Courtesy Book Riot, a round-up of some nifty bookmarks You Can Make Your Very Self.
“You can tell a lot about someone from their bookmarks. For the reader, they perform a vital role. They are guardians standing in the way of threads being lost, plot points missed. They are a fixed point, a sliver of paper lingering in the gulf between what went before and what is yet to come, like some Dickensian ghost. It is not a job to be given lightly, so we choose our bookmarks wisely.”
– Edd McCracken, The Secret Life of Bookmarks
Avid readers often keep handy a ready supply of bookmarks (either store-bought or hand-made); others just grab anything suitable within reach when they realize they need one.
What do you use?
While we’re on the subject of bookmarks, elsewhere at LibraryThing is a discussion of unusual (and often disgusting) bookmarks people have discovered in library books they’ve borrowed, or inside books they’ve browsed or bought in second-hand bookstores.
Found via BoingBoing