this week the beguiling bibliophile Becca asks: What do you use to mark your place while reading? Do you have a definite preference? Do you use bookmarks, paper, or (gasp) turn down the pages? If you use bookmarks, do you have a favourite one?
I have a preference for beaded bookmarks. I get a lot of pleasure in the making and just love the way they enhance the beauty of a book. These are my current favs...
If I’ve borrowed bookclub reading from the library I use a thin note-pad to to mark my place and keep a record of comments/questions/ fav passages because I can’t write in a library book. My poor scandalised bookfreaks were dismayed to find I write my notes in the back/margins of books I own (sometimes in PEN!).
I can understand their distress because I feel the same about dog-earers. Anything can be used to mark your place...a lolly wrapper (unstickyfied), a twig (from a very clean ground), a strand of hair (verging on the creepy), floss (unused of course), a paddle pop stick (well licked – rinsed even) there is just no need to resort to turning down the corner of a page. If you feel tempted come and see me I'll make you a beaded bookmark...okay!?