Reading in bed is the perfect ending to the day, regardless of what type of day I've had. However, when RA makes a mess of your hands, it can be difficult to hold a thick book open for any length of time. Or even a short time, for that matter! If it's my own book, I'll ask my husband to do a little "chiropractic" work on its spine. See: Paperback Reader.
When a friend sent around an email with images of inventions, one of them immediately caught my eye. It was the Thumb Book Page Holder. It seemed like a much better and cooler - literally - idea than the Book Seat. Plus, it's a lot more portable, that's if travel actually happens anytime soon!
I asked Maarten Meerman if he could make one for me. He salvaged some wood from an apple tree and created a work of art. It easily holds books open; it could also do double duty as a worry stone, especially since it is so "rub-able." Do you remember when they were popular?
When I rub the baby-skin soft thumb book holder, it makes me wonder whether there are some skin softening properties that have yet to be tapped from an apple tree!
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RA or no RA, this is a perfect gift for the reader in your life.
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