This is my second post on this topic, I have continued to use really odd things as bookmarks and you guys really seemed to enjoy the first post. So, I thought I’d share some more weird things I’ve used as bookmarks. If you didn’t see the first post I’ll link it here: Weirdest Things I’ve Used as Bookmarks, if you wanted to check it out.
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 thought I’d share for the second time some weird things I’ve used as a bookmark!
Another Book’s Dust Jacket
As I mentioned in my last post, Do You Read With the Dust Jacket On?, I always take the dust jacket off of my hardcover books as I am reading them. As a result I often have a few loose dust jackets kicking around, and because they are flat and easily reachable they often find themselves as bookmarks for other books.
This is another pretty common item that I use as a bookmark, because I almost always have a nail file in my bedside table that is easy to grab. This has made for some confusion when I inevitably try and file my nails, only to forget where I’ve put it.
I rarely have business cards handy, but the other day as I was looking through a book I had read about a year ago, I found a business card for a local flower shop. I’m pretty sure this came about after I received some flowers as a gift and they must have come with the business card tucked into the tissue. A year ago I must have also been in need of a way to mark my place. I haven’t changed much.
Packaging of a Pen
I bought a pen a little while ago because I was ordering some books online and I was about 2 dollars away from free shipping for my order. So I quickly looked at the sale section of the website and bought a pen that looked cool and was about 3 dollars. The pen actually never ended up working, but it came attached to a piece of card stock with a pretty rose-gold and marbled pattern printed on it, which actually made for a very pretty bookmark.
This is another item of total convenience as the wire for my phone charger is always on my bedside table, and in my reading hour of need, I often randomly grab for it as a way to mark my place, surprisingly it actually does the job pretty well.
Pack of Gum
I use this method more when I am reading on the bus, or at work. I often find myself trying to mark my place in a book I’m reading on-the-go with few options. As it is, an empty pack of gum is an item I normally have kicking around my purse and is a good shape for the job.
In my first post many of you guys said that you often put your train tickets in your books, and it reminded me how often I do this as well. Almost every time I am on a train or a plane I will use the ticket for that journey as my bookmark., and it is a nice little reminder of when I was reading the book and of the trip!
This is probably the oddest thing I have used as a bookmark so far. I recently bought a Ouija board at a second hand store because I love spooky things and I had lost my original one in a move several years ago. As a result I had a Ouija planchette near as I needed to mark my page, and as it is a pretty thin object it worked pretty well. As it is, I’m pretty sure I didn’t accidentally summon any book ghosts by doing this, so overall I’d say it makes for a decent bookmark!
If any of you have used any odd things you’ve used as a bookmark I’d love to hear about them!