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Does anyone else love to collect bookmarks?

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message 1: by Kimberley (last edited Feb 23, 2010 04:33AM) (new)

Kimberley When ever I buy books, I always buy bookmarks as I read so many books at once, but I also love bookmarks. I get free at the library and have quite a collection now.

I just wondered if anyone else love bookmarks as much as me.


message 2: by Huda (new)

Huda | 16 comments Yes yes and yes,, I love bookmarks and I have bookmarks in all color size and shape … some times I even make bookmarks,,, I think one of the best thing about buying books from liberty books is FREE bookmarks but one thing is for sure that the bookmarks they sell are overpriced ……but I know a lot of book stores who has good bookmarks 


message 3: by Kimberley (last edited Jul 13, 2010 06:40AM) (new)

Kimberley I'm so glad that someone shares my love of bookmarks. I'm just home from vacation in Italy and came home with many books and bookmarks.


message 4: by Faa (new)

Faa | 2 comments Me too. I've collected bookmarks since my secondary school, somewhere like 11 years ago. So far, i have a small collection of bookmarks but i'm looking forward for bookmarks swap (if any), so that i'll be able to have bookmarks from all over the world and not only from my country.

Kimberley wrote: "I'm so glad that someone shares my love of bookmarks. I'm just home from vacation in Italy and came home with many books and bookmarks."

I loved the idea of buying books while travelling. its like we buy ourselves a token of that place. and the bookmarks from Italy, u are one lucky girl :-)


message 5: by LuAnn (new)

LuAnn But how do you keep the bookmarks -- scrapbook, in a drawer, etc?


message 6: by C.G. (new)

C.G. (samatwitch) | 11 comments I keep my collection in a (clean) flowerpot on my dresser. A few years ago, I went through and culled about 1/2 of them, which came to about 200! I have different categories that I like and pick up such as ones with cats, ones with unicorns, ones with lovely pictures, ones with quotations, etc. I like to pick up bookmarks when I travel, too. They're a great souvenir - inexpensive and easy to carry!


message 7: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Teague (ateague) | 7 comments I always get bookmarks as souvenirs. And my aunt and I always trade bookmarks for birthday gifts.


message 8: by Faa (new)

Faa | 2 comments i used to keep my bookmarks in a vase, but over the years, the vase had been too small for all the growing numbers of bookmarks. so now, i keep the bookmarks in a box, so that it fit all size of bookmarks..


message 9: by Huda (new)

Huda | 16 comments Faa wrote: "Me too. I've collected bookmarks since my secondary school, somewhere like 11 years ago. So far, i have a small collection of bookmarks but i'm looking forward for bookmarks swap (if any), so that..."

true,, i wish i could travel and let books and bookmarks from everywhere :) guess thats the best feeling :)


message 10: by Huda (new)

Huda | 16 comments I have a separate drawers for my bookmarkers :)


Faa wrote: "i used to keep my bookmarks in a vase, but over the years, the vase had been too small for all the growing numbers of bookmarks. so now, i keep the bookmarks in a box, so that it fit all size of bo..."


message 11: by Nyghtmare (new)

Nyghtmare Nah, not really. I use paper.


message 12: by Karen (new)

Karen (ocdofbooks) I hung up some of my bookmarks (by their tassels) on the side of my bookcase so I can always look at them. I love bookmarks!


message 13: by Krista (new)

Krista (bookkitty) I was stumbling and I found this cool way to recycle paper and make pretty book marks out of it. And then when you are done you can plant it in the ground if you used seeds in it (to make it pretty) and the seeds will grow

http://www.graciousrain.com/2010/04/2...


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) I collected bookmarks when I was a kid. I'm 42 now and just started collecting again. My daughter is collecting, too. Until I repaint my office my bookmarks are in a gallon-sized baggie with a few on a bulletin board. I love the flower pot and vase ideas! I collect anything that strikes my fancy, but mostly dogs, funny sayings or beautiful pictures (such as sunsets). My favorite bookmark is one I use all the time...a bookworm wearing glasses sitting atop a stack of books and it says, "I can't believe I read the whole thing." I really need to retire that one since it's getting too worn. It's about 35 years old. :)


message 15: by C.G. (new)

C.G. (samatwitch) | 11 comments Carol, I have that bookmark, too! One of my favourite's is a little boy with a multi-scoop ice-cream cone that says, "This is where I left my ice-cream cone." :)


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) I'd love to have that one. :)


message 17: by C.G. (new)

C.G. (samatwitch) | 11 comments One of my other favourite's is a young boy holding a cat over his arm that says "Have you hugged your cat today?" Of course, I can always answer yes to that question. :)


message 18: by Linda (new)

Linda | 8 comments I have quite a collection of bookmarks too. I prefer the ones with the tassels on them, and now for the last few years they have beads on them. I haven't traveled much, but I plan to in the future, so what a wonderful idea to collect book marks for around the world. Thanks!


