I often find myself needing to save a page in a book I’m reading but I very rarely have an actual bookmark. I think I’ve owned a few over my reading lifetime, but I often misplace them and don’t have one on hand in the crucial moment. So I’ve taken to using some odd items which work to varying degrees of success, so I thought it would be fun to share some of them.
This is probably my most common bookmark as I almost always have one or two hair bands around my wrists. I carry them constantly as they are always good for hair and apparently book emergencies. Generally they work pretty well!
This is my second most used bookmark as it is often at an arms length so I don’t need to get up. The problem is that once I come back to my book I have forgotten that I used my phone in this way and then spend 15 minutes searching for my phone. The amount of times this has happened is embarrassing.
Random bits of paper
My bookmark strategy is often to grab whatever looks like it won’t damage the book and is very close to me. What can I say? I’m quite lazy. So random bits of paper often find themselves in my book. My most recent piece was a Pizza Pizza frequent user stamp card, I’m not picky. They generally work pretty well but sometimes they can slip between the pages so finding my place becomes difficult.
I actually really like this method as it’s thin enough to work really well, but textured enough not to become lost. I started doing this a week or so ago when I had some ribbon scraps laying around my room as extras from gift wrapping. It’s a really pretty, cheap and effective bookmark so overall I would recommend this method. I might actually pick up some more to make some pretty, real bookmarks!
The Sock Monkey Bookmark
This is the only actual bookmark I currently own and it is terrifying. I really don’t like sock monkeys. I do not understand why people feel the need to give them to children, and I don’t like how they look at me. In my day to day life I can be somewhat vocal about my fear of them. So naturally, I am often given sock monkey themed items as gifts.
I use this monkey solely for saving my page in horror books because I feel that is appropriate. It would work pretty well as a bookmark save for the fact my cat really loves attacking it. So she will often grab it out of the book and run around my apartment eating him. Which I allow, but makes reading a bit harder…
If any of you have any odd things you’ve used as a bookmark I’d love to hear about them! Also if anyone is also afraid of sock monkeys please let me know!