When I was little, and my daddy read to me, I would sit beside him and bend the bookmark into as many tiny squares as I could while I listened. They were all so mangled by the end that we had to get a new one for the next volume. I'm not sure why I did, but bookmarks have always been a special part of my reading experience. Technically I don't need them. I can stop in the middle of a paragraph and pick up the next day. But I consider them an accessory, like some girls use jewelry and shoes and purses.
Today I thought it would be fun to show you my bookmark collection.
These are from good friends. They are precious. And the "Shh! I'm reading." makes me smile every time. :)
Creation Museum planetarium. We like going there. And tickets for the snake shows--I once held a six-foot yellow snake all by myself so I could put the picture on my highschool graduation slideshow. (Granted, I was so scared I couldn't touch it two years prior, but hey--I grew braver with time.)
Our awesome state homeschool musicals. In Titanic one of the dads engineered the whole stage to tilt up while the ship was sinking.
Our local library handed out Emma bookmarks when it first released on PBS. Guys, the last episode coincided with the Superbowl. It was agony switching back and forth--during the proposal!!
Most of these are bookmarks my grandma has given me with books for Christmas gifts. Some I just found around the house. I gave them a good home.
These bookmarks are sold so the proceeds can help women rescued from horrible situations. They are very special.
One friend made me bookmarks with all the featured quotes of the year from my blog! I was so tickled. :)
Every time we went somewhere special and got tickets, I would carefully save them for a bookmark. It is a way to remember what happens throughout the years, and to call those memories to mind. I have been so, so blessed to be in a state/city where a lot of neat stuff comes to town, and blessed as well with good friends who share my love for reading.
Do you have a bookmark collection? I'd love to see them. :)