This thread was on my mind last night and today when I was cleaning the bathroom. Our magazine basket, not so stuffed with magazines, but it had a few, well I decided that it's time for it to be repurposed. What a difference not having that taking up space and worrying about DS splashing it! I'm almost down to zero subs again (we were there but let some back in). If DH wants to read a novel while on the throne, he can take it in with him and leave with it, or get an e-book and read it on his iPhone. Since we both have phones, I don't really see the need for a Nook or Kindle at this point.
I'm going to make a concerted effort to try to limit my physical paper book purchases to our son's storybooks and get my own things digitally going forward. I hope DH does the same!