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September 2, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

Who said reading can’t be hot?

2013-08-31 14.48.27


I thought I had heard of some strange places to read and perhaps even invented a few myself! The place that has probably made me subject of the most ridicule is on the exercise bike at the gym. I used to do my 10 mins and then finish the page before moving on. Apparently people generally don’t read at the gym and usually don’t stay on the machines without exercising but how was I to know that was a rule if no-one told me?

But, I think my extra-curricular exercise bike activity is nothing compared to what I witnessed the other day. After a nice long(ish) swim, I heaved myself jumped out of the pool and made my way to the sauna, where there was a man facing a wall. I didn’t think much of it (other than that he was probably a very private person or the site of me in a swimming costume scared him which is understandable) until I heard a rustle. I looked over and he was actually reading a novel.

A novel.

In the sauna.

Now if that isn’t a strange place to read and something that should be reported to the libraries, or local book police, as book abuse I don’t know what is!



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  1. Sherri / Sep 2 2013 9:29 am

    Hmmmmm….I wonder what he was reading? Best we don’t know…:-)
    Nice pic btw…thanks for bringing a smile to my day 🙂

    • ljbradburn / Sep 5 2013 10:43 am

      Hehe! Yeah it’s probably for the best 😉 You’re very welcome, the pic is courtsey of my lovely beau who always brings a smile to my day too 🙂 x

      • Sherri / Sep 5 2013 11:19 am

        😉 x

  2. LClark / Sep 2 2013 10:32 am

    When a book is that good, you know you have to take it wherever you go. Just no hanging out on the exercise equipment please!

    • ljbradburn / Sep 2 2013 10:37 am

      Haha! Don’t worry I gave up the gym a long time ago, the bikes just weren’t comfy enough 😉

  3. The Citizen / Sep 2 2013 11:31 am

    People who read–they become instantly hot. Nice post! 🙂

  4. Lesley Dawson / Sep 2 2013 7:09 pm

    I wonder if it got all shriveled in the sauna … the book, I mean. 😀

  5. indiereadergirl0329 / Sep 3 2013 1:11 am

    Best place. Ever. That is hysterical.

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