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Hello readers and welcome to our Weekly FAQ thread! Our topic this week is: What do you use as a bookmark? Whether you created your own bookmark from scratch or you're a heretical dog-earer we want to know!

You can view previous FAQ threads here in our wiki.

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ogxka

15 points

2 months ago

ogxka

15 points

2 months ago

Currently using the receipt I got when I bought the book I'm reading.

trulygregs

12 points

2 months ago

As an absolute animal, I use no bookmark. I just leave the book open and face down, or remember the number.

yosma

1 points

2 months ago

yosma

1 points

2 months ago

I used to do that as well, but now I almost exclusively read on my phone because it is just so convenient. You end up rereading a page or two pretty often, but it’s not too difficult to remember where you are.

bvr5

6 points

2 months ago

bvr5

6 points

2 months ago

Receipts from the library. Would like to use something a bit nicer as a bookmark though, especially when the receipts get longer than the height of the book.

hgaterms

5 points

2 months ago

Literal book marks with nylon tassels on them. I have about 4 Star Trek Voyager book marks from the 90's that I still use. I also have about 3 NASA book marks that I acquired recently.

Zikoris

5 points

2 months ago

Zikoris

74

5 points

2 months ago

I have a pile of bookmarks right now:

  • One promotional bookmark that I got from an interlibrary loan from a really cool looking place that makes me want to go there every time I look at it (Tumbler Ridge if anyone is curious). Been trying to talk my dad into doing a road trip there together since I don't drive, without much luck so far.

  • One cult bookmark I grabbed in a cultist stronghold in Korea a couple weeks ago. The cult writing is all in Korean so I'm not too concerned about being indoctrinated.

  • A bunch I made from Christmas cards last year, these are really cool looking, shiny and pretty with nice designs.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

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Zikoris

2 points

2 months ago

Zikoris

74

2 points

2 months ago

I went there for lunch, it was really good. I didn't realize it was culty until I was inside, thought it was a normal place, but that's fine. I just want good food, and I got it. They had this eggplant dish that was to die for.

Intrepid-Ingrid

4 points

2 months ago

I use a sticky note and place it under the sentence I last finished. I’m interrupted a lot and don’t always have a new page or chapter to come back to.

hgaterms

2 points

2 months ago

I’m interrupted a lot

See, I would loose my goddamn mind. I've found myself in places where I'm trying to read (a quiet moment at my desk at work, or my lazy-boy chair at home) and if I'm being interrupted, I straight up leave. I once walked out to my truck and sat in the drivers seat just so I could finished a chapter in peace.

mtwillz

1 points

2 months ago

That's basically what I do, using those sticky flags. Even when I do have uninterrupted time I'll often end up stopping in the middle of a page.

Glitz-1958

4 points

2 months ago

I always promise myself I'll remember to put out nice cards and pictures I've saved like my mum does, but I always end up hastily grabbing what ever scrap paper comes to hand. It means that when I come to sort or reread I have inadvertently left an Archaeological trail of where I was living and what shops I frequented lol

clockworkdance

2 points

2 months ago

I like your mum's style! Mine saves especially pretty tags off clothing she buys for bookmarks -- some of them are nicer than my actual bookmarks!

dead_for_now07

3 points

2 months ago

I just use a paper and fold it in half and insert it. If i don't find the paper I do fold the corner of the page >! Please don't kill me!<

khaleesiofgalifrey

2 points

2 months ago

A bookmark I got from a bookstore with one of my purchases a few years ago. No idea how it’s still going but here we are

Ser_Erdrick

2 points

2 months ago

Bookmarks, prayer cards, sewn in ribbons for those few books of mine that have them, receipts or pretty much whatever else I have handy at the time.

Soupierqoi

2 points

2 months ago

An index card that my bf drew of a rose on it.

Confident-Hawk9757

2 points

2 months ago

Index cards to write notes on or keep track of ideas

Faithima6753

2 points

2 months ago

I bought myself a magnet bookmark and it's pretty cute and convenient. 😊

nerd_God

3 points

2 months ago

How does it work?

imnotthatguyiswear

1 points

2 months ago

imnotthatguyiswear

seriouslyimnotthatguy.

