QOTD: Do you use bookmarks? I do, just not actual ones. Here are some weird/random things I (and my daughter) use! #bookmarks #booklover #bookishhabits

I’m assuming most of you here don’t dog-ear your books. If you do, kindly leave this page.

Kidding! Stay stay. We’re all different and I respect that ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I do shudder at that thought though ๐Ÿ˜…)

I’m sure you all have come across posts about using random stuff as bookmarks. I thought I’d do one too especially after seeing this:

Guess what was in there?

My daughter’s socks! Don’t worry, they were clean LOL I kind of knew what she was using them for but still, I had to ask her. Just for the fun of it lol

Me: Why is there a pair of socks in your book?

My daughter: To know where I stop reading.

Me: You have so many bookmarks, why don’t you use one?

She: I can’t find one nearby. I saw you use a chocolate before!

Me: (Yeah she caught me red-handed ๐Ÿ˜ Ok to my defense, the chocolate was still in its wrapper. So the book wasnโ€™t harmed. And yes, it was the closest to me!)

I left our ‘discussion’ at that and let her walk free. I think if she were older, she would’ve named a list of other things I use as ‘bookmarks’. So, inadvertently, she let me walk free LOL

So, other ‘weird’ things I (and my daughter) use/have used as bookmarks are:

  1. My reading light. You see the one above? I use the same one too. The bendy part? Yeah, I use it to bookmark the book I’m reading.
  2. Headband/hairband. I have about 3 (I think) lying at random places. So yeah, I’ve used them before and still continue to use it whenever it’s within reach.
  3. My memory. Well, this fails most of the time. But despite that, I still use it, as a form of ‘brain exercise’ LOL
  4. Hairclips: My daughter is guilty of this. No, she doesn’t clip the pages with it, she just places it between them.
  5. Lego block: I’ve only seen my daughter use it once, and I’m sure she’d use it again when she finds it convenient!
  6. A piece of clothing: When I do the laundry and it’s the closest thing to me.
  7. Kitchen utensils: Yes, you read that right! After kids, my kitchen utensils have grown legs. A spoon/chopstick/fork can be missing/laying anywhere around the house. Sometimes caught in between the pages of my daughter’s book! Her dad said, she only learned from the best ๐Ÿ˜ FYI, I don’t use kitchen utensils!!! But, fine, I get it ๐Ÿ˜ซ
  8. A booksleeve: Oh I lurrrrve booksleeves and I’m guilty of owning a few (and still looking for more LOL). I find they aren’t only useful as protection for my books, but work great as bookmarks too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, what other weird stuff you use or have used as bookmarks before? Please share with me in the comment section below!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    A fun post Jee, I’ve used shopping receipts, and parking tickets before.

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Thank you, Rosie! Ahhh parking tickets come in handy when I’m in the car ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. nsfordwriter says:

    LOL this is so random! I have to admit, if I don’t have a bookmark to hand, I tend to put the book face down ๐Ÿ˜€ But no folding down the pages. I like the idea of using a chocolate as a bookmark – you can eat it when you next open the book ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Oh I sometimes do that, putting the book face down, but only if I know it’s not gonna be for long, for fear of causing creases to the binding LOL And yes, eating the chocolate when I open the book of course! That’s the whole point right haha

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  3. Yes I do dog ear. Oops!

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      OOoooOPs!! BIG BIG ooops! Haha but that’s ok ๐Ÿ™‚ You do you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Rae Longest says:

    I have a whole tin of bookmarks from different states, different countries, and just cute or pretty ones. When someone is traveling and wants to know what I want for a souvenir, I ask for a bookmark or postcard to use as one. And, yes, I keep them near me and USE them. It reminds me of who sent them to me and where they traveled to. It’s become a tradition among my students and friends.

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      What a great way to use bookmarks, Rae! I do have a collection of bookmarks too. But I don’t use them for fear of losing them LOL And I love collecting postcards too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Oh, so fun, Jee! I love that she had a bookmark, no matter if it was socks! I have used envelopes, my memory (like you, that doesnโ€™t go so well!), hair scrunchies, and a pen or pencil. Some of my favorite bookmarks are ones YOU sent me, my friend. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      OMG hair scrunchies! They make great bookmarks too, and yes pen or pencil of course ๐Ÿ˜€ Awww glad you like the bookmarks I sent you!

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  6. stargazer says:

    Socks as a bookmark! Love it! I guess you can’t really blame her, if you use chocolate bars. ๐Ÿ˜† I rarely read physical copies these days, so I don’t need bookmarks, but I do own quite a few. Don’t think I’ve ever used something as creative as socks. Maybe an old receipt or a piece of notepaper if that was the closest thing to me. Fun post!

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Yeah receipts are also my go-to! ๐Ÿ™‚ So you mostly do audio and e-books these days?

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      1. stargazer says:

        Yup! When I got my first Kindle, I got rid of (almost) all my physical books. And now I operate a strict one-in-one-out principle, so I can’t buy a new physical copy without getting rid of another. Since I love all the books which I still have, I rarely buy more.

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      2. Jee Wan says:

        How did you manage to get rid your physical books? I find it so hard to part with them ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wish I had your discipline of not buying more books!

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  7. Kelly says:

    I sometimes use my e-reader as a bookmark in a physical book ๐Ÿ˜„

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Hahaha I do that too, Kelly! And thank you for reading!

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  8. Hahaah! A sock inside a book! I’m not there yet (parenthood) but I feel like it might be something I’ll end up doing later in my life too hahahah Great post, Jee. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Thank you, Lashaan! Do you use bookmarks?

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