For library/other borrowed books too? I mean, I know it's erasable, but a lot of people could get pretty touchy about others marking in their books.
Yes, I really haven't gotten any schist for it. Then again I don't read as much as I'd like to :P. Plus I think it adds a bit of a personal touch. On a related but unrelated note, my friend, the one who introduced me to vlog brothers and John Green books wrote DFTBA in the back of the library's copy of Looking for Alaska when she borrowed it.
Well, if others don't mind then I say go ahead. (On an side note, I got a copy of Fahrenheit 451 from my library's used book store, which someone marked with notes and stuff in the margins. It's kind of interesting to read someone else's thoughts on the book as I go.)
And that's actually pretty awesome that your friend did that. :)
I tend to use my school timetable or random notes. I once accidentally used someone else's flashcard. Woops.
I used to dog-ear my books but my already suffer from me running my thumb along the bottom edge of all the pages I've already read. Is it only me that does that?
Dog-ear - it just makes the book look more well-read and loved! :) which it usually is. However, when I have a hardcover with a sleeve on it, I just use the sleeve to mark my spot.... it's pretty convenient actually :)
I put recipes in where I have read to in a session so I can see how long I have read since the last time (I am a really, really slow reader).
Bookmarks, usually the receipt from the book or some random piece of paper. I'm very careful not to crease anything, the only visible sign that I've read a book is that I highlight my favorite quotes.
I dog ear my books, because I love that the amount of reading I've done with my book can show through the many folded corners. My favourite books are the ones that are the most raggedy, the ones that are falling apart at the seams and have water damage and bent spines and the odd chocolate stain in some cases. Their the ones that feel like love in my hands, and they're the ones you can TELL i love because i've literally read them to bits. So yeah, i think a book that still looks perfect after its been gotten needs more loving. ^_^
I bookmark, simply because I think each bookmark shares a story of the book you're reading. It's like a companion to the story.
that is a fantastic way to look at it.
Thanks! :) That does explain why I have so many bookmarks though. I think I have more of them than I do books.
happens. especially to those of us who do way-hey more reading than we do buying. can always trust libraries to have free bookmarks (right by the front desk and/or door)