A friend of mine recently bought a “reading ring.” Knowing that I’m an avid reader, she texted me about her purchase. But instead of being amazed, I was bewildered. A reading ring? Is this piece of related to a mood ring? Can it magnify text on the page?
Turns out, it’s a device that helps you hold the pages of the book open with your thumb. I found a couple of versions online, and one store advertises, “… great for commuters, especially if they have to read standing up.”
To me, it seems a bit strange. I can see how it would come in handy, especially when reading for an audience in storytimes. But I don’t need another item to lose. I can barely keep up with important items!
What do you think? Could you use something like this? Or is it just more junk?