That Artsy Reader Girl hosts Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly themed blogging meme for book lovers. This week, the theme is “Favorite Bookmarks”, so keep reading to see which ones I consider to be favorites from my personal collection.
1. &9. Snowman & Turtle Wooden Bookmarks
There is one Maine bookstore (with multiple locations) that I can always depend on for these wooden bookmarks. I really can’t help myself when it comes to browsing the available cutout designs – they are so simple and yet so charming.
Now, while these bookmarks aren’t very thick, they are more thick than an ordinary paper bookmark, so I rarely use them in my books. They do well in paperback books and are great for temporarily holding my place in a book – like if I need to get up and get a drink before continuing to read – but for the most part they are purely decorative and sentimental.
2. V&A Bookmark
This bookmark is made by That Company Called If, and all of their bookmarks in the V&A line feature “vintage fabric and home interiors designs” as well as a ribbon. Mine happens to be decorated with the likeness of a dress fabric that was designed by artist George Sheringham, and is property of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I really like this bookmark because its design is just as transportive as the books in which I place it.
3. Metal K Bookmark
In case you are new here, my first name is Kelsey, so this is a semi-personalized bookmark that slips over pages. I typically put the K on top of the page I’m on, so the square frame sits behind it. Again, it’s a simple bookmark with a lot of charm, I think.
4. Magnifying “Glass” Bookmark
This bookmark came in a book box and it’s quite a novelty. The magnifying part isn’t the greatest, as you could accurately assume, but it does magnify a little bit and I think it’s a clever idea for a bookmark. It’s great for shorter books, too, in which regular sized bookmarks can sometimes be overwhelming.
5. Book Thong Bookmark
This is my most extravagant bookmark; I just love the aesthetic. It makes any book I put it in look fancy and more decorative. The only downside is that it only works in books the same length (or shorter) than the ribbon, but most of my books fit that criteria so it’s not a big deal to me.
6. Crochet Flower Bookmark
How delightful is this bookmark? VERY. A friend gifted this to me, and I absolutely adore it. It works like the above bookmark, so there are book-height restraints, but that doesn’t bother me.
7. Folded Paper Corner Bookmark
I made this bookmark myself after watching a tutorial, and I may or may not have several more floating around my apartment because I got a little obsessed with making them. But this one is my favorite because it is blue and green and, again, simple.
8. My Bookmark Ruby Slippers
This is definitely my most whimsical bookmark, and I have several more on my wish list. If you are unfamiliar with My Bookmark bookmarks, the feet (or whatever object is on the end) stick out of the book, while the sturdy bookmark itself holds your place. This was also given to me as a gift, and I recommend it as a gift to any book lover/bookmark collector in your life.
9. See #1 above.
10. Leaf Wooden Bookmark
If you saw the image of my bookmarks above and thought, “Wait, where’s #10?”, I have an explanation for you. I have a third wooden bookmark that has a leaf cutout at the top, which I recently purchased in celebration of autumn. It has disappeared on me, unfortunately; I tore through my apartment in search of it when I was planning this blog post, but to no avail. I have absolutely no idea where it is. Fortunately, I did take a photo for bookstagram that had this bookmark in it, so I have included it below. Oh you pesky thing, where could you be…
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the best season of the year. 🍂 ☆ The autumnal equinox means my favorite month is coming to an end, but since it marks the beginning of my favorite season my sadness isn't so profound. 😉 ☆ One of the things I'm looking forward to this season, of course, is reading spooky, witchy, cozy books – especially the ones pictured here: 🍁The Italian by Ann Radcliffe 🍁The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 🍁The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 🍁Dracula by Bram Stoker 🍁The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 🍁Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 🍁Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James 🍁The Dark Angel by Meredith Ann Pierce 🍁The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston 🍁The Moon-Spinners by Mary Stewart + 🍁A Spell of Murder by Kennedy Kerr (ebook) ☆ Also on the autumn agenda is hiking, baking pumpkin and apple desserts, and anticipating that four letter s word ☃️. What are you looking forward to this fall (books or otherwise)? 📚
And that is my list of Ten Favorite Bookmarks – did any catch your eye? Do you have a favorite bookmark (or bookmarks) in your possession that you would like to talk about? Share in a comment below, or add a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post – I would love to check it out!