On Thursday, October 29th, Booking through Thursday asked:
What items have you ever used as a bookmark? What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used or seen used?
True confession: Whether it’s a serious novel or a catalog offering a great selection of unique gifts for her, I tend to dog-ear, or use the flaps of a dust cover, rather than an actual bookmark, at least with my own books. I’ve even been known to – horror of horrors – leave an open book face down.
With books that belong to other people, however, I’m much more respectful, and always use bookmarks. What kind? Typical choices are:
- Business cards, usually other people’s, sometimes my own.
- A clean square of toilet paper (I read in the bathroom a lot.)
- The receipt telling me when a book is due back to the library.
- A used boarding pass from an airplane flight.
- Receipts from recent purchases.
- Emery boards.
- A dollar bill.
- Movie or theatre ticket stubs.
- Hang-tags from new clothing.
Sadly, I’ve never noticed any particularly unusual or interesting bookmarks.