What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

July 25 2018
Share What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

I’m a huge bookworm—it’s a problem that has become worse/better over time. Over the years, I’ve become averse to dog-earring the pages of my books, because I want to keep them pristine (still end up with food stains though).

Since I’ve been avoiding folding down the pages, and I don’t always have a traditional bookmark handy, I’ve found some creative solutions.

    1. Business card: Someone gave it to me at some networking event and now I have their info memorized.
    2. Postcard: I bought this with the intention of mailing it to my friend, Sana, who collects postcards, but she will have to wait until I finish reading this book.
    3. Receipt/Random scrap of paper: Whatever I can find to save me from destroying my book! Because we all have random scraps of paper at the bottom of our bags.
    4. MTA card: I just swiped it at the turnstile and need something to hold my place as I run down the stairs to catch the subway.
    5. Gum wrapper: I just cleaned out my bag and it’s the only scrap of paper I have handy.
    6. Post-it note: I was reading during my lunch break and grabbed a sticky off my stack.
    7. Paper clip: It was closer to me on my desk than the Post-it stack.
    8. Hair-tie: I literally had nothing else to hold my spot and I was not about to fold down that page.
    9. Cell phone: A temporary bookmark until I can find something else…I didn’t have a hair-tie on my wrist—a dreaded feeling for every girl with long hair in the summer!

I want to hear from you! What do you use?

This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.

You must be logged in to add books to your shelf.

Please log in or sign up now.