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Thursday, December 10, 2009

If you use a circular saw blade as a book mark I’ll waive the overdue fees.

BTT is a long running bookish meme. To join in pop over and read the 100's of interesting comments. This week’s question…
What items have you ever used as a bookmark? What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used or seen used?

Does everyone know know this blog Forgotten bookmarks? A whole blog about things that people use for bookmarks and leave behind when they sell their books (gasp) to a rare book dealer (how do I get that job?!). It’s a great blog my favourite post was this one about a 6" saw blade marking a page in Inside Every Woman, what a crack-up!

As for me I’ll use anything to mark my spot, empty cafe sugar sachets, chip packets, bobby pins, date due slips, a piece torn from a newspaper/magazine, pens, post-its, receipts, jewellery, tools, cutlery (just yesterday I was forced to use a dessert spoon). All of this is ridiculous because I have 4.ooo bookmarks – all gorgeous – that somehow are just never in the right place when I put down my book.

how about you how do you mark your place?

9 comments:

Zee said...

That's a great blog! Thank you so much for the link.

I usually put a bookmark into the book when I start reading it so that I don't have to resort to the dessert spoons but that is rather smart :)

Book Bird Dog said...

Great question this week! I use any bit of paper that's nearby or a pen or pencil. I've started cutting up old Christmas cards into one or two-inch strips - they make colorful bookmarks.

gautami tripathy said...

I have even put a quarter plate once!

Booking through Thursdays: Spot on!

novelinsights said...

You have 4000 bookmarks!! love the forgotten bookmarks site too...

eveningreader said...

Thanks for that link! Like you, I use anything I can find. I own some "real" bookmarks, but they never seem to be at hand when I need them, and for some reason I tend to lose them.

Alayne said...

That is so bizarre, thanks for sharing! Here's my mark!

MarceJ said...

OMG the blade link is scary and hilarious.

Here is mine.
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-bookmark-are-you-using.html

Lisa said...

wow.. I have never find any sort of bookmarks like that as a librarian... YET! I'm hoping for it

Here's mine

Lisa said...

P/s I would love to see a picture of your bookmarks