The Loo Library

The toilet isn't just for numbers 1 and 2. It's also for relaxing and reading the newspaper, a book, or even a blog thanks to smart-phones. Here's why Britain loves a loo library...
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The toilet isn't just for numbers 1 and 2. It's also for relaxing and reading the newspaper, a book, or even a blog thanks to smart-phones. Here's why Britain loves a loo library...

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As a dad of two toddlers I find the toilet has taken on a new importance in my life – offering an oasis of calm from the Lego and jigsaw cyclone that whips through the rest of my flat.

Now, I’ve always enjoyed a read on the throne and like any self respecting man I kept a plethora of reading material in easy grabbing distance. A good loo library should consist of any literary work that can be satisfactorily consumed in 5-10 minute sessions. Magazines, graphic novels, Sunday supplements and of course purpose-made loo books such as Roger’s Profanisaurus, The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper and Schott’s Miscellany.

The problem with a paper loo library however is twofold. Firstly, the publications tend to get ruined by splashes of water from the sink or shower – giving even the most treasured tomes a limited shelf life. Secondly, it can take valuable minutes to find something fresh to read once you’ve taken your seat and so frequently, before you’ve had time to really delve, you’ll have someone hammering to get in.

The internet has solved all these issues however. Now thanks to my smartphone and home wifi, my humble loo library is limitless. The smallest room in the house has been transformed into a house of learning to rival the ancient library of Alexandria.

Sadly, I seldom choose to stretch my mind while on the job. Rather than reading the complete works of Shakespeare online in 5 minute chunks over the last couple of years I have instead read every Arsenal blog in existence – which always seems fitting considering the location.

Still haven’t digitised your loo yet? Be sure to do so soon with home broadband from T-Mobile here www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/home-broadband

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