This weeks Weekly Geeks topic is bookmarks:
Do you use bookmarks or just grab whatever is handy to mark your page? Do you collect lots of different bookmarks or do you have a favorite one that you use exclusively? If you’re not someone who uses bookmarks on a regular basis, have you ever used anything odd to mark your place?
If you make your own bookmarks or have a bookmark collection, please feel free to share some pictures with the rest of us.
This came at an interesting time actually. I’ve been thinking about all the author signings I’ve been going to lately and I usually get into talks about various books and eventually the topic of Literary Escapism comes up. When it does get mentioned, some people take an interest in it since they are generally looking for new novels, so I started thinking about making up some bookmarks to help promote the site and so I don’t have to keep writing it down. I’ll also admit that this idea started percolating when Nicola at Alpha Heroes made up her own. I’m torn on how to do it, so any insight to this project would be appreciated.
As for the bookmarks themselves. I’m of the variety that grabs whatever is closest to me and that’s what I use – regardless of what it is. There was a time that I was using sticky notes so I wouldn’t lose my place in a book – they stuck to the page, so they wouldn’t fall out, but I stopped using those when I stopped working. I’ve grabbed photographs, scraps of paper, money (yes I said $$), receipts, you name it, I’ve had it in a book at some point. I even used my credit card at one point since that was all I had with me at the time.
Bookmarks are a necessary part about being a reader, so I do use them, but I don’t go out and buy or collect them. In all honestly, they are just a piece of fancy paper that’ll eventually get crumbled up and will be thrown out. Plus, I am always losing my bookmarks. Granted, I tend to keep a closer eye on them when I use something of value, but I try to stick to just paper. Either way, I really can’t see spending the money on a bookmark. At least, not when I can make my own.