Do you have a bookmark? How long have you had it and how did you get it? Was it something that caught your eye? Or did someone special give it to you as a gift?
A bookmark isn’t essential for reading and many readers don’t use one to mark the last page read. If they don’t insert a random slip of paper between the pages, they can just turn the book over or (gasp!) fold the corner of the page.
Yet, a bookmark says a lot about a reader. It can express her personality, it can make a statement about her values, or it can show what she needs around her to make the most of her leisure time.
For instance, is the bookmark inspirational, whimsical or simply beautiful? Is it a trinket she picked up from a once-in-a-lifetime trip or is it a family memento? Does it include a quote that has significance in her life or does the bookmark have a symbol that shows she’s part of a club?
Most of all, a bookmark sends a message to the world that reading is important to this person. It doesn’t matter if it’s a piece of ribbon from a child or a sliver of metal from a fancy jewelry store. The bookmark shows that being a reader is part of her identity.
There are many types of bookmarks. Here are just a few examples:
It’s almost a crime to hide this bookmark inside a book.
For fans of the paperclip bookmark
When you want some bold attitude with your bookmark.
A bookmark that tells it like it is.
Protect the corners!
For the reader who has kissed one too many frogs.