By David Ponce
Some of us read books.
If you’ve experienced that pleasure, you’ve also undoubtedly had to deal with one of the inevitable banes of book readin': holding the book open. Different people have different techniques. There are the Book Folders, who show a total disregard for the book’s well-being and fold it backwards, like a magazine. Then, there are the Double-Hand-Holders. While it preserves the book in a pristine state, it severely cripples your ability to snack while reading.
Finally, there are the Thumb-Wedgers. It is for this final category of sensible readers that The Thumbthing will show the most appeal. Made out of plastic, and available in different sizes, the Thumbthing will keep your book open while requiring less effort on your part. Also, when not using it, it can double as a bookmark.
It is currently available in a number of locations and sells for approximately $4.