Happy Friday everyone! I missed last Friday cause I had family coming into town and I usually get a little nutty before company.
I just wanted to share a couple of my favorite bookmarks. Becky at Blog of a Bookaholic wrote a post about a found item in a used book and I thought it would be fun to show my favorite found bookmarks. They were all found in used books or randomly here and there, am I a bookmark cleptomaniac? Maybe…don’t leave your favorites in old books or by themselves in public places if you don’t want me to pick them up then!
The frog sketch was in one of the first books I swapped. I love it because I wish I could draw that well. The one on the right is a picture of a stone cat a neighbor of mine created when I lived in NY, she likes to send pictures in her letters. The frog drawing is a little big, but perfect for hardcovers. The cat has a slight curve and heavy paper so it works for all types of books.
The one on the left is my absolute favorite bookmark. It is made out of leather, so it is way too thick and heavy to use in a paperback, but perfect for a hardcover, and honestly, the picture cracks me up every time I look at it. This is a personalized bookmark someone lost and left in a donated book at the Friends of the Library (I think). Their friend/dad/husband took an awesome “rocking out” picture and now I covet this bookmark. He makes me so happy to look at. Because I love it so much I know I will lose it eventually, it is just the way of things. I hope whoever finds it in the future loves it as much as I do. The other one seems to be a watercolor that someone cut up and made bookmarks out of. So lovely. So I have been doodling and think I am going to make some of my own…I will post pictures if they don’t totally suck 🙂
The fabric one on the left was given to me (I think) and it is perfect because it is light and won’t slip out of a paperback and it reminds me of a flying carpet. The one on the right is definitely a found bookmark and when you move it the lion roars. So pretty and cool! Someone was super sad when they realized that one was gone. I do love it, so hopefully that evens out the universe.
So do you have any favorite bookmarks? Honestly, I don’t use these all that often. They get “lost” and stuck in random books or drawers and I end up using receipts, postcards, pictures, post-its etc. What do you usually use to mark the page of an actually paper book?