It goes without saying that you should never use the pages of a book itself to mark a page. Everyone has done it at some hurried moment, but I try, if at all possible, to preserve my books’ pages and find at least something to mark the page.
Usually when I’m reading, I mark my page with whatever scrap of paper happens to be handy when I’m finished with the first chapter (or wherever I stop first). But lately, I’ve begun a new little tradition: buying bookmarks in places I’ve visited or even using the ones I’ve been given as gifts. Here’s a show of some of my favorite types:
This is truly sentimental, and because its inscription is in French, I like to put it into my French-language books.
This one’s more of a reminder of a lovely place, though its thick, high-quality paper makes it a good marker.
This one’s a reminder of a beautiful piece of artwork.
I love dragonflies, so I adore this one. Being made of metal, it has a fine feel to it, though it can be a bit slippery.
This one has a very strong grip, but i have to be careful of my pages when I clip it on.
This week, tune in for a review of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as well as a review of the movie Everything is Illuminated. (I review this book earlier, if you’ll remember.) Have a lovely Sunday!