So, bookmarks. The struggle is so real.
There are so many problems these devices for marking your place have that they couldn’t even fit into one post. But let’s give it a try, shall we?
Where we BUY Bookmarks
A common misconsception is that everyone splurges their money at Target. (Which is partly true, but that’s another story,) But what about us Bookworms? We have a special place to
clear out our purses/wallets.
*angelic music playing in the background*
Yes. This is the heaven that all bookworms yearn for.
You come in for a good book, come out with 10. (Again, another story) but you’re about to check out and you see it. You are hooked in.
Charlie Brown pop-up greeting cards? Harry Potter merchandise? BOOKMARKS?
You need it all. You are convinced. You pick up a pretty floral bookmark. Then of course you need to pick up 9 more for every single book your bought, because #logic. XD
This is why Barne’s and Nobles will always and forever be the death of my savings. Beware the bookmarks.
Getting the Bookmark and Losing it
Ok, so you have your wonderful bookmark. But the packaging is so cute, in it’s nice little box. Plus, you need to read ASAP, so you’ll just wait to open it to mark your place in your book. Right?
3 months later, you find all those bookmarks you spent 40 bucks on still sitting in a drawer. So, you finally take apart the packaging, and set it right beside you so that when you finish reading, you can bookmark your place.
So, you’re kind of falling in love with this bookmark, it’s so pretty, and you are so proud of yourself for sticking with it, and remembering to put it into the book. You carry your book to your backpack for school, and put it into it with the bookmark in it.
Later, you take the book out of your backpack at school to read it. Only to find….
THE BOOK IS OPENED.
*Dun, dun, DUNNNN*
It must have lodged itself open while you were carrying it around.
You wildly search around for the bookmark in your backpack, but you know that your backpack must lead to a black hole, because you can never find a single thing in there.
So now your bookmark is missing in some sort of abyss in space, so it failed to do the ONE JOB you paid for it to do. Hold your place.
You fratically dive into your book, turning pages, reading paragraph after paragraph, until you read it…
“And so he yelled into the midnight forest, ‘I will AVENGE your death, father!”
And you cry. Right there, on the spot, at school. Kids are staring, but you don’t care. You just spoiled the entire book. All because of your stupid bookmark.
Built in Bookmarks
Oh, believe me, I have not forgotten the books with built in ribbon bookmarks. How could one forget??
In some books, the copy comes with a skinny ribbon bookmark to keep your place, to prevent the drama that you previously read in this post from occurring.
Could this bookmark finally be the one to actually do it’s job? Will it prevail and rise above all the other’s?
It frays like crazy. It bother’s me SO much, that I eventually stop using it at all.
(If it’s a really special book, like the one above, I’ll still use it, BUT IT STILL BOTHER’S ME!)
It frays, comes apart, and you cry because even bookmarks you can’t lose are up to this daunting task of holding your place.
And this is me. I am not ashamed of myself, I dog ear my books. I’m not the kind of person that will walk ten steps open a drawer and get a bookmark. Usually, when I’m done reading, it’s at night, and I need sleep, so I just dog ear my book, and set it aside. Easy, simple, will always keep your place.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this short and
bitter sweet post all about the struggles of bookmarks!
Are you a dog ear person or a bookmark person? Can you think of any more bookmark struggles? I’d love to talk to you! Comment below!