Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is favorite bookmarks! Normally, I wouldn't have the time or energy to do this post, but since I'm currently on medical leave, I had access to all my bookmarks, and the time to do this. Hooray!
This is a picture of my ten favorite bookmarks.
Let's start on the left. I bought this bookmark on our trip to London in 1996 when we got engaged. I loved Harrod's. Fascinating store.
The next one features a quote from Jane Eyre which was my favorite book from the age of ten to about age 21. This bookmark was stitched for me by my sister, Barbara. She designed it herself.
When I was in 5th grade one of my best friends moved away to Texas. Before she left, she had a party and made bookmarks for everyone. This has my name on it on the back.
The pansy bookmark was a gift when I achived pansy circle status in my sorority, meaning I graduated from college.
The music one was a gift from my first piano teacher Nita, who also happened to be the pastor's wife. I was devastated when he was transferred to another city.
The ballet dancer is a gift from my sisters who went to NYC one year. It's from the Metropolitan Opera.
The red leather bookmark is a gift from my son when he went to England and France before his senior year of high school. It has a quote from Albert Einstein that says "The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library."
The wood bookmark on the end is from my son't trip to Belize at the end of his senior year of high school. He is very well-traveled. He has figured out early what to get mom on his trips.
The one at the bottom is one of my favorites just because it is hecking gorgeous.
The funny thing is that none of these bookmarks are examples of my favorite KIND of bookmarks to actually use in a book!
These are magnetic bookmarks. You just clip them over the page to mark your spot, and you can leave them clipped while you read on. I am notorious for taking the bookmark out of the book and absent-mindedly putting it down wherever and then losing it. These bookmarks all solve that problem.
The one at the top with the ribbon is my new favorite kind. The clip clips on your book cover and then you place the ribbon in your book to be the bookmark. Genius! One caveat: they don't work so well on paperbacks.
What are your favorite bookmarks or kind of bookmarks?