Being an avid reader, I have put a lot of thought into the best bookmark. Seriously, more thought than anyone I know. It is IMPORTANT. As a kid, I was constantly losing my place due to not using a bookmark. I’d try to remember page numbers using mnemonic devices (“Okay, Megan, you are on page 156. Remember this by thinking of your best friend who rides bus 56 and then just add 100.” Something like that.) Wouldn’t it have just been easier to grab a piece of paper to mark my place. Yes. Why didn’t I? I was a strange child.
So in my adulthood, I’ve made more of an effort to keep my place so as to not have to reread two full pages before I realize I’ve read all of it before. And my winner for best bookmark? The Post-It.
I don’t like using anything that creases the pages. (I despise folding over corners of the page.) Regular, non-sticky bookmarks just end up falling out by freak accident. So the Post-It note just logically works. It stays in place. When you’re not reading, you can simply stick it to the back cover of the book so you know where it is when you need it. You can’t lose it! And it doesn’t crease the pages!
I may be weird, but I actually think this is smart. I’m curious, what do you use for a bookmark? Do you have a better option than my own? Maybe something more green? This is important, people.