How do you keep track of where you are at while reading a book: do you use a book mark, dog ear the page, insert a pencil, put the open book upside down, or do you have your own original way of keeping track of where to start reading again?
My books look much loved and well used :) That also means some dog ears here and there! Bookmarks are a pain, they keep getting lost and falling out. Ebooks have no character, the ereader apps all automatically keep track of where you were last!
I love those magnetic bookmarks, they are fantastic! They make sure you don't lose your place and they don't fall out meaning you can take your book with you everywhere. You can get them at most book stores or online.
I don't dog ear books (well, not on purpose anyway) and I'd get a bit cranky if someone did it to one of my books. I use bookmarks, but I'm not really attached to any particular one. I used to use bus tickets. Now we don't have paper tickets it's often receipts or envelopes.
I used to keep them all pristine but now I just dogear...when we moved house, I had to give away about 3000 books to charity shops so I just thought what's the point of being so precious about them. I am a little thingy about the comics tho - I keep those in pristine condition.
I always use a bookmark, I wouldn't damage a book by dog-earing a page, however, the bookmarks I use are rarely actual bookmarks. I usually use a receipt, or a bill if there is one lying on the table. I've been known to use my cell phone, my laptop, a tissue paper (clean of course) and on occasion, I've used another book.
I've very many lovely bookmarks I've collected over the years'.
Any spare I give to local Library for their 'stay at home' readers'.
I always kept spares too, in my work bags, & give them to people on the train, if I saw them ready to 'dog ear' a book!
'Greeting Cards' make beautiful bookmarks!
Mistreatment of a book is anaethema to me. My parents' bought me many books, & taught me how to look after them.
I love looking at my books in my Lounge Library, as they mean so much to me, on their varying subjects!
They're admired by visitors', too.
I now have about 20 book marks that I pick up free every now & then, from the State Library of NSW & I also have a few bought shop ones. Quite a lot, for someone who doesn’t read much! I just the pictures on them! (My mother who has dementia) says I shouldn’t take them, just because there free!)