This week’s Top 10 list is My Top 10 Favourite Bookmarks. I guess this could be meant in a few different ways.
It could mean my Top 10 physical book marks–different ones I have owned through my life that look cool or had sentimental meaning, or it could mean the top 10 things I use for bookmarks.
My list is going to be a hybrid between the two…so here we go.
- Scrap Paper
When you’re in a pinch, anything will do as a bookmark (except folding the page because that’s just wrong wrong wrong).
- Flash Cards
I like to use flash cards as bookmarks when I want to see the physical progress I have made in a book. Seeing the distance between the starting bookmark and the flash card.
- Sticky Notes
I don’t do it often, but when studying a book for school, there would be multiple times when I would take notes on a sticky note and use that as a bookmarker to go back to that page.
- My Finger
There have been more than a couple times that I would walk around for an hour or two with my finger in the book, marking my page. A lot easier when you I found the moment to sneak in a page or two.
- Metal Book Markers
I got these as a gift several years ago, and they are still my favourite bookmarks. They are small metal markers that you can hardly see or feel when running your hand along the book. They’re easy to lose, but when they come in a tin of 30 or so, you have several years worth of bookmarks that wont get ruined in your bag.
- Electronic Bookmarks
So these obviously only work on eBooks, but I can’t deny how handy it is when I re-open the eBook I am reading and it is on the exact page that I left it on.
- Paper Bookmarks
I haven’t used a paper bookmark for years. They were my favourite ones as a kid, usually with a tassle at the end of them, but they got ruined too quickly for my liking now.
- Nothing at all!
I know it sounds a bit barbaric, but there have been a few times in my life where I would just pick up a book at random times when I was bored and would just find the spot where I left off. Usually it would be a book that had more of a text-book style reading to it, but still the idea of not using a bookmark sort of makes me sick.
- One Attached to the Book/Journal
Sometimes I’ll find a book or journal that has one of those attached pieces of fabric to use as a bookmarker. I use one in my agenda everyday, and they’re really handy and can’t get ruined that easily.
I was not a fan of this when I did it, but a paperclip did come in handy to quickly mark the page I needed.
What are some of the most bizarre things you’ve used as a bookmark before? My list is pretty tame compared to some others I have heard, but let me know in the comments!