I use all sorts of things to bookmark my page in a book i’m reading, depending where i am.
On trains, when i have bought a new book before starting on a journey, i will use my train ticket, like this one which is now living in a book i started back in 2010 despite having finished it!:
In the days when i was away at university and came home for a weekend, i would start reading a book i had left at home and, having no bookmarks at home, would use a scrap of paper.
The books i used for my English Literature degree were very quickly filled with Post-it notes (and later on, ripped up Post-it notes when i started to run out!)
Kindle makes it easy by saving my page when i turn it off, so that when i turn on and click on the title i’m reading, it opens at the page i last finished on.
Upon sorting all my books out and re-arranging them into alphabetical order, i discovered that i have many books with bookmarks in them. These are books which i started on a weekend home from uni and didn’t finish reading and forgot to take back with me, or i started them but got bored partway through and started on something else.
Through my sort out, I discovered where all my bookmarks had disappeared to! I have collected a fair few over the years and was glad to rediscover them!
Examples of my bookmarks
I got this World Book Night 2012 bookmark at the WBN stand at the London Book Fair 2011, along with a load of their books!:
The following bookmark came with an order from a seller on Amazon (i believe it was for books!) back when i was at uni:
I picked up this Finnish literature bookmark from their stand while i was at the London Book Fair 2011, and it is my current bookmark! I like the reading Moomin on it!:
I have this Readathon bookmark, which i think i got at school. Not sure i actually did the readathon or not, but it was a long time ago when i go this!:
And finally, this cute cat bookmark was given to me by an old housemate!:
So there you go! A few of my many bookmarks!
Do you have any interesting bookmarks?