub. I wish I did!

  8. Amy says:

    I had no idea such a day existed. I love it!!

  9. Melissa Au says:

    I guess i’ll have to find a good book to read, tonight!

  10. I love reading in the tub. It was also Extraterrestrial Visitor Day, National Stop Bullying Day, and National Toothache Day. Should have seen the facebook post I made out of that one.

  11. Laurie says:

    alove a good book and a hot bath!

  12. louise says:

    That cracks me up

  13. If only I could sneak off to take the time

  14. I love this! I can’t believe I missed it. I’ve been trying to stay in tune w/ zany holidays!

  15. I am totally in for that day. It’s something I do everyday anyways :O)

  16. I will next month when I get one! lol

  17. Lolo says:

    I had no idea there was such a day!

  18. The only downside of ebooks is that I’m afraid to read in the bathtub!!

  19. HilLesha says:

    Love doing this anyways! 🙂

  20. Tammy says:

    I had to laugh at this, because that’s my birthday.

  21. Kenda Smith says:

    I had no idea this was a special day – it’s every day at my house lol I put my Kindle in a ziplock and take it in the tub with me every night – it’s the only quiet reading time I get!