DEAR MISS MANNERS: Do you think it's tacky to have magazines in the guest bathroom? These would be decorator magazines.
GENTLE READER: The subject of the magazine is hardly the point -- although that is not to suggest that context does not make some print offerings more alarming than others. Miss Manners is thinking of a friend who included her pre-med anatomy text on her shelf of cookbooks to see if anyone was paying attention.
Beyond that, she has no objection to bathroom reading material, even though she is too polite to inquire about anything that goes on behind the bathroom door. If pressed, she will admit only to a lack of sufficient space to shelve all her reading material in the library.