Quitter Strip

For whatever reason, I’ve never been the best at using bookmarks. I’ll use just about anything else to mark my place in a book (post-its, receipts, ponytail holders, my phone, the flap of the dust jacket), but never an actual made-to-be-used-as-a-bookmark bookmark.

I think part of the problem is that once I get towards the last 2/3 of the book, I start storing my bookmark in the previous pages, and then when I finish, I leave it there and forget about it, so I’m constantly “losing” my makeshift bookmarks.

I also just can’t imagine spending money on a pretty piece of paper that you rarely even see because it’s always stuck in a book anyway. What’s the point? (I’m sure I’ll get plenty of flak for this, but I’m totally not judging anyone who uses bookmarks. I just don’t see the purpose when you can use something that’s free and exactly as functional.)

And now the word “bookmark” looks like gibberish, so I’m out.

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4 thoughts on “Quitter Strip

  1. I have very few purchased bookmarks at this point – and the ones I do have tend to be for more long term use than regular reading (so they don’t get lost). My regular “bookmarks” are usually promotional material. I also have a TON of freebie bookstore bookmarks – and the collection is growing. I keep finding them in old half finished book!

  2. flak flak flak flak lol

    I was like you and used the closest thing as a bookmark. Now that I travel I buy them and use as souvenirs because they are one of the cheapest most portable souvenirs. Plus if I lose one, oh well, no big deal.

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