Ask any bookworm in your life and they’ll tell you the same thing – to travel anywhere without a bookmark is just sacrilege, and an insult to the tree who gave his life so you may read.
You can use anything as a bookmark. I’ve been known to use a receipt, a train ticket or even a photo of one of my cats when in a bind. But, if there’s one thing I love, it’s a really beautiful bookmark. I zone in on bookmarks in shops like a woman possessed.
This cute bookmark says “shoot for the moon, even for you miss it you’ll land among the stars”. Alfie my cat used to love playing with it, and she had most of the strings almost pulled out of it.
I’ve got a thing for magnetic bookmarks – I once had one with a quote from James Joyce, but that’s gone astray these days. This little kitten one is just as effective, luckily.
I absolutely adore this polka dotted bookmark. I had it made for me by my friend Sharon, who runs an Etsy shop where she shares some of her fabulous cross stitches. Definitely one for gifts.
This beautiful hummingbird bookmark came from my friend Cora, along with a book to put it into.
One of my favourite things about buying from The Book Depository is that they send you out a bookmark with each book you order. The bookmarks are blank, so you can let your creative side loose and attack with some colouring pencils when you’ve finished the book.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and my friend from my book club gave me this cute set of bookmarks with the four founders on. I’ve already given the Slytherin and Hufflepuff ones to a good home, but the Ravenclaw one stays firmly with me.
I admit, I didn’t get into Gilmore Girls until news of the revival came. Once I did start watching though, I was in full on bingeing mode for weeks. When I saw these cute bookmarks on Beyond the Pages, I had no choice but to get them. They came from Australia, so they took a little while to arrive, but these were so worth the wait. My hardest decision was which to use first (I went with Rory and Jess, of course.)