Monday, 9 February 2009

Musing Mondays (Feb 09)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about bookmarks…

What do you use to mark your place while reading? Do you have a definite preference? Do you use bookmarks, paper, or (gasp) turn down the pages? If you use bookmarks, do you have a favourite one?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.






When I used to catch the bus to uni every day I would use my bus ticket as a bookmark. As I caught four buses and therefore had four tickets, I always had plenty on hand, plus they were just big enough to jot down a little note on the back. I miss my little ticket markers, I would clean out my bag at the end of the week, and collect all the little notes I had made.

Now that I don't catch the bus I tend to use bookmarks. While I'll use whatever I can get my hands on if I don't have an actual bookmark, I really love a pretty bookmark. This has led to me building up a bit of a collection in the past couple years, especially seeing as I always pick up promotional bookmarks from the library or business ones from bookstores whenever they have new ones. I was working on a collection of Harry Potter bookmarks when the last movie came out, but I'm still missing Neville, Delores and Kingsley.

I like to pick out a new bookmark from my tin for each new book I read (except for bookclub books where I use the pretty one my friend Wendy made me), but at the moment, my favourite is definately my "Storykeeper" bookmark, it's just so pretty. I've been alternating with that one at the moment.

54 comments:

Melody said...

Here's my answer.

Happy Monday! :)

Bluestocking said...

I've moved away from paper bookmarks. Here's my answer.

Musing Monday 26

gautami tripathy said...

I liked this!


Musing through bookmarking

D Dubs said...

I may get scolded for this, but I dog-ear a lot of my books, write all over them with notes, etc. I use a lot of paper bookmarks and receipts as well. There's also a lot of weird stuff I use, like bits of (unused) toilet paper, etc... you can read more at my post:

http://www.ddubsreads.com/DDubsReads/Blog/Entries/2009/2/8_Musing_Mondays%3A_Bookmarks.html

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

This is my first Monday Musings, so I hope I did this right!

monday musings

Shon said...

I collect bookmarks. Here's my response:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

Matt said...

I don't use real bookmarks but instead I grab whatever is handy.

Jessica said...

I'm eclectic in everything, including my bookmarks, apparently. I'm noticing a particular pattern in my life!

My Muse!

The Social Frog said...

This is my frist time doing Musing Mondays :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1209

Mae said...

Great question!

Mines's up.

http://madbibliophile.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/musings-mondays/

Joyful Days said...

Mine is up here.

Happy Monday!

Julie

Erika Lynn said...
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Erika Lynn said...

Mine is up at
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-bookmarks.html

elizabethwillse said...

I envy the pretty bookmarks. Mine are prosaic.

http://elizabethwillse.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/musing-mondays-29-bookmarks/

DeSeRt RoSe said...

This is my first Musing Monday.. here is my post

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-1.html

BooksPlease said...

Here's my bookmark post.

Beth F said...

Mine's up here.

Yvonne said...

This is my first time at Monday Musings. Looks like fun. My answer is here http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/02/monday-musings.html

caite said...

Since this is my SECOND Musing, first, just let me welcome the several new posters this week. :-)

My social duty being finished, HERE is my contribution this week.

Marie said...

Here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html Great question!

Steph said...

Here's my answer!

http://steph3891.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_09.html

MizB said...

Ooo, cool question! This was fun to answer! http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/musing-mondays-feb9/

MizB

Nely said...

Here's mine:
http://bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_09.html

♥ Nely

writemeg said...

I'm pretty OCD about my bookmarks, as I am with most things :)

My answer is here!

Have a great day, everyone!

Lisa said...

My answer is here".

Sunny said...

My musing is up!

splummer said...

Hi!
Wonderful Question this week!! Mine is posted! You can see it here:
JUST BOOKS: MUSING MONDAY
Have a great day!!

Sherrie

teabird said...

This is my first Musing Mondays contribution. Please come and visit!

Ruth Ferguson said...

My answer is here:
http://buzzboutbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/monday-musingson-bookmarks.html

Bobbi said...

My musing is here: My Muse and Me

Melange said...
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Melange said...

My post is here

I loved the bookmark that you have posted! It's so beautiful.

jlshall said...

Great question this week! Gave me a chance to do some sorting out. Here's my answer.

Joseph said...

Down with dog-earing! Always use bookmark.

Smash said...

lol! Good question! I have a feeling I'm going to get yelled at for my answer. ;o)


http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-aka-yall-are-going-to.html

sheerysplace said...

ANother awesom question! Here's my reply:

http://sheerysplace.livejournal.com/9175.html

Cathy said...

This is a perfect question for a bookmark fiend!

carolsnotebook said...

Mine’s up.

Vickie said...

http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

purplg8r said...

Here are my thoughts:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-february-9-2009.html

Matthew said...

Here's mine!

http://fallingstacks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-monday-29.html

Yooperchick said...

Here's my two cents worth:


http://ilovemybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_09.html

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Wow, I like your bookmark. Very neat. My answer is finally done - better late than never, I always say.

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

Nise' said...

My Musing is here.

Lisa said...

Here's mine.

My first link did't work, so I'll try again. Sorry! :(

ravenousreader said...

Here's my muse for the week:

http://ravenousreader.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/monday-musing-marking-the-spot/

NoBS said...

I'm playing for the first time. I know, I'm really late!

sherry said...

I collect bookmarks from independent bookstores. I also like the bookmarks from Ivy at Esty. They are made from copper wire in different shapes such as stars, hearts, fish, guitars etc.

wendy said...

Wow! great to see so many first-timers & fun to read everyone's answers.As a relatively new Monday Muser myself a warning MM is a bit addictive! Anyway...for Monday Musing on Wednesday gohere

Pretty Me!! said...

first time here :

http://creatingnewblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/bookmarks.html

Susan said...

Here you go!

my blog

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-bookmarks.html

nashvillebookworm said...

A couple of days later, but I posted...

http://nashvillebookworm.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/monday-musings/

Literary Feline said...

My response is up.