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Thread: What do you use as a bookmark?
December 4th, 2003, 07:13 PM #31
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Just a piece of paper.
December 5th, 2003, 11:57 AM #32And I don't fold the corners - ever. That was taught to me as a major no-no since I was little, and I can't bring myself to damage my books like that. I even try not to openmy books so far that the spine creases.
Anyway, if it's a hardcover, I use the flaps, but mostly I just use a receipt from the bookstore when I bought the book. If I don't have anything I just remember the page number.
December 5th, 2003, 04:22 PM #33
I also use a receipt or bookflap. I abhor dog-eared pages, and therefore never tuck my corners under (unless I hate the book...its my own form of quiet protest against piss poor writing ). When it's time to pay bills, I use my bills so that I remember to mail them. And sometimes I use notecards--which is annoying, because they are always used notecards, with important information--information that is subsequently lost because I am forever losing my bookmarks. Oh, and coupons. And coffee punch cards. And...um.
Yeah. whatever is handiest.
December 5th, 2003, 04:27 PM #34
I use whatevers around me, pens, tissue paper, pieces of garbage....
December 5th, 2003, 04:33 PM #35
(:: screwing up nose:: )
Oh yeah! I love tassels--the silkier the better....but... the knots always come undone, and the threads pull out, and then I'm finding threads forever. And the vaccum cleaner detests that (because I am too lazy to bend down and pick them up).
December 5th, 2003, 05:08 PM #36
I've used receipts, regular bookmarks, index cards, and when I'm at the pool I'll use coin wrappers from time to time. Playing cards are nice. So are those mock credit cards I get from time to time in the mail. Laminated pool passes work well, too. Those are nice and sturdy for bigger books.
December 6th, 2003, 12:50 AM #37
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When I was younger I used to use all sorts of lovely bookmarks. Bookmarks with pretty pictures on them, bookmarks with funny things on them, bookmarks with tassels, without tassels. But gradually I lost them all and grew up to become the bitter person I am today.
Now I use post-it notes, folded in half (sticky side against non-sticky). I don't mind losing them, they're a dime a dozen, and they come in lots of great neon colors.
December 6th, 2003, 03:28 AM #38
Okay, okay, not your mom.
I usually wind up using the Times crossword puzzle--less as a bookmark, more as a reminder to finish it....
December 6th, 2003, 08:46 AM #39
Hmm I have an entire jar of bookmarks, though I rarely buy them. From years ago I have a set of NASA pictures made into bookmarks. One is of Mars, one of Saturn, one of Jupiter. I think I lost the one of Earth.
Then I have a few that are a strip of stamps from various countries which were laminated.
Then I have a ton of freebie bookmarks. I pick them up at Borders, Barnes and Noble, and the library. I usually take about five at a time.
If I'm caught out and about with no bookmark, I'll use a coaster or the book flap or remember the page. There's always some business cards in my wallet I can use.
I NEVER dogear the pages. My paperbacks look as new when I'm done with them as they did when I bought them.
I've often thought of buying a laminating machine just to make funky bookmarks. Then I figure I'd have to make a ton of 'em to make the price of the machine worth it, LOL.
December 6th, 2003, 11:32 AM #40I've often thought of buying a laminating machine just to make funky bookmarks. Then I figure I'd have to make a ton of 'em to make the price of the machine worth it, LOL.
December 6th, 2003, 05:27 PM #41
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I used to dog-ear my pages, until I realized that I didn't like having a bookshelf of dog-eared books. I started using random objects as bookmarks. For a while I was using a half of a dollar bill that I found in a library copy of A Prayer for Owen Meany. Nowadays I've been using a Magic card. An unlimited edition Regrowth, maybe worth about $20 if it wasn't so bent up.
December 8th, 2003, 09:57 AM #42
I tear a piece of paper out of a notebook, about 6" long by 1" wide. Then, I fold the paper in half length-wise. It's an odd ritual I have. Of course, I probably don't use fancy bookmarks because I usually have about 30 of my books marked in various places at any given time.
December 10th, 2003, 12:23 AM #43
I never... well almost never dog-ear my pages. That ruins the books.. I use almost anything as a bookmark.. from the smallest candy-wrap to a pair of jeans... But my favourite is a birthday-card that I got from a friend some years ago...
December 10th, 2003, 02:31 AM #44
I don't use book marks at all. I just stare at the page number and memorise it.
If I forget that (pretty often!!), I can just skim through the book, passing through passages I've already read until I come to a page I know I haven't read.
I don't understand the need for really fancy bookmarks. You would actually pay good money for those?
December 28th, 2003, 04:27 PM #45
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chewing gum wrapper, bus ticket, random ripped peice of paper.
My friend has a proper bookmark which has a cuddly teddy on the top of it - so cute, or pathetic .... can't decide