What is it?
I'm so glad you asked!
It's called THE THUMB THING and it would allow me to read one handed, comfortably.
Well, if you are at all like me you take every opportunity possible to crack open the pages of a book and sneak in some reading time. As the website blurb says, imagine being a commuter (well, I am, but I drive now due to no public transportation between home and work) and being on a bus or subway during rush hour. I've been in that situation and I know that I always ended up standing. I wanted to read but that involved hooking my arm around one of those metal posts and trying to hold on with my elbow so that I could hold my book in my hand.
(now beware, this might fall into TMI territory)
Oh, oh, OH ... how useful would this be in bed when I am trying to read one of those many-paged books by Stephen King or Ken Follett. You know the ones I mean ... those door stopper sized tomes.
BONUS POINTS ... it keeps the spine from getting broken.
Sadly, the site I looked at does not do direct sales but, you can bet, if and when I come across one of these little gems in my local bookstore I'm gonna stock up, and probably buy some for those of my family and friends equally reading obsessed.
I used to have one of these back in the day, and it was great because it held the book up all be itself at the right angle to read and you could place it right in front of you, hands free. It was marvelous in the kitchen, for cookbooks, while I was following a recipe. Alas, it would be awkward to carry around and use on the bus or in restaurants and coffee shops ... stop rolling your eyes at me ... I don't mind dining alone and YES I read while I do it. Also, not so great for reading in bed.
Book Clip" would be a close second, but I foresee problems with removing and replacing it every time I want to turn the page.
Okay, so maybe there is no perfect solution to my dilemma, but where there is a will there is a way.