For this week's edition of Weekly Geeks, I'd like to focus on one of the most useful tools for a bibliophile: 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?
In the past, I've mentioned that I collect bookmarks so when I was trying to come up for a topic for this week's edition of Weekly Geeks, this was a natural choice. I have a large bookmark collection (over 120 at last count).
I use bookmarks most of the time, however, I will grab whatever is close at hand if I'm in a hurry. Long time readers of this blog may remember that I mentioned losing my debit card last summer. In December, I discovered that I had used it as an impromptu bookmark.
Here are a few pictures of my bookmark collection:
These are a few of the promotional bookmarks I've picked up at local bookstores or have had sent to me with review copies.
I'm a Star Wars geek, and my bookmark collection reflects that pretty clearly...
I also have a lot of Harry Potter bookmarks. My favorite is not pictured (a Gryffindor house bookmark like the Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff ones at the bottom of this photo) since it's currently in use.
Some miscellaneous bookmarks. I love the quote on the pink one; it features a Chinese proverb that says, "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
I like to try to coordinate bookmarks with the books that I'm reading. My Nefertiti bookmark gets a lot of use whenever I read books about Egypt (and looks very much at home with my copy of Nefertiti by Michelle Moran).
Do you collect bookmarks? Use whatever is handy to mark your place? Or, (gasp!) dog-ear pages?