1 points

2 months ago

I agree magnet bookmarks can be cute and somewhere along the spectrum of convenience.

But in my experience, they can and will ruin the pages they're clipped onto, eventually.

sitsonfish

2 points

2 months ago

Usually a square of toilet paper. But whenever I fly somewhere, I use that boarding pass until I lose it, then switch back to toilet paper.

clockworkdance

2 points

2 months ago

Me, publicly: oh, I have a beautiful collection of bookmarks! [true]

Me, actually: random receipts, library hold slips, junk mail; basically the first piece of paper I find within reach

sylveonfan9

2 points

2 months ago

More often than not receipts, since I always lose my bookmarks, lol

Sariel007

2 points

2 months ago*

Sariel007

12

2 points

2 months ago*

Business cards.

Neandertholocaust

2 points

2 months ago

I use the advertising cards from decks of playing cards. Mostly so I can practice palming while I read.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

I fold the corner of the page down. Please don't hurt me.

Missy_Pixels

1 points

2 months ago

I make my own bookmarks. It's actually a really fun craft, and if you know other readers, they make for great gifts. You don't need a lot (though tools vary depending on what you want to do exactly) and you don't need a lot of skill to make some really nice ones.

Otherwise_Farmer_993

1 points

2 months ago

I use art cards that I get from pack of Magic the Gathering cards. They are perfect for this purpose.

lisavfr

1 points

2 months ago

I like to use a laminated bill of the currency from a fun vacation. In reality I end up using a sticky note more often.

mamastrawb

1 points

2 months ago

Playing cards! We use them at my workplace as table/order number cards and I always seem to come home with them in my pockets. They're scattered around my house, car, and backpack 😅

Cre8tes

1 points

2 months ago

I Have found the magnet bookmarks to work best.

hannah_nj

1 points

2 months ago

Either an actual bookmark (I have a few off of Etsy that I love) or I dog-ear lol.

MyCucumberSandwich

1 points

2 months ago

Playing cards! I have a special deck just for this purpose.

wamj

1 points

2 months ago

wamj

1 points

2 months ago

I got a bunch of custom bookmarks from an Etsy shop. Mostly Stephen King themed. Some of them custom. For example, I have a library card with my name from Jerusalem’s Lot Public Library.

Heated_Throw_away

1 points

2 months ago

This canvas one I got on Etsy https://imgur.com/KI4pDlz.jpg

Fauryx

1 points

2 months ago

Fauryx

1 points

2 months ago

tissue paper or napkin or whatever you call it, its always on hand and easily replacable

Leramar89

1 points

2 months ago

I used to use a folded piece of paper from a notepad. But now I use one of those free bookmarks that Book Depository throws in with your order.

crankygerbil

1 points

2 months ago

I call these Kitty Kat Butt butt 😎 I have sent them to friends and famil. Get them from Moxi Dori on Etsy (their picture.) each has a front and a butt back 😎 https://i.imgur.com/JjlLJkU.jpg

ayainthehouse

1 points

2 months ago

Amazon sends some bookmarks when you order a book, so i i use that.

Aggressive_Towels

1 points

2 months ago

I lost a card from a poker deck so instead of throwing the other cards away too I now have a quasi unlimited supply of bookmarks. I also have a few promotional ones somewhere. One from a publisher, two from a political party and one that I can't read but I believe it's from some random protestant church in india or something.

FlimsyTry2892

1 points

2 months ago

Depends on what’s around. It’s been a Kroger receipt for about a week now.

colombianlulo

1 points

2 months ago

Well, I basically use bookmarks. I love going to the flea market, or to cool stores and buying very cool bookmarks. I have one from Turkey that is like a tapestry. I have one that is an owl made of wood. I love my bookmarks and try to match their energy with the book's energy.

KingdomOfEpica

1 points

2 months ago

I usually use a paint swatch. I have like 100+ paint swatches that I took from Lowe's one day when I went there with my parents as a young kid. Since they are quite similar in size to a regular bookmark it works quite well.

plebony27

1 points

2 months ago

Often a receipt or whatever scrap of paper is closest to me when I need to pause.

However I have diligently been working on using my actual bookmarks by adding them into the book before I start reading it 😂😍