Last month, we posted July’s Book to Read in the Tub: Ender’s Game. This month’s book to read in the bathtub is also a science-fiction novel that is being adapted into a major feature film: The Giver. This novel currently sits at space number 5 on Amazon’s Best Sellers.

The Giver was originally published in 1993 and was written by Lois Lowry. The Giver tells the story of the main character Jonas, an 11-year-old living in a dystopian society in a time known as Sameness. In Jonas’ community, people do not feel love, fear, hate or pain. Everyone is emotionless and the society makes decisions for them. People are assigned jobs at the age of 12, are assigned spouses and are assigned children.

Jonas is assigned the job of Receiver of Memory. The position is designed to store memories of the time before Sameness, so society won’t make the same mistakes as it did in the past. The Giver passes on memories of happiness, love and the way things were to Jonas. He also gives him memories of horrible times. As Jonas learns more about the time before, he becomes more disillusioned and frustrated with the way things are.

About Lois Lowry

The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, is taught in many school curriculums and won the 1994 Newbery Medal. Lowry was born in 1977 and has studied English Literature at the graduate school level; she has also worked as a freelance writer and writes a blog. She is the 2007 recipient of the Margaret Edwards Award and the 1989 Newbery Medal for her novel Number the Stars.

Interesting Facts

-The Giver received the 1994 Newbery Medal and was one of the most challenged novels from 1990 to 2000.

-Over 10 million copies of The Giver have been sold.

-The Giver was made into a feature film by Walden Media and The Weinstein Company. It will premiere in 2014 and was directed by Phillip Noyce. It stars Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Alexander Skarsgard as Jonas’ Father, Meryl Streep as The Chief Elder and Taylor Swift as Rosemary

Our Favorite Quotes from The Giver

“Memories are forever.”

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

“I knew that there had been times in the past – terrible times – when people had destroyed others in haste, in fear, and had brought about their own destruction.”

More like The Giver

If you’re interested in reading more books like The Giver, Lowry wrote three other books in the same world: Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son.

We also recommend the following novels:

-Ender’s Game. Orson Scott Card

-Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

-Uglies, Scott Westerfield

-The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

-Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Grab a book, sit back in your bathtub and relax!

It’s like a sauna in here…


Steam Showers Inc It's Like a Sauna

Walk in bathtubs are convenient and easy to use. Following the steps below, anyone can use a walk in bathtub.

  1. Open the door on the side of the walk in bathtub.
  2. Sit inside the bathtub.
  3. Close the door.
  4. Turn the faucet on and allow the bathtub to fill.
  5. Turn off the faucet.
  6. Enjoy your bath!
  7. Drain the bathtub.
  8. When the bathtub is completely drained, open the door.
  9. Exit the bathtub.

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Taking a bath should be easy. Why did we feel the need to explain how to use a walk in bathtub? Because walk in bathtubs require you to fill them after closing the door and need to be drained before opening the door again. Taking these small steps will ensure you can use your walk in bathtub and still enjoy taking a bath.

Why use a walk in bathtub? Walk in bathtubs make it possible for anyone with any level of mobility to take and enjoy a traditional bath in their home. Sometimes, due to injuries or limited mobility, it can be difficult to clear the side of a normal bathtub. A standard bathtub has a 25” wall to contain the water when it’s filled. A walk in bathtub does not require a person to step over this wall with the use of the door. You just have to be sure to close the door before filling the tub and be sure to drain the tub before opening the door again.

Many people enjoy having a walk in bathtub in their home because it allows them to take a bath without fear of falling. Walk in bathtubs provide safety features, including built-in seating, grab bars, textured floors, etc. Also, some walk in bathtub models include features like whirlpool jets and air jets. This makes number six on the list even better!

Today’s modern walk in bathtubs are also very stylish. Walk in bathtubs on Steam Showers Inc come with Roman faucets and high quality acrylic so they will look beautiful in any bathroom. Steam Showers Inc carries walk in bathtubs from Ariel Bath and Ella’s Bubbles. There are different styles and models in different dimensions to fit your personal needs.

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The following features are included (depending upon the model):

Chromatherapy: The body and mind are relaxed through the use of colored lights, which is an alternative form of therapy.

Aromatherapy: Your favorite essential oils are infused into your bathtub.

Ozonization: The Ozone Sterilization System removes germs, bacteria and odors.

Whirlpool Jets: These jets propel water through the bathtub to deliver a relaxing massage.

Air Jets: These jets propel water through the bathtub to deliver a gentle massage.

You may want to consider installing a walk in bathtub to make your home handicap accessible. Also, if you are remodeling your bathroom, you may want to consider a walk in bathtub if you are not planning on selling the home in the future. Therefore, you won’t have to install a walk in bathtub later.

Enjoy a long, relaxing bath!