Monday, May 11

Weekly Geeks 2009 - 17 Mark it Down!

For this week's edition of Weekly Geeks, I'd like to focus on one of the most useful tools for a bibliophile: Bookmarks. Do you use bookmarks or just grab whatever is handy to mark your page? Do you collect lots of different bookmarks or do you have a favorite one that you use exclusively? If you're not someone who uses bookmarks on a regular basis, have you ever used anything odd to mark your place? If you make your own bookmarks or have a bookmark collection, please feel free to share some pictures with the rest of us. Create your own post and come back to sign Mr. Linky. Please enter the direct URL to your post, not the main URL of your blog. Don't forget to visit other Weekly Geeks and see what sort of bookmarking habits they have!



I always use bookmarks. It irks me to dog ear pages. I have about twenty different book marks that I've hung up against the side of one of my book shelves, so I can never be without one. There are a few book marks I like more than others, so then I use them more than I use my others, including this blue one, with a blue beads attached that says "A room with out a book is like a body without a soul". I also have a few movie related (Harry Potter, used exclusively for my HP books) and Pirates of the Caribbean books. I'm also a sucker for cute kittens or puppies book marks.

I've never made my own, I'm not a really arts and crafts person. Mainly I grab one when I'm in the bookstore line up. (They really know how to place those spin shelves, right there in the line, knowning book lovers will sit there waiting, to check out, then notice those bookmarks. Sigh!)

13 comments:

  1. I'm funny about bookmarks. I love pretty ones, and I've made some, but I hardly ever use them. I prefer just scraps of paper, so I can jot notes on it about what I'm reading. I give a lot of bookmarks away.

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  2. I always use bookmarks but I always misplace the my favorite ones. I'm not sure how it happens I mean, I finish the book and then do what with it exactly??

    I obviously don't keep them all in one location like you do :)I just bought a Brighton bookmark which is really cute just so I would be more aware of where I put the darn thing.

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  3. We have a lot in common Jules. Good to visit your blog

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  4. I have my book marks scattered all over my house. It helps me finding one at any point of time!

    Mark it down

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  5. That is such a great idea, to hang your bookmarks on your bookshelves! Mine are just lying in a bunch on a shelf.

    About your blue bookmark: the small green bookmark on the left of my picture has a quote by Erasmus, saying "A life without books is unliveable" :)

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  6. I wish I had a collection of bookmarks! I have a few, but somehow they always end up getting lost when I am using them, so I rarely use them. I am a big fan of sticky noes in books because it doesn't matter if I lose them, I can just peel off another one.

    My daughter did give me a really nice metal bookmark for Christmas last year, but I have it tucked away in a special place, once again, because I don't want to lose it!

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  7. I think I am like Zibilee, I love to buy bookmarks and book plates but I worry about losing the my favorite ones so I keep them hidden somewhere safe. I've moved around a lot and keep rearranging my things so I can't recall the safe place at the moment!

    i end up using envelopes or post its or bookmarks that I pick up from libraries and museums and postcards more often than not. The envelopes and pieces of paper are great because like Jeane, I tend to write notes to myself, a to do list or TBR list.

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  8. I tend to pick up random bits of paper, but I do love pretty bookmarks. :)

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  9. I can't use bits of paper, because I always seem to lose it. I like to take notes on what I'm reading (when I remember) but I have a note book by my side to do that. My bookmark habit is almost as bad as my book one!

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  10. I love bookmarks and love using them

    here is my post :
    http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/05/weekly-geeks-mark-it-down.html

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  11. I love bookmarks but I don't buy. I just get the free ones from the library or bookshops, but I always try to choose pretty designs hehe.

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  12. Okay this comment isn't about this post, but I just came to your blog and LOVE your layout! It's amazing. So pretty. :D

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  13. Jules....I LOVE your blog...I too am addicted to coffee, love to read and review and really enjoy your other posts also. The layout and design is awesome. Therefore, I've nominated you for a Lemonade Award as a blog that shows great attitude and gratitude.

    Details are on my blogJust keep that coffee brewing!

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