Well, this is an interesting thread.
I like my Rosary. I read the bible.
I dont need the bible at Church as I know what the readings are going to be, and I dont have to read along to hear the word. Some do have to. I can read at home first, and then hear the Gospel through the mouth of the Priest speaking. So, I am not missing either experience and not distracted during Mass trying to read along and turning pages since I did that before I went to Mass.
I hear the word of God.
Now, with the Rosary, I do the same thing I do as when I read the bible. I see new and different things to be happy about every time I say it. And yes, I like my Rosary., and I can also cope with my fingers. And sometimes I take it to Mass, and sometimes I dont.
Even if I do take it to Mass I dont see it a problem or interfering with the Mass. I dont click away loudly or distract anyone and I am still focused on the Mass. I dont do a rapid fire recitation of the Rosary. To me, that is empty and not even worth doing.
I never do get far with my prayer, but each time I do feel it is different, and new. I guess I like that compared to the (God forgive me I ought to be grateful, but the lousy choir we have!) and so during the “music” I pray the Rosary. I know that is not nice to say, but you need to hear it for yourself. Its sooo bad. And dont tell me to do it since I cant carry a note.
We are cursed with the worst singing on the face of the earth I am sure.