After watching a fellow R rider pull an official NYC condom out of The Good Earth yesterday morning, I got to thinking about what people use as bookmarks. Since my Book Club books come from the library, I usually use the slip that says when the book is due. I also tend to grab Post-It flags from work – they’re easy to re-place repeatedly and don’t fall out when the book gets thrown back in my bag at my stop.
I haven’t used a decorative book mark in years – they don’t seem to be made by or for real readers. Like the gorgeous metal one topped by a butterfly – it’s way too heavy and falls out of the book at the slightest touch. The tpe that clip to the edge of the page always do damage that pains me even more than a dogear.
What do you use?