Oops!

My teenager lent me a book he had purchased for the princely sum of 500 rupees in Nepal (c. £3 sterling, amazingly cheap!) and I had only read the first sentence when the unthinkable happened and it fell in the bath........

It soaked water up like blotting paper! But we think we have managed to dry it on the stove plate warmer without any of the pages sticking together, although it is a lot chunkier than it was.

Thankfully, he is a forgiving soul. And when it is fully dry, I shall read it. But not in the bath.......
We have so many dunked books returned to library ( secretly often)
posted April 26th, 2018  
Reading in the bath is so relaxing - don't try it with a Kindle though!
posted April 26th, 2018  
Oops. I suspect that this book will be a topic of conversation in the future. Hope it wasn't a copy of The Water Babies or The Little Mermaid.
posted April 26th, 2018  
Fancy reading a book in the bath, never heard of that before
posted April 26th, 2018  
Lee
Well the result made a good image for the day.
posted April 26th, 2018  
I hate baths and your mishap reinforces my feeling! It makes a good shot!
posted April 26th, 2018  
You were lucky you have a forgiving son. My son would have killed me if I ruined any of his books which he considers his treasures.
posted April 26th, 2018  
These things happen! :)
posted April 26th, 2018  
What a tale of woe!! It does look a little the worse for wear. :)
posted April 26th, 2018  
It's a book that has its own story now!
posted April 26th, 2018  
The image tells its own story
posted April 26th, 2018  
@onewing v funny!!!
posted April 26th, 2018  
Hilarious....I am imagining the scene as it unfolded. Its a cool photograph.
posted April 26th, 2018  
Oh No - hope the words were not water soluble too or you really are in trouble!
posted April 26th, 2018  
I’m glad you were able to save it! I’ve done similar, never fun but I’m glad it survived the dunking!
posted April 26th, 2018  
A major "Oops".
posted April 26th, 2018  
Uh-oh. Cool shot, though.
posted April 26th, 2018  
Oops! Great photo op though! ;-)
posted April 26th, 2018  
@onewing Ha ha, it is actually called The Thief by Clive Cussler, but it IS set on the ocean liner, the Mauretania!!
posted April 26th, 2018  
@janeandcharlie That made me laugh!
posted April 26th, 2018  
accidents will happen,did you fall asleep in the bath?.
posted April 26th, 2018  
Oh dear a bad mark for you! So easily done though but completely the wrong one to fall in the water after surviving the trip from the Nepal! A library book would have been a better choice! Your son is a kind boy! I am not a fan of baths either so would never happen in this house!
posted April 26th, 2018  
Rub a dub dub the books in the tub. 🛁🤗
posted April 26th, 2018  
@arthurclark No, I balanced it on the sink while I reached for the towel and it fell off behind me into the water! Ah well, these things happen!!
posted April 26th, 2018  
Cool picture.
posted April 26th, 2018  
Oh no!!! What a story, and a perfect image to capture the 'event.'
posted April 26th, 2018  
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