Here is an idea for you, for next Thanksgiving or Christmas :
and here is how it is used :
The idea is not from me, seen somewhere on the Web.
This one, I made it out of curly maple for my son who is a great reader, he much appreciated it !
I'm sure the Cap'tain could do a nice version out of metal also
For those who are interested in it, I have a drawing somewhere, I have to find it back ...