Summer time is here, and summer time is reading time. There are few activities that are at once relaxing and productive like lying back on a hammock in the cool of a shade with that new bestseller on hand. Whether it’s Danielle Steel’s new romance Country, or Stephen King’s Finders Keepers, you’ll be reading with even greater relaxation with the following book holders.
Holding a book comfortably is not as simple as it looks, especially with arthritis symptoms in the hand. As you probably have experienced, paperbacks give quite a bit of resistance when trying to hold them open, and over long hours of reading time, this can be detrimental to the hand of a person with arthritis and can result in unnecessary arthritis flares. Furthermore, holding up big hardback books can be another great challenge.
In short, reading should entail a firm grasp and some heavy lifting… for the mind, not for the body. That is where these great book holders come into play.
The Hold-and-Read Page Holders will make reading the latest new paperback a breeze. These compact plastic paperback book holders unfold and wrap around the edges and spine of the book to hold it wide open for easy reading. No more need to hold the book open with your hands. This will be a great relief for those dealing with arthritis in the hand.
Hardback books are generally easier to hold open, so you may not require a book holder in this situation. However, many with upper extremity weakness or arthritis prefer to rest hardbacks on a table. This often means having to read the book at an awkward, flat angle, causing glares and eye strain. Instead, rest your hardback on the Roberts Book Holder. This extremely useful book holder holds your book upright for easy viewing and features moveable pegs to fit any book of just about any width and thickness.
Stop struggling and start reading this summer with these handy reading aids. Don’t forget to share these ingenious ideas with friends!