There’s nothing worse than losing your place in a book, so having something to mark your page is a must. But am I the only one who’s used some pretty random objects to keep my page?
Here’s a few of the objects I’ve used as a bookmark:
Yes, sometimes I’m normal and use the specific object for the job! I actually have a fair few bookmarks because I used to make them (and sell them on Etsy!), but I haven’t made any in a while (it’s very frustrating trying to cut them out straight!). I still have a good stock though, so it’s pretty stupid that I ever use anything else!
is it me, or do receipts tend to get everywhere? My bag’s always full of them, my flat’s always full of them, and my car’s always full of them (you’d think more places would have switched to digital-only receipts now, wouldn’t you?). Wherever I look, there’s usually receipts and they do make good bookmarks!
Yes, I’m afraid to say I have used old food wrappers to mark the pages of my precious books…but only when it’s been the only thing to hand!
Scraps of Paper
Sometimes I’ve just ripped the corner off a piece of paper or some cardboard and used that! The only problem is that this and the food wrappers tend to look like random pieces of garbage to most people, so when I lived back with my parents my mum used to tidy around me and was forever throwing away my makeshift bookmarks!
If I’m only leaving my book for a minute to do something (ie. get snacks!), then I’ll happily mark my page with a pen, seeing as that’s something I always have lying around (annoyingly I can never find one that works when I need it though!).
If there’s literally nothing else to hand and I need to leave my book for a minute or two then my phone will do! Because my phone is almost always on my person!
But one thing I never do? Dog-ear pages. I’m a terrible bookworm, using food wrappers and assorted rubbish to mark my page, but one thing I never, ever do is dog ear my pages. Because let’s face it: that’s irreversible! You can smooth it out as much as you like, but you’re still going to see that crease!
So are there any weird things you’ve used as a bookmark? How do you generally mark your page?