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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Not recommended for library books: A hot bath

Alfred George Stevens, Woman in Her Bath, 1867
Posted by Staff

February 9th is National Read in the Bathtub Day.  At the library, we don't advocate taking library books into the tub, but clearly many people enjoy reading while relaxing in the bath.  Paperbacks seem to be the easiest to handle (lightweight, inexpensive) but according to a New York Times Magazine interview, Jeffrey P. Bezos (the founder of Amazon) reads with his Kindle sealed in a gallon ziplock bag.  Hmmmm.  We suggest you stick to bath-related reads.

Some suggested titles from the Edwardsville Library collection:
The Bedside, bathtub & armchair companion to Agatha Christie edited by D. Riley and P. McAllister - short, easy reads about Christie's novels

Bathtub Science by S. Levine and L. Johnstone - fun science experiments for kids in the tub

The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes by Barry Grant - an investigation of a murder in a bathtub

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman - one of the characters bathes in her backyard tub

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen - the first mystery in a series; the crime involves a character found dead in a bathtub

The Japanese Bath by B. Smith and Y. Yamamoto - traditional bathing customs in Japan

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