I need to invent reading gloves

United Kingdom
November 7, 2017 2:30pm CST
I've managed to go to bed early for the first time in months (it's nearly 8.30) and I'm warm under the quilt, but I need to read for a bit and my hands are absolutely freezing! I think if they don't exist already then I should invent some sort of reading gloves. Essentially they'd just be normal gloves but with an adaptation that means you can turn the pages easily with them on. Maybe a rubber tip on the thumbs and pointing fingers. Hmmm...
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@Corbin5 (116024)
• United States
7 Nov
These may work.
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
I can't believe someone beat me to it!
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@1creekgirl (11947)
• United States
7 Nov
You sound like me. I can't sleep well in a warm room, but my hands and feet get cold. So sometimes I sleep in gloves and always in sox, even if I'm in a summer gown!
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Nov
i am just like you and wear socks in the summer. In fact, I wear socks in the house all summer in the house and all winter of course! i always have freezing feet!
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
Do you keep the socks on all night? I put them on and go to bed, then I take them off halfway through the night once I've got my use out of them
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@marlina (77911)
• Canada
8 Nov
@Marty1 i I have Raynaud's syndrome, so my hands are always cold.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Nov
When my fingers get cold I just take my kindle and retreat under the covers. My Paperwhite with its built-in light is wonderful for that. I've spent many hours reading in the tent hunkered down in my sleeping bag!
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
I can't breathe properly with my head under the covers
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@1creekgirl (11947)
• United States
7 Nov
Maybe those gloves that are designed for using a cell phone would work?
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
Oh yeah! I actually had some of those years ago, my boyfriend at the time got them for me. I never ended up using them but I bet I've still got them somewhere...
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@much2say (40178)
• United States
7 Nov
I wonder if you could rig some warm gloves and just add/glue something on the fingertips of the fingers you use to turn the pages with . . . like cutting some old rubber glove fingers and gluing them over the warm glove fingers?
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
That's an excellent idea...
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@much2say (40178)
• United States
8 Nov
@LilyBeBack A billion dollar idea maybe?
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• United Kingdom
10 Nov
@much2say If it is then I'll go halves with you
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@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov
That's early to bed, Lily. Are you hoping to get healthy, wealthy and wise? Have you tried audio books? I often listen to Book at Bedtime on Radio 4, but that's a bit late for you I guess. Or maybe you just need a page turner with warm hands? Of course he doesn't need warm hands if he is only turning pages. Did I say he? Who could I be talking about?
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
The only person I can be bothered to invite into my bedroom these days is Leonard I don't take in information very well just by listening, plus if I was using earphones I wouldn't be able to hear if Leonard woke up, and if I didn't use headphones then it would wake him up
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
@LilyBeBack Bothered! Bothered? I'll have you know, Milk Tray Man, aka The Warm-handed Page Turner, doesn't need an invite to enter a lady's boudoir, he gets there by stealth. He could be in and out before you could shout, "where's that draught coming from?"
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• United Kingdom
10 Nov
@shivamani10 (11188)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Nov
yeah. using sensor technology one can do that.
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
They would just need something on the fingertips that would allow the paper to be moved easily
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@shivamani10 (11188)
• Hyderabad, India
8 Nov
@LilyBeBack yes. we can do anything provided that intention and zeal is there.
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@sallypup (28527)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Nov
Get a flashlight and make a quilt tent . Just like when we were kids.
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
The air gets too stuffy, I don't like breathing warm air, lol. It's a tricky business, this reading lark
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@sallypup (28527)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Nov
@LilyBeBack Just don't get a crick in your neck.
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@maezee (33362)
• United States
7 Nov
There is nothing worse than cold hands!
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• United Kingdom
8 Nov
I never used to get cold hands but I think my circulation is failing, lol
@Kandae11 (40370)
7 Nov
Gloves would be a good idea - or you could turn up the heater.
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
Lol I never have the heating on at night, it gives me headaches, and now I've got Leonard I can't anyway because high temperatures can cause SIDS
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@MALUSE (43544)
• Uzbekistan
7 Nov
There are gloves which don't have fingertips. People selling goods on open-air markets in cold weather use them. Also goalkeepers, cyclists, poor students who have no money for heating, etc. etc.
Amazon.co.uk: gloves no finger tips
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
I know about fingerless gloves but they don't keep your fingers warm
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• United States
10 Nov
Cool
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• United Kingdom
10 Nov
Very!
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
10 Nov
I'm pretty sure there are other bedtime readers who would love to have such gloves. Someone should start making them and sell them on Etsy or something.
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• United Kingdom
10 Nov
I'm going to be rich!
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@m_audrey6788 (15246)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I use the pencil eraser sometimes in turning pages
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• United Kingdom
7 Nov
Yesss! Problem solved, gloves and a rubber
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@tom_view (4174)
• Kolkata, India
8 Nov
that is good.
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