Do you use bookmarks?

My bookmark
Malaysia
October 23, 2017 7:54pm CST
I hate dog-earred pages so yes, I do use bookmarks. (The one in the picture is a souvenir from my mom's aunt who visited Cambodia a couple of years back.) I recently read an interesting post about the different (and weird) types of bookmarks people use for their books. Leaves, pencils and pens, plane tickets, grocery store receipts - these are just some of the stuff people use. The most unconventional one I've used is probably my cellphone. That's when I can't find anything else to use. Do you use one? If you do, what do you use? Anything weird at all?
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@marguicha (81647)
• Chile
24 Oct
I have beautiful bookmarks but many times I use whatever piece of paper I have around.
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
Those are the times that make me reach for my phone, since it's often the closest thing I could reach for.
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@marguicha (81647)
• Chile
24 Oct
@cahaya1983 We can turn the book down too
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@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
24 Oct
Its so happen I don't use bookmarks
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
Is that because you don't spend much time reading? Or how do you mark the pages?
@ilocosboy (33267)
• Philippines
24 Oct
don't really spend much time in reading, but when I does, I just fold the pages he he.
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@Hannihar (12606)
1 Nov
@ilocosboy I have folded the pages too, but, I prefer a bookmark.
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• Peoria, Arizona
24 Oct
I will never dog ear a page. Most books I read are ebooks, but when I do read a book literally everything turns into a bookmark. When I was a teenager, I used to use a piece of paper and write my favorite quotes from books onto the paper and use that a bookmark.
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
That's creative! I like that it's very easy to create and design our own bookmark these days. No need to even buy them anymore.
• Peoria, Arizona
24 Oct
@cahaya1983 I don't think I have ever actually bought a bookmark before haha
@andriaperry (33014)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Oct
I always use a book mark, I have many and the library will give them to you. But in need any paper will do.
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
Oh interesting to know that libraries give them. I don't think libraries here do that.
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@andriaperry (33014)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Oct
@cahaya1983 Yes usually they are at the check out counter.
@LeaPea2417 (15271)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Oct
I usually use pieces of paper lying around (that I make notes on) for book marks.
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
Well, why splurge on bookmarks when you can get free ones everywhere, eh?
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@LeaPea2417 (15271)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Oct
@cahaya1983 Very true
@JohnRoberts (41002)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Oct
I use freebie bookmarks I pick up.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
Yeah I get a lot of them when I go to book fairs. Still have some I haven't even used.
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@yanzalong (8729)
• Indonesia
24 Oct
I will use my cell phone for that. A pencil or a ruler will usually do.
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
A ruler does the job just as well, I would say!
@Daelii (2035)
• United States
24 Oct
Yes! I have used napkins, leaves, mail, pieces of yarn. Whatever is handy!
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
Napkins! Interesting. I wouldn't mind using those as bookmarks, some of them are prettier than the real bookmarks!
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@riverwild (917)
24 Oct
useually just a bookmark or piece of paper
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• Malaysia
24 Oct
A piece of paper seems like a popular choice.
@Micmac (6846)
23 Nov
I use anything I can grab quickly that is on my desk, like notepad paper, pen, tissue. If I'm too lazy to look for something, I'll just turn down the corner of the book page.
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• Malaysia
23 Nov
When I start reading a new book and don't have a bookmark with me I just grab my phone to mark the page.
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@Micmac (6846)
24 Nov
@cahaya1983 That's a good idea!
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@Hannihar (12606)
24 Oct
I make my own bookmarks or have in the past. I use those and ones I have gotten from people or places to keep my place in my book so I do not loose my place.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
That's great, how do you make your own bookmarks?
@Hannihar (12606)
1 Nov
@cahaya1983 I make them in a program called Coral Draw. I bring in pieces at a time and arrange them and see how want to do it. I also may use photoshop too.
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@wongchoiyee (6574)
• Malaysia
24 Oct
I use feathers as bookmark.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
Nice, what kind of feathers do you use? I think I would sneeze if I use them
• Malaysia
1 Nov
@cahaya1983 chicken feathers
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@ebanreb (4747)
• Philippines
24 Oct
I hate bookmarks. So what i do is to fold the pages.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
Oh I'm the opposite. I'd rather not fold the pages.
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@ebanreb (4747)
• Philippines
1 Nov
@cahaya1983 hahaha really? I fold the pages hahaha lol
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@dpk262006 (54713)
• Delhi, India
24 Oct
I use a sticker or self adhesive paper as bookmark.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
That's a popular choice as well.
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@dpk262006 (54713)
• Delhi, India
2 Nov
@cahaya1983 Yes, you are right.
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• Philippines
5 Nov
I used book marks too, they've been very helpful.
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• Malaysia
6 Nov
Yes they are. Do you buy them or what do you use as bookmarks?
@kepweng (6341)
2 Nov
what is the use of bookmarks all abouit?
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• Malaysia
2 Nov
It's shown in the picture!
@dodo19 (28085)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Oct
I do use bookmarks or whatever I can find to keep my page. I don't fold pages or anything to keep my page.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
Yes me too, I don't like to leave marks and creases on the pages.
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@snowy22315 (34162)
• United States
24 Oct
Sometimes I do, and sometimes I just kind of remember where I am at. I will use essentially any kind of scrap I can find to mark my place. Good discussion!
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
Thanks snowy! I've started using bookmarks more often lately. Before I was like you - I'd use anything within reach.
@JESSY3236 (5020)
• United States
24 Oct
I hate dog-ears too. My mother does the dog-ear thing. I use bookmarks. Sometimes it's just a piece of paper, or I have a metal one in shape of a girl.
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• Malaysia
1 Nov
So many cute bookmarks these days! I saw some fancy ones at the bookstore the other day, but I wouldn't buy any because I get free ones all the time.
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@crowbeak (10)
• United States
24 Oct
I have a bit of fabric from my mom's favorite kitchen curtains that I cut into a strip for a bookmark; that's probably the one that's been with me the longest. But I do love bookmarks as much as the books. You have to think about what they're made of sometimes, because I had a red leather one that tinted the page pink, and even a receipt might leave an ink transfer.
• Malaysia
1 Nov
Oh wow, good advice. Never thought of that. Lucky none has left marks on my book pages so far. I think using the strip from the kitchen curtain is such a cute idea though!