It’s been a long week, folks, and unfortunately, these last two days are going to be just as long. Thankfully, Booking Through Thursday is here to break up some of the tension and let me have some fun!
What items have you ever used as a bookmark? What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used or seen used?
I love bookmarks. I have five or six that I use constantly – beautiful, sturdy ones that fit into any book but will not damage the pages or the spine. For some reason, if I do not have a bookmark, I will not mark my spot in a book. I guess I would rather only use a bookmark versus anything else. (Trust me – it isn’t a conscious decision on my part. I just realized this when writing the answer to the question.) I have even gone so far as to use bookmarks for textbooks too.
My husband, however, is a completely different animal. He uses whatever is handy – bills, photos, magazine inserts, receipts. I’ve also seen someone use a food wrapper, a belt, a toy. He definitely lives by the first-thing-I-see rule when it comes to marking his spot in a book! I’m your traditional bookmark snob.
What about you? Bookmark snob or whatever is handy?
Lisa – Absolutely! I find the adorable ones make reading even more fun – like a prize inside the cereal box, it brings you happiness just by opening up the page!
ohhhhh gotta love proper bookmarks, but i always find them too adorable to use lol
MarceJ – You are absolutely right on that one. I would have to set him straight if he did that.
Nise' – Too funny! Whatever works, eh?
At least he doesn't dog ear the pages :-0
Not a snob, I will use whatever is handy.
Gautami – You sound like my husband!!
Alayne – I think it was a temporary fix, but it was still there. He's also used a cell phone, ticket stubs, and anything else laying around.
Eveningreader – I believe it was a potato chip bag, so it wasn't too smelly. I was more worried about the grease. I too used to never use bookmarks, and then I realized I was spending way too much time finding my page when I could be reading!
Novelinsights – I agree! The ones I use the most have all been gifts and are ones that tell a story – one was hand-weaved in Ghana, the other is from Venice, and so forth. They make opening up my books that much more special.
I used pretty much anything for a book mark!
Booking through Thursdays: Spot on!
A belt, really? How would that fit? Haha. Here's my mark!
Oh, food wrapper…ick! Smelly! I used to never use bookmarks and just remember the page number. It was a point of pride, which I no longer have. 🙂
Some bookmarks are just right aren't they and always worth using?