Sunday, January 24, 2010
Bookmarks (the kind that mark your place in a book)
I lose bookmarks left, right and centre. Not usually while I'm in the middle of a book (although sometimes it gets caught up in the sheets if I'm reading in bed), but immediately after finishing it. I invariably end up using scrap pieces of paper like old boarding passes.
I currently have one "real bookmark"on the go. It was made by someone in my book club for all of the members on the club's 2nd anniversary! I got it in the spring and then "lost it" in the apartment somewhere for a good 6 months. I came across it last week while I was rearranging my book case, and it promptly bumped out the boarding pass.
I have received a few cool bookmarks as gifts. One from my parents from a trip they took to France-I used it lovingly for a few months before I lost it. Another-my favorite-from my sister in law. It's from Australia and has a little silver kangaroo that hangs off the spine of the book. I love this bookmark more than any other bookmark, and therefore I DO NOT USE IT. I am too worried that I will lose it on the subway! I rarely read more than one book at a time, and if I do it' s because one book is too big or heavy to put in my purse. When these occasions arise I use my "on the go" or "scrap paper/boarding pass" bookmark for the book that goes with me, and use my awesome little kangaroo bookmark for the book that stays at home.
At least if I lose the kangaroo in the apartment, I have a chance of finding him again in 6 months!
Do you have a favorite bookmark?