I read. I love to read. I love to read a lot. And I love to read a lot of different types of books. Come join me on a genre defying adventure! From history to Harry Potter; science to Stephen King; classics to comics; sci-fi, chick lit, young adult, biographies, fantasy, romance, bestsellers, indie authors, world issues, local flair - a true sampling for all ages and tastes.
Happy Reading to all and to all a Book Light!
"Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?" ~ Fred Stoller
When I was little, the bookmark rack was one of my favorite things in a bookstore. Perhaps this is only because it was usually located near the checkout line and was something to look at while waiting, but even now I tend to browse bookmarks before leaving a bookstore and often include them when giving a book as a gift. I rarely buy them for myself as I've collected some fun ones over the years. My favorites are a few from The Lord of The Rings, a promo one signed by Heather Webber, and a beautiful bamboo one painted with herons that was a gift from a friend in Japan (which I almost hesitate to use because it's so lovely!). I also have several others which I've picked up from the library, booksellers, or book fairs. And yet, even with these lovely page holders, my current read almost always contains an expired train pass or transit card sandwiched between the pages! Usually when I pull a book off the shelf to take with me in the morning, I rarely grab a bookmark to go with it and end up pulling out whatever is handy in my purse to mark my spot resulting in a receipt, an old coupon, or any random scrap of paper taking the place of honor that should go to one of my pretty bookmarks. So the question of the day is, what do you use as a bookmark? Do you have a favorite item with which to hold your place or does any random scrap work for you? Ever use a dollar to mark your page?