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Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:19 pm
by TLSNYC
Not to sound like a crazy 0L gunner, but I am trying to think of things that might be useful to have as a law student and I thought a book stand might be one of them. Do either of these look like they could be useful to people:
http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Bright-Fol ... B000GFEZAK
http://www.amazon.com/CSDC-Hands-Free-B ... -1-catcorr

Anyone use any others that they care to recommend? Many thanks in advance!

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:51 pm
by downing
Uhhh, well "gunner" wasn't the first word that came to my mind(the acronym "wtf" was). You really need a book stand to read? How would that help you study? Are TLSers the best people to ask for questions regarding home decor?

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:58 pm
by thwalls
No. No. No. I've seen people with book stands and they suck. As a side note, remember that your exams are anonymous so being a gunner and asking a litany of questions or pontificating on federalism and the erie doctrine makes you look like a tool to your classmates. At the end of the day the only thing that matter is your grades, not what the prof. thinks of you. From personal experience we had two gunners in the first semester. After grades came out they shut up in the spring semester.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:01 pm
by johnnyutah
This thing will not help you.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:06 pm
by paulinaporizkova
old friends...old friends...sat on their park bench like bookends. a newspaper blowin through the grass, falls on the round toes of the high shoes of the old friends

hth

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:07 pm
by 09042014
The guy in my section who gunners ironically (hipster gunner?). It's ridiculous and I laughed when I saw it. But he won me over with pun related humor during cold calls.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:09 pm
by TLSNYC
haha, i have no intention at all of being a gunner ...i just thought this question might come off as gunnerish

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:10 pm
by 09042014
TLSNYC wrote:haha, i have no intention at all of being a gunner ...i just thought this question might come off as gunnerish


Do you really need your book to be at a 30 degree angle?

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:12 pm
by Cupidity
You want effective gunner gear? Full size wireless keyboard. Increase your exam typing speed by 20%

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:15 pm
by thwalls
Cupidity wrote:You want effective gunner gear? Full size wireless keyboard. Increase your exam typing speed by 20%


I just cover my keys in astroglide, improves my typing speed by 7.8 %. Then, during exams I always remember to wear one of those beer helmets but fill each holder with Redbull, guaranteed to improve your score by a full letter grade.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:18 pm
by Cupidity
thwalls wrote:
Cupidity wrote:You want effective gunner gear? Full size wireless keyboard. Increase your exam typing speed by 20%


I just cover my keys in astroglide, improves my typing speed by 7.8 %. Then, during exams I always remember to wear one of those beer helmets but fill each holder with Redbull, guaranteed to improve your score by a full letter grade.


A+

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:20 pm
by bk1
what is this i dont even

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:56 pm
by whirledpeas86
bk1 wrote:what is this i dont even


I am 12 years old and what is this

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:26 pm
by BackToTheOldHouse
OP, I've actually used a couple of these in my time. I once worked in an administrative office where they were standard issue at every desktop computer station. They worked quite well for holding a document or not-too-big book up for transcription. Turning pages of books was kind of a hassle. I could imagine using one of these at home while working on a more lengthy writing assignment requiring significant hard copy source use.

If you are a true gunner looking to use a bookstand in class, the only credited response would be to pay a broke undergrad to sit in on all of your classes, holding relevant reading material at a 30 degree reading angle for you.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:30 pm
by Georgiana
TLSNYC wrote:Not to sound like a crazy 0L gunner, but I am trying to think of things that might be useful to have as a law student and I thought a book stand might be one of them. Do either of these look like they could be useful to people:
http://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Bright-Fol ... B000GFEZAK
http://www.amazon.com/CSDC-Hands-Free-B ... -1-catcorr

Anyone use any others that they care to recommend? Many thanks in advance!

I've seen a couple people using book stands in the library/journal offices (seriously, like 10 people tops throughout 3 years). I've never used one but I'm also not a person who works at tables (I'm a fan of my couch/bed). I can see they'd be useful for outlining I guess, but why not wait until you've started and then decide if you want one, it's not like amazon takes long to deliver. And a pro-tip... def do not use it in class.

If I were to buy one of the ones listed (which I didn't and still managed to graduate law school!) it would be the first one.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:32 pm
by BlueDiamond
Buy both of these instead.. it is the only way you will be above median

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http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-11-18WHT-Re ... 97&sr=1-15

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:53 pm
by fundamentallybroken
BlueDiamond wrote:Buy both of these instead.. it is the only way you will be above median

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http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-11-18WHT-Re ... 97&sr=1-15


I have a similar stool in my kitchen right now, but it's red. Do you think that will be okay for use in the classroom, or is red simply too flashy for a 1L?

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:54 pm
by whirledpeas86
fundamentallybroken wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:Buy both of these instead.. it is the only way you will be above median

--LinkRemoved--
http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-11-18WHT-Re ... 97&sr=1-15


I have a similar stool in my kitchen right now, but it's red. Do you think that will be okay for use in the classroom, or is red simply too flashy for a 1L?


I'd say a classic black or possibly demure nude would be better options if you don't have the swag to pull off red.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:57 pm
by Dany
Wait is this really a big deal? I see people in Panera, Starbucks, etc. using these all the time. I don't have one but I didn't think there was anything weird about them.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:57 pm
by Gemini
The only reason I would consider buying a book stand would be due to neck problems. When you're hunched over a book all the time, your shoulders and neck can get really tense. If you think the book stand will help, then get it. Otherwise, I see no purpose in it.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:06 pm
by Cupidity
Dear sweet Jesus, are you considering using this in class?

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:13 pm
by fatduck
i'm not sure why people are flipping out about a tiny, folding, metal book stand. looks pretty handy to me, actually. i'm also not sure why everyone jumped to the conclusion that he wanted it for class...

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:20 pm
by fundamentallybroken
whirledpeas86 wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
BlueDiamond wrote:Buy both of these instead.. it is the only way you will be above median

--LinkRemoved--
http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-11-18WHT-Re ... 97&sr=1-15


I have a similar stool in my kitchen right now, but it's red. Do you think that will be okay for use in the classroom, or is red simply too flashy for a 1L?


I'd say a classic black or possibly demure nude would be better options if you don't have the swag to pull off red.


Pretty sure I have the swag for red - more so than the nude. I don't think they'd like that, no matter how demure I was.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:21 pm
by Dany
fatduck wrote:i'm not sure why people are flipping out about a tiny, folding, metal book stand. looks pretty handy to me, actually. i'm also not sure why everyone jumped to the conclusion that he wanted it for class...

This.

Re: Book stands?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:22 pm
by 09042014
fatduck wrote:i'm not sure why people are flipping out about a tiny, folding, metal book stand. looks pretty handy to me, actually. i'm also not sure why everyone jumped to the conclusion that he wanted it for class...


If assumption is not unlikely and will make the thread more hilarious, make it.