When I want to read in the tub, ebooks fail.
Hmmm... I read in the tub fairly often. Haven't drowned the Kindle yet!
If you're that worried, put the ereader in a ziplock bag. (I don't bother even at hotel hot tubs. People are good enough about not splashing others.)
"Can you program?" "Well, I'm literate, if that's what you mean!"