Do you usually use book mark? or just fold f the page of book when you read?

@Bebs08 (10691)
United States
April 15, 2009 10:40pm CST
I Usually fold the corner of the book page when I am reading, much more if I can not finish it? I will fold the page where I stopped so that the next time I will read it again, I will know where I stopped. Sometimes, I use book mark but if no available book, I just fold the page. How about you? you do the same with me? folding the page? Just curious to hear you story.
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33 responses
• United States
16 Apr 09
So your a dog earer who's come out of hiding. I use a book mark myself.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Dog earer? what is that? hahahah.. I will start using bookmark now though I do it sometimes but not most of it.
• United States
17 Apr 09
A dog earer is somebody who folds the edge of a page over, it looks like a dogs ear.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
16 Apr 09
I use a bookmark to mark the page. Never folded the pages of the book before...can't bring myself to do that as I am a book lover who wraps each and every one of her book covers with plastic so they can last many years. However, I don't always use a proper bookmark if one is not at hand. I would use a piece of paper or ruler or anything small and flat that will not damage the book just to bookmark the page.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Oh!! that is very nice. I want to do that.. I am just lazy to have it. The easiest thing is to just fold a little bit in the upper edge of the book as a mark where i stopped.
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I use a bunch of folded pieces of paper to write down good quotes and information that I want to go back over in the future. I read a lot of nonfiction books so there's a lot of stuff in there that I want to be able to remember. I also draw a lot of inspiration just from writing things down for some reason.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Oh wow!! that's a good idea. I think I should do that too instead of just underlining the important things i want to remember in the book. Well, maybe that is good if the book is not yours, you have to take note but if It is mine I have to undeline it.
@sunnflr (2770)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I use a bookmark because I'm usually reading books from the library. They wouldn't take too kindly to me folding pages I'm sure. I also love my bookmark cause it's one my son made me when he was in second grade.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Oh wow!! that book mark has significance. I love to use book mark too but sometimes I lost my book marks,, so, I just fold the upper corner of the book I read. It is my own book so, I can just do what I want with it.. Lol.. but it is neat when we used book mark instead of folding the page. Thanks for sharing your story.
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@kiran8 (14229)
• Mangalore, India
16 Apr 09
Hi Bebs, i do the same. I just fold the corner of the page instead of using book mark.I must tell you about this amusing incident that happened with me. I write book reviews on line and if I find something interesting while reading, that I plan to include in my review I just tick the paragraph or the sentence and then fold the corner of the page so that I can identify it. Once I had so many of these pages that i was thoroughly confused as to where exactly I left off. It should be the last folded page, but my daughter who had started reading the same book , had gone ahead of me and left her mark as well, by folding a page where she had left off- on the whole both of us were confused LOL
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
hahaha!! maybe the best thing for you to do is put bookmark bearing your name so that you will where to find yours..
@kiran8 (14229)
• Mangalore, India
17 Apr 09
Hi Bebs, thats a very [practical suggestion LOL i must do it, have several book marks with my name on it..
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
Hello friend. I know this is a no no to put a dog ears on the book read. That is to fold a marking to remember where you have stopped reading for easier access the next time you read it but i am guilty of it since I am doing such most of the time. Though there are times that I keep a bookmark with me so that it is handy every time i finished reading.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
hahahah us that what it means with the dog ear? I did not get it when one responded here about dog ears.. now I know that folding the edge is like dog ears.. that's what I am doing now but I want to use book mark as I can now that I know your responses..
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• Philippines
17 Apr 09
At least you learn something new as you post this discussion my friend. That is what is good with mylot since to learn new things from other members and others also learn from you. Have a great and wonderful day friend and happy mylotting...
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
16 Apr 09
I don't use bookmark while I read a book. I feel that I can remember the page number so, that I can start reading from the same place I ended it last time. Although, it is not advisable to not to use bookmarks. I mean bad writing is better than good memory, isn't it?
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I guess, using bookmark is good but I am not doing it. I used to fold the edge of the page.. to help me remember where I stopped.. but now, I will start using book mark.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
17 Apr 09
For reading a book, my brother also use to do that. Now a days, I am not so fond of reading books because I get headache when I read them for even 15 minutes. So, it is best for me to avoid them from now an!
