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To know we are not alone. ~C.S. Lewis~

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday Musing on Wednesday (a sign of the times!)



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!?

4 comments:

Diane said...

What pretty bookmarks! Isn't it Monday Musing on Tuesday though?

Nise' said...

Very pretty booksmarks. On the lower left corner of your new post page is a link called post options. Click that link and you can make sure your post is correctly dated. You can schedule a post that way as well.

Rebecca said...

Oh you make me laugh - and I'm not just saying that because you called me a 'beguiling biblophile'.

Question though, what are you going to do when you have people lining up around your house for book marks?

wendy said...

Ha Becca! I'll give 'em a number, I can make book marks 'till the cows come home! And thanks for the tip Nise' there's so much to learn with this blogging thing, not to mention making frineds with people on the other side of the world, I just love it!