Bookmarking; the eternal argument between readers. I’m sure you have all heard the discussion before about how to mark your page, from the “Look at my shiny bookmark,” to the “I just fold the page.” Every time I see this brought up, I also hear different responses, so what is it for you?
*This post is made in a joking sort of way, so please don’t get offended! I just really exaggerated stereotypes, so this doesn’t define all readers!*
Bookmarks vs. Dog-Ears vs. Random Objects Vs. NOthing
The Pretty Bookmarkers
These are the people who always have a bookmark ready to use. Somehow, they are able to keep their fancy place holders without losing them all the time. Bookmarkers tend to care a lot for their books, and you don’t find them bending/folding/writing in any of their precious babies.
These people the people who really want their book to show loved. Whether it’s to remember what page they are on or mark a favorite scene, they are not hesitant to reach up and fold the corner over. You will often find their books very folded and bent, but that’s just the way they like them.
The RAndom Object-ErS
These people are always reading in a rush, so they will use whatever they can find to mark their place. And by anything, I mean absolutely anything. Whether it’s a random receipt, an un-opened straw, or and old candy wrapper, they will find a use for it. It may be strange, but hey, at least they know what page they are on!
The DOn’t need nothing-Ers
These people don’t even need anything to mark their place. It’s all up in the head, no need to mark anything. They are able to easily remember what part of what page they were on, and are able to get there very quickly. They don’t have to suffer the “nothing to mark my page” that others readers do.
What would I consider myself? I’m definitely a crossbred between a “don’t need nothing” and a “random object-er.” For the most part, I remember where I am and don’t need to, but if I think I need to mark it, I normally just tear a slice of paper or use an old library receipt. So what kind of bookmarker are you? Are you a pristine bookmarker that frets over dog-ears, or are you the person that grabs a clean spoon?