I used to read in the bathroom, both on the potty and while in the tub. Still read in the tub. However, I no longer read on the potty. It's not that I think it's gross or anything; it's that we have a new kitty Jerri. She thinks potty time is her time to sit in my lap and have my undivided attention. If I have a book, she will bite the corners and kick at it until I put it away. She's pretty demanding. However, everywhere else in the house, she wants to be close to me and will sit in a chair beside mine, or lay on my feet when I am cooking or sitting on the couch. The bathroom is the only place she gets in my lap.