The time has come when you’re forced to tear yourself away from a book.
What do you do?
Some people simply close the book and remember where they left off.
Others dogear the last page they read.
Some readers, like me, who lack the RAM needed to store the page number and can’t bring themselves to fold a corner, turn to bookmarks.
I’m a fan of bookmarks and have several with motivational sayings on them. The nice metal one below marks the place in my Bible where my daily reading will begin.
I rarely use a fancy bookmark when I’m reading a novel, though. My Bible stays in the same place, but the book I’m reading moves around with me. That way I can grab it and sneak in a few pages whenever I have time. I’m afraid a bookmark would fall out, and I would have no idea where I left off.
My solution is Post-it Notes. They come in such pretty colors, and they stay put. Another advantage is that I can stick the note anywhere on the page, so I know right where to begin reading when I pick up the book the next time
There are times I have to put a book down and I haven’t taken time to grab a Post-it Note beforehand. In those cases, I’ll use whatever is at hand. I’ve been known to use receipts, junk mail envelopes, or, if I’m really desperate, tissues or fast-food napkins.
What’s most important is that I can find my place quickly, dive back into the story, and immerse myself in the fictional world the author has created. At such times, bookmark choices cease to be a concern. Finding out what happens next is my overriding goal. 🙂
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How do you mark your place in book?