Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
This week—actually the last several weeks—I’ve been lucky enough to make a small dent in my TBR pile. It’s a good feeling. Although I managed to read several—even writing up a few reviews—my pile is no way near manageable. But I’m glad I had the time and chance to read the ones I have. I have a ton more that I can’t wait to dive into, but for now I’m saying “YAY”
All of these books come in different forms. I have several books on my nook, and still more in print lining the shelves in the office, tucked into a cedar chest, stored in boxes in my closet and basement and a towering stack on the floor beside my bed. And I won’t mention the tilting pile on my dresser that makes my husband cringe.
There are times I’ll have a few books going at once—and I know from talking to others I’m not alone there. Now obviously when I have a book I’m reading up on my Nook, keeping track of the page I’m on is easy when I get interrupted, but when I have a print book, it’s a bit more of a challenge.
Sure, over the years I’ve had my fair share of cool bookmarks. Some I’ve received as gifts, some I’ve picked up on my own, some have even been handmade either by myself or the kids.
But there have been times that I don’t have a bookmark handy, and I need to stop reading and want to mark my place without folding over the page (hate that..lol), or leaving the book open, print side down.
I’ve used some odd things as bookmarks—a paperclip, tissue, another book (yep, I tucked one inside the other to mark my page…lol). I’ve even been known to tuck a utensil—as in a fork or butter knife…(don’t ask, but I will tell you they are clean: ) to mark my spot. At times when I’m in the car waiting while picking up a child, or enjoying a quick read on my lunch hour at work, I’ve been known to use a candy wrapper from my purse, a string—actually dental floss…which I also keep handy in my purse, a pen…pretty much anything I can dig out.
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please…
What is the oddest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?
Looking forward to reading your answers!