After such a rather serious post yesterday, I had a spontaneous thought when glancing at my bookmarks today. I’m very slowly gathering a nice little collection and hope to add to it.
Since adulthood I have never turned down or marked inside a book (text books exempt) just because I personally like to keep books in good condition but there is something to be said for a book that looks like it has been read many times, adds character don’t you think?
My reading has changed a lot recently. I’ve ventured into different genre so I thought I’d designate the bookmarks.
The first on the left was sent from my penpal (yes I have a no kidding pen to paper, snail mail penpal) in London. She sent me a little care package with all things London. This I will use for books set in Europe and probably any mystery/crime novels since it instantly reminds me of Sherlock Holmes.
Next is a beautiful bookmark that came in a subscription book box. This will mark books based in nature. Woods, mountains, ocean, seaside, etc. and I think for Contemporary novels that don’t fall in the other categories.
The middle marker is from many years ago. This will be used for historic books, non-fiction and biographies though I don’t read much of them.
The white with flowers marker is from Japan. It is cloth and petite. This marker will be used for Romance and books based in Asia or of Asian influence.
The bookmark on the right is from Prague and my most recently acquired. This will be used for SFF – SciFi / Fantasy books because if you have ever been to Prague it looks to be straight out of a Fantasy novel with ornate ironwork, bridges, castle and ancient architecture.
If you would like to share how you mark your place in books, please leave a comment. Do you think it says something about a person on how they hold places? Do you fold over corners?
Separately, what do you think of the new blog design? Good, Bad, Ugly?
4 thoughts on “My Bookmarks”
I grew up folding over page corners as bookmarks. Once I learned the value of taking care of things, that ceased. I am strictly a bookmark guy now. This should be no surprise — I use baseball cards. My bookmark system is not quite as sophisticated as yours!
Baseball cards would be great, I remember using my collectible X-Men cards back in the day.
Excellent! I only use duplicates. Baseball cards used to be plentiful, used in my bicycle spokes as much as they were collected (I usually used Cubs player cards in my bicycle spokes).
The new blog header is fantastic. I like it!