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Monday, October 15, 2012

Bookmarks

Have you noticed how many really cool bookmarks are out there? I really love bookmarks and I've got a very unique collection of them. I have the usual cardboard ones we all produce with our book covers - they are nice. But I've also got some metal ones with positive expressions about life, reading, or even dreams. And we all know that writing and reading is all about dreams. 
(The bookmarks on the left are samples from http://bookmark-buzz.com/2011/06/17/physical-types-of-paper-and-card-stock-bookmarks/)

I really enjoy the magnetic bookmarks and the elastic ones, too. I have book thongs with cool beads on the ends that are like book jewelry. I've accumulated this collection over time, but I remember turning down corners, using receipts, boarding passes, ribbons, or a piece of yarn, whatever was available in my purse. I have crocheted bookmarks that friends have made me, which I dearly love. 
 (I love this bookmark, complements of Barnesandnoble.com)

Bookmarks have evolved, too. All our favorite "places" on the internet can be bookmarked on our computer for ease of finding them later. So, when you Google "bookmark" now you get all kinds of interesting links.

Here's some interesting quotes about bookmarks (http://www.miragebookmark.ch/wb_bookmark_quotes.htm)
  • 'Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?' Steven Spielberg  
(Sorry Steven, but most bookmarks cost more than a buck these days.)
  • 'Deep in a story, suddenly you turn a page and find the marker nagging at your curiosity, like a message in a bottle from a forgotten traveler.' Nancy Campbell
  • "The choice of a bookmark is a matter of personal taste and civilisation. Show me your bookmark and I will tell you who you are!" - Georg Hartong       

(These crocheted bookmarks are from Ami's craftwork http://amicrafts.wordpress.com/2008/04/04/crocheted-bookmarks/)
 
There are even web sites that show you have to make your own bookmarks. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bookmark

There is a whole history of bookmarks out there. Some say the need for a bookmark led to the creation of the Post-it-note.  

When I started this blog I didn't realize how much fun it was going to be. Enjoy your bookmarks everybody! What is your favorite bookmark?


4 comments:

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Bonnie,

I'm trying to think of a favorite bookmark. I have quite a collection myself. My younger son Dan gave me a very special one some years ago. It was in the form of a lighthouse--I collect lighthouses in many forms. That's definitely a favorite of mine.

BDTharp said...

Lighthouses are very cool. My son gave me one when he was 9 years old that had a teddy bear on it and said something about "hugs" on it. I still have that one. They can be really fun. Thanks for the comment.

Gail Farrelly said...

Loved the interview with Dorothy Francis. 75 books. Wow! What an inspiration.

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