More than once I’ve been reading a book and suddenly found myself without a bookmark. Really, this should never happen. I have a massive collection of bookmarks from authors and publishers all over so why are they never around when I need them?
So what do I do then? I look for something nearby to use in place of my bookmark. Sometimes its an unused sticker, a postcard, a piece of mail. Other times I rip scraps of paper from magazines or grab a blank sheet from the printer. I’ve even used a napkin once or twice.
Now think of the weirdest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark. Does setting my cat on top of the page I’m reading really count. Seriously, I have done that once or twice. I’ve used a flat from a cardboard box, a TV remote (then run around booking for the remote later wondering what happened to it), my phone (I’ve lost it more times than I can count that way), the edge of my blanket, a DVD case or even the DVD itself. No there would certainly be an easier option right? It’s something I used to do a lot as a kid.
I could dog ear the corner of my page. *shudder*
I’m ashamed that I ever decided to do that. My original set of Harry Potters have all sorts of dog ear damage on them. I’ve nearly slapped books out of people’s hands for thinking of dog earring them. So what changed?
My respect for a book. Or maybe I’m just more obsessed with how they look no that i’m older. I don’t know really. But I do know I will probably never dog ear again. So I’m resigned to losing my phone in the pages of my book every week or so. I should probably know better.
How do you mark your spot? A bookmark? A Scrap? Or a dog ear? Share in the comments.
From my shelf to yours,