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Hi Bebs, I love to fold. I have tried using bookmark but I always mess it up so folding works best for me!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Hi Che, We are pretty much the same. It is easier for me to locate where I stopped when I fold the page. It is best anyway,, to have book mark on it.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Hello Bebs08! Eversince I was 8, reading has become one of my interests. During that time, I didn't even know that there's that bookmark thing. So I folded the page of the book where I stopped. I did that until I reached college attually. But like you, I still fold the page when there's no bookmark availavle or if I'm lazy to get the bookmark..hehehe..
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
22 Apr 09
exactly!!!! is easier that way, folding the page than looking for the lost book mark. Lol.. anyway, it is nice when book mark is used. Have a nice day.. and enjoy !!!!
@ellovire (409)
17 Apr 09
i don't use bookmarks at all!! i just fold the page of the book where i left off and just open that page again if i will start reading again. i used to have some bookmarks but they get lost all the time. or either they would slip from the book, making me guess what page i stopped reading. so i would rather just fold the page that use a bookmark.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
22 Apr 09
We are the same.. I am also fond of folding the upper corner of the page whenever I stopped to read. It is quicker that way than looking for the book mark. You are right.. book marks keep on losing.
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
I use bookmarks. For one thing, I so love my books, that they would look new after I've read it. Whenever they get crumpled it really depreciates my affection for reading that book, because I read my books time and again. I really hate it, whenever I let someone borrow and they just don't take good care of it, really just pissed me off. But I'm just cool about it, hoping that the person learn more as how he/she has tortured my pages.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
22 Apr 09
hahaha that's a good description... tortured.. hehehe... now, I practiced using bookmark because I am always folding the upper corner of the page every time I stopped from that page, I will just fold the corner. Am so lazy looking for book mark. it is easier to fold..Lol..
• United States
17 Apr 09
It depends on the book. If I am reading a book that is in very nice condition, or which I value a lot, I tend to use a book mark. However, I have several used books that are tattered-looking, and when I read those, I fold the page I leave off on. I also read a lot of poetry, and I like to write notes on my bookmarks and flag the pages I like. Sometimes, though, if it is a book I've used in a class, I will write marginalia in the book of poems and not use a book mark.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
yea, right!! depends upon the age of the book,,, hahaha that's me too, if I think the book is just too old, I will fold the upper edge of the page as my bookmark.
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Almost all of my old books are dog-eared. I used to fold the corner page of any book that I read, especially old ones, so I would know the page where I left off. But that was then. When I started buying and collecting books, I got introduced to 'bookmarks'(lol!), and I learned to use them because I don't want any marks on my books, especially those brand-new-looking and hard-bound ones, because they're actually expensive. ^_^
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I agree with that. It is good to preserve our book collection by using bookmark. That's neat!!!
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
hehhee.. i just folding the pages where i stopped. LOL
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Right!! we are the same...
@David816 (23)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Yeah, bookmarks are a headache. I'd rather just fold the page, since I tend to read many books at different times. Having a bookmark for each one just doesn't seem practical.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
hahahah.. you are right in that.. if you read different kinds of books at a time.. you need to have dozens of bookmarks.. and yes, impractical.. it is easier to fold the page.. LOL..
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
I use bookmarks. besides, folding the page does not follow the proper care for the book. I treat my books as precious pets so I don't want them get torn, folded or damaged in any way. I just make my personalized bookmark thin enough not to create a lump.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Oh!! that's cool!! I want to cultivate the habit of using bookmark too,
@maeras (115)
• United Arab Emirates
16 Apr 09
I keep forgetting where I put my bookmarks so I fold the page instead. But there was a time I got addicted to these phone cards with really nice designs. I collected them and used them as bookmarks...now I'm back to folding pages :P
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Oh really? well, I am always folding the page.. but I want to cultivate the habit of putting bookmarks.
• United States
16 Apr 09
I use a bookmark! I love to read books all the time but I can't stand a book that the pages are folded down in. My best friend and me are always traadng out books and she always folds the corners down and doesn't use a bookmark and it aggrivates me but everyone is going to do it they want.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I like that answer.. We are free to do what we want in our books, yes it is nice to develop the habit of putting bookmarks instead of folding the page.
• United States
16 Apr 09
I always fold the page of the book I am reading.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
we are the same..
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Folding the page! I try not to damage my books! Eventually, after a ton of folding, the pages will be weakened so much that they'll rip easily! *will never do that. Ever* I'll put something inside the book, lay it pages down so I can pick it right back up, memorize my page, or else use a bookmark. ^_^'
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Apr 09
correct!! that is the best thing to do. I don't know why I am fond of folding the edge of the page.