For this weeks Thoughtful Friday, I have decided to do something a little fun and a lot less serious than my last few Fridays. So today I am debating between using bookmarks and dog-earing the pages. It’d be great to get your opinions in the comments too!
First of all, I have to admit that I used to dog-ear my books and had no cares about doing this at all. Dog-earing, for those not in the know, is when you fold down the corner of the page you’re reading to save your place, instead of using a bookmark to do it. Of course, there are pros and cons to this method.
– It’s easy
– No hassle
– No time-wasting
– No losing your bookmark or place
– It is free
– It ruins the book
– You can get confused if you forget to un-dog-ear before continuing to read
– It doesn’t look pretty
– It ruins the book…
Nowadays I use bookmarks to keep my place in a book. A bookmark is usually a rectangular piece of cardboard or fabric used for keeping your place in a book. It can also come in many other cool and fun designs too! But, as before, there are also both pros and cons to using a bookmark.
– It doesn’t damage the book
– They can come in many pretty designs and styles
– They’re fun to collect
– Essentially you can use any old bit of paper as a bookmark – even your train tickets
– They’re easy to use
– They’re easy to lost
– They may slip out of the book and make you lose your place
– They can cost money
– It can sometimes take a bit of time trying to find where you put the one you were using
– You always have to put it somewhere when you read
Personally, I prefer using bookmarks because I like having lots of different designs for them, I find them much easier to use and I like that they don’t ruin my books which I have become very obssesed about recently. I currently use some cool little bookmarks that you clip gently to the page – like a paperclip – that come in different colours so I make sure that the colours match the book cover in some way.
I know that some people prefer to dog-ear their books and that’s fine but I just hope that they do use bookmarks when borrowing books from a friend or from the library!
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