In case you missed the October WordSmith newsletter from the Christian Writers Guild, a short article reported a revealing glimpse of Americans' reading habits.
More people read in the bathroom than you may suspect, according to an infographic compiled by The Reader’s Edge.
Sixty-three percent of people surveyed admit they read books, magazines, and newspapers while in the bathroom. (People said they average 30 minutes per day there.)
The most frequent bathroom readers are men and people 34 and younger. For men, 86% said the toilet was the place they did most of their reading. Only 27% of women said they did most of their reading there.
The top choice of bathroom reading material for both men and women was magazines. For men, their second choice was sports biographies (36%) and crime novels (24%). Women listed romance novels (27%) as their second choice for bathroom reading.
It's long been standard advice that while writing, you should envision your readers. But maybe it's best if you ignore where they read.