Friday, May 25, 2012
Bookmarks: What's in YOUR Book?
a strip of leather, cardboard, or other material, used to mark one's place in a book.*
*definition from the Oxford American Dictionaries widget.
I have never used a strip of leather or cardboard to mark my place in a book, but I have, however, used a very wide assortment of "other material."
Thanks, nath! :))], so it's actually HER receipt I found inside the book... so I think of her every time I mark my page. The cherry on top? The receipt is in French! Ooo la la *love*
I started thinking about the random little things I use as bookmarks. I very, very rarely use an actual bookmark. If I do, it's usually an author's bookmark that was given to me by the author at a signing or in a mailing. I do use a pretty beaded ribbon "book thong" now and then to mark my page, but usually I'm using some totally random bits of paper--usually whatever is nearby on my bedroom nightstand, family room coffee table, desk, etc. when I need to mark my page. More recent items I've used are receipts, gum wrapper, cough drop wrapper, business card, clothing tag, a dollar bill, a torn scrap of paper, etc. I've even used the little paper you pull off the adhesive part of a panty liner. Weird! O_0 Good thing I do most of my reading at home.. that would be a little embarrassing!
What kinds of things have you used as bookmarks?
If you do all your reading on an e-reader these days, do you miss traditional bookmarks?