My Favorite Bookmark is a Receipt

Sticky bookmarks

My favorite bookmark really is a receipt. It’s not a particular one or the one I received for purchasing the book. It’s whatever I happen to find next to me that is flat and will fit in the book. Those are my not so classy requirements when it comes to bookmarks.

Last week, I grabbed a unused wood craft stick that was leftover from my kids’ craft project. It was flat. Ish. It did the job. Long ago, before my kids deprived me of sleep, I could remember exactly where I left off in a book. I could just flip to the appropriate page and resume my story.

I’m between books at the moment so I have no bookmark. I’m sure there will be a magazine subscription card nearby when I have to stop reading to feed the kids or something.

What kind of bookmarks do you use for your print books?

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About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. I use a pack of post-it notes and an ink pen. No where close to flat, but I keep lots of notes when I’m reading.

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