Monday, September 28, 2009

Blog of the Moment: Forgotten Bookmarks

Forgotten Bookmarks

I'm a book reader (unlike the vast majority of Americans who never buy or read books) and I've always got a few going at once. I split my reading pretty evenly between fiction and non-fiction, and two of each at a time is my normal minimum.

Sometimes, when I'm going through a stack of books (yes, I have stacks of them) considering a new read, I'll start the first chapter and then fruitlessly search for a bookmark. Anything will do in a pinch, and if I happened to be reading while sitting on the toilet-a practice I never engage in (the reading part, I mean)-I could even see myself using a square of toilet tissue to save my place. Most often though its some old scrap of discarded paper, or a bit of torn-off magazine page or something.

I hate the practice of bending the corner of a page down, and I never do that, so recently I bought some blank index cards to use for the purpose. I start more books than I finish, and by that I mean those first few pages. Once I get going, however, I don't usually stop reading a book midway. But those others are scattered about everywhere, waiting for me to pick them up again, and if the human lifespan is eventually extended by a few hundred years through a scientific/medical breakthrough, I'll get to them, too.


  1. I do the same thing with books and bookmarks. Exactly.

  2. I only read one book at a time. (I know.) And I don't use bookmarks. Seriously.

    Somehow I just remember where I left off.

    It's probably because I only have to remember one.


If the post you are commenting on is more than 30 days old, your comment will have to await approval before being published. Rest assured, however, that as long as it is not spam, it will be published in due time.

Related Posts with Thumbnails