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penny44
penny44 Member Posts: 46
edited 24. Jan 2011, 15:13 in Living with Arthritis archive
Ive have sero negative inflamatory arthur and my hands get very painful when holding books to read. OT suggested a book stand any thoughts on best type please and where to buy one. Thanks in advance for your help.

Penny

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  • katknapp
    katknapp Member Posts: 709
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Penny44,i have the same problem especially when reading in bed,i looked on ebay but they are very expensive,i did think perhaps a stand for sheet music would work?if you have any good suggestions let me know too pleasexx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I bought my mum a bean-filled book stand, I cannot remember its name. It is triangular in shape, the front is recessed and there is a clear plastic, adjustable bar across the front that holds the pages back. I'll ask her to have a look to see if she can find a brand name. It cost £20 from an independant department store. I rest my books on a lap tray. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • nanarose
    nanarose Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have a deckchair type, useful for the kitchen too. Sorry don't know the price as I got it as a gift, but I know it was bought for one of the major internet sites.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    On this subject does anyone have any opinions on E-readers?

    Love

    Toni xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Toni are you thinking Kin****

    I think they look good and would be easier to hold than a book.

    Quite expensive though, but in a year the price might drop.
    at least you don't have loads of books taking up space on a shelf or (under stairs).

    juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am Julie

    they look lovely apparently they read like a page not relctive like mobile phone screens.

    I think I really want one!

    Love

    Toni xx
  • jillyb1
    jillyb1 Member Posts: 1,725
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have a s*ny reader , very easy to use , has small ,medium or large text . It has been an absolute blessing in my case as I was unable to manage holding books any more . Jillyb
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Penny

    I would go with the cook book stand if it helps you as they are pretty cheap. Have you thought about books on CD available from Libraries. You may be entitled to get them free as you have difficulty with the book format. That is certainly the case locally. Just a thought.

    Toni, don't get me started on e-readers!! :x They are putting me and library staff out of a job. :roll: But I reluctantly confess they are progressing fast with more and more books available to download every week which ultimately will be cheaper that the book format. It does have huge avantages and has to be the way forward for people who can't carry or handle books and don't mind reading a screen. I can't comment of the K**dle one but the other bookshop mentioned above for whom I still work at the moment, but time will tell: does have demonstration models for you to try if you want to play with one. They are pretty amazing and clever and will get cheaper but how annoying it would be to get to the last chapter just as the battery needs recharging!!! AND wot will you put in your bookcase??? As you can tell I am not personally a fan but do accept for some on this forum they are a lifeline.
    Chris
  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
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    I use a 'book chair' which is a small version of a deck-chair with tabs to hold the book open, which I ahve seen for sale in large book stores, and also a small metal cook-book stand from one of the catalogues that do home deliveries.

    both work really well

    wonky
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry Chris but I have a Sony eReader. I bought mine because I struggle so much holding books open and even carrying them about. I bought mine last year and am very pleased with it. I download books from Waterstones but in eReader format they are more expensive to buy - don't ask me why I can't understand that either. :roll:

    Books are available immediately and take seconds to download.

    You have a battery indicator on the eReader similar to those on mobile phones which tell you when your battery is running low and so you can top it up if you're coming to the end of your book. The books are also stored on your PC.

    EReaders don't have a backlight and are therefore easier on the eyes and not like staring at a PC screen.

    I will say that they are not like reading a book because I've always found something quite magical about opening a book and reading the first page but I wouldn't be without mine now.
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
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    Sorry Chris

    I just thought they would be easier to hold and no probs page turning.

    Having said that l might see if I can wait and do what Del is doing so it's compatable with more formats.

    Love reading :grin:

    toni xx
  • penny44
    penny44 Member Posts: 46
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for all the ideas I will have a look on line
    Penny x
  • katknapp
    katknapp Member Posts: 709
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Penny i have just been hunting online for a stand for me and came across a book seat on Amazon,its kind of like a mini beanbag with page holders and best of all you can adjust the angle so you can read it in bed or where ever,im just about to order one for myself!

    cathyxx
  • penny44
    penny44 Member Posts: 46
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Cathy that sounds ideal will get on that site now

    Penny x
  • queenfan
    queenfan Member Posts: 563
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    My hubby & daughter bought me an E reader for christmas, I've had the 3D one from K****e it is gr8 I love reading, but have had trouble for a long time holding a book,
    So pleased with it GO FOR IT TONI xx