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) I don't care for the beads. I'm thinking of using a hole punch on some of the plain bookmarks (no tassels of any kind) and using colorful yarn to make tassels. Hobby Lobby and Michaels have such beautiful and soft yarn that I might make that a winter project. In fact, I could probably buy heavy duty card stock and my daughter can make her own bookmarks. She's a terrific artist.


message 20: by Carmin (new)

Carmin I don't like bookmarks for some reason. I've tried to use them, but for some reason it's not for me. I just memorize the page I left on. Doesn't always work. I envy people who use bookmarks. :/


message 21: by Huda (new)

Huda | 16 comments What?? cant belive what im reading?? how can you NOt like bookmarks :(


Carmin wrote: "I don't like bookmarks for some reason. I've tried to use them, but for some reason it's not for me. I just memorize the page I left on. Doesn't always work. I envy people who use bookmarks. :/"


message 22: by Carmin (last edited Feb 08, 2011 11:12AM) (new)

Carmin Since I wrote this I tried using one of my bookmarks and it fell out of the book. I found it later on my bed and realized, "this is why I don't you bookmarks." I think I should get a bookmark that clips onto the page.


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) My daughter likes the magnetic bookmarks. Just put the page between the magnets and it stays in place.


message 24: by Carmin (new)

Carmin :O magnetic? I'll keep them in mind. thanks


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) I've seen them at Barnes & Noble, but I'm sure they're available online or wherever books are sold.


message 26: by Jen (new)

Jen (jenforbus) | 25 comments I love the magnetic bookmarks too. My cats can't pull them out of my books! I've found them in most bookstores and even found a set in the pet store once.


message 27: by Kathe (new)

Kathe (kathed) | 5 comments what a fun question - never would have thought of it myself, but i have many, some quite old, in the drawer of my beside table. i make them and bring them home from travels and receive them as gifts but i hate to buy them :)


message 28: by Linda (new)

Linda | 8 comments Carol wrote: "I don't care for the beads. I'm thinking of using a hole punch on some of the plain bookmarks (no tassels of any kind) and using colorful yarn to make tassels. Hobby Lobby and Michaels have such be..."

What a great idea! Also if you wanted to protect the art work and make it last longer, you could then laminate the books marks.


message 29: by Christy (new)

Christy Brannen (murdermostbritish) | 19 comments I collect handcrafted books..not papercrafts, but needleart bookmarks...most are crocheted, a couple knitted maybe one or two tatted. I enjoy swapping them with other needlecraft artisits. Been doing so for a few years.


message 30: by Clare (new)

Clare Shepherd | 1 comments I collect bookmarks too, lots from National Trust stately homes, as souvenirs, lots of the paper ones that bookshops give away. The sad thing is many of the shops no longer exist.


message 31: by R.J. (new)

R.J. | 2 comments Here are calendar/bookmarks you can download free and print. Please give the extras away! Thanks. I hope mine join your collection!

http://www.SeedsOfCivilization.com/pd...


message 32: by Nameheartsong (new)

Nameheartsong | 1 comments Has anyone ever seen a handmade bookmark with pressed flowers and leaves glued on it? A friend made one like this for me and printed a verse of scripture on the back. I use it for marking my place in the Bible or in other inspirational books.


message 33: by C.G. (new)

C.G. (samatwitch) | 11 comments I used to have one of those.


message 34: by C. J. (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) I sometimes do. I have a couple of the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobes' ones. If I run out of bookmarks I sometimes like to make my own. And if I am really short on time I just use an index card. Those are good because you can take some notes while reading!


message 35: by Diane (new)

Diane Heath | 4 comments I have a small box of book marks and I have several of the magnetic bookmarks. The drawback to the magnetic ones is that they can get left in the book when it goes back to the library


message 36: by Renee (new)

Renee  Bailey (bookpearls) | 6 comments I have a book box that I put all of my bookmarks in. When my friends travel I always ask that they send me a bookmark. I have received book marks from China, Italy and Germany. I choose a bookmark to use either based on how I am feeling or the book that I am reading.


message 37: by Teddy Bear (new)

Teddy Bear Books | 2 comments I always collect bookmarks, even ones that come free with each book I buy. I don't get the weird holographic-shiny-stringy-tasseled ones that are sold at bookstores, because they confuse my eyes and give me headaches (I know, strange). But anyway, bookmarks are awesome. However, I am currently using a recipe for Masala-Grilled Flounder as a page-marker for Vanishing Girls.


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